By: Stache Staff

WOR710 to Re-Air 1986 World Series Game 7 Tonight


NEW YORK: The New York Mets’ radio flagship, 710 WOR-AM/New York, announced today that, it will re-air the entire radio broadcast of Game 7 of the 1986 World Series between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox, to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The special presentation will air on Thursday, October 27, and begin at 6:00pm ET with a 60- minute pre-show hosted by WOR’s “Sports Zone” host Pete McCarthy, with contributions from Mets broadcasters Howie Rose, Josh Lewin, and Wayne Randazzo. The show will feature interviews with members of the 1986 Mets “Dream Team” Ray Knight, Keith Hernandez, and Jesse Orosco, as well as Gary Thorne, who along with Bob Murphy did the play-by-play for the 1986 radio broadcast.

Then at 7:00pm ET, WOR will unlock the vaults to let listeners relive the night when the Mets rocked the Sox to become the World Series champions. After a special introduction from the current voice of the Mets, Howie Rose, listeners will be treated to every call from the late, great Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne…just as they were heard exactly 30 years ago.

“The Mets’ dramatic victory in game six of the 1986 World Series forced a seventh and final game originally scheduled for the following night. Rain, however postponed that game for 24 hours,” said Howie Rose. One full extra day of frazzled nerves meant roughly forty eight hours to contemplate how a season of utter dominance would ultimately be remembered. Allow Bob Murphy and Gary Thorne to demonstrate how thirty years after the fact, it’s possible to summon those same anxious feelings which culminated in the happiest recap imaginable,” Rose added.

As the flagship radio station of the New York Mets, WOR is New York’s oldest radio station and one of the country’s top rated talk stations. Founded in 1922, it was one of the first radio stations in America to use directional antenna to increase the scope and range of its broadcast, and is one of the best radio broadcast signals in the U.S.

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