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'Boomer & Carton' to be simulcast on CBS Sports Network

WFAN radio personalities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton

WFAN radio personalities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton in the studio during their morning show. on Feb. 20, 2008. Credit: Newsday / Alan Raia

CBS Sports Network will simulcast WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" morning show beginning in January, the network announced Monday.

The WFAN program, which had been seen on MSG until its contract with that network expired in September, plans to continue focusing on New York-area sports despite its presence on a nationally distributed channel.

CBS owns both the TV network and WFAN, providing corporate synergy, especially for the fledgling TV outlet, whose ratings are not yet recorded by Nielsen.

WFAN's afternoon program, originally "Mike and the Mad Dog" and now Mike Francesa's solo show, has been simulcast on YES since that network premiered in 2002. The contract to carry Francesa's show expires early next year.

There had been reports YES was interested in adding the morning show to its roster, but CBS executives were believed to favor adding the Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton hosted program to CBSSN to bolster its programming slate.

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