Knicks, Rangers Stick With 1050 ESPN/N.Y.
January 15, 2009 at 12:22 PM (PT)
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN's MSG MEDIA inks a multi-year extension of its deal with ESPN Sports WEPN-A (1050 ESPN)/NEW YORK for the station to carry NEW YORK KNICKS basketball and NEW YORK RANGERS hockey. The deal also includes a cross-promotional effort between the parties.
"We're excited to continue our partnership with 1050 ESPN Radio, and all the unique marketing and promotional opportunities that come with being involved with such a world-renowned brand," said MSG MEDIA President MICHAEL BAIR. "It allows two of the strongest brands in sports, MSG and ESPN, to continue this successful relationship that has served NEW YORK sports fans, the most astute in the world, with the highest quality radiocasts in the country."
"We’re proud and excited to extend our long-term partnership with the GARDEN," said WEPN Pres./GM TIM MCCARTHY. "There is a dynamic energy about the KNICKS and RANGERS which translates into compelling, live entertainment for our listeners. We’re excited that 1050 continues to join 'The World’s Most Famous Arena' as the KNICKS and RANGERS address, delivering the best local sports product to our listeners."
"KNICKS and RANGERS fans have shown that they know where to go for the best sports radio play-by-play coverage," said MSG SPORTS Pres. SCOTT O'NEIL. "ESPN RADIO has proven to be an outstanding partner for the KNICKS and RANGERS and we are excited to continue our relationship with 1050."