Five Things You Didn’t Know About Craig Carton

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Craig Carton

Craig Carton is the co-host of radio show ‘Boomer and Carton in the morning’ on WFAN. He has recently hit the headlines for his arrest following his involvement in a concert ticket Ponzi scheme which began in 2016. It is alleged that the radio host ripped off investors for millions of dollars by selling fake concert tickets. It is claimed he did this to cover his own debts from gambling. Carton is accused of running this Ponzi scheme along with his business partner, Joseph Mell. Carlton would tell the investors he had access to millions of dollars’ worth of concert tickets at face value.

Here are five facts about this controversial radio host.

1. He Was on a Show Called ‘Views from the Bridge’

Carton grew up in New York and attended New Rochelle High School and then Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School where he studied journalism. While at university, he worked on a cable television series called ‘Views from the Bridge’.

2. He Has Several Awards

This popular radio host has won a variety of awards for his work. He won three consecutive Pulse of the People Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2010. For ten years, he has been listed as one of the top 40 influential people in talk shows. He was also named as the State of New Jersey’s 9th most politically influential personality by PoliticsNJ.com.

3. He Has Written a Book

Although he is best-known as a radio host, Carton has taken on many other ventures throughout his career and one of these was to write a book. His first book was titled ‘Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone. This was released on June 4, 2013. Another of his ventures was launching the Tic Toc Stop Foundation which aims to wipe out Tourette Syndrome. This is a cause that is close to his heart as he was diagnosed with this condition during his teens.

4. He Caused Controversy When Eric Lindros Missed a Game

Carton has been involved in many controversial situations throughout his radio career but the situation with Eric Lindros is one of the most famous. In February 1997, Carton announced on air that Eric Lindros had missed an important game against the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier in the month because he was suffering from a hangover. Eric Lindros was the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers at that time. The Flyers sued the radio station who gave them an out of court settlement. It wasn’t until two years later that Ed Snider, the owner and chairman of The Flyers, publicly admitted that Carton’s claims were true.

5. He Had an On-Air Feud with Richard Codey

When Richard Codey, the Governor of New Jersey, was interviewed by Carton on the New Jersey 101.5 radio station, the pair ended up having a feud. At the time, Codey’s wife was suffering from post-partum depression and Carton made disrespectful comments about this illness implying the governor’s wife was probably already crazy. Codey’s response was to say that he would take Carton out if he wasn’t a governor.

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