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Yankees' radio broadcasts moving to WFAN

By Ken Schott
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The New York Yankees are changing radio stations in New York City.

WFAN-AM (660) and WFAN-FM (101.9) will be taking over the broadcasting rights starting next season, the Yankees announced Wednesday. The Yankees have been on WCBS-AM (880). Both stations are owned by CBS Radio.

That means the New York Mets, which have been a fixture on WFAN, will be looking for a new home.

"We are extremely excited to have reached an agreement with CBS Radio," Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in statement. "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," CBS Radio president and CEO Dan Mason said in a statement. "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."

I don't see this deal affecting things in the Capital Region. ESPN Radio 104.5 The Team (WTMM-FM) has been the home of the Yankees, and should continue in that role next season.

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