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Carton-Esiason morning show headed to MSG Network

Mornings on MSG never will be the same.

The network plans beginning after Labor Day to simulcast WFAN's morning show featuring Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, a person familiar with the discussions said.

A contract has not been signed, but barring a snag the show should debut in September. A spokesman for MSG declined to comment.

WFAN's afternoon show has been on YES since the network launched in 2002. MSG tried to secure Mike Francesa's show when its contract with YES was up, but YES renewed last year.

Carton and Esiason took over WFAN's morning drive time slot in September 2007, replacing Don Imus, and since have risen to No. 1 in the ratings among men ages 25-54.

Esiason had a weekly talk show on MSG until last year.

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