Mike Francesa To Be Inducted Into National Radio Hall Of Fame

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June 25, 2018 - 9:14 am

By WFAN.com

Mike Francesa, whose voice has been a staple of WFAN for more than 30 years, is now a radio industry Hall of Famer.

The National Radio Hall of Fame announced Monday morning that Francesa is among its 2018 class of inductees. 

"Induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame is an incredible honor," Francesa tweeted. "Thanks to the listeners, first and foremost, the H o F Committee and everybody through the years at The FAN. November 15th in New York City will be a great night!"

Francesa joined WFAN in 1987. In 1989, he began co-hosting "Mike and the Mad Dog," a pioneering show in sports talk radio that ran for 19 years. After Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo left the station in 2008, Francesa began hosting WFAN's afternoon show solo. 

Francesa left WFAN in December 2017, but returned in May as part of a multiplatform partnership between him, Entercom Communications and CAA Sports that includes a forthcoming mobile app and live events.

Francesa is also a member of New York State Broadcasters Hall of Famer, to which he was inducted in 2014.

Other National Radio Hall of Fame inductees this year include ESPN's Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg; Nanci Donnellan, also known as the "Fabulous Sports Babe"; and Jim Kerr, longtime morning host at Q104.3 in New York.

Some categories were voted on by the public. Francesa was voted in by the NRHOF nominating committee for his contribution to the industry.

The induction ceremony will be Nov. 15 at Guastavino's in Manhattan.