Apparently the prospect of Mark Madden joining WXDX-FM (105.9) in the afternoon drive is false – especially if you ask WEAE-AM (1250) General Manager Mike Thompson. His response to Bob Smizik when asked how he’d feel about Madden up against the new Paulsen & Crow show, “I would expect that we would be the first to know if Mark has interest in going back on the air someplace other than ESPN.” A response such as that caused Smizik to suspect that despite being let go, Madden is still under contract with ESPN. After all, he had signed a new 5-year contract just months before he was taken off the air, although nobody confirmed that he was under contractual obligation.

The rumors of Madden doing afternoons at WXDX built up after the station fired afternoon jock Steve Grimm last week.