Billy King Will Be Co-Hosting the WIP Morning Show

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Just in time for basketball season, the 94 WIP morning show has a new host.

Former Sixers President and General Manager Billy King will join Angelo Cataldi and company as a part time, in-studio guy who appears on the program a few times per week. It’s similar to the way Keith Jones and Hollis Thomas appear/appeared on the show.

King was on the show Tuesday morning via phone call and introduced by Cataldi as a “regular co host and contributor, one of the smartest people we’ve ever met in sports.” He worked for the Sixers from 1997 to 2007 before being replaced by Ed Stefanski.

It’s a move that makes a lot of sense. The morning show doesn’t have a basketball person, not unless Jon Johnson is covering for Angelo. 97.5 the Fanatic has the Sixers’ radio rights and former Daily News writer Bob Cooney co-hosts Marc Farzetta’s show, so this gives WIP a morning counterpart and some muscle in the hoops department.

Here’s King’s Tuesday audio:


8 Responses

  1. When it’s all said and done Billy King will go down as the worst GN in nba history.

  2. billy king nice guy but a horrible GM. he set the sixers and nets back years with his moves

  3. You can absolutely blow at your job but as long as you are nice to the media they will always give you a job to fall into.

    1. Hollis is suing WIP for discrimination. So WIP made the politically correct move in replacing Hollis with another “brutha”. WIP can now say in court that they don’t discriminate. Welcome to the corporate world.

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