Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park: The Groundbreaking History of WFAN

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Triumph Books, Nov 1, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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A behind-the-scenes look at the most powerful voices on New York’s AM dial, this is the all-encompassing history of WFAN. Created in 1987, WFAN was the nation’s first 24-hour, all sports radio station and this work recounts how, a quarter-century later, it is the highest-rated station in New York and the home to many unforgettable radio personalities past or present, including Don Imus, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Mike Francesa, and Boomer Esiason. Seasoned journalist Tim Sullivan provides an account that soaks itself in the history, impact, egos, fans, and all the controversies of WFAN, making it an enthralling read for any sports fan.
 

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Contents

New York New York
1
Imus in the Morning on The Fan
19
Good Afternoon Everybody How Are You Today?
39
The Battle of Midday
63
The Schmoozer
81
The Fans Get to The Fan
99
Heres Mink with the 2020
115
Meet the Mets Meet the Mets
127
Mourning and Morning
159
Chris Gets Sirius
177
Just Mike and a Mic
193
Graduation Day
209
Lets Go to Rego Park and Talk to Doris
223
Afterword
235
Acknowledgments
239
Photo Gallery
247

The Most Interesting Man In the World
143

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Tim Sullivan is a sports and hockey editor for the Associated Press and a regular contributor to the Fox Television family of networks. He is the author of Battle on the Hudson and is a former columnist for the New York Post. He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Steve Somers, a.k.a., “The Schmoozer”, is truly a “FAN original”, having been an on-air fixture on WFAN since the station debuted on July 1, 1987. He lives in Manhattan.

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