Mike Francesa Says He Won't Be Leaving WFAN/New York Before Contract Expires In 2017
December 9, 2015 at 3:54 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Sports WFAN-A-F/NEW YORK and afternoon star MIKE FRANCESA have apparently mended fences enough so that the host now says he will stay on board through the remainder of his contract, which expires at the end of 2017.
NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST reports that FRANCESA said TUESDAY that he has "come to the conclusion there is no way to do anything but play out my contract.... the company has made it clear that that's what they want to happen, and there really is no other way to deal with it," but added that "a lot of the disputes that we had have been rectified in one way or another, so we don’t have anything hanging over our heads right now."
FRANCESA and WFAN management have been at odds over several issues, and FRANCESA has alluded to problems in the recent past that led to hints that he may leave the station. He also said TUESDAY that there are no new developments on the TV simulcast front in the wake of his exit from a FOX SPORTS 2 simulcast, and he implied that there may not be a simulcast in the future, saying that doing radio only offers him "flexibility that I haven't had in a very, very long time... there is an upside."