On Tuesday April 6th there will be a kind of Boomer and Carton reunion show, just without boomers. Could the announcement have been an April Fool’s joke? I think we won’t know exactly until Tuesday morning.
Carton will be returning to Jerry Recco, Al Dukes and Eddie Scozzare on the WFAN morning show for the first time since September 5, 2017. With Esiason and his morning co-host Gregg Giannotti going off the air next Tuesday, Recco was left unattended on the schedule. In search of a co-host for the four-hour morning show, Carton stepped forward to fill in the void.
Taking over the mornings won’t stop him from his afternoon show with Evan Roberts, which means listeners will get eight hours of Craig Carton next Tuesday. The afternoon show will be shortened a bit thanks to a 6:35 p.m. start time for Yankees baseball, giving Carton an early breather.
Carton will be in the studio for both shows, and he’s working on getting producer Al Dukes back into the building for the first time in about a year. He was scheduled to return on April 7th, but according to Carton, Dukes is willing to return a day early if the management approves him.
Gio said Roberts should be upset that his afternoon partner is running back to the morning. Carton said Esiason should be upset if Dukes comes back to the studio while the former NFL MVP is off. Eight hours on the air and about 15 hours in the studio for Carton next Tuesday means Grubhub will likely be visiting the building frequently.
This is not the first time Carton has done its double duty for WFAN. Years ago, Boomer and Carton were on the air from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. doing both the morning and lunchtime shows to do Roberts a favor.
Brandon Contes is BSM’s lead reporter for sports radio and television news. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or email him at [email protected].