Chris Carlin, a 1995 graduate of Hobart College, is a sideline reporter for Rutgers football. He is featured on the Scarlet Knights' Web site:
Rutgers Football Radio Network sideline reporter Chris Carlin
Rutgers Football Radio Network sideline reporter Chris Carlin is well known to sports radio fans throughout the State of Rutgers. The 28-year-old Carlin, in his second year on the sidelines for the Scarlet Knights broadcasts, is the producer of the popular “Mike and the Mad Dog Show” on New York’s WFAN Radio. In addition to his duties as a producer on WFAN, Carlin has also served as an in-studio host for call-in shows, and has done on-site reporting of a variety of events, including covering the Baltimore Ravens at the most recent Super Bowl, as well as the New York Yankees. Carlin has been active in the radio industry since his days as an undergraduate student at Hobart College. A 1995 graduate of Hobart, he gained invaluable experience on the campus radio station there, broadcasting events such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer and lacrosse. While still a college student, Carlin was behind the microphone for minor league baseball teams the Geneva Cubs (summer of 1993) and the Williamsport Cubs (summers of 1994 and 1995). Following graduation, he served an internship at WFAN Radio, during which time he served as Sports Director of WRKL radio in Rockland, NY. Carlin was hired as an assistant producer of the “Mike and the Mad Dog Show” in the spring of 1997, and was named the show’s producer in the fall of that year. Carlin was also a member of the Bucknell University football broadcast team from 1994-99. A native of Chatham, Carlin graduated from Oratory Prep in 1990, where he was a first baseman-outfielder-designated hitter for the baseball team.
A profile of him also appears on the WFAN Web site:
Better known as the “Continent,” Chris Carlin is the producer of the popular Mike and the Mad Dog show. In addition, he is now host of his own Sunday early morning show on WFAN and works as a sideline reporter for Rutgers University Football.
Chris attended the all-boys Oratory Prep in Summit, New Jersey before heading to Hobart College where he received a BA in English in 1995. He called three years of minor league baseball play-by-play prior to joining the FAN as an intern and becoming a bullpen fixture. In 1997, he was promoted to producer of the Mike and the Mad Dog show and has been screening calls and booking guests for the duo ever since.
Best On-Air Experience: Covering the Ravens at Super Bowl XXXV…and doing play-by-play of a Mets spring training game with Mike and Chris.
Funniest On-Air Experience: Listening to Mike and Chris break down the movie “Saving Private Ryan” like it was Game 7 Knicks/Pacers and having Dog come to the following conclusion…”Hey, war is bad.”
Favorite Caller: Hands down…Jerome from Manhattan. The most appropriate and accurate representative of Yankee fans.
Role Models: Steve Cohen.
Awards: Every day with Mike and Dog is my own “award.”
Interests: An eclectic appreciation of music from Sinatra to Kid Rock…reading the occasional biography…golf…chasing cheap women…fetching sodas for Mike.
Family: Youngest of 6 children…4 brothers, 1 sister.