Mike Francesa is going to be a tough act to follow on WFAN. For one individual, that’s no longer a concern.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who has done a number of on-air shifts for the radio station over the past year, is no longer in the mix as a possible replacement. He’s expected to continue filling in for Boomer Esiason alongside Craig Carton when his schedule allows.
On Saturday, the New York Daily News reported that sources said Christie had been notified by WFAN officials that he was out of the running. Christie countered that claim saying the Daily News’ report was incorrect and that he had told station officials he was no longer interested in the opportunity.
“After considering the other options that I have been presented with for post-gubernatorial employment, I declined their (WFAN’s) request to do additional shows. I made station executives aware that while I would be happy to continue to fill in for Boomer when asked and when available, that they should no longer consider me as a candidate interested in any job at WFAN when I leave the governorship,” said Christie. “I made that clear to them prior to leaving for my family vacation two weeks ago.”
Regardless of who you believe, Chris Christie won’t be part of the New York sports fans afternoon experience in 2018 and beyond.