List of New York Jets broadcasters

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The Jets' flagship radio station is WEPN, 1050 ESPN,[1] with "The Voice of the Jets,"[2] Bob Wischusen as the play-by-play announcer and former Jet Marty Lyons as the color analyst.[3] Wischusen, who joined WABC in 1997,[4] took over the play-by-play role in 2002[5] after Howard David left the organization earlier in the year.[6][7] Lyons would join Wischusen the same year[5] after the team began a re-evaluation of the broadcasting booth that would result in the surprising firing of Dave Jennings, "a smart and credible analyst," after fourteen years in the booth.[6][7]

WABC, which served three separate stints as the Jets' radio flagship, simulcasted WEPN's coverage over its airwaves from 2002 until 2008.[8] Jets radio broadcasts have also been carried over WCBS, which also served two stints as the Jets' flagship and last carried games over the air in 1992,[9] and WFAN, which aired games from 1993 through 1999.[10]

Any preseason games not nationally televised are shown on WCBS-TV.[11] Ian Eagle, who was previously the radio voice of the Jets, calls the action on those telecasts.[11] SportsNet New York, which serves as the home of the Jets, airs over 250 hours of "exclusive, in depth" material on the team in high definition.[12]

Notable past play-by-play announcers for the Titans/Jets include the legends Howard Cosell, Bob Murphy, Merle Harmon, Marty Glickman and Howard David, who has called the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals for Westwood One and ESPN Radio.

Broadcasters by year[edit]

Years Flagship station Play-by-Play Color Commentator
1962 WABC Bob Murphy
1963 WHN Bob Murphy
1964–1965 WABC Merle Harmon Otto Graham
1966–1967 WABC Merle Harmon Dick Young
1968–1969 WABC Merle Harmon Sam DeLuca
1970–1972 WOR/WABC Merle Harmon Sam DeLuca
1973 WOR Marty Glickman Larry Grantham
1974–1978 WOR Marty Glickman Dave Herman
1979–1983 WCBS Spencer Ross Sam DeLuca
1984 WABC/WMCA Spencer Ross Sam DeLuca
1985 WABC/WMCA Steve Albert Sam DeLuca
1986 WABC/WMCA Charley Steiner Sam DeLuca
1987 WABC/WNBC Charley Steiner Randy Rasmussen
1988–1992 WCBS Marty Glickman Dave Jennings
1993–1996 WFAN/WXRK Paul Olden Dave Jennings
1997 WFAN/WXRK Ian Eagle Dave Jennings
1998–2001 WFAN/WABC/WEPN Howard David Dave Jennings
2002–2008 WABC/WEPN Bob Wischusen Marty Lyons
2008–Present WEPN/WEPN-FM Bob Wischusen Marty Lyons

Radio affiliates[edit]

New York[edit]

City Call Sign Frenquency
Albany WTMM-FM 104.5 FM
Hampton Bays WLIR-FM 107.1 FM
Homer WXHC 101.5 FM
Ithaca WPIE 1160 AM
New York City WEPN-FM 98.7 FM
Oswego WSGO 1440 AM
Riverhead WRCN-FM 103.9 FM
Syracuse WTLA 1200 AM
Utica WTLB 1310 AM

New Jersey[edit]

City Call Sign Frenquency
Asbury Park WADB 1310 AM
Manahawkin WCHR-FM 105.7 FM
Morristown WMTR 1250 AM
Trenton WNJE 1040 AM

Connecticut[edit]

City Call Sign Frenquency
Hartford WPOP 1410 AM

California[edit]

City Call Sign Frenquency
Los Angeles KSPN 710 AM

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN New York". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ Eric Allen (February 13, 2008). "Wischusen Still Having a Blast as Voice of the Jets". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Bob Wischusen". MSG.com. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  4. ^ Judy Battista (July 18, 2002). "PRO FOOTBALL; Jets Sign Evans, the Final Piece in a Revamped Defense". New York Time. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  5. ^ a b Bob Raissman (September 8, 2002). "JETS RADIO HAS SOME PUNCH". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  6. ^ a b Richard Sandomir (April 26, 2002). "SPORTS MEDIA; Announcer Shares In the Isles' Revival". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  7. ^ a b Bob Raissman (April 26, 2002). "JETS FOOLISHLY UNPLUG JENNINGS". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  8. ^ "1050 ESPN Radio And New York Jets Extend Broadcast Partnership". NewYorkJets.com. November 21, 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  9. ^ Richard Sandomir (2001-12-28). "BASEBALL; WCBS Wins the Rights To Yanks on the Radio". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  10. ^ "THE STATION THAT STARTED IT ALL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS ON THE AIR ON JULY 1, 2007". CBS Sports. 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  11. ^ a b "CBS Sports TV Team: Ian Eagle". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  12. ^ "About SportsNet New York". SportsNet New York. Retrieved 2010-07-21.