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November 22, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
At WIP-AM radio, the 10 a.m. to noon host's chair is reserved for . . . Glen Macnow. Macnow told the Daily News last night that he has resigned as an Inquirer sports writer. Macnow is expected to succeed Chuck Cooperstein, who hosted the 10 a.m. to noon show for 16 months. Cooperstein is returning to Dallas to host the afternoon drive-time show on an all-sports station. Sources say Macnow could be paired with an on-air WIP personality in a 10 a.m. to mid-afternoon slot.
SPORTS
July 1, 2011
Personalities from WIP Radio will serve as guest hosts of "Daily News Live" on Comcast SportsNet beginning Tuesday. "Daily News Live" airs weeknights at 5 p.m. with sports writers from the Daily News. Here is the schedule: Tuesday: Rhea Hughes Wednesday: Al Morganti Thursday: Rob Ellis Friday: Glen Macnow Monday, July 11: Anthony Gargano Tuesday, July 12: Angelo Cataldi Wednesday, July 13: Rhea Hughes Also, CSN has compiled the stories of five high school stars who appeared on "Daily News Live" in May into a half-hour special called "High School Hot Shots.
SPORTS
June 5, 1995 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Flyers officials said the abrupt resignation three weeks ago of Barry Jones, who was in charge of maintaining the surface at the CoreStates Spectrum, had no bearing on the poor ice conditions for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup semifinal series on Saturday night. A team spokesman said the Flyers have imported a renowned ice expert, Doug Moore, of Toronto, who previously acted as an ice consultant here, but Moore is hindered by factors out of his control. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, now appearing in the building when the Flyers aren't, seems to be the main culprit.
SPORTS
April 11, 1991 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Flyers general manager Russ Farwell said yesterday that he is not on the verge of acquiring Mark Messier, or anyone else, from the Edmonton Oilers. Farwell called a radio report touting the alleged Messier deal "craziness. " Several months ago, the Flyers looked into the idea of buying Messier, the 1990 Hart Trophy winner (MVP), from Edmonton for cash and possibly players. That effort has been reported in several places, and was mentioned in Tuesday's Daily News. But yesterday, Al Morganti of The National wrote a column speculating that a deal for Messier and the rights to Jari Kurri, now playing in Europe, "could quickly heat up again if the Oilers falter in the first round (of the playoffs against Calgary)
NEWS
December 15, 2008 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
This morning at 9, tickets to WIP's infamous Wing Bowl will start getting gobbled up. This year, they'll cost $7.50 each, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund and Philadelphia police. But parking will be free at the Wachovia Center, where the event will be held. The 17th annual event will be on Jan. 30, the Friday before the Super Bowl. Today's ComcastTix sale starts at 9 a.m. Monday. Customers have three options: Call 1-800-298-1400, visit ComcastTix.com (search for "Wing Bowl")
SPORTS
December 22, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, PHILLY.COM
Local sports-talk radio is shifting gears - and getting ready to roll out a new set of wheels. At 6 p.m. Friday, WPEN-FM (97.5) became the only home for the Fanatic, as a Christian broadcaster took over the 950 AM spot. As of Jan. 2, WIP's full local lineup will be heard only at 94.1 FM, as owner CBS launches a new national sports radio network, airing in Philadelphia on 610 AM, the original home of WIP. Not that WIP is pulling out of AM entirely. "We can and will preempt national content for local programming," said WIP program director Jeff Sottolano.
NEWS
July 3, 2000 | by Arlene Notoro Morgan
Yo, talk show fans. Don't believe for a second that sports talk radio has anything to do with journalism. Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti, Anthony Gargano and Mike Missanelli gave up their journalism credentials as soon as they sat down behind the mike. They shout and scream. They generate buzz. They get you to call them and, in some instances, to call the newspaper to vent. And it's all an act, a shtick to create a sellable on-air personality. Don't believe for a minute that what they sell is credible journalism or that they adhere to the same standards that govern reporters.
NEWS
May 31, 1994
EDITORIAL SLURRED NEWS READERS, NOT JUST 'LUNKHEAD' WIP LISTENERS As one of the "lunkheads" who listens to WIP radio, I have been dismayed at the bitter turf war being fought between that station and the Daily News. The issue of whether Jim Fregosi's remarks were "on" or "off" the record has long since ceased to matter. What does matter is the conscious and clearly orchestrated attempt by the Daily News to destroy the reputations of WIP hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti, not for their sports reporting, but their willingness to describe the character of an individual with whom they had a long association.
SPORTS
October 8, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Some impressions of ESPN2's "SportsNight" as it moves into its second weekend in prime time (tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.): First, anyone who watches all three hours every weekend needs professional counseling. The good things about "SportsNight," which is aimed at viewers 18 to 34, include its informality, co-host Keith Olbermann, live interviews, the ability to handle breaking stories, NHL games and sports updates. I worry, however, about people who need someone reading sports scores every half-hour.
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December 23, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, PHILLY.COM
Local sports-talk radio is shifting gears - and getting ready to roll out a new set of wheels. At 6 p.m. Friday, WPEN-FM (97.5) became the only home for the Fanatic, as a Christian broadcaster took over the 950 AM spot. As of Jan. 2, WIP's full local lineup will be heard only at 94.1 FM, as owner CBS launches a new national sports radio network, airing in Philadelphia on 610 AM, the original home of WIP. Not that WIP is pulling out of AM entirely. "We can and will preempt national content for local programming," said WIP program director Jeff Sottolano.
SPORTS
December 2, 2012 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
IT WAS THE winter of our discontent. Let history show our beloved Eagles had reached a 14-year low. Our equally beloved Phillies were 4 months away from taking the field at Citizens Bank Park and, worse still, we had just learned that our most beloved player, Carlos "Chooch" Ruiz, had been suspended for the first 25 games of the season because of substance abuse. Our not quite so beloved Sixers were not reaching anywhere near their full potential, because their newly acquired savior, Andrew Bynum (for whom we paid a king's ransom)
SPORTS
May 14, 2012 | BY CHUCK DARROW
At this point in time, it's almost beside the point to refer to WIP-FM (94.1) as a mere "radio station. " Sure, that's what it is, technically speaking. But a quarter-century after it first got involved with sports-related programming (while it was still on the AM dial), the outlet has established itself as something more than just another over-the-air outlet. Instead, it can be argued that WIP has become so embedded in the culture of the Delaware Valley that it has taken on the status of a public utility.
SPORTS
May 14, 2012 | Chuck Darrow
At this point in time, it's almost beside the point to refer to WIP-FM (94.1) as a mere "radio station. " Sure, that's what it is, technically speaking. But a quarter-century after it first got involved with sports-related programming (while it was still on the AM dial), the outlet has established itself as something more than just another over-the-air outlet. Instead, it can be argued that WIP has become so embedded in the culture of the Delaware Valley that it has taken on the status of a public utility.
SPORTS
July 1, 2011
Personalities from WIP Radio will serve as guest hosts of "Daily News Live" on Comcast SportsNet beginning Tuesday. "Daily News Live" airs weeknights at 5 p.m. with sports writers from the Daily News. Here is the schedule: Tuesday: Rhea Hughes Wednesday: Al Morganti Thursday: Rob Ellis Friday: Glen Macnow Monday, July 11: Anthony Gargano Tuesday, July 12: Angelo Cataldi Wednesday, July 13: Rhea Hughes Also, CSN has compiled the stories of five high school stars who appeared on "Daily News Live" in May into a half-hour special called "High School Hot Shots.
NEWS
December 15, 2008 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
This morning at 9, tickets to WIP's infamous Wing Bowl will start getting gobbled up. This year, they'll cost $7.50 each, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship fund and Philadelphia police. But parking will be free at the Wachovia Center, where the event will be held. The 17th annual event will be on Jan. 30, the Friday before the Super Bowl. Today's ComcastTix sale starts at 9 a.m. Monday. Customers have three options: Call 1-800-298-1400, visit ComcastTix.com (search for "Wing Bowl")
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Super Bowl excitement is in the air, and its fresh breeze is blowing through WIP-AM (610), the sports-talk station that for 17 years has been the sounding board for the disgruntled Eagles fan. "Delirium" is how Angelo Cataldi, the morning show's top banana, describes it. "Bliss," says midday cohost Anthony Gargano. "We've never had happiness this rampant. " The phone lines are lit with callers cheerily beating down the few Eagles detractors. Could there really be happiness at WIP?
NEWS
July 3, 2000 | by Arlene Notoro Morgan
Yo, talk show fans. Don't believe for a second that sports talk radio has anything to do with journalism. Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti, Anthony Gargano and Mike Missanelli gave up their journalism credentials as soon as they sat down behind the mike. They shout and scream. They generate buzz. They get you to call them and, in some instances, to call the newspaper to vent. And it's all an act, a shtick to create a sellable on-air personality. Don't believe for a minute that what they sell is credible journalism or that they adhere to the same standards that govern reporters.
LIVING
December 26, 1999 | By Robert Strauss, FOR THE INQUIRER
Rhea Hughes, the feminine voice among the raging testosterone on the WIP-AM morning show, is always on the go. Sometimes she's amid a warren of a half-dozen computers compiling and writing numerous minute-long sports/traffic/weather updates. Or she's in her broadcast booth, bantering with - and often skewering - the Morning Guys, led by Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti and comedian Joe Conklin. Or she's on the phone with a sports source or with a girlfriend who has juicy gossip. Or running out to the main broadcast booth to watch some outrageous stunt.
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