List of New York Mets broadcasters
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Broadcasting for the New York Mets:
- Television: SportsNet New York (SNY); WPIX channel 11
- Radio: WOR 710 AM; New York Mets Radio Network; WEPN 1050 AM (Spanish language)
- SportsNet New York (2006–present)
- WPIX (1999–present)
- MSG Network (2002–2005)
- SportsChannel New York/FSN New York (1980–2005)
- WOR-TV/WWOR-TV (1962–1998)
Television Broadcasters by Year
- 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)
Radio Broadcasters by Year
- 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.
- Gary Cohen: Radio (1989–2005), TV (2006–)
- 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)
- Had been the designated fill-in play-by-play announcer for SNY when Cohen was off. He called several games in late May/early June 2006 when Cohen was out with an appendectomy.
- Keith Hernandez: TV (2002–)
- Ron Darling: TV (2006–)
- Josh Lewin: Radio (2012–)
- Jim Duquette: Radio (2012–)
- Served as a fill–in announcer for WFAN when Rose or Lewin are unavailable.
- Gary Apple: TV, studio host (2014–)
- Steve Gelbs: "TV, sideline reporter (2014-)"
- Nelson Figueroa: TV, studio analyst (2015-)
- Wayne Randazzo: Radio, (2015-)
- 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.
- Ralph Kiner: Radio (1962–1981), TV (1962–2013)
- 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 Shea Stadium and Citi Field are named in his honor.
- Steve Albert: Radio/TV (1979–1981)
- Bob Goldsholl: TV (1980)
- Art Shamsky: Radio/TV (1981)
- Lorn Brown: TV (1982)
- Jiggs McDonald: TV (1982)
- Steve LaMar: Radio (1982–1984)
- Bud Harrelson: TV (1983)
- Steve Zabriskie: TV (1983–1989)
- Tim McCarver: TV (1983–1998)
- Fran Healy: TV, Pregame/Postgame Host (1984–2005)
- Gary Thorne: Radio (1985–1988), TV (1994–2002)
- Rusty Staub: TV (1986–1995)
- Don Criqui: TV (1991)
- Bob Carpenter: TV (1992–1993)
- Todd Kalas: Radio (1992–1993)
- Ed Coleman: Radio (1996–2013)
- Matt Loughlin: TV, Pregame Host/Sideline Reporter (1996–2005)
- Tom Seaver: TV (1999–2005)
- Ted Robinson: Radio (2002–2003), TV (2002–2005)
- Dave O'Brien: TV (2003–2005)
- Chris Cotter: TV, Sideline Reporter (2006)
- Tom McCarthy: Radio (2006–2007)
- Matt Yallof: TV, Studio Host (2006–2008)
- Lee Mazzilli: TV, Studio Analyst (2007–2008)
- Wayne Hagin: Radio (2008–2011)
- Chris Carlin: TV, Studio Host (2009–2013)
- Kevin Burkhardt: TV, sideline reporter (2007–2014)
- Bob Ojeda: TV, studio analyst (2009–2014)
- Seth Everett: Radio (2014)
- 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.