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Minko Expects To Leave WFAN By Next Year

“Minko’s WFAN career, spanning over three decades even included a short stint as a show host with Minko’s Morning Zoo in 1988.”

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It’s a select group of people that have been at WFAN since the beginning, witnessing the birth of sports talk radio and all that it’s become.  Update anchor, John Minko is in that select group, but according to the 66-year old, his WFAN tenure might be nearing an end.

Recently, Minko did a three-part series of The Evan Roberts Podcast, a conversation totaling over three hours.  The podcast featured a discussion about Minko’s early years in life, the birth of WFAN and the station’s rise to prominence.  During part 3, Minko admitted retirement is nearing for the longtime WFAN voice.

“There is no definitive date, but on July 1st, it will be the 32nd anniversary of the radio station,” Minko told Roberts.  “I’ve been here all 32 years.  For me, there will be a 32nd anniversary, but I doubt there will be a 33rd.  It could be next year odds are, I didn’t say definitively,” he added.

Station board-op and executive producer Dov Kramer, another WFAN lifer noted, “There’s a history at this station of people saying they’ll retire and it not really working out.”  To which Minko reiterated he doubts he’ll be around for the station’s 33rd anniversary.

Minko added that he recently spoke with WFAN’s program director, Mark Chernoff about his potential retirement.  Among the topics discussed, Minko mentioned the tiring commute into New York City as a reason why he’s leaning toward retirement, but wouldn’t go so far as to say if the commute were shorter he would remain with WFAN for a few more years.

Roberts also asked Minko about the future of the “update” on WFAN.  While some radio stations have cut the update completely, WFAN has cut-back on it, no longer providing them at the 20 and 40 minutes of the hour, between 6am and 6pm during the week.

“I think they’re important, but I think they need to be reinvented,” Minko said.  While he didn’t offer an idea for what needs to be changed, the future of the update is not why Minko expects to soon retire.

Minko’s WFAN career, spanning over three decades even included a short stint as a show host with Minko’s Morning Zoo in 1988.  The former voice of Army football, John Minko is also currently the radio play-by-play announcer for St. John’s men’s basketball.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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