WFAN will not waste any time moving on from the Mike Francesa era in afternoon drive time.
Chris Carlin is scheduled to work all five weekdays next week, and is expected to be joined on Thursday and Friday by Maggie Gray and Bart Scott, offering listeners a preview of the new show that officially launches on Jan. 2.
The week of Dec. 25 presumably will feature fill-in hosts in that time slot.
Francesa’s final show is scheduled for Friday.
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