Multi-Year Deal Will Keep the Broadcaster as the Radio Home
of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers
New York, NY (August 15, 2012) – MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7 FM have agreed to a multi-year extension that ensures 98.7 FM will continue as the radio broadcast home of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers.
The agreement includes full pre- and post-game coverage for both teams, and a continuation of a multi-tiered cross-promotional effort between The Madison Square Garden Company, including the Knicks, Rangers and MSG Networks and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
"We're excited to continue our partnership with ESPN New York 98.7 FM, and all the unique marketing and promotional opportunities that accompany the association with such a world-renowned brand," said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager, MSG Networks. “It allows two of the strongest brands in sports, MSG and ESPN, to continue their successful partnership and to bring the highest quality radiocasts in the country to the most knowledgeable sports fans in America…New Yorkers.”
“The ESPN New York 98.7 FM mission statement is to serve New York sports fans. By extending our partnership with MSG Networks we feel we are in a great position to live up to our mission for the foreseeable future,” said Dave Roberts, VP/General Manager, ESPN New York 98.7 FM. “We look forward to elevating both the ESPN and MSG brands through this partnership.”
"ESPN Radio has been a great partner for more than eight years, bringing MSG’s radio play-by-play coverage of the Knicks and Rangers to our passionate New York area fans,” said Scott O'Neil, president, MSG Sports. "The continuation of this partnership is part of our overall commitment to providing Knicks and Rangers fans the best options to consume content on their favorite teams across every media platform."