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Fenway
07-11-2011, 02:57 PM
Boston Globe compared the NYY and Red Sox radio networks.

http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Graphic/2011/07/09/twonationsovertheair2__1310243022_9657-2.jpg

http://articles.boston.com/2011-07-10/sports/29758562_1_red-sox-sox-territory-yankees-fans

NYY has fewer stations but with blowtorch WCBS which can be heard by day from Virginia to Nova Scotia they don't need them.

The Red Sox since WW2 have used a more regional approach. They have never used clear channel WBZ but instead elected to use 50kw WRKO or WHDH (now WEEI) which do not beam west at night. However WEEI can be heard in Newfoundland by day.

The Mets have no radio network to speak of but are on blowtorch WFAN

Fenway
07-11-2011, 07:03 PM
The Mets network consists of TWO other station - both near Albany :?:


http://tunein.com/radio/stations/New-York-Mets-Radio-Stations-a37929/

Red Sox network
http://www.weei.com/weei/shows-schedules/red-sox-radio-network

Yankees network
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/yankeesradionetwork/

You would think after 50 years the Mets would have some following upstate but that is not the case

Southsider101
07-11-2011, 07:10 PM
Didn't the Expos have a radio network that extended well into northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine? I remember visiting the area in in the 1980s and listening to Expo's games on stations form the US side of the border. Seemed like many Red Sox fans followed the NL Expos as their second team at the time.

Fenway
07-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Didn't the Expos have a radio network that extended well into northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine? I remember visiting the area in in the 1980s and listening to Expo's games on stations form the US side of the border. Seemed like many Red Sox fans followed the NL Expos as their second team at the time.

Yes...

Expos had stations in upstate NY, Vermont, NH and Maine.

Even in 2000 when Loria had English radio only on expos.com the games were heard on a Vermont station that could be heard in Montreal.

tacosalbarojas
07-11-2011, 10:47 PM
What pct of folks, if they really wanted to, could hear all these stations on their smartphones via various methods no matter where they are in the world?

doublem23
07-11-2011, 10:52 PM
What pct of folks, if they really wanted to, could hear all these stations on their smartphones via various methods no matter where they are in the world?

For $15/season... 100%

Fenway
07-11-2011, 10:58 PM
For $15/season... 100%

XM changed evertything in 2005 but still I get a kick just punching up 880 to listen to Sterling and Dame Edna (sorry Suzyn)

Red Sox have a station in Greenwich, CT that you can hear clearly at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets make no effort outside the city except in Albany.

Viva Medias B's
07-12-2011, 10:09 PM
We've discussed this topic before, and I posted this response (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=2716579&postcount=15) listing all MLB teams by divison and number of radio affiliates. What I find interesting is the Red Sox and Yankees' presence on Florida radio given the fact there are two MLB teams based in Tampa/St. Pete and South Florida.

Fenway
12-10-2011, 09:14 AM
The poor Mets who had a network of 3 stations are now down to 2.

http://blog.timesunion.com/sportsmedia/wofx-980-am-dumps-mets-in-favor-of-red-sox/8311/

Zakath
12-10-2011, 11:43 AM
"Want to listen to a game in Pennsylvania? You're mostly out of luck."

You'll just have to watch ESPN...

PKalltheway
12-10-2011, 12:07 PM
The poor Mets who had a network of 3 stations are now down to 2.

http://blog.timesunion.com/sportsmedia/wofx-980-am-dumps-mets-in-favor-of-red-sox/8311/
Why is their radio network so small? Perhaps (like the story above) they have a difficult time finding affiliates because the Yankees and Red Sox have gobbled up so many, leaving no leftovers for the Mets. Really, that's the only thing I could possibly think of as to why their radio network is so small. Either way, it is strange that after 50 years, they haven't developed a significant following outside of New York City.

Fenway
12-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Why is their radio network so small? Perhaps (like the story above) they have a difficult time finding affiliates because the Yankees and Red Sox have gobbled up so many, leaving no leftovers for the Mets. Really, that's the only thing I could possibly think of as to why their radio network is so small. Either way, it is strange that after 50 years, they haven't developed a significant following outside of New York City.

Granted WFAN is a clear channel powerhouse - but for years the Mets were on WHN 1050 (now ESPN NY) which was directional.

But they have never had anything in Connecticut, and outside of Albany nothing upstate. What makes it odder is that the Hartford Courant has a Mets beat writer ( they are the only paper to cover 3 MLB teams )

PKalltheway
12-10-2011, 12:49 PM
Granted WFAN is a clear channel powerhouse - but for years the Mets were on WHN 1050 (now ESPN NY) which was directional.

But they have never had anything in Connecticut, and outside of Albany nothing upstate. What makes it odder is that the Hartford Courant has a Mets beat writer ( they are the only paper to cover 3 MLB teams )
They have nothing in Syracuse, Buffalo, or Binghamton either, which is also strange, especially considering Buffalo is a Triple-A affiliate and Binghamton has a Double-A affiliate.

Paulwny
12-10-2011, 01:38 PM
They have nothing in Syracuse, Buffalo, or Binghamton either, which is also strange, especially considering Buffalo is a Triple-A affiliate and Binghamton has a Double-A affiliate.


Buffalo has been and will always be yankee country.

Fenway
12-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Buffalo has been and will always be yankee country.

The Red Sox will be on WWKB 1520 this year :scratch: of course the station is owned by Entercom which also owns WEEI

Paulwny
12-10-2011, 01:52 PM
The Red Sox will be on WWKB 1520 this year :scratch: of course the station is owned by Entercom which also owns WEEI

Yankee fans in WNY are always interested in their enemy. Most will watch The YES net but, will tune in the Bosox game occassionally to find out the score. It's actuaslly a good move because very few in WNY care about any other teams besides the Yanks and their main rival.

Fenway
12-10-2011, 01:55 PM
Yankee fans in WNY are always interested in their enemy. Most will watch The YES net but, will tune in the Bosox game occassionally to find out the score. It's actuaslly a good move because very few in WNY care about any other teams besides the Yanks and their main rival.

plus 1520 blankets upstate and New England at night and will fill in holes for the Boston network.

WNY would never embrace a Boston team because of the hatred towards the Pats and Bruins.

Paulwny
12-10-2011, 02:02 PM
plus 1520 blankets upstate and New England at night and will fill in holes for the Boston network.

WNY would never embrace a Boston team because of the hatred towards the Pats and Bruins.

The hatred of the Pats goes back to the AFL days.

Fenway
12-10-2011, 02:30 PM
The hatred of the Pats goes back to the AFL days.

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