NEW YORK (CBS RADIO) — CBS RADIO’s Sports Radio WFAN, the nation’s first all-sports radio station and the most listened to of its kind, is ready to begin its first year of a multi-year contract as the flagship station of the New York Yankees beginning with live coverage of the team’s spring training matchup versus the Pirates on Thursday, Feb. 27 (1:05 p.m., ET) from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Sports fans can tune in to the broadcasts at WFAN-AM 660 or WFAN-FM 101.9.
WFAN’s broadcast team is led by John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, who are entering their 10th season together behind the microphone, with Sweeny Murti providing commentary during the station’s pre- and postgame shows broadcast before and after all regular-season contests. Joe Girardi will be featured during the pregame “Manager’s Report,” and Thursdays at 5:05 p.m. with Mike Francesa on “Mike’s On.”
“We’re extremely honored to bring Yankees baseball to the FAN,” said Don Bouloukos, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO New York. “We look forward to many successful years with the team, and are very excited about their offseason player acquisitions.”
He added, “After nearly a decade of calling play-by-play, John and Suzyn have established themselves as New York’s most recognizable broadcast team. We’re pleased to welcome them back to the booth.”
WFAN’s New York Yankees spring-training schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 27 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Pirates
Saturday, March 8 (1:05 p.m.) at Astros
Sunday, March 9 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Rays
Saturday, March 15 (1:05 p.m.) at Orioles
Sunday, March 16 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Braves
Tuesday, March 18 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Red Sox
Saturday, March 22 (1:05 p.m.) at Twins
Sunday, March 23 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 25 (7:05 p.m.) vs. Phillies
Saturday, March 29 (1:05 p.m.) vs. Marlins
(A five-minute pregame show will precede each broadcast)
The highly-anticipated 2014 season commences on Tuesday, April 1 in Houston for a three-game series with the Astros.
CBS RADIO’s WFAN-AM/FM is the original and longest-running sports station in the nation, celebrating its 26th anniversary this past July. With more listeners than any other station of its kind, The FAN provides audiences across the Tri-State Area with live and local programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is home to award-winning personalities Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton, Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts and Steve Somers. The station is the flagship broadcast home for several area sports teams, including the New York Giants, New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets and New Jersey Devils. Listen to WFAN on-air in New York at 66AM or 101.9FM, online at WFAN.com and via the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.
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