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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Raissman: Francesa insists WFAN exit plan isn’t a ploy

Not very original. Howard Stern performed this act every three of four years while working for K-Rock.

Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa’s Retirement Announcement Tour rolled on Wednesday with His Holiness again saying he will call it quits when his contract expires in 2017.

“It’s not a negotiating ploy,” Francesa contended during his WFAN soiree. “...What I said is true. It’s going to be the end of the road as far as doing this everyday. That’s what the plan is.”

Francesa first broke the news of his intention to end his WFAN ministry to Fox Sports One’s Katie Nolan Tuesday during her “Garbage Time” podcast.

“I’m not saying it (his departure from FAN) will be the end of me broadcasting,” Francesa said Wednesday. “I don’t think it will be. Or maybe I won’t do anything, I have no idea. But you know what, it’s been a heck of a run.”

A run that also recently included him butting heads with suits from WFAN and CBS, which owns the station. Francesa went out of his way claiming that relationship has been repaired.

JEe (Jason) Posted: January 20, 2016 at 03:25 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: blowhards, douchebag, fatass, idiot, mike francesa, my aching head, radio

Saturday, September 12, 2015

How social media is killing the post game radio show - LA Times

I hardly ever listen to the radio now. There was a time that when I was out of the house I’d listen to the game broadcast to keep up on the score. I don’t need to do that anymore. I have the MLB At Bat that I can use to follow the Red Sox *and* all the other games that are going on.

I also don’t listen to local sports talk on the radio. I can listen to MLB Radio on Sirius. MLB Radio isn’t perfect but the discussions and guest and better than the local stuff. If I am not driving, I can also follow the sport via the web on sites like this one.

When I’m home the MLB Network is often on the television and/or I’m on the Internet reading baseball content. There are also a lot of informative podcasts. I can literally watch any game I want to via MLB At Bat.

In other words, of all my options, radio is the least interesting or useful to me.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 12, 2015 at 07:58 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: media, radio

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