NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – CBS RADIO announced on Monday that it has finalized its purchase of radio station 101.9 WFAN-FM in New York. The station features a simulcast of the award-winning programming of Sports Radio 66 WFAN-AM. With this acquisition, CBS RADIO owns and operates seven stations in the nation’s No. 1 market.
WFAN-AM is the original and longest-running sports radio station in the nation, celebrating its 25th 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 leading personalities Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton, Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts and Steve Somers.
The station is also the flagship broadcast home for several area sports teams, including the New York Giants, New York Mets, Brooklyn Nets and New Jersey Devils. WFAN-AM is the recipient of four prestigious Marconi Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, including most recently Francesa being honored as Major Market Personality of the Year.
In addition to the station’s programming being available on AM at 660 and FM at 101.9, WFAN can be heard online at WFAN.com and via the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits and urban formats, among others. Reaching nearly 70 million unique over-the-air listeners on a weekly basis, the division owns and operates 127 radio stations across 28 markets, including all of the Top 10. The overall mix of each radio station’s programming is designed to fit the station’s specific format and serve its local community.
Operating within CBS RADIO is CBS Local Digital Media, a unique brand responsible for the convergence of the division’s new and traditional media platforms through creative original content and advanced delivery methods.