July 22, 2003 |
Angelo Cataldi, the bellicose morning host on WIP-AM (610), was suspended yesterday for two days without pay over a remark he made on his morning show last Tuesday, during a diatribe inspired by the Eagles' new policy prohibiting outside food at Lincoln Financial Field. During a rant over comments by team president Joe Banner, Cataldi said that if the team was responsible for picking the people running the security at the stadium, he expected the guards to be wearing swastikas.
February 6, 2014 |
THE PHONE rang Monday. "Are you listening to WIP?" my sister asked worriedly. "Angelo Cataldi just called you 'a bitch who needs a laxative!' " No sweat, girl. I've been writing this column for 15 years, and I've been called worse (including the c-word by a former state senator). I will say, though, that this was my first insult (that I know of) from a sports-radio guy. Someone rent a catering hall - I've got a milestone to celebrate! Cataldi, WIP's morning host, hated my column about Friday's Wing Bowl - my first time attending.
July 12, 2013 |
DENNIS RODMAN, aka the U.S. ambassador to North Korea, is going into the liquor business. The former NBA star, a seven-time rebounding champion, is marketing Bad Boy Vodka, a brand that he says, is "a perfect representation of whom I am and what I am all about. " The etched glass bottle contains an image of a black bull in the logo, no doubt a nod to the three championships he won with Chicago. Jorge Olson, the CEO and president of Premier Brands, the company that developed the vodka, thinks he has a winner.
September 14, 1990 |
Miss Pennsylvania, Marla Wynne, who was dismissed by Miss America judge Larry King as the ugliest of the pageant's 10 finalists, got her chance to respond to the talk-show megalomaniac yesterday on The Joan Rivers Show. Frankly, she pulled her punches. "I think Larry King didn't understand what the pageant was about," said Wynne, who said she had been wounded by King's comments. "If he knew the work and hours and the blood, sweat and tears that went into it, he wouldn't have been so quick to be insensitive.
July 28, 2013 |
IT'S HARD TO ADMIT it, but contrary to my proclamation in my last article, I'm no genius after all. When the Phils put up 13 runs in their massacre of the Mets in the first game after the All-Star break, I thought my prediction of a resurgence was coming true. Alas, a disastrous six-game losing streak followed and it's over. It's really over. So forget what I said - no buying. Sell. Not the whole kit and caboodle, but sell. And I think it's time for the front office to be honest with the fans and admit the sad truth that we have all been trying to avoid - that it's over and it's time to look to the future.
February 14, 2005
RE WHAT Mayor Street said the other day regarding the boos he received in Jacksonville. Just so the mayor knows, I cannot stand Angelo Cataldi. He is a knucklehead for doing what he did to my team's quarterback on draft day. Mayor Street is giving Cataldi too much credit for changing people's opinions. I made up my mind years before Street was even mayor. And the things I've seen on TV and read in the papers makes me want to boo him more. Example: the firefighter waiting for benefits and Hepatitis C care outside his office.
November 18, 1999 |
Cataldi vs. Verna. The Italian Stallion versus . . . better not go there. City Council President Anna Verna was getting roughed up on Sportstalk radio station WIP yesterday morning, and after getting calls from constituents, called in to the program to defend herself. Verna said later she was "personally insulted" by some of the banter among the morning yakkers, led by host Angelo Cataldi. "I insult everybody," Cataldi said later. "I did challenge her on the air. I felt somebody had to do that, since the woman's been walking around for two days ignoring what a lot of people believe is a surprisingly fair plan by the Eagles.
November 22, 1993 |
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.
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.
July 8, 2004 |
Tom Bigby, who helped engineer the sports-talk format at WIP-AM (610) and as program director ran the station with an iron fist for 15 years, has announced that he is leaving later this month. Bigby, 61, will become program director at all-news KRLD-AM in Dallas, where his children and grandchildren live. Like WIP, KRLD is a property of Infinity Broadcasting. His last day in Philadelphia will be July 23. The move by Bigby was generally unexpected among the ranks but appears to be voluntary.