Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
Newsday was nice enough to dedicate three pages in Sunday’s sports section to my look back at WFAN history through the eyes of five long-time staff members who have performed various roles for the station.
But even that was hardly enough room to include all of the wisdom I gathered from John Minko, Eddie Scozzare, Dov Kramer, Mike Francesa and Bob Gelb.
I also didn’t include some thoughts...Read more »
CBS announced Thursday it is launching a new national sports radio network, a week after NBC did the same.
What will be the impact on CBS-owned WFAN? Close to zero, with the exception of brief hourly national updates and perhaps more on-air visits from CBS-affiliated guests. After 25 years, the FAN has no intention of giving up on the local strategy that made it what it is.
The more...Read more »
ESPN Radio made some inroads with listeners in May, its first month at 98.7 FM after a ratings-challenged decade at 1050 AM.
General manager David Roberts was particularly encouraged by the cumulative audience, which measured more than 1.3 million people at least sampling the channel, up almost double from May 2011. (The deep playoff run by the Rangers, usually a ratings afterthought, helped...Read more »
ESPN has spent more than a decade banging its head against the WFAN wall in New York’s sports talk radio wars, unable to overtake the station that invented the genre but unwilling to give up.
Now, at last, the network has made a move that could be a game-changer.
Starting Monday, ESPN Radio’s New York outlet will move to 98.7 FM, replacing the venerable rhythm and blues station KISS-FM,...Read more »