NY sports radio fans are split this morning, in the aftermath of the report that Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is leaving WFAN, effective immediately. This brings an abrupt end to the "Mike and the Mad Dog" radio program which was widely popular on the station, weekdays from 1 to 630. For now, Mike will host the show by himself, and it will be called "Francesa on the Fan."
Any frequent listeners know that there was frequent tension between the hosts. They often didn't get along, leading to some fierce arguments on the air that depending on your point of view, were entertaining or annoying. Reportedly, Mad Dog is leaving to "look for a new challenge", and not due to the personal tensions.