Mike Francesa to Host 2019 Induction Ceremony

Mike Francesa, the longtime PM Drive Host on WFAN AM/FM New York Sports Radio, where he currently hosts Mike’s On, Francesa on the Fan, and 2018 Radio Hall of Fame inductee, will host the 31st Annual Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony and celebration.  The black-tie optional event takes place in New York City on Nov. 8 at the iconic Gotham Hall in midtown-Manhattan.  

Radio Hall of Fame Chairman Kraig Kitchin says, “Quintessential New Yorker Mike Francesa will bring big energy, humor, and great perspective to this year’s Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  We’re honored to have him as our master of ceremonies.” 

The 2019 inductees include: 

Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton
Harry Harrison
Kevin Ryder & Gene “Bean” Baxter (Kevin & Bean)
Joe Madison
Jim Rome
Ryan Seacrest
John Tesh
Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Tickets are now on sale. A portion of ticket purchases is a tax-deductible charitable donation to the Museum of Broadcast Communications.  

The Mix Group is the presenting sponsorof the Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

About Mike Francesa

Mike Francesa was born and raised in Long Beach, New York.  The St. John’s University graduate started working at CBS Sports in 1982 as a researcher.  When WFAN-AM debuted in 1987, he joined the lineup and quickly began dominating the New York sports scene.  In 1989, he teamed up with Christopher Russo to create Mike and the Mad Dog.  Due to the duo’s impact, ESPN chronicled their accomplishments in the 30 for 30documentary series.

In 2008, Francesa ventured alone on WFAN-AM and took the program to even greater heights, earning numerous awards and accolades.  He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2018 and is the only sportscaster to win the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Award for “Large Market Personality of the Year” twice.  In 2017, he announced his retirement, only to return to WFAN-AM in 2018.

Throughout his radio career, he has worked in film and television and has lent his support to charities and causes like Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund, St. Francis Hospital, SIDS, World Hunger Year and the Connecticut Sports Foundation.

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