Fresh off of their 8-10 am Sunday time slot on 97.5 last year, BGN Radio is defecting to WIP, launching sometime between the last preseason game and Week 1. BGN Radio will air on WIP Saturdays from 4-6 p.m. during the Phillies season, and 6-8 p.m. after the Phillies are done (subject to change). Additionally, the velvet-voiced John Barchard – friend of the Crossing Streams Podcast, host of BGN Radio, life narrator – will join WIP as on-air staff.
It is believed that the move has nothing to do with former 97.5 owner Greater Media’s decision to cut back on weekend programming.
It remains to be seen how Barchard will be used on air outside of BGN – a possible teaming up with Glen Macnow might make sense… – but by adding the BGN crew, WIP bolsters its Eagles product with one of the smartest, funniest, and most knowledgeable groups of Eagles talkers out there.
The BGN Radio podcast will continue to record new episodes during the season on Mondays and Fridays – soon to be heard on our new Liberty Podcast app.