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WFAN’s Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton say goodbye to retiring exec Mark Chernoff (PHOTOS)

It was the stop of an period Wednesday at WFAN as the station mentioned goodbye to retiring software director Mark Chernoff.

To honor his 3 many years of operate, the station committed “The Mark Chernoff WFAN Newsroom” with a plaque which reads: “Method Director 1993-2021. Motivated the sound of New York sports activities more than four a long time although nurturing the professions of many who traveled this space. Focused June 30th, 2021.”

Information of Chernoff’s retirement broke in February. His resume prospects like a who’s who of talk radio. Chernoff labored with Howard Stern at 92.3 K-Rock, then moved to WFAN in the early 90s for the duration of the heydays of Mike Francesa and Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo and the late Don Imus. Chernoff then paired Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton with each other right after Imus was fired for racist remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.

Chernoff later on performed a pivotal purpose in the submit-Russo and post-Francesa eras at the station, as effectively as helped pave the street for Carton’s return to the station soon after his federal fraud conviction.

In May, WFAN introduced Chernoff would be replaced by Spike Eskin from WIP in Philadelphia. Eskin is the son of Philly sportscaster Howard Eskin.

“Spike has the vision, creativity, and drive to craft the upcoming chapter of the legendary and influential WFAN brand name,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Marketplace Supervisor, Audacy New York. “Along with CBS Sporting activities Radio, his knowledge will be perfect to fuel our sports activities manufacturing powerhouse of 48 hrs a working day of primary audio, 12 hrs of good quality tv, all along with a vibrant digital and social encounter for equally New York and the country. As a prolonged-time colleague of Spike, I am thrilled that he has joined our all-star crew and have no doubt that he will realize success.”

“I’m humbled and psyched for the option to support lead WFAN into its upcoming chapter,” explained Eskin. “It’s an iconic station with outstanding talent, and I’m hunting forward to the challenge. I’m grateful to Chris Oliviero and Audacy for the opportunity. Doing work at 94WIP above the final 10 years has been a single of the most satisfying encounters of my lifetime. I’m grateful to David Yadgaroff for his perception in me and the employees who stepped up to each and every problem.”

Mark Chernoff

Mark Chernoff retired as program director at WFAN on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

(NJ Advance Media’s James Kratch contributed to this report.)

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