New York-based stations WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM, and WRCN 103.9 FM will all simulcast games this season, with longtime radio voice Chris King doing play-by-play and Islanders TV star Greg Picker as analyst.
From the official release:
WNYE is managed and operated by NYC Media, the City of New York's official television and radio network, and a division of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. WNYE is broadcast throughout the New York metropolitan area from the 4 Times Square tower in midtown Manhattan.
For the sixth consecutive season, Islanders radio broadcasts will be produced by and heard on WRHU 88.7 FM. WRHU stretches throughout Nassau County and into parts of Suffolk County.
WRCN 103.9 FM, LI News Radio, is Long Island's only FM news station. Broadcasting live from Islip's MacArthur Airport, the station covers local news, traffic and weather. WRCN reaches Suffolk County.
The trio of stations is a big jump from what the team's set up had been since 2009, when the Islanders partnered with WRHU out of Hosftra University and spawned a million jokes about HAM radios and college kids tying cans together with string. The broadcasts were always fine, featuring the venerable King and rotating group of analysts, but the coverage area was pretty minimal.
Now, with stations stretching from Manhattan to way the hell out at MacArthur Airport (seriously, it's smack in the middle of Suffolk County), the Islanders can be heard farther and clearer than ever.
Which is good for those who are stuck in traffic, working in the office late or just generally TV averse.