Posts for RADIO WARS

How to Help Big Daddy Graham With His Rehab and Recovery

Kevin Kinkead - December 3, 2019

Saw this on Twitter for the first time today. There’s a GoFundMe page set up for Big Daddy Graham if you’d like to help out with his rehab and recovery.

The 94 WIP overnight host went in for emergency care back in July as the result of a spinal bleed. Now he’s paralyzed from the waist down and currently getting around in a wheelchair.

Here’s the blurb from the fundraiser page:

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Somebody Egged Angelo Cataldi’s Car

Kevin Kinkead - December 2, 2019

Which one of you jabronies is responsible for this?

It was not me, swear to God:

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Angelo Cataldi Likely Would Have Retired, if Not for Marc Farzetta

Kevin Kinkead - November 27, 2019

Angelo Cataldi recently signed a multi-year contract extension that will keep him at Sports Radio 94 WIP into his 70s.

Speaking with Rob Tornoe at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Cataldi revealed publicly what he had been saying privately for some time now – that Marc Farzetta’s departure for 97.5 the Fanatic fueled his decision to soldier on in the mornings.

From Rob:

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Eric Johnson Is Out as Program Director at 97.5 The Fanatic

Kyle Scott - November 25, 2019

Sources tell us that Eric Johnson is out as program director at 97.5 The Fanatic.

On a day where it was made public that WIP would be extending the contract of Angelo Cataldi, we learn that its competitor has fired its program director.

Johnson joined 97.5 in 2017 after a long stint in top 40 radio in New Jersey and, prior to that, working under Tom Bigby at WIP as assistant program director in the 90s and early 2000s.

We will have more soon.

Angelo Cataldi Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension

Kevin Kinkead - November 25, 2019

Angelo Cataldi’s 94 WIP radio show is borderline unlistenable, but it makes Entercom a lot of money.

That’s why the folks over there locked him up on a multi-year contract extension that will carry him into his 70s.

Here’s a snippet of the press release via Barrett Sports Media:

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Entercom Stock Bounces Back After Rough Second Quarter

Kevin Kinkead - November 8, 2019

Some good news for Entercom after a combination cyber attack and crappy second quarter.

The Philly-based radio company, which owns 94 WIP and other stations, saw its stock price jump on the strength of third quarter earnings.

Writes Jeff Blumenthal at the Philadelphia Business Journal:

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Mike Francesa is Leaving His Afternoon Drive Shift, Again

Kevin Kinkead - November 5, 2019

Remember when Mike Francesa retired in 2017 and then un-retired four months later?

He’s giving up afternoon drive again, with Entercom today confirming reports that the sports talk veteran would vacate his role next month. Francesa was originally replaced by former WIP host Chris Carlin and two other people back in 2017, then booted them off the shift when he came back.

Francesa will stick around in a different capacity, doing this, according to corporate big wigs:

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Mike Missanelli Shouts Out Jason Myrtetus on Twitter

Kevin Kinkead - November 1, 2019

Jason Myrtetus was let go by 97.5 the Fanatic yesterday, telling Twitter followers that he was informed of his dismissal after wrapping up his 10-2 midday shift alongside Anthony Gargano.

Myrtetus wore various hats at the station, at one time serving as Mike Missanelli’s producer, which predated Tyrone Johnson and Natalie Egenolf’s addition to the show. Thursday night, after the Myrtetus news dropped, Mike shouted out his former PM drive compadre:

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