Chris Christie a candidate for top NY sports talk radio job

Chris Christie a candidate for top NY sports talk radio job
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being considered for arguably the most coveted sports talk radio job in the country at WFAN in New York. 
 
"I would certainly at least want to consider him," the station's programming director, Mark Chernoff, said in an interview this week, according to the Bergen Record
 
"If he's interested and we're interested, it's worth pursuing."
 
Christie, a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan despite his Jersey roots, is rumored to be a possible replacement for the departing Mike Francesa, who has anchored the wildly successful afternoon drive spot since the station's inception in 1987. 
 
WFAN, which broadcasts at 660-AM and 101.9 FM in New York, is one of the most profitable radio stations in the country. 
 
Christie is a frequent guest of WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" morning team, featuring former NFL quarterback and CBS broadcaster Boomer Esiason and wise-guy Craig Carton. 
 
The former GOP presidential candidate also appeared on New York sports TV station SNY-TV last month, where he took the time to mock the Philadelphia Phillies fan base, a team many South Jersey residents root for. 
 
"The Phillies suck, let’s just start with that,” Christie said. “They’re from Philadelphia, they’re an awful team, they’re an angry, bitter fan base and it’s not safe for civilized people to go to Citizen’s Bank Park if you want to root for the other team."
 
The comments evoked a quick reaction from the Phillies' official twitter feed, which mocked Christie for Bridgegate. 
 
 
Francesa is set to leave WFAN in December of 2017 when his contract is up. 
 
Christie will leave office after two terms in January.