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Mike Francesa says he's leaving WFAN in two years
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Mike Francesa says he's leaving WFAN in two years
Wednesday January 20th, 2016

New York radio legend Mike Francesa will be leaving WFAN when his contract expires at the end of 2017, he told Fox Sports’ Katie Nolan on her podcast. 

“I’m not saying I’m leaving the business. I’m leaving Monday to Friday, five-and-a-half hours, FAN,” Francesa said. “I’m not saying I’m not gonna work again. I’m not saying I’m not gonna do anything again. What I’m saying is, that part of my life, at the end of ’17, that is ending.”

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Francesa previously told SI.com’s Richard Deitsch that he wasn’t sure about his future.

I love doing the show. If I did not enjoy doing the show, I would not do it now. If the day comes even before the end of 2017 that I don't enjoy it anymore, I won’t go in and do it. The first day I have a hard time going in there, I am done.

Francesa told Nolan that he had talks with CBS about leaving before his contract is up but they couldn’t settle on “a reasonable way out.”

So come 2018, WFAN listeners will need someone else to bumble through an explanation of what an emoji is, or go on a 20-minute rant about a single officiating decision.

- Dan Gartland

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