NEW YORK (WFAN) — The No. 1 sports talk radio station in the country, New York’s legendary WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 66 AM, announced Wednesday a fresh new lineup and distinctive new voices to coincide with the launch of the new year, featuring Maxx clients Bart Scott, Gregg Giannotti, and Joe Benigno.
Maxx client Gregg Giannotti, currently co-host of “Gio & Jones” on CBS Sports Radio, has been named co-host of the newly renamed WFAN morning show, “Boomer & Gio,” alongside the incomparable Boomer Esiason. Later in the day, Maxx Client and former New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott, along with Chris Carlin and Maggie Gray, will host a long-awaited new afternoon program, “The Afternoon Drive with Carlin, Bart and Maggie.” Further bolstering The Fan’s weekday lineup, longtime audience favorite, Maxx client Joe Benigno, and Evan Roberts will now host a fourth hour.
The new shows and programming updates take effect Jan. 2. “Boomer & Gio” airs weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and is simulcast on CBS Sports Network. Now with a refreshed three-anchor format and a diversity of voices, “The Afternoon Drive with Carlin, Bart and Maggie” will air weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Joe & Evan” airs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beginning Jan. 2, the new WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM and Sports Radio 66 AM weekday lineup will be as follows:
1:00 – 5:40 AM — Tony Paige & Marc Malusis
5:40 – 6:00 AM — “The Warmup Show” with Al Dukes & Jerry Recco
6:00 – 10:00 AM — “Boomer & Gio”
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — “Joe & Evan”
2:00 – 6:30 PM — “The Afternoon Drive with Carlin, Bart and Maggie”
6:30 PM – 1:00 AM — Steve Somers
“Today’s announcement helps solidify WFAN’s rank as the No. 1 sports talk radio station in the U.S. for years to come,” said Marc Rayfield, senior vice president/market manager for CBS Radio New York. “The mix of distinctive new voices and lineup changes alongside perennial on-air favorites ensures a continuously remarkable listening experience for the passionate New York sports fans we proudly serve.”
Added Mark Chernoff, vice president of programming for WFAN and CBS Radio New York, “With the addition of Gregg to the WFAN morning show alongside Boomer, and with Bart, Chris and Maggie joining us in the afternoon, we’ve assembled a stellar line-up that we’re proud to showcase on WFAN. New York sports fans are about to be entertained, challenged and engaged like never before.”
Giannotti currently co-hosts CBS Sports Radio’s morning show with former NFL linebacker Brian Jones weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Giannotti began his sports broadcasting career in 2005 as an intern at WFAN. He worked part-time for the station following the completion of his internship and joined WFAN full-time in 2007. He first served as a board operator and took on producing responsibilities a short time after that. In 2008, he hosted his first show for the legendary station.
When CBS RADIO was launching a new all-sports radio station in Pittsburgh in 2010, Giannotti was named as Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan’s night host. Just six months later, he was promoted to host of the station’s morning show – a program that has perennially been the No. 1-rated sports talk show in the market.
While in Pittsburgh, Giannotti also served as the sideline reporter and pregame host for Pittsburgh football during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to his duties at The Fan, he also hosted a weekend show on CBS Sports Radio.
Scott most recently served as a host and guest on ESPN New York 98.7 FM, where he appeared four times a week on “New York’s Game Day,” “The Michael Kay Show,” “Humpty & Canty” and “Inside the Jets.”
Prior to joining ESPN, Scott was a studio analyst for the CBS television network’s NFL pregame show, “The NFL Today” from 2014-16. He elevated his role from 2013, when he was a studio analyst on CBS Sports Network’s weekly Sunday pregame show, “That Other Pregame Show.”
In addition to “The NFL Today,” Scott contributed to “Inside the NFL” on Showtime and appeared in weekly segments on “That Other Pregame Show.”
Scott joined CBS Sports Network as a studio analyst during the 2013 NFL season on “That Other Pregame Show.” Before joining CBS Sports, Scott’s NFL career spanned 11 years playing with the Baltimore Ravens (2002-08) and New York Jets (2009-12).
In 2006, he was a Pro Bowl selection and earned All-Pro honors. Scott graduated from Southern Illinois University and was named to the All-Gateway Conference (now Missouri Valley Conference) first team during his senior year. He is now a member of the school’s Hall of Fame.