List of New York Mets broadcasters

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Broadcasting for the New York Mets:

Broadcast history[edit]



Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3 Color Commentator(s)
1986 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub


Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1969 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner



  • WOR 710 AM (2014–present)
  • WFAN-FM 101.9 FM (2013)
  • WFAN 1050 AM (1987–Oct. 7, 1988); 660 AM (Oct. 7, 1988–2013)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1983–1987)
  • WMCA 570 AM (1978–1982)
  • WNEW 1130 AM (1975–1977)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1972–1974)
  • WJRZ 970 AM (1967–1971)
  • WHN 1050 AM (1964–1966)
  • WABC 770 AM (1962–1963)


  • WEPN 1050 AM (2013–present)
  • WQBU-FM 92.7 FM (2010–2012)
  • WADO 1280 AM (1994–2009)


Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2
1986 WHN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne


Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1969 WJRZ Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner



  • Juan Alicea: WEPN Spanish Radio (1982–)
Serves as the Director and Production Coordinator for radio and SAP Broadcasts. He scouted Lee Mazzilli and Nino Espinosa, who signed and played for the Mets.
Worked double duty for the Mets during the 2006 postseason. He hosted the pre- and post-game coverage on SNY, and then did the fifth inning color commentary and sixth inning play-by-play in the WFAN radio booth. During past MLB postseasons, Cohen had served as a play-by-play announcer for ESPN Radio.
  • Howie Rose: Radio (1994–1995, 2003–), TV (1996–2003)
Previously was the designated fill-in play-by-play announcer for SNY when Cohen was off. So far has only called several games in late May/early June 2006 when Cohen was out with an appendectomy.
Currently also serves as a fill-in play-by-play announcer for SNY when Cohen is unable to call games. So far, he has mainly called spring training games while Cohen completes his play-by-play duties for Seton Hall Pirates men's basketball on the radio.
Serves as a fill–in announcer for WFAN when Rose or Lewin are unavailable.
  • Max Perez Jimenez: WEPN Spanish Radio (2008–)
  • Gary Apple: TV, studio host (2014–)
  • Seth Everett: Radio (2014–)


Bob Murphy's final game as play-by-play announcer for WFAN was September 25, 2003. After he died on August 3, 2004, the Mets wore commemorative patches on their uniforms for the remainder of the season. The radio broadcast booths at Shea Stadium and Citi Field are named in his honor.
Hosted the postgame show "Kiner's Korner" during much of his time on the WOR-TV/WWOR-TV broadcast team and the show returned during the final years on Fox Sports Net. In 2006, with the launch of SNY, Kiner joined the regular broadcast team during the fourth inning of selected Friday home games and some holidays. The television booths at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field are named in his honor.


  • Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson comprised the Mets original TV/Radio team from the franchise's inception in 1962 through 1978. At the time it was the longest continuous broadcasting team stretch in history.
  • As the Mets commemorated the 20th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez were hired by SNY to serve as color commentators for Mets television broadcasts (and occasionally on WFAN radio broadcasts, especially when Gary Cohen is off and Howie Rose covers him on SNY). Darling and Hernandez were key components of that world championship team.
  • On May 25, 2006, WFAN personalities Mike Francesa and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo broadcast a Major League Baseball game at Shea Stadium between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets on radio for local charities. Russo did the play-by-play and Francesa did the color analysis except that they reversed the roles during the third and seventh innings. WFAN and the Mets teamed up to raise thousands of dollars for several charities in Queens. When shown on the video screen, they were loudly booed by many Mets fans in attendance. This is most likely because neither is a fan of the Mets.
  • Legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell hosted Mets pre-game shows during the team's early years.
  • Cohen, Hernandez and Darling have a website, Pitch in for a Good Cause that sells merchandise to raise money for charity.

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