WFAN Inks Francesa To Long-Term Extension; Sunday Show Joining CBS Radio Lineup
N.Y.'s WFAN has signed Mike Francesa to a long-term extension, keeping the radio host in the afternoon drive slot for several years. The contract's length and value were not made available initially. As part of the deal, CBS Sports Radio will make Francesa's Sunday morning show "The NFL Now" available to its 250+ affiliates across the country. Francesa joined WFAN when the radio station launched in '87 (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER? NEWSDAY's Neil Best wrote on Twitter, "There is no chance of "Mike and the Mad Dog" getting back together. Not sure where Chris Russo will end up. Sirius deal expires in Sept. ... BTW still no timetable for CBS Radio to put its national shows on its AM or FM channel in NY. WFAN stays on both channels for now. ... Not sure where Chris Russo ends up. Re-sign with Sirius for less money? NBC radio/TV? Obviously juiciest scenario is going to ESPN" (TWITTER.com, 4/2).