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WFAN Sets Special Lineup to Mark Tomorrow’s 25th Anniversary

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The term “sports radio” made its way into New Yorkers’ consciousness with the arrival of WFAN. Other stations already had sports talk segments and play-by-play of sporting events, but WFAN was the first to make it an around-the-clock proposition.

FishbowlNY has been offering a week-long series in preparation for the ‘FAN’s big day. That day is tomorrow! WFAN turns 25, and to commemorate the occasion, the station is welcoming back former hosts for a day to remember.

The special programming lineup is listed after the jump.

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YES Network Names New Yankees’ Sideline Reporter

Meredith Marakovits has been selected the YES Network’s New York Yankees clubhouse reporter. She’ll appear within the network’s Yankees game telecasts, pre-and post-game shows, and Yankees Batting Practice Today show.

Marakovits will also appear on YES’ special Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com.

She replaces Kim Jones, who left the network after last season.

“Meredith possesses major market experience, an ability to move from features to clubhouse work to studio work with ease, and the prerequisite knowledge of and passion for baseball,” said John J. Filippelli, president of production and programming for the YES Network.  “Although she has excelled at covering numerous sports, Meredith has shown a particular talent for covering baseball, and she will fit right in with our Yankees broadcast team.”

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Kim Jones Leaves the YES Network

Reporter Kim Jones has left the YES Network. A YES Network spokesman confirms to FishbowlNY that Jones will not return for the 2012 Yankee season.

Jones officially has not renewed her contract to pursue other opportunities. She joined YES for the 2005 Yankees season.

Jones has been a frequent contributor and host on WFAN. The New York Post reports a full-time position at the ‘FAN is not likely at the moment.

Before joining YES, Jones was an NFL correspondent for the Newark Star Ledger.

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Latest New York Times Magazine Cover is a Gem (left), November 9
  2. Time Warner Might Leave Manhattan, November 7
  3. The New York Times Offers Tips for Spelling Names Correctly, November 9
  4. WFAN’s Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal, November 9
  5. How Sports Illustrated Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Digital, November 4
  6. Who Should Be Time Magazine’s Person of the Year? November 8
  7. Conde´Nast Editors Go Hollywood, November 8
  8. Insider: Metro Traffic VP/Operations Crys Quimby May Be Shown Door, November 6

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WFAN’s Mike Francesa and Kim Jones Delve into Penn State Scandal

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, Kim Jones.

Jones, a former Nittany Lions reporter, talked to Francesa from State College, to discuss the fluid situation surrounding Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator under head coach Joe Paterno.

Jones was set to cover Paterno’s weekly press conference when it was canceled. Earlier in the day, The New York Times reported that preparations were underway for Paterno to be dismissed. 

The 84-year-old Paterno, a Brooklyn native, is regarded as the man who symbolizes Penn State more than any other.

Jones, full-time as a YES Network reporter, worked her sources, even driving to Joe Paterno’s home.

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