The TV simulcast of the new morning show on Entercom sports “The Fan” WFAN/AM-FM (660/101.9) New York will continue on the CBS Sports Network cable channel. The new program, “Boomer & Gio,” featuring Boomer Esiason and new partner Gregg Giannotti, is set to debut Jan. 2 as the station rolls out its 2018 lineup that also includes Chris Carlin, Bart Scott and Maggie Gray as the replacement team for the exiting Mike Francesa.
“It will continue as is,” Newsday reported CBS Sports Network’s David Berson saying at a March of Dimes Sports Luncheon in New York this week. “It’s safe to say it’s going to continue without interruption.”
The confirmation comes after a number of changes at The Fan. In September, morning host Craig Carton was arrested on federal charges of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. He resigned from the station two weeks later. It also follows the absorption of CBS Radio by Entercom. Unrelated to the morning show simulcast—but also affecting the station as a whole—is the upcoming Dec. 15 retirement of afternoon host Mike Francesa.
CBS Sports Network had been simulcasting “Boomer & Carton” since 2014 and continued the feed even after Carton’s departure, while Esiason has been joined by a number of guest hosts.
“Boomer is a nationally recognized personality for his credentials on the field and off the field,” Berson said. “So we feel the show has a lot of national appeal, and we have all the confidence in the world in Gio.”