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NYPost: Could Carton Be Leaving WFAN for TV Gig?

Andrew Marchand’s New York Post column on Thursday (4/6) looks at the status of sports talk personality Craig Carton with Audacy’s WFAN, New York as his sources say management at cable TV’s FS1 – where Carton hosts a daily morning program – “are looking to own his exclusive rights.” Carton has been hosting “The Carton Show” weekdays from 7:00 am to 9:30 am on FS1 since September of last year in addition to the daily WFAN afternoon drive show he does alongside Evan Roberts. As Marchand writes, doing both shows is time consuming. Carton is up in the middle of the night to get to Midtown for the FS1 show, then does the WFAN show and gets home around 8:30 in the evening. Marchand also speculates that FS1 might believe that Carton’s TV show would draw more viewers if he wasn’t also on “The Fan.” It’s reported that Carton’s contract with Audacy expires later this year so WFAN would like to know what Carton’s plans are sooner rather than later.