Mets games move to WBWZ 93.3-FM in Hudson Valley

In an unusual, but probably welcomed move, the New York Mets radio broadcasts in the Hudson Valley have been moved to WBWZ (93.3-FM), otherwise known as Classic Rock Z93.
The Mets have made their Hudson Valley home at WKIP (1450-AM, 98.5-FM) and WJIP (1370-AM) since 2016. The 93.3-FM signal can be heard much better throughout the Hudson Valley for night games which dominate the schedule. The WKIP AM and WJIP signals power down at sunset and have limited range at night, and the 98.5-FM translator hugs a narrow directional signal down the Hudson River and can’t be heard in Orange County within a few miles west of the Hudson.
What’s unusual is radio markets line up their pro franchises before the first pitch of the season, and this move comes three weeks past the first pitch.
Classic Rock Z93 is not new to sports – It had been a recent home to Marist College basketball and football broadcasts.
“This new chapter in the partnership with the Mets, iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley and Z93 provides us with the ability to serve loyal Mets fans and attract a new generation of fans through iHeartMedia’s massive reach and ability to target key demographics across the Hudson Valley market,” said Chuck Benfer, president of iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley market. “The Mets on Z93 not only delivers more promotion of the ball club to a broader audience, but also drives further awareness and growth of Z93 itself as a Hudson Valley classic rock destination on the radio, in digital and at live events.”
The iHeartMedia group includes WKIP, WBWZ, Country 107.3 WRWD (107.3-FM), Q92 (WRNQ 92.1-FM) and 96-1 KISSFM (WPKF 96.1-FM).

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