Grantland.com Features Oral History Of WFAN
July 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM (PT)
ESPN and "SPORTS GUY" BILL SIMMONS' GRANTLAND.COM is featuring an "oral history" of CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK on the site TODAY, commemorating the station's continuing 25th anniversary celebration.
The article includes interview comments from founding owner JEFF SMULYAN, former hosts CHRIS "MAD DOG" RUSSO and DON IMUS, current hosts STEVE SOMERS and JOE BENIGNO, and many others associated with the station over the years.
Among the topics broached in the column are the station's creation, initial rocky period, move from 1050 to 660 AM, addition of IMUS, and the "shotgun wedding" that created the iconic MIKE AND THE MAD DOG afternoon show. Also at the site, SIMMONS has updated his 2006 "running diary" of a MIKE AND THE MAD DOG show with his characteristic extensive footnotes.