"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Kay doesn't know where he'll do radio show

Thanks to Jeremy Schilling for bringing this to my attention.

According to Neil Best, Michael Kay has "no idea" where he will broadcast his radio show on game days.

In recent years, Michael Kay's 1050 ESPN show has originated from a trailer outside the stadium because CBS Radio will not permit him to set up inside. It owns both the Yankees' radio rights and WFAN, 1050's competitor, and has the power to bar other stations' shows from the building.

Kay said logistics at the new stadium won't allow for a trailer, so he is not sure where he will be until 6, when he leaves for the YES booth.

"They've always said we're not a threat to them and they don't worry about us," Kay said. "There is nothing I gain from doing the show in the stadium other than for me personally, it's easier ... They've been petty and vindictive about it from the beginning."

ESPN bars its personalities from being guests on WFAN. Three industry sources said WFAN offered to lift the stadium ban if ESPN lifted its guest restriction. ESPN declined.
Never a dull moment around Yankees Universe.


Raven King said...

Why nor try the parking lot of the old Stadium?
All these nasty little dirty tricks between competing companies can get childish.

Andrew Fletcher said...

There has to be a reason why they can't. That idea makes too much sense.

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