Christie among candidates for sports radio job ( by dustin racioppie North Jersey.com)
After spending the better part of the past three years competing for a future life in politics – president, vice president or a senior role in the White House – Governor Christie could soon be in contention for a job that would give him a megaphone in the country's largest media market: sports talk radio host.
WFAN 660-AM, the region's dominant sports-talk radio station, will "be looking to do stuff" at the end of the year, when longtime afternoon drive host Mike Francesa's contract with the station ends, said Mark Chernoff, the station's program director and vice president of its parent company, CBS Radio New York. Christie, whose name has been rumored as a possible replacement for Francesa, is among "plenty of candidates" the station is contemplating to fill the void left by Francesa, Chernoff said.
"I would certainly at least want to consider him," Chernoff said in an interview this week. "If he's interested and we're interested, it's worth pursuing."
(So let me get this straight. They are going to replace one fat loudmouth asshole in Mike Francesa with Chris Christie? Without even giving me an audition? What bullshit? I know I can be controversial enough to get ratings. Years ago I submitted an audition tape in a listener contest but that didn't go anywhere. Maybe I should dust it off.
Nah. They wouldn't want me. I am not buying into the sports bullshit anymore. So I guess they will have to go with the Mickey Lolich of American Politics. Too bad. I bet I could have caused a lot of trouble before they had to fire me.)