Keith Raad, Pat McCarthy to join WCBS 880's Mets play-by-play team

Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy
Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy. Photo credit Obtained by WCBS 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Broadcasters Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy will join WCBS 880’s flagship coverage of the Mets starting in the 2023 season, station owner Audacy announced Monday.

Raad will join as play-by-play and color commentator, teaming up with the legendary voice of Mets’ radio, Howie Rose.

For the past five years, Raad was the voice of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets’ High-A affiliate. The Long Island native, who now lives in New York City, also announced for the Wagner Seahawks football and women’s basketball on Staten Island, as well as the Long Island Ducks.

McCarthy, who is the son of former Mets announcer Tom McCarthy, will serve as pregame and postgame host for broadcasts along with providing play-by-play for select games.

McCarthy has been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Philadelphia Phillies’ AAA affiliate, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, for the past five years and has also filled in on Phillies MLB broadcasts on radio and TV over the last two seasons.

“As we round the bases towards Spring Training, we’re proud to officially welcome Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy to our popular coverage of Mets baseball alongside Mets Hall of Famer Howie Rose,” said Chris Oliviero, the market president of Audacy New York.

“Once again, the Mets offseason has created anticipation and optimism for the 2023 Amazins’ and we’re looking forward to being the audio home for every moment on-air and digitally,” Oliviero said.

“The Mets are excited to have Keith and Pat join WCBS 880 as part of the Mets broadcast,” said Andy Goldberg, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Mets. “Having Keith called up from Brooklyn, and being a local New Yorker to keep it in the family is what the Mets are all about.”

The Mets’ spring training begins on Feb. 25. Opening Day will be March 30 in Miami ahead of the home opener at Citi Field on April 6.

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