98.7FM ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show Beats WFAN’s Afternoon Show During the Winter Ratings Book

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98.7FM ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show Beats WFAN’s Afternoon Show During the Winter Ratings Book

98.7FM ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show beat WFAN’s longtime leader in afternoon drive, Mike’s On with Mike Francesa, among men 25-54 from 3-6:30 p.m. ET in the New York market, according to data provided by Nielson Audio. This marks the first time The Michael Kay Show has defeated WFAN’s show for a ratings book, scoring a 5.9 share compared to 5.5 for WFAN for the winter ratings book, January 3 – March 27.

“Although we have the utmost respect for our competition, we feel the numbers have finally caught up with reality,” said Michael Kay, host of The Michael Kay Show with Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg. “The ratings finally reveal what we have long known. We are happy with today’s numbers and hope to make this a constant occurrence, as we will continue to put out what we feel is the best talk radio show in the country. Most of all Don, Peter and I would like to thank our great listeners. Without them, there is no show.”

Ryan Hurley, program director of 98.7FM ESPN New York, said, “We couldn’t be prouder of The Michael Kay Show and the hard work the team puts into it every day. It’s quite an accomplishment to have an audience choose you as their go-to, and we appreciate them greatly for that.”

About 98.7 ESPN New York
98.7FM ESPN New York is the flagship station of ESPN Radio,  providing sports talk, news and local and national play-by-play coverage.  It’s the official radio home of three of the New York market’s most iconic teams: New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Jets game broadcasts in addition to national rights for the entire NBA season from tip through The Finals, Major League Baseball from Opening Day through the World Series and a slate of top college football including the entire College Football Playoff. 98.7FM ESPN New York is also streamed live at www.ESPNNewYork.com & The ESPN App.


Contact: Belen Michelis, ESPN, (860) 766-1425, [email protected]

Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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