(WFAN)- (NEW YORK)- As the world’s first 24-hour all-sports radio station, Sports Radio 66 WFAN remains the premier sports talk radio station in the business. Since its debut on July 1, 1987, dozens of stations have copied the all sports format, but none have achieved the success and the notoriety of the FAN.
Central to the success of the station is legendary morning man Don Imus. The Imus in the Morning program is now syndicated to over 90 stations across the United States with an audience in excess of 10 million. It has become a regular stop on the circuit for Washington insiders, the liberal media elite, best-selling authors and the occasional presidential candidate. In September of 1996, MSNBC, the cable/Internet venture of Microsoft and NBC, began a simulcast of the Imus in the Morning show for their own morning programming.
WFAN is the flagship station of four New York professional sports franchises, but perhaps the most important team regularly heard on the station is "Mike and the Mad Dog," Mike Francesa and Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo. While reporting and commenting on the biggest stories in sports, this dynamic duo, who host afternoon drive, go head to head with listeners and sports figures alike to deliver the best sports talk radio in the country.