Confirming our two previous reports – that Rob Ellis would join Anthony Gargano and that Josh Innes would join the station – CBS Philly just sent out the following press release:

               SportsRadio 94WIP, Philadelphia’s premier sports radio station, announced today new hosts for its afternoon and evening programs beginning on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.  The announcements were made by Andy Bloom, WIP Operations Manager.

Joining afternoon co-host Anthony Gargano is six-year station veteran Rob Ellis. Ellis, the four-time winner of the Great Birds Debate and WIP evening host since 2010, is already one of WIP’s most respected and popular anchors and will be heard weekdays from 1:00-6:00PM, ET on-air, online a and via the app for a variety of mobile devices.

“Rob is an outstanding broadcaster whose talent has been recognized by the local media, listeners and Philadelphia’s biggest names in sports,” said Bloom.  “Pairing him with ‘The Cuz’ creates a one-of-a-kind combination of sports savants who will deliver a wildly entertaining program each day.”

“I am thrilled and excited for the opportunity to move to afternoons with Anthony, who I consider the voice of Philadelphia sports,” said Ellis.  “I’m looking forward to sharing with listeners the compelling sports dramas that unfold every day.”

Following Gargano and Ellis will be one of sports radio’s rising stars, Josh Innes, weekdays from 6:00-10:00PM.  Innes comes to WIP from CBS RADIO’s all-sports station in Houston, Sports Radio 610 (KILT) where he has been hosting afternoon drive for the past three years.  He started at KILT in 2009.

Added Bloom, “Josh has the sports knowledge and strong opinions that are consistent with the original DNA of WIP.  Fans of SportsRadio 94WIP will appreciate Josh’s style and instantly connect to his personality.”

As expected.