Grantland: Oral History of WFAN - Must Read for anyone who grew up listening
- Didn't see this posted, if it is, just merge it.
The Sound and the Fury
The fall and rise of the first all-sports talk station, WFAN
Grantland put together a piece of WFAN's early history as told by a lot of the people involved
(basically everyone except Francesa who said "Since ESPN doesn't allow its talent to be interviewed on Mike's radio show, Mike simply didn't want to be interviewed for a piece that would appear on a site owned by ESPN. He kept saying it was a 'matter of principle' for him.")
They talk about the first 10-15 years, Imus, some of the callers including Jerome and Doris, Pete Franklin, Steve Somers, and so forth. It's in the style of the ESPN and SNL books that have come out in the past year, but obviously must shorter.
Just an incredibly fun piece to read.