LISTEN: Mike Francesa's Back On Air At WFAN

May 01, 2018 - 2:32 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WFAN) -- Mike Francesa is back.

The sport talk icon is hosting his first show on WFAN on Tuesday afternoon since his return was announced last week.

"It's nice to be back," Francesa said at the start of his show. "A little surprising to be back. In case you might have seen a little notice about it in the last couple of days, I am back. We'll get into all that. I'm sure some of you, as you call and go through the day, might have a couple of questions. If you do, we'll answer them then. I'm not going to sit here and give you a littany of what happened because some of it is none of your business, and the rest of it, well, I'll tell you it as we go along. But I want to thank everyone for all the kind thoughts and wishes that came from every corner. It was overwhelming, all the nice messages and warm greeting that were sent my way."

Francesa ended his 30-year run with the station in December, but last week WFAN’s parent company, Entercom Communications, struck a deal to bring Francesa back as part of a partnership with him and the agency CAA Sports. The agreement includes the radio show, a mobile app and live events.

“Mike’s On” airs Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on 101.9 FM and 660 AM. It can also be streamed on, and the app.

The “Mike’s On” app and website will be the exclusive home of the “Mike’s Football Sunday” show, beginning this football season. It will also provide exclusive audio and video archival content of Francesa dating back through his storied career at WFAN, in addition to a live audio stream of Francesa’s WFAN show. The app will be free to download this summer and will offer a subscription option for fans who want to hear and view additional content. WFAN and “Mike’s On” will be hosting live events across formats and venues, including live broadcasts, one-on-one interviews and a speaker series. For more information, visit

Francesa took some time last week to speak with 1010 WINS' Sonia Rincon about his return to The Fan.

"I really never thought I would be back at FAN for a minute," he said.

Francesa said the app was instrumental in bringing him back to WFAN.

"The best way to promote it and to really coordinate the different platforms and media was to come back and do a regular show," he said.

In addition to missing the Fan, Francesa said he also missed the fans.

"I really, it was, I did miss the fans a lot," he said. "Everywhere I went the fans all urged me to come back. I love my relationship with the fans. I think I have as good a relationship with the audience as anybody's ever had."