Mets add Randazzo to radio broadcast team

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- WOR, which became the Mets' flagship radio station last season, announced Thursday that Wayne Randazzo will join its broadcast team as the pregame and postgame host for Mets games.

Randazzo comes from CBS Radio Chicago, where he served as a sports anchor and talk show host for WSCR and WBBM. During his time in Chicago, Randazzo worked as a national play-by-play television and radio broadcaster for ESPN, the Big Ten Network, MLB Network and Sports USA, and as a local broadcaster for the White Sox, the Class A Kane County Cougars and the WNBA's Chicago Sky.

At WOR, Randazzo will work alongside longtime Mets broadcaster Howie Rose and Josh Lewin, who is entering his fourth season calling games. Pete McCarthy remains the station's postgame studio host.

"I want to thank the Mets and WOR for this amazing opportunity," Randazzo said in a statement. "The Mets' fan base is one of the most passionate in all of baseball. I look forward to working alongside Howie Rose and Josh Lewin, one of the best radio broadcast teams in baseball, to bring Mets fans great memories for many seasons to come. This is certainly an exciting time for the Mets and fans."

Randazzo will debut next month on WOR, which will broadcast 15 Spring Training games beginning March 4 in Orlando vs. the Braves. Seth Everett served in the same role last season.

"This great opportunity with the Mets, and WOR required a national search that included an incredible roster of radio sports talent," said Joe Puglise, market president of WOR's parent company, iHeartMedia New York. "We couldn't be happier to have an exceptional baseball broadcaster of Wayne's caliber join Howie and Josh in the booth."

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.