It amazes his admirers and infuriates his detractors, but somehow Mike North always manages to land on his feet. Just five days after his low-rated morning show on WBBM-Channel 2 was canceled, the veteran sports talker has resurfaced with Fox Sports Radio.
Details of North's duties are still being worked out, but the network announced this week that he'd been added to the roster of hosts. "We couldn't be happier to have Mike join the Fox Sports Radio family," said Don Martin, vice president and general manager of the outfit based in Sherman Oaks, Calif. "His credentials in sports talk radio speak for themselves."
If you're wondering how North was able to make the deal so fast, look no farther than to Jeff Schwartz, his longtime friend and business partner, who became a consultant for Fox Sports Radio at the end of June. "I guess I'm still persuasive," Schwartz told me Tuesday night. "Always have been and always will be."