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Mike Francesa's producer moves on

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the beginning of his show. (June 19, 2012) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Mike Francesa-ologists went into red alert with the news another of his producers, Ray Martel, has moved on, in this case after two-plus years at the helm.

By all accounts Martel departed on good terms, moving on to the new national CBS morning show.

Martel sought more favorable work hours for a family man, but the switch also provides stability as we begin what figures to be a popular guessing game all year:

Will Francesa re-up when his contract expires early in 2014? It’s still too soon to tell, as far as I can tell. (And by the way, his old partner Chris Russo’s deal with Sirius XM Satellite Radio expires in September.)

Tags: WFAN , Mike Francesa

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