RADIO WARS: Marc Farzetta Is Headed to 97.5 to Join the Morning Show, But His Role Is Not Known


I have received word from on high, in the nether channels, of a migration in the works. Sources inside the sound box industry inform me that Marc Farzetta, who reportedly told his 94 WIP colleagues earlier this year that he was leaving the station to focus on his role at NBC Sports, will be joining 97.5 and work in the mornings, going right up against his mentor, Angelo Cataldi.

Intriguing development on several fronts, to be sure, but one does have to wonder in what role Farzetta will join the show. Sliding from one station to another to be a co-host on a show that continually gets beat in the ratings by your former show would be a lateral move, at best. Anthony Gargano’s show on 97.5 has quite notably struggled in the ratings, so one has to wonder if there is the possibility of Farzetta outright replacing him.

Regardless, Farzetta, who got his start at WIP by winning Cataldi’s inaugural The Intern contest in which he actually beat out… well, me, will now be going directly against Cataldi in some capacity, which should make for a primo battle.

A request for comment to Farzetta was not immediately returned.

I’m sure The Maestro will have more details to relay in the coming days.

But if you listen ever so closely, perhaps you’ll notice the sound of some serious strife. This one has meat. BRAWL:

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  • Larry September 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    who the @#$! does this guy have pictures of?

    • Josh Innes September 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      I am surprised Sean Brace was not considered. I mean the guy has his own podcast and blog.

  • esports are the future September 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Both Morning shows have been absolute trash for awhile now.

    -John from Manayunk

  • Anything on ratings, maestro? September 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Or should we just wait for p h i l l y .com to post?

  • An Inquiring Mind September 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Can you blame him from wanting to get away from that joke of a morning show? From his annoying fake laugh, to the endless “give me somebody that’s on our “blah blah blah” list, to the cheesy middle school humor sex jokes, to the co-hosts offering little to no insight, to the ass kissing of the “Great” Ray Didinger, Pop Pop’s shtick has certainly run its course and did so years ago. Now, I am not saying the goon on 97.5 is all that much better, but Pop Pop just needs to retire already.

  • Actual radio insider September 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    We are thrilled about Marc joining the Cuz and the Fanatic family. He’s been killing it on Philly Sports Talk and already has great chemistry with Anthony. Bob has hinted to us that he may be taking a job down Florida next year. So we thought this would be the time to add another great talent like Marc. Can’t wait to hear their first show.

    • Not Sean brace? September 20, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      W t f ?

    • Yeah, right September 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      PST has turned into a huge turd pile

  • watcherofbroad September 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    King returns!! Welcome back to radio wars, Kyle…dont leave us.

  • Would love to knockout that little girl rapper on the xfinity commercial September 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Thought wip were grooming farzy to be Angelo’s replacement

    • Wip inside her September 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Smart money is on Rob E.

  • Angs fake laugh September 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Will Eytan still be the update girl?

    • They might have the "Egg" work from 6am-6pm September 20, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      She can do updates in her sleep.

  • Kevin Kinkead's Hair September 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Kyle couldn’t beat out Marc Farzetta (a once in a generation talent) and actually wanted to be an intern on the WIP Morning Show…. thats really all you need to know about Kyle and this site. Keep posting the creepy pictures of local/new female reporters, you’re making your family proud. If Villanova was smart, they’d find a way to ban you from claiming you’re a graduate.

    • rob ph September 21, 2018 at 5:28 am

      a creepy troll with no life who is dedicated to reading and commenting on a website he hates is describing something else as creepy? do you have any self awareness? this is as pathetic as it gets

  • King of Sports Talk..aka Rob Ellis September 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Not saying Gargano can’t be annoying but I think he legitimately knows how to talk sports….Marky the Laugh Clown doesn’t know shit but how to be a goof. He ruined 700 Level, torched Philly Sports Talk to the ground and gets ANOTHER gig? You cant be serious with this bag of dicks

    • Kevin Kinkead's Hair September 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      ^^^^ this…. AND he beat out Kyle for a job

      • rob Ph September 21, 2018 at 5:31 am

        ^^^^^creepy little man

    • a September 21, 2018 at 9:54 am

      The only good part about Farzetta being on the radio is you don’t have to look at his stupid rolled up sleeves and loose tie. If 97.5 plans on going from Eytan to Farzetta in the mornings, im out.

  • Rob's Big Boy September 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    I’m not a fan of Farzetta. The term “virginal” always come to mind for some reason. Kind of milquetoast. But The Cuz is super stale. If they had Farzetta with Jaimie Lynch that may be cool? Interesting for sure.

  • Guesty McGuest September 20, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I wonder if WIP has the rights to “Farzy in the Field”…

  • Avalon Bryan September 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    As long as I can still kiss the Cuz’s ass, we good

    • Bob Cooooooooney September 27, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      Hey, that’s my job

  • Who got their walking papers September 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t understand this. They already have enough people doing the show. Eytan, Bob, Jaime. On Thursdays they add Baldy and Vai. Is someone getting replaced and why. Marc doesn’t have close to the knowledge of Bob or Eytan. I wonder who is going out the door. I imagine Ant is really pissed. What is this big attraction for Marc. He is as lame as they come.

  • Chuck Cooperstein September 21, 2018 at 4:27 am

    It’s obvious: Cuz is OUT. Who knows whether he will ever be heard on 97.5 again thanks to Kyle leaking the news earlier. They have wanted to replace Cuz for over a year now but didn’t have a suitable replacement. Farzetta is going to need a supporting cast. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Tra Thomas become a part of his crew

  • Jeff September 24, 2018 at 10:09 am

    I cant stand Farzetta. I hate his look, his voice, everything.

  • sal fasano September 24, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Easy choice for the Phanatic. AG is overpaid and lazy and was getting crushed in the ratings. He is the Benoit Benjamin of sports radio guys Nobody has dominated like Angelo does in the morning. Better alternative is to poach a potential superstar that learned from Cataldi like Farzy

    • Mark Parent - Phillies Catcher September 25, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      All these radio guys are the same. The old guys on WIP and FAN were newspaper reporters. Why they’re interesting and not clones of each other.

  • hugh jassoul September 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I’m impressed they found a bra big enough to contain those two boobs…

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