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April 25, 2003 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A management shake-up is in the air at sports-talk station WIP-AM (610). Drew Hilles, who last month was appointed to oversee WIP and the four other local CBS/Infinity stations, is expected to announce today that Tim Sabean, program director at sister station WYSP-FM (94.1), will also work for WIP. Sabean's title and responsibilities were not known as of yesterday. Several station insiders said a staff meeting had been called for this morning, reportedly to announce the change and to address the role of WIP program director Tom Bigby.
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August 12, 2008 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chris Therien is in as the Flyers' color analyst on radio broadcasts. Brian Propp is out. Therien, a defenseman who played 11 seasons in two stints with the Flyers, has served as a hockey analyst on Comcast SportsNet's Post Game Live. He also was a part-timer on WIP-AM (610) and has done work for TSN and the NHL Network. "I'm thrilled to be part of the Flyers' family again," said Therien, after being hired by the team to join play-by-play announcer Tim Saunders for all games broadcast on WIP. "I want to make the fan know what the players are thinking and what the coach is saying in different situations.
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June 29, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Although the official word came Friday, employees at WIP (610/AM) were told Thursday afternoon that the radio station was on the block. Owned by the Metropolitan Broadcasting Corp., which purchased it from Metromedia earlier this year, WIP is being sold along with another Metropolitan property: WASH-FM in Washington, D.C. "A great deal of interest has been expressed in these two stations in recent months," said Carl C. Brazell Jr., Metropolitan's president. "We feel this is the optimum time to sell them and expect them to go at a premium price.
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March 16, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
WIP (610/AM) went on the air today with a revised lineup that includes the latest addition to the station, Bill Campbell, formerly with WCAU (1210/AM). Ken Garland holds down the 5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. shift, followed by Bill Webber from 10 a.m. to noon. (Webber's time has been cut by two hours). From noon to 4 p.m. it's Steve Martorano, who used to man the 2 p.m.-to-5 p.m. shift. He's followed by "Pat Croce's Sports Medicine" from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Howard Eskin is still bending ears from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with his "Sports Talk" show, followed by "The Bill Campbell Show" from 6 to 8. Also, the "Matt Guokas Show" has changed times.
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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.
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November 13, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
An offer he couldn't refuse is taking Chuck Cooperstein from WIP-AM back to Dallas. Cooperstein, WIP's host from 10 a.m. to noon for 16 months, will host the afternoon drive time at a new all-sports Dallas station. Cooperstein did his last show on WIP yesterday. At the Dallas station, Cooperstein also hopes to do some play-by-play, plus a Cowboys pregame show. Cooperstein, 34, hosted a nightly sports show in Dallas before switching to WIP. Skip Bayless, a former Dallas columnist who frequently is a guest on ESPN, will host the morning show on the Dallas station.
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August 14, 1998 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Ed Snider, the Comcast-Spectacor chairman who last year said, "obviously, we want no relationship with WIP," today has a new five-year marriage with his least favorite radio station. The Flyers and the CBS-owned station yesterday announced an agreement that will make 610-AM the NHL team's radio home through the 2002-03 season. If you think something isn't right with this picture, join the club. Snider, whose Comcast-Spectacor firm owns the Flyers, 76ers, Phantoms, CoreStates Center, CoreStates Spectrum and SportsNet cable outlet, and WIP have not been pals in recent years.
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August 30, 1990 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
"The Daily News PM Edition" will end its three-year run on WIP radio (610-AM) with this evening's show. The show, featuring sports writers and columnists from the Daily News, was on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. "We've had three years of fun doing the show," said Daily News executive sports editor Mike Rathet. "But WIP is going in a direction that makes it difficult for us to remain partners. It was particularly difficult for us to agree on a schedule that worked for both the Daily News and WIP. I thought we parted amicably.
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January 28, 1994 | BY PETER BINZEN
I've got some unsolicited advice for the owners of WIP-AM, Philadelphia's all-sports radio station: Bring back Bill Campbell. Bring back Tom Brookshier. Bring back some sanity. For months the jeerleaders who man WIP's microphones and their knuckle- headed callers have engaged in round-the-clock trashing of the Eagles, with special venom reserved for their coach Rich Kotite and their owner Norman Braman. I've never met either Kotite or Braman but I've had it up to here with relentless attacks on them.
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March 12, 1997 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News sports writer Edward Moran contributed to this report
If the Flyers can negotiate their way out of their contract with radio station WIP, the 76ers will be right behind them. "Obviously, we want no relationship with WIP," said Ed Snider, chairman of the Comcast-Spectacor ownership group that oversees the Flyers, Sixers, Phantoms, CoreStates Spectrum and CoreStates Center. "If and when we discuss that, [the Sixers] will be part of it. " The Flyers are suing the radio station in the wake of talk-show host Craig Carton's report that star captain Eric Lindros was held out of a game Feb. 15 because he was hung over.
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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.
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March 7, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
SOME producers at Sportsradio 94WIP have taken the first steps to joining SAG-AFTRA, the union that reps film and television performers and broadcasters. They will vote on whether to unionize March 18. "[Producers] realized the only way to have a consistent voice is to become a union and sit down and start bargaining,"  Steve Leshinski , executive director of the Philadelphia chapter of SAG-AFTRA, said about the efforts to unionize. Marc Rayfield , CBS Radio Philadelphia's senior vice president and marketing manager, sent out a staffwide memo last month urging the 14 producers to vote against unionization.
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February 27, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ONE month. That's all it took for WIP-FM (94.1) nighttime host Josh Innes to receive his first death threat. It happened via Twitter on Feb. 4, about four weeks after he took over the 6-to-10 weeknight shift. Innes, who came here from Houston, had been defending Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Cooper began the 2013 season in controversy after a video surfaced that caught him using the N-word at a Lincoln Financial Field concert. "Somebody said something to me on Twitter, and I [used the phrase]
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February 6, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
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.
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.
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January 27, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
ON FRIDAY, SportsRadio WIP's Anthony Gargano and Rob Ellis left their broadcast spot at Chickie's & Pete's due to "technical difficulties," forcing the relatively new partners to head back to their Old City studio. But I heard it wasn't technical difficulties at all. Multiple sources confirmed to me that operations manager Andy Bloom was not happy when he found out that personalities from rival media conglomerate Greater Media, including WMMR's Matt Cord and, more interestingly, 97.5 The Fanatic's Jon Marks , were at the noted South Philly eatery's main bar area doing promotional appearances for a $1,000 MetroPCS giveaway.
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December 20, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
GLEN MACNOW will no longer be heard on middays for SportsRadio WIP. Rob Ellis , who currently hosts the 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. slot, will replace Macnow. Josh Innes , most recently the drive-time host at Houston's KILT radio, replaces Ellis in the 6 to 10 slot. Sources had hinted for some time that Ellis would replace Macnow. Macnow went into hiatus from his co-hosting gig with Anthony Gargano earlier this month due to contract negotiations with WIP. According to a WIP release, Macnow will continue to host his long-running Saturday midday show with Ray Didinger , and will appear on other CBS-owned stations, including KYW. Macnow will join KYW's "Reporter's Roundup" and, during football season, talk alongside Harry Donahue on the station's morning show.
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December 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
WIP host Glen Macnow left his afternoon co-hosting stint yesterday, citing a contract dispute for his early departure. Macnow's contract is up at the end of the year, and he's currently in negotiations. "As I said on the air, my contract with WIP is finishing up. WIP management and I have agreed that I should take some time off the air until my contract situation at the station is resolved," Macnow told me via email. "I just finished my 20th year at the station. Just let me say that I've cherished the opportunity to work with three great partners in Jody McDonald , Ray Didinger and Anthony Gargano . I love the people at WIP and I particularly love the Philadelphia fans I get to talk with every day. I hope to continue talking with them.
SPORTS
July 14, 2013 | By Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Staff Writer
SHORTLY BEFORE the first pitch was scheduled to be delivered last night, a rainstorm that brought to mind Game 5 of the 2008 World Series descended upon Citizens Bank Park. Thankfully, just about everyone had already gone home. The first game of the Phillies-White Sox series was postponed, their first rainout of the season. The game will be made up as part of a split-admission, day-night doubleheader today. All tickets for last night's game will be honored for an 8:15 start tonight.
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July 12, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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