Mets, Clear Channel Ink New Spanish-Language Play-By-Play Deal With ESPN Deportes Radio Nueva York 1050 AM
February 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM (PT)
Spanish-language coverage of NEW YORK METS baseball will continue to air on ESPN Spanish Sports WEPN-A (ESPN DEPORTES RADIO NUEVA YORK 1050 AM)/NEW YORK through 2016 under a deal between ESPN and rights holder CLEAR CHANNEL, which airs the METS in English on crosstown Talk WOR-A. The deal covers 150 of the 162 regular season games each year, plus postseason and select spring training games.
METS COO JEFF WILPON said, "We are excited that ESPN DEPORTES RADIO will continue to be the home of (the) METS for our Spanish-speaking fans. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with them through our partnerships with ESPN DEPORTES RADIO and CLEAR CHANNEL and presence on their assets that appeal to the Hispanic community in NEW YORK."
CLEAR CHANNEL NEW YORK Market Pres. JOE PUGLIESE said, "ESPN DEPORTES RADIO is the perfect complement to our multi-asset partnership with the NEW YORK METS and a great platform for the Spanish speaking audience. We look forwarding to working closely with them to drive further awareness of the METS."
ESPN SVP/Production and Business Divisions TRAUG KELLER added, "We are excited to expand our alliance with the METS and CLEAR CHANNEL in a combined effort to better serve the passionate NEW YORK baseball fans. This agreement reinforces our commitment to continue presenting the most extensive lineup of live sports events that are locally relevant to the Hispanic community in NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY and CONNECTICUT."