Earlier tonight, Craig Carton made the announcement that he is resigning from the Boomer & Carton radio show.
Craig Carton’s whirlwind week took a huge turn this evening. As per Carton’s twitter page, he announced his resignation from WFAN. As was reported on Elite Sports New York yesterday, Carton had said, “My fight has only just begun and I know when this strange episode is over, I’ll be back, stronger than ever.”
This evening, Carton said in his statement “For 10 years I’ve had the great privilege of showing up to work every day at my dream job. I have nothing but love and respect for my co-host, the show and the entire CBS Radio family and I’ve always tried to represent them in the best possible light.”
Carton continued, “Unfortunately, the unfounded legal issues currently plaguing me will only be a distraction to everyone at WFAN and the show I helped build. With that in mind, I have submitted my resignation to the station and they accepted. I am sad to see this chapter of my life close but know that it will allow me to focus on my family, my well-being and clearing my name, while giving the show the best opportunity to succeed without further disruption.”
The radio host added, “I’ve always felt a personal connection to our listeners and want to thank them for making me a part of their daily routine. I hope they can respect the fact that as much as I want to talk about the allegations against me I can’t at this time. There will come a time when I will be able to speak directly about the case and I hope our listeners will be there.”
Carton finished with, “From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank my family, friends, listeners and especially the executives at WFAN and CBS Radio for their continued understanding and for giving me the most amazing platform to do what I love to do the most, besides being with my family.”
Carton’s career at WFAN began in 2007 when he was paired with Boomer Esiason as Esiason was hired as the permanent replacement for Imus in the Morning. They formed the Boomer & Carton show, and after their first year, they reached number one in the Arbitron ratings for men between age 25-54. The show was simulcast on MSG Network from September 14, 2010, until September 11, 2013. Starting in January 2014, the show has been simulcast on the CBS Sports Network.