The Islanders will significantly extend their radio reach this season, highlighted by 30 games on WFAN, the team announced Wednesday. The station’s slate will begin with the home opener on Oct. 16.
The remaining 52 regular-season games will be heard on WNYM (970 AM), starting with the season opener against the Rangers on Oct. 13.
Hofstra’s WRHU (88.7 FM) and WRCN (103.9 FM) will continue to simulcast each game as well.
Chris King will return for his 24th season as the play-by-play announcer, and Greg Picker will be back for his second season as color analyst.
WFAN’s morning co-hosts, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, will call the Islanders’ Nov. 30 game against the Penguins.
WFAN and WNYM will alternate carrying playoff games. WFAN and its sister station, WCBS, carried playoff games last spring, but adding that station to the regular-season mix gives the Islanders’ a much broader potential radio audience. WFAN will continue to carry Devils games. Carton said on the air that WFAN would broadcast 59 Devils games.
WNYM does not have the same reach to eastern parts of Long Island that WFAN does during the nighttime hours. But WRCN covers much of eastern Suffolk County.