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10/20/08 4:37 PM EST

Mets, WFAN negotiate multiyear deal

Station will continue live play-by-play coverage for New York

NEW YORK -- The Mets and WFAN have negotiated a multiyear contract, extending a relationship that began in 1987. The station has contracted to broadcast live play-by-play coverage of Mets' exhibition, regular season, and postseason games. Moreover, the new agreement states all Mets content will be available on FM at 92.3 HD3.

The station has agreed to produce exclusive Mets programming with players and coaches, daily highlights packages, and pregame and postgame reports on 660 AM and on the station's online audio stream at www.wfan.com. The contract takes effect in February with coverage from the team's training camp in St. Lucie, Fla.

"For the past 22 seasons, Mets fans in the New York tri-state area and well beyond have enjoyed the best local radio broadcasts in baseball on the most powerful sports radio station in the nation," Mets executive vice president David Howard said in a statement released on Monday. "We look forward to working with WFAN promotionally to enhance our connection with our fans, both old and new, and help WFAN maximize its partnership with the Mets."

"WFAN is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of broadcasting New York Mets baseball," Mark Chernoff, WFAN's operations manager said in the statement. "This was a banner year for the team as Mets excitement continued from Opening Day through the final day of the season."

Mets broadcasts have been a staple of WFAN's programming since the station's inception 21 years ago.

Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.