WIP announced today that beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6 (the day after
Labor Day), the heritage Philadelphia
radio station will also be heard on 94.1FM, expanding its reach, exposing the
award-winning programming to a more wide-ranging audience and enhancing the
overall listening experience. The CBS
RADIO station, which will be known as SportsRadio 94 WIP, will launch a new
line-up to coincide with its debut on the FM dial.
“WIP has a 25-year track record of being the premier
sports station in Philadelphia and the move to FM
is part of a natural evolution we’ve seen successfully work in several major
cities across the nation,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market
Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia.
“We’ve always been a great sports talk
radio station – now we’ll be located on a much busier corner in a larger neighborhood. One of the best years in Philadelphia sports has just become better.”
The station’s new weekday programming schedule will be
highlighted by WIP veterans and the addition of Philadelphia sports broadcasting icon Michael
Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team with
Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti:
morning a Philly favorite former athlete joins the show for unique insight into
sports. Among the guests include Keith Jones (Flyers) and Ricky Bottalico (Phillies), as well as
a Philadelphia Eagle to be named at a later date.
The Mike and Ike Show:
current Comcast SportsNet host Michael
Barkann and former Eagle All Pro
Ike Reese, this show will provide
listeners with unparalleled analysis, and opinions from the biggest names in
Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow:
highly successful midday show moves to late afternoon. The duo has consistently
No. 1 most listened to sports show in their current timeperiod.
Rob Ellis or sports play-by-play
will be handled by Big Daddy Graham,
broadcasting from 2:00-5:30AM.
Said Rayfield, “Angelo and the Morning Team have been
tremendous anchors for the station, and Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow have
had one of the highest rated shows on WIP for quite some time. Their
unparalleled knowledge of Philadelphia
sports and yet different approaches make for a very compelling and entertaining
show. It was a very easy and logical decision to have them succeed Howard Eskin.
“Additionally, Michael Barkann is someone who has been
in this city for more than 20 years. He is well liked, respected and
opinionated. He and Ike Reese together will be an unstoppable combination.”
About Sportsradio WIP
WIP is one of
the first all-sports formatted stations in the nation and the leading station
of its kind in Philadelphia. The CBS RADIO property is the flagship
station for the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia
76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers, and is also home to Angelo Cataldi and the
morning team. Each year prior to the Super
Bowl, WIP hosts Wing Bowl in front of a sold-out crowd at the Wells Fargo
programming is available on-air, online at www.cbsphiladelphia.com and via the
Radio.com application for a variety of mobile devices.