97.5 The Fanatic Parts Ways with Sam Wilson

97.5 The Fanatic
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Sam Wilson, who served as the update anchor for 97.5’s morning show, has been let go as Beasley Media continues to cut positions at their stations:

“Sad to say due to more cutbacks at the station that I have been let go,” her statement reads. “Going to miss working with the dudes every morning & all the other awesome people I go the chance to work with. I’m extremely thankful for the experience I was able to gain during my 2 years fresh out of college & even more grateful to everyone who has followed along for the ride. Your support has meant so much.

“On to bigger and better things! Hopefully somewhere I can be seen on screen as well.”

Kudos to her getting a job at a radio station in one of the largest sports radio markets in the country right out of college. I know the usual joke is to note that 97.5 talent and WIP talent end up bouncing between stations, but given the cuts at Beasley Media and Entercom over the past few months, it seems like there are fewer and fewer open positions for those interested in making a name in the radio industry.

A little birdie tells me there may be even more cuts coming at 97.5 due in part to the pandemic, but also because new program director Chuck Damico wants to have some creative say over his staff.

More after the jump:

Could she be headed to NBC Sports Philadelphia or one of the local channels in a sports or on-camera role? It sounds like there’s interest on her end. Though her time at 97.5 The Fanatic is over, she did note that she’ll still be around as a host of Babes on Broad:

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22 Responses

  1. Easily one of the all-time worst update person in the city

    She sounded like a total idiot reading names and botching city names

    Cute Insta feed though.

    1. Russ,

      How can you work for a company that refuses to hire women or people of color?

      A company that has a staff memebr that was fiired from a local philly news station
      for calling mexicans a raccist name like P.U.T,O?

      I do not understand your thinking that would allow you to work with people
      like this?

      Do you just not care that you work with bigots?

      please explain.
      asking for a friend.

      Devon H

  2. How low down a Radio Wars story does it have to be for Russ to write it?

    1. Russ,

      How can you work for a company that refuses to hire women or people of color?

      A company that has a staff memebr that was fiired from a local philly news station
      for calling mexicans a raccist name like P.U.T,O?

      I do not understand your thinking that would allow you to work with people
      like this?

      Do you just not care that you work with some bigots?

      please explain.
      asking for a friend.

      Devon H

  3. Mikey Miss has to grovel and cry to keep his gig. Now he’s on Double Secret Probation.

  4. seen on screen? you’re a tall average oaf. what screen are you going to be seen on? you and that hideous half human unemployed boyfriend of yours easily make for ugliest couple

  5. Russ,

    How can you work for a company that refuses to hire women or people of color?

    A company that has a staff memebr that was fiired from a local philly news station
    for calling mexicans a raccist name like P.U.T,O?

    I do not understand your thinking that would allow you to work with people
    like this?

    Do you just not care that you work with bigots?

    please explain.
    asking for friend.

    Devon H

  6. Dude is the common thread for a show that has been getting doubled in the ratings for five years lmao.

  7. Maybe Sam’s contract was up first. The person who does updates in the morning is more important than the afternoon when by that time everyone knows last night’s scores. Either that or Nat’s uncle is the owner of that block and concrete company that sponsors the updates.

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