RADIO WARS: Harry Mayes Is Out at 97.5

Maestro picking up some serious signals intelligence today.

Following our reporting that Marc Farzetta would be joining the station in mornings – news to Anthony Gargano – to replace Gargano, who according to Philly.com will join Jason Myrtetus in mid-days, more changes are afoot today.

First, Eytan Shander announced a diminished role. Then Harry Mayes was absent from the his normal gig with Jason Myrtetus in mid-days. We have now learned that Mayes has left the station. It is our understanding that he was offered a role on the new morning show and declined and has decided to depart the Fanatic. We are unable to confirm specific details but believe this to be the salient part.

Mayes confirmed our report.

Meanwhile, that Philly.com report says Farzetta and Tra Thomas will man the morning show. Gargano was offered the option to take the role with Myrtetus, which he accepted after some thought. The other option was likely a buyout.

Much of this went down this very morning. Whatever the case, Mayes is one of (the?) longest tenured hosts at the Fanatic and, for my money, one of the best guys in local sports talk radio. Shocked he’s the odd man out, though it sounds like the decision was partly his.

More soon. OFF WITH HEADS:

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45 Comments

  • Hee Huhree October 1, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Gargano is going with his tail between his legs to middays???

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    • Mo...or is it Bo? October 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Cuz slayed another one….H Mayes.

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  • Josh I October 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Wonder if Myrtetus will do his Cuz impression during show with Ant?

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    • Jim October 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      That is honestly the best thing about myrtetus.

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  • Glenn foley October 1, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I’m available.

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  • Eric October 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Mayes turned down a spot on the morning show? I guess he will be on WIP in 3 months,

    Myrtetus and Gargano will be unlistenable.

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  • Tom Selleck October 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Eytan has never met a topic he can’t try to spin into a top 5 list and searches for his name on twitter

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  • Mitch Cumsteen October 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Mayes is solid
    Never liked him with Jason. Gargano is a straight pink to roll on too mid day’s.

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  • Michael Scott October 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Apparently gargano, tra thomas, and farzetta the new morning show
    Middays who knows that will happen but I’m out on the station

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    • DSDM October 1, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Gargano is going to mid-days.

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    • Instigator October 1, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Uhhh can u read? It clearly says cuz on middays w jason

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  • esports are the future October 1, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    What a mess of a station.

    They literally have no one that knows anything about sports anymore on their show.

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  • Cool it'll be 99% Eagles and 1% everything else October 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Why do these stations insist on having ex-football players as hosts? How is Tra Thomas going to tell me about Phillies, Flyers, or Sixers moves? Is it because they’re cheap? Lazy programming at its finest.

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    • TapHockey October 2, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      Bingo, exactly what I was thinking.

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  • hmmm? October 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    The Cuz and Farzy? Farzy and da Cuz??? hope they bring back the meatlocker

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  • Bob Wright October 1, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I hate to see Harry go. He was my favorite Fanatic host. If he goes to another station I’ll tune in!

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  • Insert ex eagle here October 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Of course they gotta make sure they have an ex eagle!

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  • Ty Walker October 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Marc Farzetta was a dud on WIP mornings. I am happy for Tra however, I think he is being set up to fail. 97.5 keeps spinning their heels to keep up with annoying Angelo

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    • ray dildoinger October 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Tra is a race baiting loser who will never be set up to do anything beside use his body to psuh against other mens’ bodies for spurts of 5-8 seconds at a time. Unemployed afro started kneeling in SF during chip’s tenure. Chip made him the starter during the kneeling. Tra tried to insinuate that chip was raci$t just to get some notoriety to himself as he transitioned to slobbering on microphones for a living. He is a shmuck and will fail because he has zero talent besides the body he was given is larger than others.

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      • fm October 22, 2018 at 3:18 pm

        Mayes, the poor man’s Bob Charry, should come to ‘IP to do with weekends with… you guessed it… Bob Charry!

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    • Em October 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Nice Ticket reference…

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    • Eyton Sucks himself off October 1, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Bruno and Mayes are perfect for mornings. Every show on 97.5 is a carbon copy of Bruno and Mayes, yes, even Suckenelli.

      Well, at least the good news is Eyton gets screwed, he blows

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  • Instigator October 1, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    How rob Ellis and cuz suck but get 1000000 opportunities isbeyond stupid. Neither ever do well in rating and many can’t stand them.
    Harry mayes is my fav host at either station and I think 975 made a huge mistake(still think when missenelli contract is done they go country… unless nbc televising the show makes big money.
    If wip is smart reunite tony and Harry in afternoon drive they will destroy missenelli. People loved that show and although ones and Bruno both on afternoons before when wip won I think tony had a lot to do with it.
    Plus I thought Jason and Harry had a damn fun show. I guarantee Jason’s role is less and cuz is lead and fake as can be. Jason can’t be happy.
    Lastly farzetta will fail miserably. Tre shouts when he talks and point blank is not entertaining. I think I’m completely done w 975.. I’ll prob listen to cuz and Jason once to hear the train wreck but I’m done… wip is alreadying winning middays. I think the will win be a way higher margins now.

    This was a bullshit decision!

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    • Bob Wright October 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Yes it was! Harry was the best talent they had! Honest and like hanging out with a friend at the bar.

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  • mayor of colwyn's postman October 1, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    can’t wait until the fake cuz and Myrtetus come to blows because Jason keeps pushing the envelope with his cus impression
    #mikeymissstyle

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  • I am piss......nevermind October 1, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Oh…Harry….sorry bo…Im gonna take that midday show….Youre still my man pots and pans!!! Oh..and one more thing…No more Cuz sound drops…Not funny anymore after this news.

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  • Philly 4for4 October 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Any chance of a Bruno/Mayes reunion on WIP? They were by far the best pair on Philly sports radio ever.

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    • Ray Tarnowitz October 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Hahaha. Do you actually think if that was a successful show it wouldn’t still be on? Radio is about ratings Bro.

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      • Philly 4for4 October 1, 2018 at 1:51 pm

        They weren’t off because of ratings, it was Tony’s contract dispute. Bro.

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        • Cuz October 1, 2018 at 9:58 pm

          *Bo

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  • Lenny Stevens-smoke phone October 1, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I’m going miss harry . Loved his gambling and drinking insights . Hopefully him and Bruno do a weekly podcast together

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    • Mike October 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      You hit the nail on the head Lenny Stevens. I loved your Smoke Phone. Last I heard of you, you were cruising Kennsington Ave looking to beat and rob hookers.

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  • SH October 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Good riddance, Mayes always came off as a sleazy alt-right douche to me.

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    • Cuzzarooni October 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      You come off as a sleazy Clinton/Obama loving hermaphrodite to me. K, bo?

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    • Mike October 1, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Lol,reall? Kinda the way you sound right now douchebag..

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  • Harry Mayes here October 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Are you looking for brains to discuss sports talk with? Talk to my agent, I need work!

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  • Eytan's latest Tinder hoe October 1, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Farzetta is fine in small doses, but can’t carry a show, let a lone a flagship morning show. I love Tra as a player and again is fine in small doses once a week breaking down the birds, but this is show in already DOA. I hated Gargano, but he is a huge name and he still couldn’t bring in the ratings. Jason will leave the midday show within 6 months, no way he can co-exist with Anthony.
    It took a long time, but I became a fan of Harry. The fact that he turned down the morning show leads me to believe he has an offer from 94. Not sure where they’ll fit him in unless they are sacking Decamera or Marks.

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    • Bob Wright October 1, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      get rid or Marks! I like Joe.

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    • Castle St. Chazz October 2, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Cuz a BIG name ? Where….at childhood friend BOB MARINO’s Bank? Think you’ve been to too many AREA FRANCHISES , Bo.

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  • John Hohn October 1, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Great more eagles all day everyday. Get a clue you idiots

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  • Johnny M October 2, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    I will follow harry m, where ever he goes I hope with mr. bruno

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  • bob wolf October 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Going to miss Harry. It would be great that he and Bruno team up again on WIP

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  • Mike October 18, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I liked Harry and Jason together. Sort of the old curmudgeon and the young millennial together. Anthony with Jason doesn’t fit. Two guys who love to talk non-stop.

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  • Mike October 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Hate to say it but Tra and Ike on 94 feel like affirmative action hires. Neither knows much about sports other than football and they can’t talk right. They sound like they are gargling while they are talking. But the young kids like feeling like everyone is represented even if the product sucks.

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  • Bill April 4, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    This station is getting worse. It was a Great station with Vai an Gonso, Bruno an Mayes, John an Sean, Mike missanelli. I had to go to the other station. This one stinks!

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