Lost in the shuffle in the Dennis & Callahan lockout and the death of Phil Rizzuto is the news that WFAN has officially announced that Boomer Esiason will be the new host of its morning show. To help out, Craig Carlton, one of “The Jersey Guys” on New Jersey 101.5 will be co-host. The show is officially called “Boomer and Carlton In the Morning”. Kind of unoriginal, but what are you going to do?
They officially replace Don Imus who was ousted earlier this year for his “Nappy headed hos” comment. And this announcement comes on the same day that CBS Radio settled with Imus for $20 million. It frees up Imus to find employment elsewhere and also allowed CBS Radio to finally make the announcement about Esiason and Carlton.
The press release also mentions that Esiason will continue to Monday Night Football on Westwood One Radio, although I wonder if he’ll be able to do an entire season.