02/15/2008 12:51 PM ET
Sports Radio 66 WFAN names Wayne Hagin to Mets radio broadcast team
Twenty-four year veteran radio announcer joins Howie Rose on Mets flagship station
ASTORIA, N.Y. -- Sports Radio 66 WFAN - the flagship station for New York Mets baseball - today named play-by-play veteran Wayne Hagin to the 2008 Mets radio broadcast team, joining Howie Rose in the booth. A 24-year veteran broadcaster in Major League Baseball, Hagin comes to New York from St. Louis where he called games for the Cardinals. He also has been the voice of the Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, and Colorado Rockies.
"What a thrill it is to come to New York to join Howie Rose for WFAN's radio broadcast of the Mets," said Hagin. "With the excitement of the team in its final year at Shea, it's a privilege to be a part of it."
"It's a real coup for us to have Wayne join Howie in the broadcast booth for Mets games this year," said Mark Chernoff, Vice President, Programming, WFAN. "We look forward to Wayne and Howie teaming up to form the marquee radio play-by-play tandem for the best fans in the nation's premier baseball market."
"Wayne is an exceptional talent and we are pleased that he is bringing his experience and knowledge to the radio broadcasts on The Fan," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, New York Mets. "We take great pride in the radio broadcasts, which throughout our history have been among the best in Major League Baseball. The addition of Wayne, joining Howie, advances the rich tradition of first-class radio broadcasts."
Hagin also has worked as a sports reporter for KCBS Radio in San Francisco and has done national radio play-by-play for the National League Division Series. In 2000, Hagin was named the Colorado Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association. During the off-season, he has also done television play-by-play work of major college football and basketball games including the Big 10 Conference Game of the Week. Hagin has also done play-by-play for the NBA's Golden State Warriors.
Hagin was graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in radio and television.