Mike Francesa and the Top 20 Radio Sports Shows (and Hosts) in the United States

Mike Francesa Is The No. 1 Sports Radio Personality In The United States

Mike Francesa Is The No. 1 Sports Radio Personality In The United States

Mike Francesa is the “King (or should we say Pope) of All Sports Radio.” His show on WFAN 660 AM and 101.9 FM –  a chunk of afternoon in the biggest radio market around, New York City – is tops on two respected trade lists: Talkers Magazine and Radio Ink.

Sports List of the Day is a fan. Some of the posts here were derived from topics mentioned on Francesa’s show.

His WFAN morning colleagues, Boomer and Carton, take second place on both lists, as well.

But that’s where most of the similarities between both lists end. Numbers 3-8 on Talkers’ list don’t even make Radio Ink’s top 20, for example. The overlap between both rankings is eight hosts (marked with asterisks).

What gives? Ranking criteria. “Ratings and revenue are two of the major factors,” says Talkers, but there’s more to it. Click on the raters’ links to see how they came up with their rankings – and to see more (Talkers gives you the top 100; Radio Ink, the top 30).

Times noted below are local. Click on the “listen live link” to tune in.

TALKERS MAGAZINE RANKINGS

  HOST HOME STATION / LISTEN LIVE LINK
SLOT CITY, ST
1. Mike Francesa* WFAN 1-6:30PM, M-F
New York, NY
2. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton* WFAN
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
3. Jim Rome CBS Sports Radio
Noon-3PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
4. Dan Patrick Premiere Radio Networks
9AM-Noon, M-F
Milford, CT
5. Mike Valenti and Terry Foster WXYT 2-6PM, M-F
Detroit, MI
6. Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti WBZ
2-6PM, M-F Boston, MA
7. Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic ESPN (WEPN)
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
8. Doug Karsch and Scott Anderson WXYT
10AM-2PM, M-F
Detroit, MI
9. Angelo Cataldi* WIP
5:30-10AM M-F
Philadelphia, PA
10. Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb* WBZ
6-10AM, M-F Boston, MA
11. Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley* WSCR
6-10AM, M-F
Chicago, IL
12. Pat O’Brien and Steve Hartman Fox Sports Radio Network
3-7PM, M-F [cancelled]
Los Angeles, CA
13. Dave “Softy” Mahler* KJR 3-6:30PM, M-F
Seattle, WA
14. Dan Le Batard ESPN (WAXY)
4-7PM, M-F
Miami, FL
14. Mike Missanelli WPEN
2-6PM, M-F
Philadelphia, PA
16. George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith*
KTCK
5:30-10AM, M-F
Dallas, TX
17. Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger* KNBR 9AM-Noon, M-F
San Francisco, CA
18. Steve Mason and John Ireland ESPN (KSPN)
Noon-3PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
19. Mike Stone and Bill McAllister WXYT 5:30-10AM, M-F
Detroit, MI
20. Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein WSCR 1-6PM, M-F
Chicago, IL

RADIO INK RANKINGS

HOST HOME STATION / LINK
SLOT CITY, ST
1. Mike Francesa* WFAN 1-6:30PM, M-F
New York, NY
2. Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton* WFAN
6-10AM, M-F
New York, NY
3. Michael Kay and Don La Greca
ESPN (WEPN) 3-7PM, M-F
New York, NY
4. George Dunham, Craig Miller and Gordon Keith*
KTCK 5:30-10AM, M-F
Dallas, TX
5. Gary Radnich and Larry Krueger* KNBR 9AM-Noon, M-F
San Francisco, CA
6. Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley* WSCR 6-10AM, M-F Chicago, IL
7. Angelo Cataldi* WIP 5:30-10AM M-F
Philadelphia, PA
8. Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman
WMVP
2-6PM, M-F
Chicago, IL
9. Fred Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb* WBZ 6-10AM, M-F
Boston, MA
10. Charlie Pallilo
KBME
4-7PM, M-F Houston, TX
11. Tom Tolbert
KNBR
3-7PM, M-F
San Francisco, CA
12. LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes WJFK 2-6PM, M-F Washington, DC
13. Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco
ESPN (WEPN) 1-3PM, M-F
New York, NY
14. Dave “Softy” Mahler* KJR 3-7PM, M-F
Seattle, WA
15. Mike Rhyner and Corby Davidson
KTCK 3-7PM, M-F
Dallas, TX
16. Mitch Levy
KJR 6-9AM, M-F
Seattle, WA
17. Mike Schopp and Chris Parker
WGR 3-7PM, M-F
Buffalo, NY
18. Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley
ESPN (KSPN)
3-7PM, M-F
Los Angeles, CA
19. John Canzano
KXTG Noon-3PM, M-F
Portland, OR
20. Mark Miller and David Moulton
ESPN (WWCN) 2-6PM, M-F
Fort Myers, FL

Photo: newyork.cbslocal.com

Posted on March 24, 2014, in Multiple Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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