MSG's 'Boomer and Carton' simulcast contract expires

Boomer Esiason is on the mic weekday mornings Boomer Esiason is on the mic weekday mornings as one-half of the "Boomer and Carton" show on WFAN radio. Photo Credit: Newsday/Alan Raia

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The contract for WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" radio show to be simulcast on MSG expired Friday, so as of now the program will not be seen on television beginning Monday.

MSG is believed to want the show back -- if the price is right -- and has had talks aimed at a renewal but with no agreement. The show also has had discussions with the YES Network, which has simulcast Mike Francesa's WFAN program since 2002.

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If MSG is presented with a formal offer from YES it will have the right to match terms, but that had not occurred as of late Friday afternoon.

If the show does depart for YES -- or anywhere else -- it will be off of TV during a contractually mandated waiting period believed to last into early next year.

MSG issued a statement that read, "We are proud to have been the television home of 'The Boomer & Carton Show' for the past three years, and although to date no agreement has been reached to continue the show on the network, Boomer, Craig, WFAN and the entire staff have been tremendous partners to MSG over the years."

The uncertainty over the show's simulcast future will have no effect on its radio home on WFAN.

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