N.Y. Times: Boomer, Carton Set As Imus' Replacement
August 6, 2007 at 5:36 AM (PT)
The NEW YORK TIMES has joined the other major NEW YORK dailies in reporting that CBS Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK has "apparently settled" on CBS NFL analyst and former JETS and BENGALS quarterback BOOMER ESIASON and MILLENIUM Talk WKXW (NEW JERSEY 101.5)/TRENTON afternoon co-host CRAIG CARTON as the replacements for departed morning man DON IMUS.
The paper's JACQUES STEINBERG says that he learned of the decision from "two people who had been apprised of the plans but were not authorized to discuss them before an official announcement is made."
The article also stresses CARTON's controversial history at WKXW and suggests that CBS "will no doubt be pressed to explain how some of his prior antics do not cross the line that Mr. IMUS somehow did." Like NEWSDAY, the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, and the NEW YORK POST before it, the TIMES notes that no deals are believed to have been signed, nor has a settlement between CBS and IMUS been reached.
As for MSNBC's replacement for IMUS, reports indicate that MSNBC personality and former WESTWOOD ONE talk host JOE SCARBOROUGH remains the front-runner, assisted by news anchor MIKA BRZEZINSKI.