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    WCBS Meets The Mets

    https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1...-wcbs-in-2019/

    Mets move to WCBS 880 starting next year

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    The last paragraph of the press release is interesting, stating that all Entercom radio stations (not just WCBS) will run promotional announcements for the team. You might see the Alt promo van at Citi Field next season.

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    Kind of like iHeart going all over their stations with promos/ads for the iHR app, iHR music festival,
    "this day in rock history" (on a talk station) etc. Promote, promote, promote.

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    It's be nice to hear the Mets at night a little more clearly (I grew up a bicycle ride south of Shea plus have used keeping score of games as a hobby for 30 years).

    WOR has a better signal here in the day ; WCBS is better at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Green NEPA View Post
    It's be nice to hear the Mets at night a little more clearly (I grew up a bicycle ride south of Shea plus have used keeping score of games as a hobby for 30 years).

    WOR has a better signal here in the day ; WCBS is better at night.
    This will be terrific news for Mets fans in much of Connecticut. WOR's signal is weak and fluttery at night here between Hartford and New Haven, and the Mets' sorry excuse for a radio network has no affiliate anywhere close.

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    You're right about WOR's crappy signal in Connecticut. I used to try listening to Dr. Joy Browne (may she rest in peace) on WOR only because they carried her at an earlier time than The Talk of Connecticut and most nights at my location WOR's signal was obliterated by a station from Cuba. I'm not a METS fan (I'm a Yankees fan and the Yankees used to be on 880), but in my location I can't get WCBS 880 day or night at my location on my Walkman. On my Walkman day and night I get bleed over from WLAT 910. In the car different story whether I was driving my Pontiac Sunfire (which I don't have any more), my Mom's Honda Civic, or my friend's GMC Terrain. In all 3 vehicles WCBS comes in with a listenable signal.

    I wonder why the only METS affiliate in Connecticut is WAVZ 1300 in New Haven. I know way back in the 80s WNTY 990 in Southington carried the Games. At 2500 watts they cover Central Connecticut nicely. (Since back then they signed off at 8:30PM and not until after the game on game night they would not switch to the low power night signal). More recently WLIS/WMRD in Old Saybrook/Middletown carried the weekend games, but not any longer.
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    Do the Mets have a big enough following in CT to require a radio network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don CT View Post
    Do the Mets have a big enough following in CT to require a radio network.
    Don't know about the state of CT as a whole, but there are lots of METS Fans in Southington. (Even so don't look at John Fuller to add the METS Play-by-Play to the line-up on KOOL Radio 96.1 FM/990AM. LOL).
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    I think there are a decent number of fair-weather Mets fans here in central Connecticut. I remember lots of people jumping on the bandwagon in 1986, when even the local sporting goods stores would have Mets jerseys and jackets in the display windows. Of course the Mets really didn't need a central CT affiliate once WFAN moved to 660 from 1050 and became a regional blowtorch signal for much of New England.

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