NEW YORK (WFAN) — The radio voices of the Yankees are sticking around.
WFAN announced on Friday that play-by-play man John Sterling and analyst Suzyn Waldman have signed new multi-year contracts.
“Yankees baseball on the radio provides a soundtrack for the summer, and it would be unimaginable to listen to the Bronx Bombers without these two iconic broadcasters,” said CBS Radio New York senior VP and market manager Marc Rayfield. “This is a special year, particularly as John closes in on his 5000th consecutive broadcast, an ironman feat almost as remarkable as Cal Ripken, Jr and Lou Gehrig’s legendary streaks.”
WFAN has served as the flagship station for the 27-time world champions since 2014. Sterling and Waldman have worked together for the last 11 years.
“We’re thrilled Yankees fans will continue to hear this legendary broadcast team that has been together for more than a decade. John and Suzyn are as much a part of Yankee tradition as Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Derek Jeter and Yogi Berra,” said Mark Chernoff, CBS Radio VP of sports programming and WFAN program director.
Sterling is set to begin his 28th consecutive year calling Yankees games. He’s also done play-by-play for the Islanders, Nets, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks during his legendary career. Waldman covered the Yankees for WFAN from 1987-2001 before teaming with Sterling four years later. She has also covered the Knicks and served as a midday host for the station.
WFAN will broadcast its first spring training game on Saturday when the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox.