Monday, October 26, 2009

South Florida radio station WFTL goes wall-to-wall Yankees for World Series

You think we have Yankee fever here on New York radio? One Florida radio station is even more committed to talking about the pinstripes.

In honor of the World Series, Fort Lauderdale station WFTL (640 AM) is going 24/7 Yankees until Wednesday. The sports station's temporary format change happened this morning. This station is the home of Squawker friend Larry Milian, who co-hosts the Andy and the Amigo show during drive time.

If you want to hear what they're saying in Florida about the Yankees, head to

I asked Larry Milian about the big event. He had this to say:

"Our station made a commitment to cover the New York Yankees this season. In many cities the Super Bowl is covered consistently for a two-week period leading up to the game. By catering to South Florida's large transplanted New York population, we serve as a home for ALL Yankee fans in this area, despite being 1500 miles away."

"Being a lifelong Yankee fan, born and raised in Brooklyn and with season tickets behind home plate during those great teams of 1977 and 1978, covering this team all year for a station dedicated to carrying Yankees games in South Florida has been the biggest thrill of my radio career."

Anyhow, check out Larry and the big event at .

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