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2012-07-11 04:45:49 PM
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JerseyTim: I really enjoyed this, especially after I got past the Imus stuff. I never really game a damn about Imus.

I'm glad they gave Steve Somers his due. He's a terrific broadcaster. It's a shame that Francesa, whose show is currently unlistenable, is the face of the station.

The FAN is pretty much the last place in NY radio that you can go for local, call-in radio. Curtis Sliwa is good on AM970, but nearly everything else is some bland nationally-syndicated show.


Was there when they first came on at 660 with Imus and Pete Franklin at Shea before game 3 of Mets/Dodgers. Was listening to Howie Rose the night Billy Martin died. Listened to Marv Albert call the final seconds of the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. Swore them off after how they fired Imus (during the radiothon, they were right to fire him); haven't given a shiate about them since.

But for a while, the FAN was a fun place to listen/talk about sports.

/Boss still listens to it as background noise
//Francesa's still a blowhard
2012-07-11 03:29:44 PM
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"We can do what they do. They can't do what we do."
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/That is all
2012-07-11 11:24:51 AM
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Back at the end of high school/beginning of college I had a summer job in an office. They didn't give me internet, so my only outlet was the radio. And the FAN was really the only station I could stand all day. Joe and Sid at the beginning of the day, and then Mike and the Dog at the end. Really entertaining, sometimes in a train-wrecky sort of way, and - to agree with Bill Simmons - nobody's more fun to imitate than Mike and the Dog. My favorite thing was when they'd play John Sterling's home run calls from the night before and just laugh. They really need to cut the shiat and get back together.

/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH...GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY!
 
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