The new lineup, per the release:
Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team with Rhea Hughes and Al Morganti:
Each morning a Philly favorite former athlete joins the show for unique insight into sports. Among the guests include Keith Jones (Flyers) and Ricky Bottalico (Phillies), as well as a Philadelphia Eagle to be named at a later date.
The Mike and Ike Show:
Featuring current Comcast SportsNet host Michael Barkann and former Eagle All Pro Ike Reese, this show will provide listeners with unparalleled analysis, and opinions from the biggest names in sports.
Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow:
WIP’s highly successful midday show moves to late afternoon. The duo has consistently been Philadelphia’s No. 1 most listened to sports show in their current timeperiod.
Rob Ellis or sports play-by-play
Overnights will be handled by Big Daddy Graham, broadcasting from 2:00-5:30AM.
Sooo, there's one addition: Barkann, who apparently hates sleep… or his family. He will retain all of his CSN duties. That means, in theory, he could host a show on WIP from 10-1, Daily News Live from 5-6, Pregame Live from 6:30-7, and Postgame Live from 10-10:30. Rinse and repeat.
Barkann is tremendous, but why more Reese? Why? He's not particularly well-spoken, rarely backs up opinion with fact, and isn't very entertaining. I really don't get their love for him. That being said, Barkann will make for a much better tag-team partner than Eskin.
One interesting sublplot in all this is Gargano going up against his buddy, Mike Missanelli.. on FM.
The other rumored addition to the lineup (on weekends) is Brian Westbrook. I'm told an announcement on that is coming shortly.
Audio of the announcement, after the jump. Your thoughts… in the comments.