Thursday, September 9, 2021

NYC Radio: Longtime WEPN GM EXITS As LMA Looms

WEPN 98.7 ESPN New York’s GM Tim McCarthy will be out at the end of the month, McCarthy confirmed to The NYPost. McCarthy emailed his staff with the news Wednesday morning.

Tim McCarthy
The 58-year-old McCarthy has been with Disney for more than three decades, and has spent nearly a quarter-century as the New York radio GM, between WABC and ESPN New York.

In July, The Post reported that Good Karma Brands is expected to take over ESPN New York, as well as KSPN 710 ESPN’s station in Los Angeles.

While the deal is not finalized eventually ESPN Radio will still be responsible for programming, while Milwaukee-based Good Karma handles sales and marketing. ESPN already has a similar relationship with WMVP 1000 AM in Chicago.  That LMA started in 2019.

In New York, ESPN is the clear No. 2 sports station in the city, behind WFAN 660 AM /101.9 FM. Most of its issues have been induced by its schedules constantly changing, because of ESPN’s commitment to national programming.

McCarthy doesn’t know yet what he is going to do next as he has focused on taking care of the station.

“While it is bittersweet to say goodbye, I am excited and ready to begin a new chapter,” McCarthy said. “The adventure continues! I am certain that our paths will cross again.”

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