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Paternity Leave Takes Center Stage as Announcers Chastise Baseball Player - Posted April 3, 2014
This story grabbed our attention like you wouldn't believe. Maybe that's because maternity leave in America seems rather succinct compared to various countries. And no one really talks about the understated yet valuable leave as well for the father. According to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, women are entitle... [TVNewser]

Mike Francesa Inks New Multi-Year Deal To Stay At WFAN - Posted April 2, 2013
New York sports talk-radio icon Mike Francesa has inked a new, long-term deal with CBS Radio. As part of the deal he will continue on as a host at WFAN (660AM/101.9FM) in the PM drive slot (1:30-6:30PM), and will also bring his WFAN Sunday prog... [Fishbowl NY]

Mike Francesa Inks New Multi-Year Deal To Stay At WFAN - Posted April 2, 2013
New York sports talk-radio icon Mike Francesa has inked a new, long-term deal with CBS Radio. As part of the deal he will continue on as a host at WFAN (660AM/101.9FM) in the PM drive slot (1:30-6:30PM), and will also bring his WFAN Sunday prog... [FishbowlNY]

Is CBS Sports Radio Ready to Take Over 660? - Posted January 28, 2013
A report is swirling today that the upstart network is about get its much needed New York home--at the venerable 660 AM. That would mean, according to the New York Daily News' Bob Raissman, WFAN would no longer be a simulcast, just the 101.9 FM signal. While WFAN and CBS Radio Sports... [Fishbowl NY]

Is CBS Sports Radio Ready to Take Over 660? - Posted January 28, 2013
A report is swirling today that the upstart network is about get its much needed New York home--at the venerable 660 AM. That would mean, according to the New York Daily News' Bob Raissman, WFAN would no longer be a simulcast, just the 101.9 FM signal. While WFAN and CBS Radio Sports... [FishbowlNY]

WNBC's Bruce Beck Nails Sixth Straight New York Sportscaster of the Year Award - Posted January 15, 2013
Think of the New York Yankees of the 1940s and 1950, or to a lesser degree the Joe Torre era of the late 1990s. All the teams did was win. Well, Bruce Beck has become a local TV news dynasty. For the sixth consecutive year, the WNBC ... [Fishbowl NY]

WNBC's Bruce Beck Nails Sixth Straight New York Sportscaster of the Year Award - Posted January 15, 2013
Think of the New York Yankees of the 1940s and 1950, or to a lesser degree the Joe Torre era of the late 1990s. All the teams did was win. Well, Bruce Beck has become a local TV news dynasty. For the sixth consecutive year, the WNBC ... [FishbowlNY]

The Annual Hungerthon Underway on CBS Radio Stations; Dedicated to Pete Fornatale - Posted December 12, 2012
WhyHunger is the organization at the heart of Hungerthon, the yearly charity event broadcast today on many stations, primarily owned by CBS Radio. Started in 1975, this year's event takes on a special need--victims of Superstorm Sandy. The devastation altered the airing of Hungerthon, which traditionally runs close to Th... [Fishbowl NY]

The Annual Hungerthon Underway on CBS Radio Stations; Dedicated to Pete Fornatale - Posted December 12, 2012
WhyHunger is the organization at the heart of Hungerthon, the yearly charity event broadcast today on many stations, primarily owned by CBS Radio. Started in 1975, this year's event takes on a special need--victims of Superstorm Sandy. The devastation altered the airing of Hungerthon, which traditionally runs close to Th... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN to Begin FM Simulcast Friday - Posted October 29, 2012
The deal is done! WFAN makes its debut as a FM simulcast of 660 AM Friday morning at 12:01. Mike Francesa told listeners today that WFAN pr... [Fishbowl NY]

WFAN to Begin FM Simulcast Friday - Posted October 29, 2012
The deal is done! WFAN makes its debut as a FM simulcast of 660 AM Friday morning at 12:01. Mike Francesa told listeners today that WFAN pr... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 28, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners, September 21 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 28, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners, September 21 ... [FishbowlNY]

Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners - Posted September 21, 2012
The annual Marconi Awards were presented at last night's NAB gala in Dallas. There is a touch of New York sprinkled in the awards that recognize the best in radio. Mike Francesa was named Major Market Personality of the Year. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mike Francesa and WBLS Are Marconi Award Winners - Posted September 21, 2012
The annual Marconi Awards were presented at last night's NAB gala in Dallas. There is a touch of New York sprinkled in the awards that recognize the best in radio. Mike Francesa was named Major Market Personality of the Year. ... [FishbowlNY]

WEPN Signs Michael Kay to a Three-Year Extension - Posted September 17, 2012
Michael Kay will remain on double duty for several years to come. Kay inked a three-year deal as one of the main voices on ESPN New York 98.7 FM/WEPN... [Fishbowl NY]

WEPN Signs Michael Kay to a Three-Year Extension - Posted September 17, 2012
Michael Kay will remain on double duty for several years to come. Kay inked a three-year deal as one of the main voices on ESPN New York 98.7 FM/WEPN... [FishbowlNY]

(Video) Mike Francesa On-Air Nap Becomes Viral Sensation - Posted September 13, 2012
Fear not if you haven't seen Mike Francesa dozing off during his WFAN afternoon show this week, we have it after the jump. It was unbeknownst to his radio followers as the veteran host nodded while Yankee beat reporter ... [Fishbowl NY]

(Video) Mike Francesa On-Air Nap Becomes Viral Sensation - Posted September 13, 2012
Fear not if you haven't seen Mike Francesa dozing off during his WFAN afternoon show this week, we have it after the jump. It was unbeknownst to his radio followers as the veteran host nodded while Yankee beat reporter ... [FishbowlNY]

Eli Manning To Join WFAN, Mike Francesa During Giants Season - Posted August 23, 2012
Defending Super Bowl champion quarterback Eli Manning has inked a multi-year deal with WFAN. Manning will be interviewed live by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Eli Manning To Join WFAN, Mike Francesa During Giants Season - Posted August 23, 2012
Defending Super Bowl champion quarterback Eli Manning has inked a multi-year deal with WFAN. Manning will be interviewed live by ... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN, Mike Francesa in Running for Marconi Awards - Posted July 20, 2012
WFAN, which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month, is nominated for a pair of Marconi Awards. The Marconis are awarded to stations and personalities for excellence in broadcasting. WFAN gets named in the legendary station category for this first time ever. The station is nominated with KYW-AM in Philadelphia,... [Fishbowl NY]

WFAN, Mike Francesa in Running for Marconi Awards - Posted July 20, 2012
WFAN, which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this month, is nominated for a pair of Marconi Awards. The Marconis are awarded to stations and personalities for excellence in broadcasting. WFAN gets named in the legendary station category for this first time ever. The station is nominated with KYW-AM in Philadelphia,... [FishbowlNY]

Mike Francesa Named Most Influential Sports Talker - Posted July 17, 2012
For several years, Talkers magazine has compiled the "Heavy Hundred" talk radio hosts. With sports such a huge radio genre, the magazine is unveiling its first list of 100 Most Important Sports Talk Hosts in America. Numerous New York personalities dot the survey. But you can start right at the top, as... [Fishbowl NY]

Mike Francesa Named Most Influential Sports Talker - Posted July 17, 2012
For several years, Talkers magazine has compiled the "Heavy Hundred" talk radio hosts. With sports such a huge radio genre, the magazine is unveiling its first list of 100 Most Important Sports Talk Hosts in America. Numerous New York personalities dot the survey. But you can start right at the top, as... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted July 6, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Dave Price Gets Started on ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted July 6, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Dave Price Gets Started on ... [FishbowlNY]

Signs in Air for WFAN to Make FM Jump - Posted July 6, 2012
Coming off its silver anniversary celebration, WFAN, the most powerful all-sports station in America, may be positioning itself for a dramatic dial switch to FM. Several factors are at play for WFAN to make that leap of frequency: First and foremost is last month's announcement that CBS Sports Radio is being created.... [Fishbowl NY]

Signs in Air for WFAN to Make FM Jump - Posted July 6, 2012
Coming off its silver anniversary celebration, WFAN, the most powerful all-sports station in America, may be positioning itself for a dramatic dial switch to FM. Several factors are at play for WFAN to make that leap of frequency: First and foremost is last month's announcement that CBS Sports Radio is being created.... [FishbowlNY]

Mike Francesa '50-50' on Renewing WFAN Contract in Two Years - Posted June 29, 2012
Whether you call him arrogant, curt, opinionated, argumentative, abrupt, or intolerant, Mike Francesa agrees. However, as we conclude our celebration of ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mike Francesa '50-50' on Renewing WFAN Contract in Two Years - Posted June 29, 2012
Whether you call him arrogant, curt, opinionated, argumentative, abrupt, or intolerant, Mike Francesa agrees. However, as we conclude our celebration of ... [FishbowlNY]

Sexism Struggles for WFAN's First Voice, Suzyn Waldman: They Were 'Terrible to Me' - Posted June 28, 2012
America's first, all-sports radio station--WFAN--had its first, full-blown workout on July 1, 1987 at the stroke of 3 p.m., and at 1050 on the AM dial. Not so incidental is the fact that ... [Fishbowl NY]

Sexism Struggles for WFAN's First Voice, Suzyn Waldman: They Were 'Terrible to Me' - Posted June 28, 2012
America's first, all-sports radio station--WFAN--had its first, full-blown workout on July 1, 1987 at the stroke of 3 p.m., and at 1050 on the AM dial. Not so incidental is the fact that ... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN Original John Minko 'Didn't Know What to Expect' When Station Started 25 Years Ago - Posted June 26, 2012
Courtesy: newyork.cbslocal.com Our special series marking WFAN's silver anniversary cannot overlook John M... [Fishbowl NY]

WFAN Original John Minko 'Didn't Know What to Expect' When Station Started 25 Years Ago - Posted June 26, 2012
Courtesy: newyork.cbslocal.com Our special series marking WFAN's silver anniversary cannot overlook John M... [FishbowlNY]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [FishbowlLA]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [Fishbowl NY]

The Chernoff Chronicles: Celebrating 25 Years of WFAN - Posted June 25, 2012
The nation's first all-sports radio station is about to celebrate 25 years, and FishbowlNY is joining in the accolades. Beginning today, we start a special, week-long series commemorating WFAN's silver milestone July 1. There are interviews with two charter members of the station, the first person on the air, and the signa... [FishbowlNY]

ESPN 98.7 Finds Positives in First Ratings Since Move to FM - Posted June 12, 2012
The first Arbitron PPM ratings since the changes for WBLS and WEPN are out. Inner City's WBLS powered up the survey to number four. The Urban station leaped 2.2. It was the first full month since ... [Fishbowl NY]

ESPN 98.7 Finds Positives in First Ratings Since Move to FM - Posted June 12, 2012
The first Arbitron PPM ratings since the changes for WBLS and WEPN are out. Inner City's WBLS powered up the survey to number four. The Urban station leaped 2.2. It was the first full month since ... [FishbowlNY]

YES Network's Michael Kay Goes to Blows on Twitter with College Student - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_61615" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: web.yesnetwork.com"][/caption] Yankees announcer Michael Kay got into a war of words on Twitter. The flap took place early Monday when Kay tweeted followers for their choice of lead to... [Fishbowl NY]

YES Network's Michael Kay Goes to Blows on Twitter with College Student - Posted June 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_61615" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Courtesy: web.yesnetwork.com"][/caption] Yankees announcer Michael Kay got into a war of words on Twitter. The flap took place early Monday when Kay tweeted followers for their choice of lead to... [FishbowlNY]

WEPN/ESPN 1050 Sees Growth in Keys Demos - Posted April 5, 2012
While WEPN/ESPN 1050 is hardly declaring victory, the upstart All-Sports station wants it known that there is growth in them thar hills! ESPN held a press junket yesterday at the new MLB Fan Cave in Greenwich Village. FishbowlNY met 1050 general manager Dav... [Fishbowl NY]

WEPN/ESPN 1050 Sees Growth in Keys Demos - Posted April 5, 2012
While WEPN/ESPN 1050 is hardly declaring victory, the upstart All-Sports station wants it known that there is growth in them thar hills! ESPN held a press junket yesterday at the new MLB Fan Cave in Greenwich Village. FishbowlNY met 1050 general manager Dav... [FishbowlNY]

YES Network Celebrates 10 Years with Anniversary Program - Posted February 15, 2012
Popping the cork on a milestone, the YES Network airs a special March 13--10 Years of YES. The two-hour program takes viewers down memory lane from the past decade. The regional sports network debuted March 19, 2002. Along with some memorable moments from YES telecasts, game announcers will recount their own tales... [Fishbowl NY]

YES Network Celebrates 10 Years with Anniversary Program - Posted February 15, 2012
Popping the cork on a milestone, the YES Network airs a special March 13--10 Years of YES. The two-hour program takes viewers down memory lane from the past decade. The regional sports network debuted March 19, 2002. Along with some memorable moments from YES telecasts, game announcers will recount their own tales... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted November 11, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem (left), November 9 ... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted November 11, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem (left), November 9 ... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN's Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal - Posted November 9, 2011
WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa yesterday gave special focus to the alleged child sex scandal that rocked Penn State University this week. Francesa was joined by fill-in host, and Penn State alum, ... [Fishbowl NY]

WFAN's Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal - Posted November 9, 2011
WFAN afternoon host Mike Francesa yesterday gave special focus to the alleged child sex scandal that rocked Penn State University this week. Francesa was joined by fill-in host, and Penn State alum, ... [FishbowlNY]

Mets End Season with WFAN's Mike Francesa in Radio Booth - Posted September 27, 2011
Afternoon host Mike Francesa is heading to Citi Field for tomorrow's final game of the Mets season. Francesa will join Howie Rose and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mets End Season with WFAN's Mike Francesa in Radio Booth - Posted September 27, 2011
Afternoon host Mike Francesa is heading to Citi Field for tomorrow's final game of the Mets season. Francesa will join Howie Rose and ... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN Dwindles Contest Candidates to Five Finalists Hoping to Host Show - Posted August 8, 2011
For the second year in a row, WFAN is following in the steps of the zillion reality TV programs by searching for the next sports radio host. With the grand prize of hosting their own WFAN show for one year, the finals will be held Friday, August 19, at Bar A, in... [GalleyCat]

WFAN Dwindles Contest Candidates to Five Finalists Hoping to Host Show - Posted August 8, 2011
For the second year in a row, WFAN is following in the steps of the zillion reality TV programs by searching for the next sports radio host. With the grand prize of hosting their own WFAN show for one year, the finals will be held Friday, August 19, at Bar A, in... [Fishbowl NY]

WFAN Dwindles Contest Candidates to Five Finalists Hoping to Host Show - Posted August 8, 2011
For the second year in a row, WFAN is following in the steps of the zillion reality TV programs by searching for the next sports radio host. With the grand prize of hosting their own WFAN show for one year, the finals will be held Friday, August 19, at Bar A, in... [FishbowlNY]

2011 Marconi Radio Award Finalists Named; WFAN and Mike Francesa in Running - Posted July 18, 2011
The National Association of Broadcasting has selected the 2011 Marconi Radio Award finalists. The Marconis are given to the top stations and personalities in varying sized markets across the country. In the legendary station category, CBS Radio's WFAN is in the group with KCBS-AM in San Francisco, KIIS in Los Angeles, WBBM-AM... [Fishbowl NY]

2011 Marconi Radio Award Finalists Named; WFAN and Mike Francesa in Running - Posted July 18, 2011
The National Association of Broadcasting has selected the 2011 Marconi Radio Award finalists. The Marconis are given to the top stations and personalities in varying sized markets across the country. In the legendary station category, CBS Radio's WFAN is in the group with KCBS-AM in San Francisco, KIIS in Los Angeles, WBBM-AM... [FishbowlNY]

WFAN Bests Lupica and ESPN 1050 - Posted July 13, 2011
Mike Lupica, Daily News (N.Y.) columnist and czar of the Sunday Sports Reporters on ESPN, was expected to join ESPN 1050 in New York, go head to head with ... [SportsNewser]

Mike Francesa Ending Mike'd Up After Seven Years - Posted July 12, 2011
Radio talk show host Mike Francesa is ending his WNBC-TV Sunday night sports show, Mike'd Up, ... [UnBeige]

Mike Francesa Ending Mike'd Up After Seven Years - Posted July 12, 2011
Radio talk show host Mike Francesa is ending his WNBC-TV Sunday night sports show, Mike'd Up, ... [SportsNewser]

Audio: Mike Francesa Verbally Destroys Tiki Barber - Posted June 22, 2011
Curious as to why folks hate Tiki Barber? Listen to his ... [SportsNewser]

WFAN Hosting Fantasy Phenom II Challenge - Posted June 1, 2011
Sports fans looking for their big break in the radio industry will have an opportunity to earn an on-air shift on Sports Radio 66, WFAN. The New York City radio station is hosting the Fantasy Phenom II Challenge and it kicks off Saturday at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.J. Contestants that... [SportsNewser]

Mike Francesa Reduces His Mike'd Up Schedule on WNBC - Posted April 22, 2011
If you've wondered what happened to Mike Francesa on his own show--Mike'd Up Sunday night--you're astute. The popular afternoon host on WFAN (and simulcast on the YES Network) has reduced his face time from 36 to 24 shows per year. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Mike Francesa Reduces His Mike'd Up Schedule on WNBC - Posted April 22, 2011
If you've wondered what happened to Mike Francesa on his own show--Mike'd Up Sunday night--you're astute. The popular afternoon host on WFAN (and simulcast on the YES Network) has reduced his face time from 36 to 24 shows per year. ... [FishbowlNY]

Exclusive: Former New York Governor Paterson 'Drawn To' Work in Radio - Posted April 5, 2011
Since leaving office on January 1, New York Governor David Paterson has been keeping busy. But not as you might think. The former governor has quietly been forging a new career, which incorporates his previous one. He has become a radio go-to guy,... [Fishbowl NY]

Exclusive: Former New York Governor Paterson 'Drawn To' Work in Radio - Posted April 5, 2011
Since leaving office on January 1, New York Governor David Paterson has been keeping busy. But not as you might think. The former governor has quietly been forging a new career, which incorporates his previous one. He has become a radio go-to guy,... [FishbowlNY]

Bobby Knight Had A Late Night Filling Out Brackets - Posted March 15, 2011
Even in my 20s, I'm all for nap time. But not during appearances on live television. Someone get Bobby Knight a blankie, stat! [H/T Jimmy Traina]... [SportsNewser]

Outgoing Governor Paterson Co-Hosting with Mike Francesa Today on WFAN - Posted December 1, 2010
Governor David Paterson is taking his last lap with the media. Yesterday, he gave an extended interview to WCBS-AM anchor Steve Scott. But this afternoon, the governor is sitting in with WFAN'... [Fishbowl NY]

Outgoing Governor Paterson Co-Hosting with Mike Francesa Today on WFAN - Posted December 1, 2010
Governor David Paterson is taking his last lap with the media. Yesterday, he gave an extended interview to WCBS-AM anchor Steve Scott. But this afternoon, the governor is sitting in with WFAN'... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Phillips Joins Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio - Posted October 5, 2010
Steve Phillips's long road to career recovery has finally made its last stop. Yesterday, the former New York Mets general manager and ESPN MLB analyst co-ho... [Fishbowl NY]

Steve Phillips Joins Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio - Posted October 5, 2010
Steve Phillips's long road to career recovery has finally made its last stop. Yesterday, the former New York Mets general manager and ESPN MLB analyst co-ho... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Phillips To Co-Host Sirius XM Morning Show - Posted October 1, 2010
Former ESPN baseball analyst and general manager Steve Phillips will ... [SportsNewser]

MSG Network 'Excited' by Boomer and Carton Simulcast - Posted September 24, 2010
It's only been 10 days since WFAN's popular morning show of longtime NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton became part of the MSG Network family as well. But the simulcasting of Boom... [Fishbowl NY]

MSG Network 'Excited' by Boomer and Carton Simulcast - Posted September 24, 2010
It's only been 10 days since WFAN's popular morning show of longtime NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton became part of the MSG Network family as well. But the simulcasting of Boom... [FishbowlNY]

Jets, Giants Performs Well in Weekly Top 30 - Posted September 23, 2010
The Jets may have split their first two games on the young season, but both games ranked high in the New York ratings. The opener on ESPN's Monday Night Football against Baltimore registered an eighth-place finish with 760,000 viewers and a 3.8 rating. The numbers reflect the ESPN opening night doubleheader. But on... [Fishbowl NY]

Jets, Giants Performs Well in Weekly Top 30 - Posted September 23, 2010
The Jets may have split their first two games on the young season, but both games ranked high in the New York ratings. The opener on ESPN's Monday Night Football against Baltimore registered an eighth-place finish with 760,000 viewers and a 3.8 rating. The numbers reflect the ESPN opening night doubleheader. But on... [FishbowlNY]

'Not Exactly A Bold-Faced Name' Gets Exclusive With New Nets Owner - Posted May 21, 2010
File this one under 'bizarre': when new New Jersey Nets owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was in town this week, he gave exactly two exclusive interviews. One to Mike Francesa... [MediaJobsDaily]

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