If you’ve wondered what happened to Mike Francesa on his own show–Mike’d Up Sunday night–you’re astute. The popular afternoon host on WFAN (and simulcast on the YES Network) has reduced his face time from 36 to 24 shows per year.
Regular back-up Bruce Beck (left with Stephon Marbury), WNBC main sports anchor, picks up the additional shifts.
“Yes I have agreed to do the other 12 shows,” Beck tells FishbowlNY. “I usually do the summer. Now I am doing the others as well.”
This Sunday night, Beck welcomes paralyzed Rutgers University football player Eric Legrand–his first in-studio interview since being injured during a game against Army in October.
FishbowlNY has learned that Francesa will only host the program three non-NFL weeks throughout the year.
Francesa started Mike’d Up on September 2, 2003.
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