NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mike Francesa, a true icon of sports talk radio in America, is coming to FOX Sports.
FOX Sports and CBS RADIO’s WFAN-AM/FM, the most-listened-to sports radio station in the nation, have reached a multi-year, multi-media agreement that brings Francesa’s popular radio show to the nation’s newest sports networks, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2, live from coast-to-coast. The announcement was made today by David Nathanson, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
The Mike Francesa Show begins weekday telecasts Monday, March 24 on FOX Sports 1 from 1:00-4:00 PM and on FOX Sports 2 from 4:00-6:00 PM. The program will continue to originate from WFAN’s lower Manhattan studios and broadcast locally at 66AM and 101.9FM and on nationwide on WFAN.com via the CBS Radio.com streaming service. The show will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO through participating video providers.
“We are thrilled to add Mike Francesa to our FOX Sports family of channels,” said Nathanson. “Mike is without question one of the most popular sports personalities in New York and has maintained a significant national reputation through his syndicated NFL show and his WFAN program, which was previously simulcast on YES. He’s knowledgeable and opinionated with an ability to attract top-name guests who appeal to sports fans everywhere. This is a fantastic addition to FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.”