Boomer and Carton
(6:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET)
CBS Sports Network (2014–present)
MSG Network (2010–2013)
WFAN Studios in New York, NY
since September 4, 2007
Boomer and Carton Homepage
Boomer and Carton is a morning drive sports radio program on WFAN-AM and WFAN-FM in New York City. It is hosted by Boomer Esiason (former National Football League quarterback) and Craig Carton (formerly of The Jersey Guys). The show debuted on September 4, 2007. The show was simulcast on MSG Network from September 14, 2010 through September 13, 2013, and began airing on CBS Sports Network on January 6, 2014.
2.1 Carton walks across the Brooklyn Bridge in a Speedo
2.2 Brett the Jet
2.3 Regular segments
2.4 Recurring gags
2.5 Former topics and gags
4 External links
In the wake of the shock jock Don Imus’ controversial comments in early 2007, CBS Radio fired the long time radio personality. From that point on, the 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. time slot was filled by various hosts to help fill the void left by the Imus firing. Charles McCord and Chris Carlin remained on all the replacement shows as assistance and staff, in similar roles as they were on Imus’s show, and the replacement shows continued to be syndicated via Westwood One. Mike Francesa and Chris Russo were the first to fill the spot, hosting for the two weeks (April 16–27) immediately after Imus’ firing. Francesa and Russo also worked the shift separate from each other, as did fellow WFAN staffers Richard Neer, Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, and Carlin, who worked both alone and with co-hosts, notably Kim Jones and Washington Post sports columnist John Feinstein.
WFAN and Westwood One also brought in outside personalities into the slot. Among them were Boomer Esiason, David Gregory, Patrick McEnroe, Geraldo Rivera, Lou Dobbs, and Chicago sports radio host Mike North.
On September 4, 2007, Esiason took over as the permanent host of the WFAN morning show, with veteran radio personality Craig Carton serving as co-host. The new program is not distributed nationally by Westwood One. During the 2009 spring and summer ratings periods the program has finished in first place among men ages 25–54.