Another Report Says Esiason In AM Talks With WFAN
July 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
The talk about BOOMER ESIASON taking the morning slot at CBS Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK is back. NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST reporting that ESIASON's agent STEVE ROSNER confirmed that the former JETS and BENGALS quarterback is in discussions with the station about a deal. The report may indicate that rumors of a return to the station for former morning mainstay DON IMUS are not true, confirming CBS CEO LES MOONVES' insistence in JUNE that IMUS will not be back. IMUS was fired on APRIL 13 for his comments about the RUTGERS women's basketball team.
ESIASON, who appears on CBS' NFL coverage as one of the network's studio analysts, was one of several hosts to get tryouts for the slot.
BEST also reports that MILLENIUM Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON afternoon "JERSEY GUYS" co-host CRAIG CARTON is rumored to be a candidate to serve as one of ESIASON's on-air sidekicks, although ROSNER declined to comment on that speculation. CARTON's background includes extensive Sports Talk experience in PHILADELPHIA and DENVER.