After 30 years and more on WFAN, the Mike Off.
Mike Francesa went out on Friday's airways for his final driving-time show, and began to interrupt some.
“I did a driving show first in November 1987,” he said. “That was the first one I did at an evening show. I sat in on Thanksgiving Day and the day after Pete Franklin. ”
However, the hard-closed host will not be badly disappearing from the ears of anyone. Andrew Marchand of An Post reported that Francesa will continue for half an hour at 6 p.m. next year, as well as sports and politics on Radio.com.
Francesa, who went on with Chris Russo for 19 years on “Mike and the Mad Dog,” has been a great success over the past 12 years after they were split in August 2008.
“It's a great time – half that life, that I spent these hours – and very few people work in a big station in New York,” said Francesa, “just having the same show and have the same hours for more than 30 years more than anyone could ask. This is the last one, you will not know that you do not spend much time working on that. This is the final evening driving show for me after these years. ”
Friday's show did not go ahead without unexpected fireworks: David Fizdale, the Knicks, shot another chance for Francesa to do rant.
“Fizdale walks the plan,” he said. “This is not a matter. It is a headline for 10 minutes. Doesn't matter? He did not work out, he did not do the job. It's not about it, it's about the team. They must – they have to – clean and start a house. That's all there. And they get someone into it who can run the franchise. They are 4-18, they are absolutely terrible, they have won one of the last 10 games.
Francesa expressed her gratitude for one way he could demonstrate, and he respected New York's radio executive Mark Mason, who put the original green show.
“Most of the people showed that most people didn't work, the majority of those who said it wouldn't work,” Francesa reminded his listeners. “A month later, most of them felt that it had failed – most people within the station felt the same. It is obviously the biggest and most successful sports talk show ever. ”
The one who takes the driving time slot will have big shoes to fill – Francesa isn't exactly what will happen in 2020. Francesa is an incredible task.
“I wish all the good fortune and success I have had for many years,” he said. “It was an incredible run.”