You can help put Mike and the Mad Dog in the Hall of Fame!
Voting is being held exclusively through text messaging until June 30 at 11:59 pm for some unknown reason.
New York, NY -- Funtime! WFAN’s legendary dynamic duo Mike and the Mad Dog has been nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
You may vote by texting the words “Mike & the MadDog” to 36500. Regular text rates may apply.
Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo are one of four nominees in the Hall’s Spoken Word On-Air Personality category. Other nominees are Diane Rehm, Michael Savage and Sean Hannity. The highest vote-getter will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The results will be announced July 11. The induction ceremony will be held Nov. 17 at the Museum of Broadcast and Communications in Chicago.
Francesa and Russo worked together for 19 years on WFAN before their show crashed and burned in 2008. Francesa still hosts a show on weekday afternoons on WFAN. Russo now has his own channel on Sirius XM that no one really bothers with.
In March, Mike and the Mad Dog got together for a live reunion show in front of what they were sad to see was not a sold out crowd at Radio City Music Hall.
The National Radio Hall of Fame is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of radio throughout its history in the U.S. Its gallery is located in Chicago. It believes text messaging is the way to gauge what radio acts should be inducted.
WFAN is waging a full get the vote out Blitz. Craig Carton called it 'desperate and pathetic.'
Hopefully you mongos out there can vote for them as you have nothing better to do this summer.
For Sean Hannity, text “HANNITY” to 36500
For Mike and the Mad Dog, text “MIKE AND THE MADDOG,” “MIKE” or “CHRIS” to 36500
For Diane Rehm, text “DIANE REHM” or “DIANE” to 36500
For Michael Savage, text “SAVAGE” to 36500
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