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Chris Russo recently cut back his show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours. But fear not, Mad Dog fans: You will get one of those hours back during baseball season with “High Heat with Christopher Russo,’’ in which a news release promised he will “bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery’’ to MLB Network.
In addition to his own unique verbal stylings, Mr. Russo...Read more »
The Mets and Clear Channel Media, their new radio partner, announced Thursday that Howie Rose and Josh Lewin will move with the team from WFAN to WOR for the 2014 season.
The news was expected, but earlier in the offseason Clear Channel had considered former players to replace Lewin before settling on having him back.
Rose will begin his 19th season calling Mets games and Lewin his third....Read more »
Fox Sports 1 has emerged as a contender to simulcast Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show, which if it occurs could make for some very interesting company picnics.
Now that Fox is set to increase its stake in the YES Network to 80 percent, the simulcasts of both Francesa’s show and Michael Kay’s ESPN New York radio show could both be on Fox-owned channels.
Did I mention Francesa and Kay are...Read more »
Michael Kay opened his first simulcast on the YES Network Monday with a not-so-veiled shot at WFAN's Mike Francesa, who occupied that time slot for 12 years.
Shortly after going on the air at 3 p.m., Kay dumped a plastic bottle of Diet Coke - Francesa's longtime beverage of choice - into a garbage can held by his partner, Don LaGreca.
The gag was executed wordlessly, but the reference...Read more »
Chris Russo's new deal with Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which kicked in early last autumn, does not pay as much as the old one did, but it does come with saner work hours.
Russo used to work from 2 to 7 p.m., a long shift by any talk radio standards but even more so because of Sirius' limited commercial breaks.
Now he works 3 to 6 p.m., although he will expand those hours to 3 to 7 during...Read more »
The YES Network made official Thursday what long had been expected: That Michael Kay's ESPN New York radio program will be simulcast on YES starting Feb. 3.
That will be the day after WFAN's Mike Francesa concludes his run at the station with his Super Bowl Sunday morning show.
Francesa and his former partner, Chris Russo, had their show simulcast on YES since the network's inception...Read more »
With WFAN's Mike Francesa winding down his long simulcast run on YES - his final show will be Super Bowl Sunday morning - the network is poised to make official what long has been expected:
That Francesa's afternoon drive time counterpart at ESPN Radio, Michael Kay, will take over most of that time slot, effective Feb. 3.
The announcement could come as early as Thursday.
Francesa...Read more »
The Keith Olbermann vs. WFAN show host media battle continued later this week. First, there was Olberman v. Boomer & Carton.
Now, Mike Francesa is all up in the mix. Watch the back-and-forth in the two clips embedded below.
(Newsday's app users can watch at youtube.com/watch?v=aOlwzu7WX30 [Francesa] and youtube.com/watch?v=_gKDgRohxaY [Olbermann])...Read more »
CBS Radio announced a partnership with the Nets and Barclays Center that will increase WFAN's coverage of the Nets - including a weekly show about the team - and bring other Barclays Center events, such as college basketball and boxing, to the station.
The arena and CBS Radio also will partner on a concert series and other live events....Read more »
Jared Max, the ESPN New York Radio early morning host who made headlines in 2011 for announcing on the air that he is gay, no longer will appear on the station, Max and ESPN announced Wednesday.
Max, who had partnered with Robin Lundberg from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m., issued the following statement:
"I am sorry that 'Maxed Out' will not continue on ESPN New York. I treasure the experiences...Read more »