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Mike Francesa to announce TV home Wednesday

WFAN long-time employee Mike Francesa, just before his

WFAN long-time employee Mike Francesa, just before his show. Francesa commented about the stations 25th anniversary. This is for a feature from Neil Best on the station's history and future in New York and the region. (June 19, 2012) Photo by Craig Ruttle

Mike Francesa said early in his WFAN show Tuesday afternoon that "the deal is done" for a new simulcast home and that he will announce it Wednesday.

Newsday reported Feb. 9 that he was bound for Fox Sports 1.

Francesa was simulcast on the YES Network from 2002 until Super Bowl Sunday this year. The next day, ESPN New York's Michael Kay moved into Francesa's old time slot on YES.

Fox owns 80 percent of YES, so the afternoon sports talk rivals will be under the same corporate umbrella for their simulcasts.


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