WCBS reveals 2019 Mets radio team

January 17th, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Mets' radio booth will bring decades of experience to the airwaves next season as several key personalities make the move to WCBS. The station announced Thursday that Howie Rose and Wayne Randazzo will form the club's play-by-play tandem in 2019, while longtime WFAN clubhouse reporter Ed Coleman will take control of the pregame show at WCBS.

"We're thrilled once again to be part of the Entercom family that enables our fans to enjoy Mets baseball on such a historic station like WCBS 880 with a tremendous reach," Mets executive vice president Lou DePaoli said in a statement.

WCBS is owned by the same Entercom company as WFAN, which held the Mets' rights from its inception in 1987 until 2013. After that season, WFAN switched allegiances to the Yankees, while the Mets -- and Rose -- moved to WOR 710 in a marriage that lasted five years.

Now, the Mets are back in the Entercom family, making Rose's transition a natural one. The longtime broadcaster has been in the Mets' radio or television booth since 1995.

Prior to the 2015 season, the Mets hired Randazzo as its pregame and postgame host. In addition to that role, Randazzo filled in regularly for Rose's former booth partner, Josh Lewin, with whom the Mets parted ways late last year. He has also substituted for Gary Cohen on SNY television broadcasts.

Until the Mets moved to WOR in 2013, Coleman was a staple of their coverage team, serving as a reporter inside the clubhouse. He will reprise that role on the pregame show now that the Mets are back under the Entercom radio umbrella, though Randazzo will remain the postgame host. WCBS 880 morning sports anchor Brad Heller will also contribute pregame and postgame coverage.