WFAN has become a sports radio institution since moving to 50,000 watt clear channel 660 on the AM dial in 1988. Tuned In has learned exclusively that station brass have decided to put upstart CBS Sports Radio on 660 in January. A person close to the situation cautions the switch is tentative.
“There is an effort to make sure that the FAN is not too adversely damaged by the change,” the source indicates.
As we reported last week, a source told Tuned In that CBS Sports Radio will finally get its elusive New York clearance sometime early in 2014.
WFAN/CBS Sports Radio had no comment for Tuned In.
Reportedly, there has been an internal struggle between ‘FAN execs and the network honchos regarding what to do with WFAN. CBS Radio began a ‘FAN simulcast on 101.9 FM in November. But sports powerhouse ESPN took the first dive into the FM pool in April of last year by shifting its poor 1050 signal to 98.7.
The source says removing WFAN from its popular AM spot is a no-brainer, but everyone needs to tread lightly.