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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

WFAN anchor John Minko retires after accepting buyout

WFAN anchor John Minko is calling it a career.

Minko announced on the radio Thursday that he has accepted a buyout from Entercom, which is WFAN’s parent company.

“Not exactly the way I wanted this to end, but considering the state of the world, considering the state of the business world, the world as a whole, the company’s decision and my decision to accept I think is the right one. So as a result, 5:00 pm will be it tomorrow. I’ve got tons of memories from this experience, both good and bad, and I cherish each and every one of those decisions,” Minko said.

Minko, known on air as the “Mink Man,” has been at WFAN since the time it launched in 1987. He’s worked there for 32 years and nine months and now sees his time there come to an end.

WFAN was the first all-sports station in the country and became known for being the home of “Mike and the Mad Dog,” a radio show hosted by Chris Russo and Mike Francesa. Minko provided updates on their show.

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