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After 25 years Joe Benigno announces retirement from WFAN

From caller to drive-time host, the dream run will come to an end for Joe Benigno on November 6, 2020 when he officially starts his retirement, paving the way for Craig Carton’s return to WFAN to team with Evan Roberts, which could be as soon as November 9th.

Joe Benigno announced his retirement from full-time work at WFAN at the start of his afternoon drive time show on Wednesday, saying, “This is it for me. I definitely will be retiring, leaving the station.” Joe plans to head to Florida in retirement and play a lot of golf.

“It’s time, as far as my situation is concerned,” he said shortly after 2 p.m. “It’s time to go for me. I don’t think there’s any question about it. What else can you say? It’s been a great run.”

He partnered with Roberts for 14 years and was at WFAN 25 years overall after previously having been a fan and caller. Of course Joe pointed out that none of his teams have won a championship since he has been on air.

“Twenty-five years on the air, and not one of my teams won a championship,” he said, referring to the Jets, Mets, Knicks and Rangers.

Joe is just as beloved by both callers and everyone within the WFAN family past and present. Take a look at some tweets congratulating Joe on an amazing career.

 

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Nicholas Durst

Nicholas Durst

Nicholas Durst is a sports media professional who has worked as an on-air personality and producer with the Brooklyn Cyclones, Bleacher Report, MSG Networks, WFAN Radio and MTV. He has experience in TV, radio, social/digital media, short-form and live video across sports and entertainment. He is also a NCAA Division II broadcaster for CSI SportsNet. Nicholas hosts You Know I'm Right, right here on InTheZone.io. Follow him on twitter @Nick_Durst

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