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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Islanders Playoff Games on CBS Radio (WFAN/WCBS)

When the Islanders moved their home games to Brooklyn this year, one thought that emerged was that the Isles would return to a major NYC-area station.

That thought has proven correct for the playoffs, as it was announced today that the Isles first round series with Florida will air on WFAN or WCBS.

Games 1-2, 4, 5 (if necessary) and 7 (if necessary) will air on WCBS-880.
Game 3, including a 2-hour pre-game with Boomer Esiason and Chris Moore, will air on WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM.
The radio location for Game 6 (if necessary) will be dependent on the starting time for that game, as the Yankees  (who play at 1pm that afternoon) take priority on WFAN.

While a handful of games have aired on New York City stations in recent years (including WFAN, WCBS and ESPN98.7), this will be the first Islander playoff series that has aired on a powerful New York City station since WBBR (1130) carried the Islanders for three seasons, including the 2007 Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals.

Chris King and Greg Picker will have the call on the games.

Unless game 6 is selected to air on NBC (Channel 4), all games in the first round will be televised locally on MSG+ (with most games also airing on MSG as well).  National feeds in the first round are blacked out in the NY-area. 

Channel listings are shown here: http://www.msgnetworks.com/channel-listings/

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