Jets to broadcast games on 104.3 FM radio station, leave ESPN New York: Sources



The New York Jets are leaving ESPN New York in the wake of the radio station planning to abandon its FM signal this summer, sources briefed on the decision told The Athletic.

The Jets’ games will be broadcast on classic rock station 104.3 FM beginning this fall. Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons are expected to continue to call the games.

A Jets spokesman declined to comment.

The New York Knicks and New York Rangers are remaining with ESPN New York, even without the FM station.

At the end of August, ESPN New York, which features talk shows, like “The Michael Kay Show” and a combination of local and national programming, will rely on its app and streaming devices, as well as 1050 AM to be heard. This will essentially end its longtime radio ratings competition with its rival, WFAN.

Good Karma Brands made the decision last year to move from 98.7 as the lease originally signed by ESPN with Emmis Broadcasting concludes this summer. ESPN was leasing the signal for more than $10 million a year, officials briefed on the deal said.

This move opened up the contract for the Jets to seek other stations. It has struck an agreement with iHeartMedia and will be heard on its New York station and its streaming platforms.

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