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August 16, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Eskin, the bearded bad boy of Philadelphia's sports-talk radio who in 25 years as WIP's successful drive-time host has ruffled feathers, broken stories and infuriated as well as delighted listeners, will be relinquishing his show after Sept. 2. In making the announcement midway through Monday's show, a frequently emotional Eskin insisted the decision was his alone and was unrelated to increased competition from a second Philly sports-talk station, 97.5 The Fanatic, which broadcasts on both the FM and AM (950)
NEWS
September 22, 2004
HOW CAN anyone say Babe Ruth's record has been broken? Babe Ruth at-bats: 8,169. Barry Bonds at-bats: 9,066. Hank Aaron at-bats: 11,145. If Ruth came to bat 2,976 more times than Aaron, he would have 1,000 home runs. No one will ever beat the Babe. Joe Ricci, Philadelphia Dhani Jones sounds like a figure that our young people should emulate. I applaud Mr. Jones and his parents for doing a fine job. He is inspirational and disproves a mind-set that continues to be perpetuated in the black community.
NEWS
August 21, 2002
TOP 10 reasons Howard Eskin was speeding in New Jersey: 10. Barkley needed a caddy. 9. Had shopping date with John Street at Cherry Hill Mall. 8. Helping A.I. look for his wife. 7. Was trying to refund tickets for the Latin Casino. 6. Was going to a sleepover at Bobby Clarke's house. 5. Had a tip on a horse at the Garden State Park. 4. Had a dinner date with A. Charles Peruto Jr. at the Pennsauken Mart. 3. Wanted to talk sports with Bob from Marlton.
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November 16, 1988 | By Kathy Brennan, Daily News Staff Writer
All sportscaster Howard Eskin can remember is a guy with a mean stare lunging at him as he hosted his live radio sports-talk show in a Cherry Hill restaurant. Eskin was shaken but unhurt when a man charged through the crowd of about 200 people last night and jumped across a table at him, shouting, "I hate you, Howard!" and obscenities. "He came flying over the table and hit me (as I sat) in my chair," Eskin said during a telephone interview several hours after the incident.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2012 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer
LOVE, IT'S been noted, is lovelier the second time around. But how about being Fox29's sports director and lead fun-and-games anchor? "It's intriguing the second time around," said sports-broadcasting titan Howard Eskin who, earlier this month, began his second tour of duty at the local Fox outlet. "Is [it] better the second time around? It was great both times. " The 61-year-old mouth that roars, who appears weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., was initially seen on Channel 29 between 1986 and 1991, when he served as the first sports anchor-director on the station's then-groundbreaking "Ten O'Clock News.
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Monday, inflammatory sports-yakker Howard Eskin announced he was giving up his daily radio gig at WIP. Today, Burger King is expected to announce big advertising changes, including the "dethroning the creepy King character," according to USA Today. Coincidence? You decide. Both have brown beards, and for years, people have commented on the physical resemblance. Eskin's nickname: The King. Both are known to hang around sporting events. The Burger King once dumped Gatorade on an NFL coach in a commercial.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | Dan Gross
Listen up, nitwits, morons, losers and dopes.   Howard Eskin has been named sports anchor at Fox 29. The veteran sportscaster and 94 WIP weekend host will start Sept. 4 as sports anchor for Fox 29's 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news, as well as for Fox 29 "Sports Sunday" and "Game Day Live. " And just so you know, genius, Eskin will also contribute to "Good Day Philadelphia," the station has announced. Current sports anchor John Anderson will become a reporter/anchor on various newscasts.
NEWS
July 31, 1992 | By J. Corr, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This includes information from the Associated Press, Washington Post and USA Today
Howard Eskin, the brash, contentious and opinionated talk-show host on WIP "all sports" radio, will be leaving there to become weekday sports anchor on KYW-TV's morning news show at 6 a.m. He is holding down that position this week and next during the Olympics. He will continue his 4 to 7 p.m. show on WIP-AM (610) until the expiration of his contract at the end of August. He will begin full time at Channel 3 on Sept. 8. "I'll miss all these people who call me at WIP. Maybe I'll give them the number at Channel 3, and I can hang up on them there just like I do here (at WIP)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2012
SO WHO WAS responsible for turning radio's Howard Eskin into TV's Howard Eskin? The folks at KYW-TV who, in 1982, gave him his first television sports-anchoring gig, certainly played a role. But there is someone else Eskin credits as much, if not more. That would be the late, great Jim O'Brien, whom Eskin met when he was just starting out in broadcasting in the 1970s, when working behind the scenes at Top 40 powerhouse WFIL-AM. At the time, O'Brien was already a beloved personality, doing double duty at both 'FIL and its then-corporate sibling, Channel 6. Eskin recalled that in 1981, a year before he was hired at Channel 3, "Jim O'Brien said, 'You should be on television.' " Then the Channel 3 offer came, and, remembered Eskin, "He was the first guy I called.
NEWS
June 3, 1996 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
It's intermission during Game 2 of the Flyers-Panthers hockey playoff and Howard Eskin decides to go for a stroll through the crowded corridors of the Core-States Spectrum. The nerve. Howard, of course, has decreed the Flyers will LOSE the series - treason in a championship-starved town that already considers him a repeat offender. But tonight, nothing can keep the red-bearded, pain-in-the-airwaves from his personal ratings mission: to prove that, after 20 years of love and hate, of insult and injury, he's still the town's "King" of radio sports-talkers.
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February 17, 2015 | By Molly Eichel
THE ELKINS ESTATE has been a site for famous folks as of late, including Harrison Ford and Victoria's Secret models. Now, add Apollo Creed's son to the list. I hear that "Creed," the "Rocky" sequel featuring Sylvester Stallone, as well as Michael B. Jordan as the titular son of Carl Weathers ' character, was filming on the property of the Dominican Retreat House. In 2012, Ford filmed the little-seen thriller "Paranoia" there, along with Liam Hemsworth (who brought then-gal pal Miley Cyrus along for the ride)
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December 5, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If Abbott and Costello were still alive, they could reprise their classic baseball routine by adding a little twist. "Hey, Abbott!" Lou Costello would say in his trademark effusive effort to get his old buddy's undivided attention. "Who's in charge of the Phillies?" "Who is in charge of the Phillies," Bud Abbott would answer. "Who?" Costello would reply. "That's right," Abbott would confirm. On and on it would go with the question never truly being resolved in Costello's comedic mind.
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November 21, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT SEEMS most likely that the Eagles' running game isn't clicking because the offensive line hasn't quite come together, with key players still working back into top form after missing time with injuries. And it's apparent opponents are gearing up to shut down LeSean McCoy. But as McCoy's yards per carry average dwindles - he's at a career-low 3.7 this season, after gaining 88 yards on 23 carries in Sunday's blowout loss to the Packers - inevitably, the NFL's 2013 rushing leader faces questions about his abilities.
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October 6, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DAVID MONTGOMERY remains on medical leave after battling cancer early in the 2014 season, the Phillies announced yesterday morning, rebutting a report that the team president and CEO had been "pushed out" by ownership. Montgomery is expected to resume his role atop the organization when his health enables him to do so. This isn't news - the team said the same thing when Montgomery, who had surgery for cancer in May, took a leave of absence Aug. 28. But the Phillies felt the need to reiterate Montgomery's status following a news report Thursday that the team president had been "pushed out. " Fox 29's Howard Eskin ended his station's 5 p.m. newscast by reporting that the medical leave had been a "convenient story" for the ownership to deal with Montgomery.
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October 3, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE FIRST WEEK of the Phillies' offseason has been considerably quiet, save for a couple of short notes regarding postseason health updates and the employment statuses of manager Ryne Sandberg's coaches. It's felt a little too quiet, actually, if you consider that this is the third straight October that the Phillies are sitting out of baseball's playoffs, despite having one of the game's top three payrolls in each of those three seasons. On Monday, a day after the season finale, no one lost his job. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with little news coming or press gatherings announced from the offices on One Citizens Bank Way. Yesterday, one of the city's longest tenured sports reporters ended the silence with a bombshell.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
S PIKE ESKIN is the new program director on SportsRadio WIP. He replaces Jeff Sottolano , who was named director of programming for the CBS radio network late last year. Eskin hosts a weekly talk show on WIP and acts as a sports anchor on KYW Newsradio. He's no stranger to program directing. He served as assistant program director at rock-music station WYSP before the it disappeared from the air, when CBS switched WIP to 'YSP's spot on the FM dial. Spike will now, effectively, be the boss of his dad, Howard Eskin , who runs the 8 to 10 a.m. shift on Saturdays.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE MOST wings Jason Kelce had ever eaten in one sitting was 70 at an all-you-can-eat Hooters extravaganza. He's going to have to do better than that on Friday when he participates in WIP's Wing Bowl 22. Yesterday at the NovaCare Complex, media gathered to watch as the Eagles center participated in his qualifier so he could become the first active athlete to take part in the annual bock-bockanalia. Morning show co-host Al Morganti presented Kelce with his challenge: five wings in five minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
AMID THE Martin Scorsese -directed '90s debauchery of "The Wolf of Wall Street" lies . . . the Temple University Diamond Band. In their underwear. It turns out, Temple's finest have a scene in "Wolf," starring Leonardo DiCaprio , Matthew McConaughey and Cherry Hill's own Cristin Milioti (whom you may know as The Mother on "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS). The film features DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort , chronicling his rise from high-flying stockbroker to his eventual fall from grace after defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | By Dan Gross
VETERAN NBC10 anchor Tim Lake worked his last shift at the station Friday night, though you wouldn't have known it had you seen the 11 p.m. news. Lake, whose contract was not renewed, sources tell us, made no reference to leaving the station, where he had worked for 20 years. News Director Anzio Williams emailed staff about 11:55 Friday night to say: "I would like to thank Tim Lake for his many years of service as a reporter and anchor at NBC10. Today was Tim's last day. We wish him well in the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2012
SO WHO WAS responsible for turning radio's Howard Eskin into TV's Howard Eskin? The folks at KYW-TV who, in 1982, gave him his first television sports-anchoring gig, certainly played a role. But there is someone else Eskin credits as much, if not more. That would be the late, great Jim O'Brien, whom Eskin met when he was just starting out in broadcasting in the 1970s, when working behind the scenes at Top 40 powerhouse WFIL-AM. At the time, O'Brien was already a beloved personality, doing double duty at both 'FIL and its then-corporate sibling, Channel 6. Eskin recalled that in 1981, a year before he was hired at Channel 3, "Jim O'Brien said, 'You should be on television.' " Then the Channel 3 offer came, and, remembered Eskin, "He was the first guy I called.
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