I have been listening to WFAN since I was a baby… alright my Dad’s been listening since then but I was in the car. The point is I’ve come to relish all non Mike Francessa elements of WFAN and it’s been my go-to station for driving since I’ve been allowed to drive. As WFAN begins its hapless descent into being a Yankee publicity station I would tend to wish to follow the Mets to their new home. Problem is, WOR is not a sports radio station.
WOR has all the schlocky boring radio talk that I groan at when I can’t find anything better because I’m driving through Odessa, NY. Medical advice is all well and good but I hoped for something more than a radio listing for game broadcasts.
My dial is more or less glued to 660 and it has been since 2001 but wouldn’t it behoove the Mets to be on a station where their fans can… you know, interact? We tune in before the game, listen to some pre-game analysis, listen to Howie Rose, call in after the game to talk about it and the next day listen to analysis. One stop shopping is a good thing… especially in radio.
The fact is that Met fans will still be tuning into WFAN and not WOR and that people will be listening to Yankee radio and not Met radio. Will Met fans turn their dials to 710 at game time? Yes, but for how long?
I think that the Mets made a bad move in letting WFAN get away and a worse move in signing up to join schlocky boring news network WOR. Time will tell but I think the Mets should be WORried.