Chris Christie filling in for Mike Francesa on WFAN

Chris Christie better hope his radio ratings are higher than his approval rating.

The New Jersey governor, who currently owns a record-low 15 percent approval rating, will be sharing his thoughts on the local sports scene for WFAN next week.

Christie is set to co-host the afternoon drive time from 2-6:30 p.m. on New York City’s most popular sports talk station next Monday and Tuesday with WFAN’s Evan Roberts.

The shows are being seen as an audition for Christie. He has been in the running to replace Mike Francesa since February when WFAN program director Mike Chernoff said he is “among many names being considered.”

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Mike Francesa is retiring at the end of the year.

Mike Francesa is retiring at the end of the year.

(Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Francesa, the Sports Pope and the most prominent voice on WFAN, is retiring at the end of the year.

Christie’s final term in office ends in January.

He does have radio experience between frequently appearing as a guest on WFAN’s morning show “Boomer & Carton” as well as having an “Ask The Governor” segment on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM.

Christie also has experience in scandals, the latest of which involved him lying about taking his family to a beach that was closed to the taxpayers of New Jersey over the holiday weekend.

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The prominent Bridgegate scandal revolved around Christie allegedly creating road closures in Fort Lee, N.J., to get back at a politician who did not endorse him.

He could sure use some increased road traffic next week so people in their cars turn to his WFAN audition.

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