As one of the most successful clubs in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees are also one of its oldest teams. Part of that success derives to its radio and television broadcasts that have been running beginning in 1939 when the first radio transmissions were broadcast from the old stadium, and from 1947 when television broadcasts began. They have been one of the pioneer superstation broadcasts when WPIX became a national superstation in 1978 and were the first American League team to broadcast their games on cable, both first in 1978 and later on in 1979, when Sportschannel NY (now MSG Plus) began broadcasting Yankees games to cable subscribers. Today, the team can be heard and/or seen in its gameday broadcasts during the baseball season on:

Longest serving Yankee broadcasters (all-time with 10+ years)

Phil Rizzuto (40 yrs), John Sterling (34 yrs), Mel Allen (30 yrs), Michael Kay (31 yrs), Ken Singleton (25 yrs), Bobby Murcer (22 yrs), Paul O'Neill (21 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Bill White (18 yrs), Suzyn Waldman (18 yrs), John Flaherty (17 yrs), David Cone (16 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Jim Kaat (13 yrs), Al Trautwig (12 yrs)

Broadcast announcers

Broadcasters assigned from the Yankees to cover World Series appearances nationally (1947–1978)

Television Broadcasters by Year

New York Yankees television broadcasters and outlets, 1947–present
Year TV Play-by-play Commentators Cable Play-by-play Commentators
1947 WABD
1948 WABD
1949 WABD
1950 WABD
  • Mel Allen
  • Curt Gowdy
Dizzy Dean
1951 Dizzy Dean
1952 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Bill Crowley
  • Art Gleeson
Joe DiMaggio
1953 WPIX
1954 WPIX
1955 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Jim Woods
1956 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Jim Woods
1957 WPIX
1958 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1959 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1960 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1961 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1962 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1963 WPIX
1964 WPIX
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
1965 WPIX
1966 WPIX
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
  • Joe Garagiola
1967 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
  • Joe Garagiola
1968 WPIX
1969 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
  • Frank Messer
Whitey Ford
1970 WPIX
Whitey Ford
1971 WPIX
Whitey Ford
1972 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1973 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1974 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1975 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1976 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1977 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1978 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1979 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
SportsChannel NY
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1980 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
SportsChannel NY
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1981 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
SportsChannel NY
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1982 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
SportsChannel NY
  • Mel Allen
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Fran Healy
  • Bill White
1983 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
Bobby Murcer SportsChannel NY
  • Mel Allen
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Fran Healy
  • Bill White
Bobby Murcer
1984 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
Bobby Murcer SportsChannel NY
  • Mel Allen
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
Bobby Murcer
1985 WPIX
SportsChannel NY
  • Mel Allen
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
Mickey Mantle
1986 WPIX
Billy Martin SportsChannel NY
  • Mel Allen
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
Mickey Mantle
1987 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
Billy Martin SportsChannel NY
Mickey Mantle
1988 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
SportsChannel NY
  • Ken Harrelson
  • Bobby Murcer
Mickey Mantle
1989 WPIX MSG Network
Lou Piniella
1990 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • George Grande
  • Tom Seaver
MSG Network
1991 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Tom Seaver
MSG Network
  • Dewayne Staats
  • Tony Kubek
  • Al Trautwig
1992 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Tom Seaver
MSG Network
  • Dewayne Staats
  • Tony Kubek
  • Al Trautwig
1993 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Tom Seaver
MSG Network
  • Dewayne Staats
  • Tony Kubek
  • Al Trautwig
1994 WPIX
MSG Network
  • Dewayne Staats
  • Tony Kubek
  • Al Trautwig
1995 WPIX
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Paul Olden
MSG Network
1996 WPIX
MSG Network
  • Dave Cohen
  • Jim Kaat
  • Al Trautwig
1997 WPIX
Rick Cerone MSG Network
  • Jim Kaat
  • Ken Singleton
  • Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
1998 WPIX
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Ken Singleton
Tommy John MSG Network
  • Jim Kaat
  • Ken Singleton
  • Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
1999 WNYW
MSG Network
  • Jim Kaat
  • Ken Singleton
  • Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
2000 WNYW
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Tim McCarver
MSG Network
  • Jim Kaat
  • Ken Singleton
  • Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
2001 WNYW
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Tim McCarver
MSG Network
  • Jim Kaat
  • Ken Singleton
  • Al Trautwig
Suzyn Waldman
2002 WCBS-TV
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • David Cone
  • Paul O'Neill
2003 WCBS-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • Paul O'Neill
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • Paul O'Neill
2004 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Joe Girardi
2005 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • Paul O'Neill
  • David Justice
2006 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Jim Kaat
  • Paul O'Neill
  • David Justice
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
2007 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Paul O'Neill
  • David Justice
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • Joe Girardi
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Paul O'Neill
  • David Justice
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • Joe Girardi
2008 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bobby Murcer
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2009 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2010 WWOR-TV
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2011 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2012 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Lou Piniella
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Lou Piniella
2013 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Lou Piniella
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Lou Piniella
2014 WWOR-TV
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2015 WPIX
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Bob Lorenz
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2016 WPIX
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2017 WPIX
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2018 WPIX
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Al Leiter
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2019 WPIX
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Ken Singleton
  • John Flaherty
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Ken Singleton
  • John Flaherty
  • Paul O'Neill
  • David Cone
  • Jeff Nelson
2020 YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Ken Singleton
  • Ken Singleton
  • Paul O'Neill
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Jeff Nelson
2021
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Ken Singleton
  • Paul O'Neill
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Ken Singleton
  • Paul O'Neill
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
2022 Amazon Prime
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
YES Network
  • Michael Kay
  • Ryan Ruocco
  • Paul O'Neill
  • John Flaherty
  • David Cone
  • Carlos Beltrán
  • Cameron Maybin
  • Jeff Nelson

Television Play-by-Play

Television analyst

β - indicates Ford C. Frick Award winner

Radio

Longest serving Yankee radio broadcasters (all-time with 10+ years)

John Sterling (33 yrs), Phil Rizzuto (30 yrs), Mel Allen (22 yrs), Frank Messer (18 yrs), Suzyn Waldman (17 yrs), Beto Villa (16 yrs), Bill White (16 yrs), Red Barber (13 yrs), Michael Kay (10 yrs)

New York Yankees radio broadcasters and outlets, 1939–present
Year Radio Commentators
1939 WABC[a]
1940 WABC
1942 WOR
1944 WINS
1945 WINS
1946 WINS
1947 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Russ Hodges
1948 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Russ Hodges
1949 WINS
1950 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Curt Gowdy
1951 WINS
1952 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Bill Crowley
  • Art Gleeson
1953 WINS
1954 WINS
1955 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Jim Woods
1956 WINS
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Jim Woods
1957 WINS
1958 WMGM
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1959 WMGM
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1960 WMGM
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1961 WCBS
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1962 WCBS
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
1963 WCBS
1964 WCBS
  • Mel Allen
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
1965 WCBS
1966 WCBS
  • Red Barber
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
  • Joe Garagiola
1967 WHN
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Jerry Coleman
  • Joe Garagiola
1968 WHN
1969 WHN
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Jerry Coleman
1970 WHN
1971 WMCA
1972 WMCA
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1973 WMCA
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1974 WMCA
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1975 WMCA
1976 WMCA
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1977 WMCA
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
1978 WINS
1979 WINS
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
  • Fran Healy
1980 WINS
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
  • Fran Healy
1981 WABC
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
  • Fran Healy
1982 WABC
1983 WABC
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Frank Messer
  • Bill White
  • John Gordon
1984 WABC
1985 WABC
  • Frank Messer
  • John Gordon
  • Phil Rizzuto
  • Bill White
1986 WABC
1987 WABC
1988 WABC
  • Hank Greenwald
  • Tommy Hutton
1989 WABC
1990 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Jay Johnstone
1991 WABC
1992 WABC
1993 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1994 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1995 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1996 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1997 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1998 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
1999 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
2000 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
2001 WABC
  • John Sterling
  • Michael Kay
2002 WCBS
2003 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Charley Steiner
2004 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Charley Steiner
2005 WCBS
2006 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2007 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2008 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2009 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2010 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2011 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2012 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2013 WCBS
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2014
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2015
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2016
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2017
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2018
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2019
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2020
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2021
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman
2022
  • WFAN
  • WFAN-FM
  • John Sterling
  • Suzyn Waldman

Radio play-by-play and color commentators

β - indicates Ford C. Frick Award winner

Broadcast outlets

Radio stations

Television stations

The Yankees' New York City flagship station has been:

Outside of New York City, over-the-air television broadcasts can often be seen on:

Cable television

Streaming television

Radio Network

Main article: New York Yankees Radio Network

WFAN and WFAN-FM are flagships for a 52 station radio network spanning 14 states.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Renamed WCBS in 1946. Not to be confused with the current WABC, which adopted its callsign in 1953.

References

  1. ^ "Behind the Mike," Broadcasting, December 1, 1940, p. 48.
  2. ^ Sid Shalit, "Listening In," New York Daily News, April 20, 1944, p. 24.
  3. ^ Local Yankees telecasts moving to WRGB, WCWN (updated)
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 3, 2020). "Amazon Prime Video to Stream 21 Yankees Games This Season — But Only in Four U.S. States". Variety. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
  5. ^ Marchand, Andrew (March 31, 2022). "Yankees will have 21 games only available on Amazon Prime". New York Post. Retrieved April 3, 2022.

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