Entercom Celebrates WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM’s 33rd Anniversary
Current and Former Station Talent, “Best Of” Shows and Surprise Guests to Participate in Independence Day Weekend Broadcasts
PHILADELPHIA, PA – July 1, 2020 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, will celebrate WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM’s (WFAN-AM/FM) 33rd anniversary with a weekend of special programming from July 3 through 5, featuring iconic current and former hosts including Howie Rose, Steve Somers, Suzyn Waldman and more. The most listened to sports station in the country, New York’s flagship sports station and the radio home of the New York Yankees will commemorate its first broadcast on July 1, 1987 with surprise guests as well as with “Best Of” shows from previous years.
“WFAN is driven by the passion and knowledge of its on-air personalities and its bond to the fans,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom New York. “WFAN’s legendary talent, the best play-by-play and, of course, the callers have all cemented its role as the soundtrack of New York sports. Every day the station sets the tone and agenda for the conversation as the most influential sports platform in the tristate. We’re looking forward to celebrating 33 years of memorable moments from our history with great pride and appreciation.”
“Our listeners know firsthand the incredible history of this station and we hope this weekend serves as an enjoyable celebration of their favorite hosts, shows and memories,” said Mark Chernoff, Senior Vice President, Entercom New York. “WFAN is sports radio and has been in the front row for this city’s biggest sports moments since the very beginning.”
Al Dukes and Jerry Recco will kick off the anniversary celebration on Friday, July 3, taking over morning drive from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET with their first-ever extended “Warm-Up Show” prior to the station’s regular weekday schedule.
Longtime WFAN host Richard Neer, who has been with the station since 1988, will start the weekend programming at 6:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, July 4 at. The schedule will also feature the “Best of Boomer and Carton,” the “Best of Mike and the Mad Dog,” Howie Rose, original WFAN evening host and current New York Mets broadcaster on sister station WCBS-880 (WCBS-AM), station legend Steve Somers, and Bob Papa and Carl Banks, WFAN radio broadcast team for New York Giants football games, among others.
Full July 4 and 5 programming is as follows.
|6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET:||Richard Neer, WFAN weekend host|
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET:||Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, current afternoon show co-hosts|
|12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET:||Howie Rose, original WFAN evening host and current New York Mets broadcaster on sister station WCBS-880 (WCBS-AM)|
|1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET:||Bob Papa and Carl Banks, WFAN radio broadcast team for New York Giants football games|
|3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET:||Ed Coleman and Dave Sims, former WFAN midday show co-hosts|
|7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET:||Sweeny Murti, WFAN Yankees beat reporter, postgame show host and part-time station host|
|11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (Sunday) ET:||Jody McDonald, original WFAN host, current weekend host|
|6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. ET:||Bob Salter, WFAN Public Affairs Director since 1994 and current weekend on-air host|
|7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. ET:||Ann Liguori, original WFAN host now covering golf and tennis|
|8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET:||“Sports Edge” with Rick Wolff, airing in current timeslot since 1995|
|9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET:||“Sunday Baseball Show” with Suzyn Waldman, longtime WFAN personality and the first-ever voice heard on WFAN; current WFAN Yankees Radio Network announcer|
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET:||Steve Somers, original WFAN host, current overnight host and only host who has remained full-time since station launch; and Russ Salzberg|
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET:||Steve Somers and Tony Paige, former WFAN overnight host (2003-2019)|
|3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET:||Ed Coleman and Dave Sims|
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET:||“Best of Mike and the Mad Dog,” WFAN’s legendary afternoon team for nearly two decades (1989-2008)|
|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET:||“Best of Boomer and Carton,” former WFAN morning show (2007-2017)|
|8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET:||“Best of Boomer and Gio,” current WFAN morning show|
|9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET:||Sweeny Murti|
|11:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (Monday) ET:||Jody McDonald|
For more information, including programming details and talent bios, please visit wfan.radio.com.
Listeners can tune in to WFAN 101.9 FM/660 AM (WFAN-AM/FM) in New York on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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