ESPN is heading east… again

The WLIR 107.1/ESPN Logo used from January 200...
The WLIR 107.1/ESPN Logo used from January 2008 thru July 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember when ESPN radio was on 107.1 FM a few years ago?  It’s coming back:

Newsday reports that “ESPN New York” 98.7 WEPN-FM New York will add a partial simulcast on 107.1 WLIR-FM Hampton Bays and 96.9 W245BA Manorville, NY next week.

Next Monday, Champions Radio will be heard on 107.1 FM in Hampton Bays in addition to 96.9 FM in Manorville.  This is good news for sports fans on the east end who haven’t been able to listen to ESPN after they moved from 1050 AM to 98.7 FM.  If ESPN plays their cards right, Yankee baseball could be broadcast on FM from one end of the island to the other.

Hope Radio, the current occupant of 107.1 FM, will either find another FM outlet or continue as an internet-only radio station.

Will WFAN do something similar with their FM signal?  Only time will tell…


Author: Dr. Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

2 thoughts on “ESPN is heading east… again”

  1. very interesting, its very obvious that ESPN are making a big push in acquiring broadcast rights to the Yankees or Mets, this will help their coverage area .What is Hope Radio going to do? I like the idea of 107.1 ESPN because we can not receive 98.7 to well out in Shirley


    1. Hope Radio has shifted to WBLI HD2 and kept the translators on 94.9, 96.5, 101.5, and 104.5. This is the first time I’ve heard of a local Cox station with programming on HD2.


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