List of New York Mets broadcasters

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Broadcasting for the New York Mets:

Broadcast history[edit]

Television[edit]

Television Broadcasters by Year[edit]

Year Channel Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3 Color Commentator(s)
1962 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1963 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1964 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1965 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1966 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1967 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1968 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1969 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1970 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1971 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1972 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1973 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1974 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1975 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1976 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1977 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1978 WOR-TV Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Lindsey Nelson
Bob Murphy
Ralph Kiner
1979 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert
1980 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert
1981 WOR-TV Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert Ralph Kiner
Bob Murphy
Steve Albert
Art Shamsky
1982 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Lorn Brown Lorn Brown
Ralph Kiner
1983 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Bud Harrelson
1984 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1985 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1986 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1987 WOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1988 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1989 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Steve Zabriskie
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1990 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1991 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Don Criqui
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1992 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Bob Carpenter
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1993 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1994 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Gary Thorne
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1995 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Ralph Kiner Tim McCarver Gary Thorne
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
Rusty Staub
1996 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1997 WWOR-TV
SportsChannel New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1998 WWOR-TV
Fox Sports New York
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Ralph Kiner
Tim McCarver
Fran Healy
1999 Fox Sports New York
WPIX
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Tom Seaver
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
2000 Fox Sports Net New York
WPIX
Gary Thorne
Howie Rose
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
Tom Seaver
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
2001 Fox Sports Net New York
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WPIX
Howie Rose
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Gary Thorne
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
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Tom Seaver
2002 Fox Sports Net New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Howie Rose
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Gary Thorne
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
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Tom Seaver
2003 Fox Sports Net New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Howie Rose
Ted Robinson
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Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
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Tom Seaver
2004 FSN New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Ted Robinson
Matt Loughlin
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Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
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Tom Seaver
2005 FSN New York
MSG Network
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WPIX
Ted Robinson
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Dave O'Brien
Ralph Kiner Fran Healy Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
Fran Healy
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Tom Seaver
2006 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Steve Berthiaume Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2007 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2008 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2009 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2010 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2011 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2012 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2013 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Ralph Kiner Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez
Ralph Kiner
2014 SportsNet New York
WPIX
Gary Cohen Kevin Burkhardt Ron Darling
Keith Hernandez

Radio[edit]

English[edit]

  • 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)

Spanish[edit]

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

Radio Broadcasters by Year[edit]

Year Flagship Station Play-by-play #1 Play-by-play #2 Play-by-play #3
1962 WABC Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1963 WABC Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1964 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1965 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1966 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1967 WJRZ Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1968 WJRZ
WABC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1969 WJRZ
WABC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1970 WJRZ
WNBC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1971 WJRZ
WNBC-FM
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1972 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1973 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1974 WHN Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1975 WNEW Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1976 WNEW Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1977 WNEW
WNYC
Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1978 WMCA Lindsey Nelson Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner
1979 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
1980 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
1981 WMCA Bob Murphy Ralph Kiner Steve Albert
Art Shamsky
1982 WMCA Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1983 WHN Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1984 WHN Bob Murphy Steve LaMar
1985 WHN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1986 WHN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1987 WHN/WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne
1988 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Thorne Charlie Slowes
1989 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1990 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1991 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Charlie Slowes
1992 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Todd Kalas
1993 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Todd Kalas
1994 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Howie Rose
1995 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Howie Rose
1996 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1997 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1998 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
1999 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
2000 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
2001 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen
2002 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ted Robinson
2003 WFAN Bob Murphy Gary Cohen Ted Robinson
2004 WFAN Gary Cohen Howie Rose
2005 WFAN Gary Cohen Howie Rose
2006 WFAN Howie Rose Tom McCarthy
2007 WFAN Howie Rose Tom McCarthy
2008 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin
2009 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin
2010 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin
2011 WFAN Howie Rose Wayne Hagin
2012 WFAN Howie Rose Josh Lewin
2013 WFAN/WFAN-FM Howie Rose Josh Lewin
2014 WOR Howie Rose Josh Lewin

Broadcasters[edit]

Current[edit]

  • 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.
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–)

Former[edit]

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.

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • 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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