Former WFAN New York morning co-host Craig Carton is entering the syndication marketplace.
“Carton & Friends” which debuted on FNTSY Sports Network in April, will be made available to broadcast stations in the 9am-12pm eastern daypart starting Tuesday, May 29 on the Sports Byline USA Network. Carton hosts the show in front of a live audience from Rock & Reilly’s in Manhattan alongside co-hosts Corey Parson and Michelle Serpico.
Sports radio legend Craig Carton returns to broadcast radio, and this time he’s going beyond New York with national syndication from Focus 360. Carton & Friends is a daily, three-hour program hosted by the preeminent morning sports radio talk show host and features free-flowing conversation about sports and pop culture. The show will air weekdays from 9am to noon Eastern. It debuts Tuesday, May 29th on the Sports Byline USA Network, which includes broadcast radio, the American Forces Network, and numerous digital platforms.
“We’re delighted to bring Craig Carton back to broadcast radio and be on his team,” noted Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Focus 360. “Craig is a proven ratings winner with a huge fan base. This is a great opportunity for sports radio stations and for advertisers who want to reach an engaged audience. Welcome back, Craig Carton!”
Carton & Friends is produced by the FNTSY Sports Radio Network, a subsidiary of SportsGrid, Inc., which has been streaming the program since March 29th live and on demand on every major audio and video digital platform. The show is broadcast daily in front of a live audience from Rock & Reilly’s upscale gastropub across from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
SportsGrid, Inc. President, Louis M. Maione declared, “Craig is truly one of the great communicators. Adding the convenience of broadcast radio in local markets throughout the country is the final piece to our broad distribution strategy. Focus 360 and Sports Byline USA are the perfect partners for reintroducing Craig to broadcast radio and taking Carton & Friends nationally into local markets.”
Known for being innovative, irreverent, and entertaining, Carton is joined on Carton & Friends with a fresh group of off-the-wall real-life characters — veteran FNTSY Sports Radio Network personality Corey Parson and MMA commentator Michelle Serpico, who appears regularly on Tony Siragusa’s Podcave podcast.
“We have always been committed to delivering quality sports programming to fans around the country and around the world,” said Darren Peck, President of Sports Byline USA. “We couldn’t be happier about offering our affiliates and platforms Craig Carton and his unique brand of sports radio.”
Stations interested in carrying Carton & Friends may contact Rob Magaziner at 917-580-6108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.