Now the Mets can officially start the 2014 season.
WOR, which was named the new radio home of the Mets during the off-season, has added the final piece to its broadcast team.
Seth Everett has been named pre- and post-game host. His been heard doing sports reports on 1010 WINS and Fox Sports Radio. Everett joins veteran Mets play-by-play voice Howie Rose and Josh Lewin, teaming for their third season.
Everett tells Tuned In he’s honored to be part of that “first class group of broadcasters.”
“[I] will try my best to engage fans, both on the radio and with social media,” Everett says.
His baseball prowess shined with shows on SiriusXM’s MLB Radio Network. Everett also spent eight years at Major League Baseball Advanced Media where he was a studio host at mlb.com.
Everett succeeds Ed Coleman, the longtime Mets broadcaster who stays behind at WFAN. The sports radio station had broadcast Mets games since its debut in 1987.
“[I] will try to hold a candle to the amazing job Ed Coleman did through the years,” Everett says.
Everett and Co. crack the mic on the season with Opening Day March 31.
If the familiar is boring, then WLTW/LITE-FM is the most boring station. Of course, WLTW is also the most popular, winning the overall (6+) Arbitron ratings for July. WLTW did see a slight drop from June (6.8 to 6.6), but its nearest competitor WCBS-FM also made an about-face. The classic hits station took a .4 nosedive for the month, after closing within a tenth of a point behind the Clear Channel juggernaut.
WBLS held third place with a 6.0 (down .2 from June).
No change for Z100/WHTZ. Fresh off celebrating its 30th anniversary last Friday, it maintained a 5.5.
If he keeps this up, we’ll have to call him a radio lifer. Former New York governor David Paterson has been named Curtis Sliwa‘s new afternoon co-host on The Answer 970/WNYM.
Paterson has been in trial mode for the past month from 5 to 7 p.m. with Sliwa. The official announcement reunites VP/GM Jerry Crowley with Paterson, whom he worked for at WOR.
“Curtis and I have a lot of opposite points of view on issues but we are probably two of the leading historians when it comes to radio and music so I have a lot of fun talking with him every day,: Paterson tells Tuned In. “It really makes the two hours we spend fly by.”
Sliwa continues to host mornings on his own.
Paterson was the solo afternoon host on WOR from September 2011 until December 2012.
Authors Alec Cumming and Peter Kanze have unearthed many rare photos of the Radio New York style. The new book, Images of America: New York City Radio by Arcadia Publishing, takes readers from a 1909 wireless telephone display to present day WAXQ/Q 104.3 with a shot of longstanding personalities, Jim Kerr, Carol Miller, and Shelli Sonstein.
In between, there are dozens of images from the last century, when radio was king.
While the paperback is only 126 pages and there is no actual text, just an extended caption for each picture.
Many on-air folks and stations are represented, some more than once, but others are oddly missed. For example, there are no photos of WFAN, New York and the country’s first all-sports station, which celebrated 25 years on the air in 2012. But the title doesn’t include the words “comprehensive history.”
However, the book does have some vintage pictures, including a look at the beginnings of WOR in the early 1920s when it started as a radio station for Bamberger’s department store.