WFAN's Mike Francesa Says Relationship With CBS Has 'Never Been Worse'
April 3, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A-F/NEW YORK afternoon host MIKE FRANCESA's rift with his employers continues to rankle the longtime talker, and he told NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST that his relationship with the company has "never been worse."
Talking to BEST during a break in a live remote for the station's "FANTASY PHEMON" contest at the HARD ROCK CAFE in TIMES SQUARE WEDNESDAY (4/1), FRANCESA said he cannot talk about the problems in detail for legal reasons but that "we have a difference of opinion on a number of issues now, and FOX is one of them, yes," referring to the frequent preemptions of his FOX SPORTS 1 and FOX SPORTS 2 television simulcast that led to the public squabble in SEPTEMBER in which the host claimed CBS had threatened to sue him if he spoke about the issue on the air (CBS denied doing so).
"My relationship with the people who I deal with is awful right now; it's terrible," FRANCESA told BEST. "We don't agree on philosophy. Nothing's changed. It's what it is. I do my show. They didn't have any interest in fixing what I wanted fixed ... FOX and I are not going to agree, and CBS and FOX and I are not going to agree on this. I've come to that conclusion." But he excluded CBS CEO LES MOONVES from the criticism, saying that the issues have "nothing to do" with MOONVES but adding, "As far as with the guys I deal with, my relationship has never been worse."