Angelo Cataldi won’t retire at the end of his contract, which was due to expire this month.
Cataldi has renewed his contract with Entercom Communications — the No. 1 creator of live, original, local audio in the U.S. — to remain with SportsRadio 94WIP, the company announced on Wednesday.
Cataldi has anchored the 94WIP Morning Show, Philly’s most popular sports radio morning show, since 1990 and he will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The show airs weekdays from 5:30-10:00 a.m. ET, on-air, online at www.cbsphilly.com and via the Radio.com site and app. The show also features Al Morganti, Rhea Hughes, Keith Jones and Joe Conklin. Morganti and Jones have also recently renewed their contracts with 94WIP.
“I’m honored to remain at WIP. For almost three decades, this has been my only home on the radio, and I have a great debt of gratitude to everyone associated with the station,” said Angelo Cataldi. “This also keeps alive my dream of being at WIP when the Eagles win a Super Bowl. Go, Eagles. And go, WIP.”
“We’re proud to continue our relationship with Angelo Cataldi, who for decades has been the voice of Philadelphia sports fans,” said David Yadgaroff, Entercom Philadelphia’s Senior Vice President and Market Manager. “Throughout our city’s sports ups and downs, Angelo has stood beside millions of Philly fans and we’re so happy he’ll continue doing it on 94WIP, Philadelphia’s number one sports talk radio station.”
When Cataldi signed his last contract, which sources say pays him well over $1 million per year and is believed to include incentives bringing it to upwards of $1.9 million per year, some of his colleagues (not those associated with the morning show) believed that he signed the deal partly for sake of Al and Rhea. He is very loyal to them, and obviously they have stable, well-paying gigs for as long as the show goes on, which it seems it will for a few more years.
If we get any details on the contract, we’ll let you know. Cataldi is coming off a big month, almost doubling Anthony Gargano in the ratings in November among men 25-54, and second only to Preston and Steve, who just dominate. Not surprised that he’s staying, seeing as though there’s been little chatter about a potential replacement lately. It’s gonna be tough for the 97.5 morning show to gain any traction with Cataldi sticking around. STILL GOING: