New MLS Franchise New York City Announces Broadcast Deal with WFAN AM/FM

October 3, 2013

New Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise New York City FC have announced today that beginning in 2015, bronchi games will be broadcast on WFAN 660 AM/ 101.9 FM.

WFAN is owned by CBS RADIO, and will be the first radio provider to broadcast Major League Soccer (MLS) in English in New York City.

The deal follows the announcement in May of this year that Manchester City Football Club, together with the New York Yankees, had acquired Major League Soccer’s 20th expansion club.

“We’re thrilled to partner with a station as prestigious as WFAN,” said Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City Football Club. “This is a huge opportunity for the team to bring football to all New Yorkers, right from the onset of our playing debut.”

The deal provides WFAN with rights to air all of New York City Football Club’s MLS matches, in addition to the option to air any friendly matches played during the multi-year partnership timeframe.

“As the nation’s leading sports radio station, we always look for ways to bring every type of sport to the New York area’s fans,” said Don Bouloukos, Senior Vice President/Market Manager, CBS RADIO New York. “Soccer is beloved across the world, and with the New York City Football Club coming to New York, it’s the perfect time to further ignite the passion soccer fans have and bring coverage and play-by-play of this new team to the Tri-State area listeners.”

The New York City Football Club is Major League Soccer’s 20th expansion club and will begin play in the 2015 season, becoming the first MLS club to call the 5 boroughs home.