Contract Expiration Takes WFAN's Boomer And Carton Simulcast Off MSG Network
September 16, 2013 at 4:37 AM (PT)
BOOMER AND CARTON -- CRAIG CARTON and BOOMER ESIASON -- are on the air as usual on CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A-F/NEW YORK TODAY (9/16), but the simulcast of their show on regional cable TV channel MSG NETWORK is not, as the contract for the simulcast expired FRIDAY with no new deal in place.
On MONDAY morning, CARTON tweeted (quote sic'd), "660am and 101.9 FM Bomer and Carton this morning........MSG has infomercials so make sure you turn on the radio only way to hear us today." And the official show TWITTER account posted, "No TV for now. More info as we know it. Good thing we do a radio show. Just picture 2 guys talking into microphones. 101.9 FM & 660 AM."
Talk in the market has MSG rival YES NETWORK bidding to air the simulcast; YES, owned by the NEW YORK YANKEES, presently simulcasts WFAN afternoon host MIKE FRANCESA's show.