Tuesday, October 19, 2021

NYC Radio: WFAN Expects John Sterling To Remain As Yankees' Voice

Yankees radio voice John Sterling will be back. Maybe not as much.

The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports John Sterling will return in 2022 as the radio voice of the New York Yankees.

According to the report, WFAN 660 AM / 101.9 FM officials “will make a proposal ... to Sterling this offseason to work fewer games next season. He would still do a heavy load, but maybe not all 162.”

Marchand reported WFAN “has tried to have Sterling reduce his game load for a while. Former head of programming Mark Chernoff had this same meeting yearly, but never really got Sterling to budge.”

But when asked by Marchand for his reaction to working fewer games next year, Sterling, who has been the Yankees’ primary play-by-play man since 1989, said, “That’s cool.”

According to nj.com, Audacy senior VP Chris Oliviero, who is charged with overseeing WFAN, provided the following statement to Marchand:

“John is the voice of the New York Yankees, and that’s not changing in 2022. We will all sit down soon at one of his favorite New Jersey diners and game plan for next season when both he and Suzyn (Waldman) are back in The Bronx behind the WFAN microphones.”

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