FLUSHING, N.Y.- The New York Mets and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will return as the radio voices for Mets games broadcast on 710 WOR, the new radio home of the Mets.
Rose will start his 19th season calling play-by-play for Mets games. He first began covering the team on the radio in 1987, hosting the Mets pre- and post-game shows. The Queens native published his first book last year, "Put It in the Book!: A Half-Century of Mets Mania," named after his famous catchphrase that punctuates Mets victories.
Lewin enters his third season as a Mets radio broadcaster. From 2002-2010, he was the television play-by-play broadcaster for the Texas Rangers and was a part of Fox's Saturday National baseball coverage including serving as the "dugout reporter" for the American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series. Lewin has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the San Diego Chargers since 2005.
The 50,000-watt AM powerhouse 710 WOR, the flagship radio station of the Mets, will broadcast 15 Spring Training games, starting Friday, February 28, at 1:10 p.m. against the Washington Nationals. Regular season coverage begins Opening Day, Monday March 31, when the Mets host the Nationals at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
The complete Spring Training radio broadcast schedule:
|Fri. Feb. 28||Washington Nationals||Port St. Lucie||1:10 p.m.|
|Sun. March 2||St. Louis Cardinals||Jupiter||1:05 p.m.|
|Mon., March 3||Atlanta Braves||Disney||1:05 p.m.|
|Wed., March 5||Washington Nationals (SS)||Viera||1:05 p.m.|
|Sun., March 9||Atlanta Braves||Port St. Lucie||1:10 p.m.|
|Tue., March 11||St. Louis Cardinals||Jupiter||1:05 p.m.|
|Fri., March 14||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||7:05 p.m.|
|Sat., March 15||Minnesota Twins (SS)||Port St. Lucie||1:10 p.m.|
|Sun., March 16||St. Louis Cardinals (SS)||Jupiter||1:05 p.m.|
|Mon., March 17||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05 p.m.|
|Sat., March 22||Miami Marlins||Jupiter||1:05 p.m.|
|Sun,, March 23||Washington Nationals (SS)||Port St. Lucie||1:10 p.m.|
|Wed., March 26||Houston Astros||Kissimmee||6:05 p.m.|
|Fri., March 28||Toronto Blue Jays||Montreal||7:05 p.m.|
|Sat., March 29||Toronto Blue Jays||Montreal||1:05 p.m.|