N.Y. Tabs Speculate On Imus Replacement, Patrick Whereabouts
July 11, 2007 at 5:54 AM (PT)
The replacement for DON IMUS at CBS Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK has yet to be announced, but the local tabloids are in full speculation mode, and the NEW YORK POST's PAGE SIX is reporting that "insiders are whispering" that former JETS quarterback BOOMER ESIASON will get the permanent nod to fill the station's morning slot.
ESIASON is one of several hosts who have tried out for the post since IMUS' APRIL firing. While some publications have speculated that departing ESPN host DAN PATRICK would be a candidate for the WFAN job, NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST has reported that PATRICK, who is also rumored to be arranging an independent radio deal with a CHICAGO-based syndicator, is not in the running for the former IMUS show, while the DAILY NEWS' BOB RAISSMAN quotes a source at CBS as saying, "When it comes to PATRICK, don't rule anything out."