Fox Sports Daybreak with Andy Furman & Mike North
Weekdays 4am - 7am
Sports talk veteran Andy Furman and Chicago's Emmy-Award winning sports talk legend Mike North have teamed up to host FOX Sports Radio’s morning drive program, FOX Sports Daybreak. Furman and North bring their expert analysis and upbeat personalities to listeners across the country to get the morning started off right.
Two-time Emmy Award-winner and four-time Achievement in Radio Award-winner Mike North started his broadcasting career in 1990 when, as a hot dog vendor in Chicago, he suggested a new sports radio show to WSBC/Chicago management, also frequent customers. In 1992, the first Chicago-based sports radio station, The Score Sports Radio 820, was born, and North was offered a job to host a radio show with former Chicago Bear, Dan Jiggetts. They soon became "The Monsters of the Midday," delivering a unique brand of opinionated, street-smart, sports talk to Chicago sports fans. In September of 1999, North began hosting his own show, "The Mike North Show," Monday through Friday. Three years later, he teamed up with another former Chicago Bear, Doug Buffone, and the duo soon became known as "The Wise Guys." In September of 2004, North moved to the mornings to host “The Mike North Morning Show” with Fred Huebner till June 2008.
North presently hosts several weekend programs for Fox Sports Radio and appears as a regular guest on Mancow TV on Ch50. He is also a columnist for the Daily Herald.
Furman, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has been a strong voice in the world of sports talk radio for more than 20 years, with much of his time spent in Cincinnati. He hosted “Sports Talk” on WLW-AM for 18 years, and was named the “number one sports talker” in Ohio by Ohio Magazine. Most recently, Furman hosted an afternoon drive show on “Real Talk 1160” WQRT in Cincinnati. Furman has been a fixture on the network for over a year as host of a weekend show with former NFL All-Pro Lincoln Kennedy, in addition to filling in for various timeslots and day-parts. He will continue to host his Sunday evening program with Kennedy, which airs from 7 - 10 p.m. ET/4 - 7 p.m. PT.