New York Rangers Radio And TV Announcers 2023-24

By Usha Shrestha / 28 September 2023 07:38 AM

Kenny Albert with NHL on TNT members on June 15
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NY Rangers announcers are Kenny Albert, Don La Greca, Sam Rosen, John Giannone and more. Kenny Albert covers Rangers updates both for TV and FM.

"The Broadway Blueshirts" games are broadcast on both radio and television. The team used to rely on WMSG (radio station) and W2XBS (television station during the early 1940s.

Currently, WEPN-FM and MSG Network have the regional rights to broadcast live games of the team.


NY Rangers Radio Announcers

NY Rangers radio announcers are Kenny Albert and Don La Greca. Albert is the only one to report air all four major professional sports leagues.

WEPN-FM broadcast affiliates MSG Radio Network is available for New York Ranger and New York Knicks games. It has been airing the team's games for nearly two decades now.

One of the popular programs of the network is The Michael Kay Show, an afternoon show that broadcasts the Yankees' games on the Yes Network.

Let's find more details on the broadcaster of the 98.7 MHz radio station for the Rangers.

Kenny Albert

Kenny Albert is the son of NBA sportscaster Marv Albert. Besides, he has Jim Robson as his idol for what he is today.

The 55-year-old practiced broadcasting when he was five. His parents had gifted him a tape recorder. On his sixth birthday, he watched the first live match of the Rangers.

Following that, he became an official statistician for the team on the radio at age 14. He pursued a graduation degree in broadcasting and journalism for New York University.

Albert has been the radio voice for the team since 1995. Moreover, he works as the fill-in television broadcaster for the New York Knicks. Not to forget, he is the only active sports reporter who does play-by-play for NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB.

Don La Greca

Don La Greca is the radio voice to cover the pre-game and postgame shows of Tex's Rangers. Greca has been serving in the post since the 2005-2006 season.

Don La captured a happy face selfie with co-worker John Giannone (on his left) on April 23
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Moreover, he is the backup announcer behind Albert. He covered the Stanley Cup Finals in the 2014 season. He is also the co-host of The Michael Kay Show, with play-by-play newscaster Michael Kay.

On the personal front, La Greca is married to his better half, Nancy. The duo lives in Somerset with their two kids.

NY Rangers TV Announcers

NY Rangers TV announcers are Sam Rosen, John Giannone, and Kenny Albert.

Sam Rosen is the primary play-by-play, while Albert and Giannone cover games during his absence.

NY Rangers Play By Play Announcers 

Ny Rangers play-by-play announcers are also known as the main commentators for the team.

The primary speakers have the ability to describe each play of an often fast-moving sporting event.

Sam Rosen

Sam Rosen is the primary play-by-play sportscaster for the Blueshirts. Rosen joined the team as a studio host in 1982.

After two years in the position, he was promoted to his current designation. On NHL Radio, he worked in the same position for the Stanley Cup Finals from 1996 to 2008.

Hockey Hall of Fame honored Sam Rosen and Bob Verdi in 2016 as
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Not to forget, the 75-year-old is the longest-tenured active broadcaster in the NHL. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame on June 8, 2008.

NY Rangers Intermission Host

The NY Rangers intermission host's duty is to keep the audience hooked on the channel during the breaks. They provide an analysis of the games the Rangers played before the break. They also provide predictions for the upcoming period.

Michelle Gingras

Michelle Gingras currently serves as the host and reporter for Rangers telecasts on MSG Networks. Alongside, she conducts player interviews and covers the news of the New York Red Bulls. 

NY Rangers Post Game Announcers 

NY Rangers post-game announcers provide replays of the key moments in the game. Also, they are responsible for the interviews with players, mentors, and managers of the team.

The newscaster covers footage of the celebration, previews of the next game, and championship or MVP trophy presentations. In the case of the Blueshirts, Dave Maloney and Ron Duguauy were hired for the responsibilities during the late 2000s.

John Giannone

John Giannone currently serves as the studio host of the Rangers games on the MSG Network and provides coverage during the pre-and post-game shows.

The sportscaster has been with the network since 2002 and mostly worked as a rinkside reporter and a studio host.

NY Rangers Commentators, And Broadcaster

NY Rangers commentators and broadcasters include Joe Micheletti since 2006. Micheletti joined the team in place of John Davidson.

The commentator or the analyst provides background information, like the strategy and statistics of the team and athletes. They are the assists to the main commentator. The positions are handled mostly by former athletes and coaches.

Joe Micheletti

Joe Micheletti is a former defenseman of the NHL. He has played for St. Louis Blues and Colorado Rockies in his five years NHL career.

After bidding goodbye to his playing career, he started working as an ice-level reporter for NBC, Fox, and ESPN. Eventually, he joined the Rangers on MSG Network in 2006 and partnered with Sam Rosen.

Steve Valiquette

Before joining the MSG network to cover the Rangers, Steve Valiquette played most of his NHL career for the team.

Steve began blocking the puck in the rink for New York Islanders in the 1999-2000 season. After a season with the Oilers, the goalie joined the Blueshirts for the 2003-2004 season.

Henrik Lundqvist

Another analyst and a former goaltender who spent his entire NHL carer with the team is Henrik Lundqvist. Henrik was considered a butterfly-style goalie.

Vezina Trophy 2012 winner is the only netminder in NHL history to record 11 30-win seasons in the first twelve seasons.  In August 2021, he retired as a player, and the same year, he covered the Rangers game on the MSG Network.

NY Rangers Broadcast Network And Team

NY Rangers broadcast network and team are MGG Network and WEPN. MSG Entertainment owns the television network. 

The American regional cable and satellite television network started covering the Rangers game in the 1969-1970 season.

Sportscaster Jim Gordon provided real-time commentary, while Robert Alfred Wolff assisted Gordon with the color commentary at the time.

The following season, HBO aired the team game. On November 8, 1972, the network telecasted the first sports news of the Rangers and Vancouver Canucks with the service electric cable system.

Vladimir Tarasenko at the opening night of the Tarasenkshow on Broadway met with rave reviews
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Not only the Rangers, but bt the MSG also covers New York City sports, including the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils of the NHL, and New York Red Bulls of the Major League Soccer.

On the other hand, WEPN all-sport radio station began airing the team games in the 2005-2006 season. Before that, the commercial radio station WFAN was on duty.

What Channel Is The Rangers Game On Tonight?

The Rangers game is on MSG, MSG+, ABC, ESPN, TNT, TBS, and NHL Network tonight. Local fans can watch every game for free via FuboTV or DirectTV Stream.

"The Broadway Bluseshirts" fans can enjoy their games in several ways depending on their preferences. The first and easiest way is with cable.

The MSG Network will broadcast the game live on television. Also, the channel can be accessed through cable and internet service providers like Xfinity, Spectrum, and Optimum.

The NHL franchise has already announced its schedule for the 2023-2024 season. Some of the regular season games in October are:

  • October 12: At KeyBank Center at 7:00 pm @Buffalo Sabres
  • October 14: At Nationwide Arena at 7:00 pm @ Columbus Blue Jackets
  • October 16: At Madison Square Garden at 7:00 pm, vs Arizona Coyotes
  • October 19: At Madison Square Garden at 7:00 pm, vs Nashville Predators
  • October 21: At Climate Pledge Arena at 10:00 pm @ Seattle Kraken
  • October 24: At Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:45 pm @ Calgary Flames

Streaming App

The Rangers games are available on streaming apps such as Hulu+ Live TV, Youtube Tv, and FuboTV. These can be the perfect option for viewers without cable.

They can be accessed via television, computer, and mobile devices. That makes the viewers easier to catch up with the game from any location.

How To Watch NY Rangers Games Without Cable?

The most convenient way to watch NY Rangers games without cable is through a streaming service. You can get multiple options like Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and ESPN Plus.

All these options can be accessible only if you have a secure and dependable internet connection. Also, these services charge a monthly fee.

  • Hulu + Live TV
  • fuboTV
  • YouTube TV
  • Amazon Firestick
  • Roku

Watch NY Rangers Game Live Online Free

You can watch the NY Rangers game live online free on Sling TV. It is available online or via the Sling app on Roku, Amazon Firestick, and Xbox.

Likewise, FuboTV provides a free trial period of fourteen days, and Hulu Live TV provides that of seven days.

List Of NY Rangers Podcast Host and Podcaster

List of NY Rangers podcast host and podcaster is presented below:

Podcast NameHost
1. New York PaingersJacob Berkowitz
2. Blueshirts BreakawayRyan Mead and Greg Kaplan
3. New Ice CityVincent Mercogliano
4. Locked On RangersJon Chik
5. Keefe To The CityNeil Keefe
6. Up In The Blue SeatsMollie Walker and Jake Brown
7. The Broadway HatKyle Hall
8. New York GrooveBrian McKeon
9. Forever BlueshirtsAnthony Scultore
10. Cold StoveBrett Merriman