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Go Read Grantland’s Oral History of WFAN

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 26:  Sports radio hosts Mike Francesa (left) and Chris (Mad Dog) Russo broadcast their show from the Hyatt Hotel in Tampa.The New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens will face off in Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday., "Mike and the Mad Dog"  (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

WFAN turned 25 earlier this month, and today we direct your attention to Grantland's oral history that chronicles the country's first 24-hour local sports radio station from its rocky launch in 1987, to its turnaround following Don Imus's addition to the lineup, to the rise (and eventual breakup) of Mike and the Mad Dog. (There's plenty more, of course, including a nice section on Steve Somers, who's been with WFAN since its launch.) It's a long read, but it's worth your time.

Photo: New York Daily News Archive