Audacy Bolsters Play-by-Play Broadcast Team for Flagship Coverage of New York Mets on WCBS 880
NEW YORK, NY – February 5, 2023 – Audacy announces the addition of Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy to WCBS 880’s (WCBS-AM) flagship broadcast coverage of New York Mets baseball, beginning with the upcoming 2023 season.
Raad will join as play-by-play and color commentator, teaming up with the legendary voice of Mets’ radio, Howie Rose. McCarthy, who is the son of former Mets announcer Tom McCarthy, will serve as pregame and postgame host for broadcasts along with providing play-by-play for select games.
“As we round the bases towards Spring Training, we’re proud to officially welcome Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy to our popular coverage of Mets baseball alongside Mets Hall of Famer Howie Rose,” said Chris Oliviero, Market President, Audacy New York. “Once again, the Mets offseason has created anticipation and optimism for the 2023 Amazins’ and we’re looking forward to being the audio home for every moment on-air and digitally.”
“The Mets are excited to have Keith and Pat join WCBS 880 as part of the Mets broadcast,” said Andy Goldberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, New York Mets. “Having Keith called up from Brooklyn, and being a local New Yorker to keep it in the family is what the Mets are all about.”
Raad joins the WCBS 880 broadcast team after spending the last five years as the voice of the New York Mets’ High-A affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, in Coney Island, NY. He has also served as the voice for Wagner Seahawks football and women’s basketball since 2017 on Staten Island, along with broadcasting for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Previous broadcast experience also includes calling baseball in the minor leagues across eight seasons for the Dayton Dragons, Long Island Ducks, and Frisco RoughRiders. He was named the winner of the 2019 Warner Fusselle Award for Radio Excellence, given to the best broadcaster in the New York Penn League. Raad was born and raised in Valley Stream on Long Island and currently resides in New York City.
McCarthy has been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA affiliate, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, for the last five years and has also filled in on Phillies MLB broadcasts over the last two seasons, both on television and radio. He has also broadcasted for Princeton University and Saint Joseph’s University, calling football and men’s and women’s basketball since 2016. McCarthy currently resides in New Jersey.
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