Dan Gross: Phils to air on 94WIP too

Ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson shows off the CD that Tony Bennett (left) autographed for him in Atlantic City on Saturday.
Ex-heavyweight champ Mike Tyson shows off the CD that Tony Bennett (left) autographed for him in Atlantic City on Saturday. (TOM BRIGLIA/PHOTO GRAPHICS)
Posted: February 07, 2012

PHILLIES GAMES will broadcast on 94WIP as well as on 1210 AM this season,

WIP co-hosts Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano announced yesterday, while broadcasting live from Citizens Bank Park.

The Daily News reported Nov. 23 that this would be happening.

At the time, neither the Phillies nor CBS Radio would discuss the plans.

Both stations are owned by CBS Radio, so the simulcast certainly makes sense. The deal starts this month with live coverage of the team's spring-training camp from Clearwater, Fla.

While 1210-AM boasts a strong signal already, the FM signal on 94.1 may be a clearer way to hear Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen's broadcasts.

OUT AND ABOUT Tony Bennett signed a CD for Mike Tyson when the pair met Saturday night backstage at the Maximus theater at Caesars Atlantic City. Bennett was performing there, and Tyson was at the hotel hosting a gaming event. After his 2nd-round knockout of David Saulsberry at the Tropicana Saturday night, local heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon and friends celebrated his title win at the Chelsea. Witherspoon drank only water.

Jocks in 'Goat'

Frankford High football star Jahri Evans, now a guard for the New Orleans Saints, plays a prison guard in "Goat," a crime drama that get a private screening in town tomorrow night for friends and investors. The film, directed by Paul Borghese, has local guy Dennis Shea, of Sheazam Productions, among its producers. They are working on getting a theatrical release.

Evans isn't the only athlete in the film. Anthony Henry, formerly of the Cowboys, plays the bodyguard of star Ice-T, and local sports agent Jerrold Colton, who represents Evans and Henry, plays a jewelry dealer who gets robbed.

The film also features two major-leaguers: pitcher Bronson Arroyo (another producer) and Red Sox infielder Kevin Youkilis. Armand Assante and William DeMeo star alongside Ice-T. Watch the trailer online at goat-the-movie.com.

Author, author

Comcast SportsNet's Kevin Walsh, who worked several years in Philadelphia and now works for CSN New England, is just out with his second book, Follow the Dog Home. It's the strange yet true story of how Walsh's German shepherd, Beverly, and Walsh himself seemed taken by a house during a walk around their Wellesley, Mass., neighborhood. Turns out he had a photo of his father as a child sitting in front of the same house.

You can learn more about the book at followthedoghome.com.

With sympathy

Our condolences to political consultant Charles Breslin, whose mother, Eileen C. Breslin, died Sunday. She was 76 and lived in Glenside, and had been sick for a few years after a stroke, Charlie said. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Luke the Evangelist (2316 Fairhill) in Glenside. Viewing is from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Thursday and at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Magee Rehabilitation Center 1513 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, are appreciated by family.


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