Chris Russo does not envision a instrumentality to the section terrestrial vigor scene.
The Post’s Andrew Marchand first reported that Michael Kay is considering retiring from his ESPN New York amusement successful day thrust erstwhile his declaration expires aboriginal this twelvemonth — helium would stay the dependable of the Yankees — and cited Russo arsenic a imaginable long-shot to measurement into the role.
Russo explained to Neil Best of Newsday helium won’t permission SiriusXM by choice.
“I’m not going to permission Sirius, let’s enactment it that way,” Russo said. “I emotion Sirius truthful much. They’ve been bully to me. “I’m not ruling retired the thought idiosyncratic takes an hr of Sirius and puts it connected terrestrial radio. That would beryllium antithetic . . . But Sirius successful the afternoon, I’m going to bash that arsenic agelong arsenic they’ll person me, to marque a agelong communicative short.”
On SiriusXM, Russo hosts a nationalist amusement and has the originative state to speech astir immoderate helium wants, whether that’s his rantings and ravings connected sports topics oregon hour-long conversations with an writer of a Donald Trump book. Even if helium were wooed by ESPN New York, the power from outer vigor (a concern that is simply a premix of subscription and advertisement revenue) to terrestrial vigor (all advertisement revenue) would inherently marque him suffer immoderate of that latitude.
“I would ne'er beryllium determination and say, ‘You cognize what, I’ve had capable Sirius, I’ll spell backmost to terrestrial,’ ” Russo said. “I would not bash that.”
Russo’s declaration does not expire until adjacent year.
Russo antecedently worked successful day thrust astatine WFAN with Mike Francesa connected the fabled “Mike and the Mad Dog” programme from 1989 done 2007. The brace is reuniting connected ESPN’s “First Take,” where Russo is simply a play contributor, connected Wednesday, Feb. 1.