REPORT: YES to End Mike Francesa WFAN Simulcast

According to the New York Daily News’ Bob Raissman, YES Network will end its long-running simulcast of Mike Francesa’s radio show next month. Since 2002, YES had aired WFAN’s Mike and the Mad Dog and then Mike Francesa’s show when he went solo starting in 2008. Raissman reports that the YES decision had nothing to […]

WFAN to Begin Airing New York Yankees Games in 2014

Just announced by CBS Radio and Mike Francesa on WFAN, the New York Yankees will move from WCBS-AM to WFAN starting next season. It means the New York Mets will have a new radio home starting next season. Under the agreement, the Yankees will be heard on both WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM. Both […]

Mike Francesa Signs Long-Term Contract to Remain on WFAN

He’s been fodder for plenty of jokes, been caught falling asleep on live television, allegedly received a police escort and held up a plane to New Orleans earlier this year, yelled at numerous callers and has made countless handwaves to numerous producers, but it all doesn’t matter. After plenty of speculation that Mike Francesa would […]

Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s do some linkage while I have some time. USA Today’s Michael Hiestand notes NBC’s hiring of Tiger Woods pal Notah Begay to its golf team. He replaces Dottie Pepper who went to the PGA of America. Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand profiles ESPN PR pioneer Rosa Gatti who is retiring from the network after […]

A Saturday Sports Media Notebook

Fridays are becoming way too busy for me. I need to find a way to stop it. Anyway, I have some links and thoughts for you in this latest edition of the notebook. ESPN’s Sean McDonough hopes to return to the broadcast booth after undergoing surgery to correct a rare inner ear condition that caused […]

A Long Overdue Sports Media Thoughts Post

Time for some long overdue sports media thoughts. First I want to apologize for the lack of content over the last three days. I’ve been helping in dealing with a family crisis and that’s been taking my time. Suffice to say that it might influence the number of posts this week into next. I’ll do […]

CBS Radio Purchases New York FM Station, Plans To Put WFAN on Signal

This news has broken over the last hour. CBS Radio has announced that it has purchased the 101.9 FM frequency in New York, currently a rock station operated by Merlin Media. CBS plans to put its venerable sports radio station, WFAN on the FM dial, maintaining an AM/FM simulcast for the time being. WFAN has […]

Checking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Let’s provide some mid-week linkage before I get too busy later on. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily writes that NBC’s overnight rating for Tuesday’s Olympic primetime was up from the comparable night four years ago. Tripp Mickle of SBJ says NBC is about to set up a set of exhibition beach volleyball matches between […]

Let's Do The Friday Megalinks

Time for Friday linkage. The Weekend Viewing Picks have your sports and entertainment suggestions. Let’s get cracking. National Michael Hiestand from USA Today looks at TNT’s plans to go mostly split-screen during breaks for Saturday’s NASCAR race. Tom Perrotta of the Wall Street Journal reports that the one Wimbledon souvenir the players want is the […]

Jonesing For Tuesday Linkage

Ok, maybe you’re not jonesing for the linkage, but at least you can read them at your leisure. Sometimes I think way too long about the title of the post and this is the case today. Anyway, let’s get to the links. Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal reports that NBC and Google are […]

CBS To Launch CBS Sports Radio in 2013

Breaking now, we learn that just a week and a half after NBC Sports had announced earlier this month that it would launch a radio network with Dial Global, CBS Radio has unveiled its plans to launch a sports radio network of its own partnering with Cumulus Media. And it’s quite interesting that CBS and […]

Some More Overdue Sports Media Thoughts

Yesterday, I provided two overdue sports media thoughts. Today, it’s time to do some more. As always, they’re in bullet form. I like what the NBC Sports Group has done on the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Covering all the games has paid off with higher ratings thus far. By giving all of the games a […]

Knocking Out Some Wednesday Linkage

Time for some linkage again. Starting with Sports Business Daily which gauges media reaction to last night’s extravagant NFL regular season schedule release on both ESPN and NFL Network. Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News reviews both the Monday Night and expanded Thursday Night Football schedules. Ed Sherman at the Sherman Report has your potential hits […]

Bringing Out The Mid-Week Linkage

Let’s do our linkage for today. It’s going to snow in Southern New England so I’m doing this early in case I have bug out later. Starting with USA Today’s Michael Hiestand, we learn that ESPN will be streaming its Championship Week games on Facebook, but not everyone will be able to see the games. […]

Some Quick Thursday Links

Ok, going to attempt some linkage here. Quite busy, but I’ll try to sneak some stuff for you. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Daily looks at the new $3.99 charge for the new March Madness Live app for the NCAA Tournament. R. Thomas Umstead of Multichannel News/Broadcasting & Cable also writes about the new March […]