Official: Yankees To WFAN
September 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM (PT)
As ALL ACCESS reported YESTERDAY (NET NEWS 9/10), the NEW YORK YANKEES will move from CBS RADIO News WCBS-A/NEW YORK to sister Sports WFAN-A-F/NEW YORK under a multi-year agreement beginning next season. The official press release does not mention terms but mentions that the deal includes Spanish-language rights; the move bumps the NEW YORK METS from their longtime radio home on WFAN.
"We are extremely excited to have reached an agreement with CBS RADIO," said YANKEES Managing General Partner HAL STEINBRENNER. "The paramount consideration was how our fans would best be able to hear our games. Having the Yankees on WFAN-AM/FM provides listeners in the NEW YORK metropolitan area and beyond with superior broadcast quality and vast territorial signal strength."
“We are privileged to welcome the NEW YORK YANKEES to WFAN,” said CBS RADIO President and CEO DAN MASON. “There is no bigger name in baseball than the Yankees, nor an organization so steeped in tradition. As the nation's premier sports radio station we look forward to capturing all the excitement surrounding the team, and bringing it to millions of fans for many years to come.”