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MSG Networks, ESPN New York 98.7FM Extend Radio Deal for Rangers, Knicks

MSG Networks and ESPN have netted a multiyear renewal that will keep New York Knicks and New York Rangers games on its radio affiliate in New York.

Under the agreement, financial terms of which were not disclosed, ESPN New York 98.7 FM will remain the exclusive radio home to the NBA and NHL teams.

ESPN Radio 98.7NY has broadcast Knicks and Rangers games to sports fans since 2004.

The agreement includes full pre- and post-game coverage for both teams, and a continuation of a multitiered cross-promotional effort between The Madison Square Garden Co., including the Knicks, Rangers and MSG Networks, and ESPN New York 98.7FM. 

All Knicks and Rangers audio content will also continue to be streamed live on www.ESPNNewYork.com.

“MSG Networks is proud to continue our decade-long partnership with ESPN New York 98.7FM,” said Andrea Greenberg, executive vice president, MSG Media. “The marriage between two of the most iconic brands in sports – MSG and ESPN – means that New York area fans will continue to receive top quality radio coverage of the Knicks and Rangers.”

“We are thrilled to continue our long-term association with MSG Networks,” said Tim McCarthy, general manager of  ESPN New York 98.7FM. “We are proud to have already broadcast Knicks and Rangers action for 11 consecutive years, and are glad this extension will provide consistency when listeners want coverage of two of New York’s most iconic teams. Our relationship with MSG Networks will continue to grow as we work together to promote the broadcasts.”