Francesa declined to elaborate on what form his return might take, but a person at WFAN with knowledge of the plan said he likely would reclaim a portion of his old afternoon drive time slot, from 3 to 7 p.m.
The person at WFAN said the tentative plan would be for Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts to return to their old 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. slot — they have been on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. since January — with “CMB” being heard from 1 to 3 p.m.
Mark Chernoff, WFAN’s vice president of programming, did not immediately return a request for comment.
Francesa declined to answer followup questions about that or any other aspect of what he said, which was that, “I have been working on a project with CAA for months.
After Francesa and his former partner, Chris Russo, jokingly and obliquely referenced WFAN’s struggles on the MLB Network show “High Heat” on March 28, Carlin texted both men with a strongly worded expression of displeasure.
Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, returned in 1985 after a detour to Alaska and has been here since, specializing in high schools, college basketball, the NFL and most recently sports media and business.
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