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Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park

Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park

The Groundbreaking History of WFAN
By Tim Sullivan, Foreword by Steve Somers

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256 Pages, 6 x 9

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ISBN 9781600788284

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Triumph Books (Nov 2013)

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Overview

A passionate, all-access portrayal of the most powerful station in sports talk radio
A behind-the-scenes look at the most powerful voices on New York’s AM dial, this is the all-encompassing history of WFAN. Created in 1987, WFAN was the nation’s first 24-hour, all sports radio station and this work recounts how, a quarter-century later, it is the highest-rated station in New York and the home to many unforgettable radio personalities past or present, including Don Imus, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Mike Francesa, and Boomer Esiason. Seasoned journalist Tim Sullivan provides an account that soaks itself in the history, impact, egos, fans, and all the controversies of WFAN, making it an enthralling read for any sports fan.

Author Biography

Tim Sullivan is a sports and hockey editor for the Associated Press and a regular contributor to the Fox Television family of networks. He is the author of Battle on the Hudson and is a former columnist for the New York Post. He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Steve Somers, a.k.a., “The Schmoozer”, is truly a “FAN original”, having been an on-air fixture on WFAN since the station debuted on July 1, 1987. He lives in Manhattan.

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Tim Sullivan, author of Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park, interviews live on "The Big E Sports Show" on Yahoo! Sports Radio.
Tim Sullivan, author of Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park, interviews live on "The Nick Bonsanto Show" on Sports Byline USA.
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park was reviewed in Good Times Magazine. The review also appeared on BrooklynFans.com.
Tim Sullivan, author of Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park, interviews live on "The Talk of New York Sports with Bill Donohue" on WGBB.
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park was reviewed in the New York Sports Examiner. They call it "an enjoyable read."
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park was featured on ThePostGame, a Yahoo! Sports blog.
Tim Sullivan, author of Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park, interviews live on "Imus in the Morning" on Cumulus Media Networks and Fox Business Network.
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park was reviewed in Newsday.
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park was mentioned on Farther Off the Wall.
Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, and Doris from Rego Park was reviewed in the New York Daily News. They say, "For Sullivan, Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park: The Groundbreaking History of WFAN, was a 2 1 /2 -year labor of love, and his passion for the subject comes across in his writing. For readers, opening the book will be a lot like turning on the radio."

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Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog,
& Doris from Rego Park:
The Groundbreaking History of WFAN
By Tim Sullivan, Foreword by Steve Somers

 

WFAN, or "The Fan," was a pioneer in 24-hour all-sports radio. The station began broadcasting its underdog concept in New York in 1987, thanks to a few men with a shared dream. Setting the standard for sports radio with innovative programming-20-20 Sports Flashes, unforgettable personalities, live games and a format that functioned like a general interest talk show-WFAN proved that sports radio could be profitable and entertaining.

 

Telling the story of WFAN for the first time, Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park: The Groundbreaking History of WFAN (Triumph Books, November 2013) by seasoned sports journalist Tim Sullivan is an intimate history of the trailblazing station and the passionate people behind its success, including:

 

• Recollections by and interviews with some of the station's most explosive and enigmatic names, including Don Imus, Mike Francesa, Chris Russo, Craig Carton, Boomer Esiason, Steve Somers, Sid Rosenberg, Howie Rose, Ian Eagle, Steve Levy, Joe Benigno, Evan Roberts, and more
• A behind-the-scenes look at the process of perfecting a blend of call-ins, guests, host chemistry, news and humor that kept New York fans tuning in all day and all night
• An examination of the fast-paced world of radio and how the station has evolved, improved and altered its programming to meet fan demand and maintain ratings

 

A loving but honest portrait of a beloved New York radio institution, Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog & Doris from Rego Park captures the spirit of sports radio and is a perfect keepsake for all fans of the legendary and groundbreaking station.

 

About the Author:
Tim Sullivan is the former Deputy Sports Editor and columnist at the New York Post and a regular contributor to the Fox Television family of networks. He is the author of Battle on the Hudson and has been in sports journalism since 1990. He lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey.

 

CONTACT: Josh Williams ∙ Triumph Books ∙ 312.568.5404 ∙ j.williams@triumphbooks.com

 

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