WEPN/New York Signs Kay, La Greca to Multiyear Extensions
|RADIO ONLINE | Friday, July 13, 2018|
WEPN-FM (ESPN New York 98.7FM) has reached multi-year contract extensions with local radio personalities Michael Kay and Don La Greca. Under the new deal, they'll continue as host and co-host of the weekday afternoon show "The Michael Kay Show" from 3-7pm ET. They will continue to work alongside Peter Rosenberg.
"There isn't another place I would want to do radio than at ESPN," said Kay. "I love the people I work with and the people I work for. I also think we do the best, most entertaining radio show in the country and I want to continue to make our listeners laugh and learn every day."
La Greca added, "As the first voice of this station, I could not be prouder to sign a contract that will take me through two decades with the ESPN family."
"Michael and Don have been the cornerstone of the station since our inception. Their commitment and passion are evidenced in their strong ratings and listener loyalty," commented ESPN Radio Group Senior VP Tim McCarthy.
Kay, who will be inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame this October, has been an original member of ESPN New York's talent lineup since 2001 and has hosted the station's afternoon show since then. He is noted for his commentary, his trademark "See-ya" home run calls and his work on YES network as play-by-play voice of the New York Yankees. Kay is also host of the network's CenterStage series and various other programming specials on YES.
La Greca was the first voice listeners heard when ESPN New York launched in 2001 and has been a part of "The Michael Kay Show" since 2002. He's served as host for the New York Jets pre- and post-game shows for over a decade. La Greca is also host and play-by-play voice of New York Rangers' broadcasts and the creator and host of Game Misconduct, his NHL-focused podcast.
Program Director Ryan Hurley said, "Having produced The Michael Kay Show and having worked with both Michael and Don for close to 15 years, I learned quickly these are two of the hardest working and entertaining people in our industry. It has been a great pleasure and to have them with the ESPN family for years to come is something I look forward to."