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Billy King Will Be Co-Hosting the WIP Morning Show

Kevin Kinkead - October 2, 2019

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.

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Crossing Broadcast: Packers Game, Phillies Postmortem, Brett Brown, Flyers Abroad

Russ Joy - September 30, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Eagles’ win over the Green Bay Packers, including Nelson Agholor’s play, claims of Carson Wentz being a game manager, the return of Alshon Jeffery, Dallas Goedert’s impact. They then deliver a Phillies postmortem and break down where it all went wrong. Hollis Thomas’ departure from WIP is the next topic before the guys finish up with Brett Brown’s media luncheon, the Flyers’ trip to Switzerland and Nolan Patrick’s migraine disorder diagnosis.

Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify][Google Play] [Stitcher] [iHeartRadio] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Twitter: @Kevin_Kinkead @JoyOnBroad

Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies PodcastSnow the Goalie: A Flyers PodcastIt’s Always Soccer in PhiladelphiaCrossing Broad FC: A Soccer Podcast and Broad Lines: Sports Betting Podcast.

Audio after the jump:
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Here’s an Update on Big Daddy Graham, who is Currently in Intensive Care at Jefferson Hospital

Kevin Kinkead - July 26, 2019

Big Daddy Graham has been doing overnights on 94 WIP for as long as I can remember.

If you do thoughts, prayers, or anything of the sort, spare a few minutes for him, as he is currently in the intensive care unit at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

His daughter Ava gave an update on WIP this morning, after the jump:

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Jon Ritchie Returns to 94 WIP

Kevin Kinkead - February 13, 2018

After two days off, WIP midday co-host Jon Ritchie was back on the air Tuesday afternoon.

Ritchie was arrested Thursday night after the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade, charged with DUI and simple assault following what he today confirmed was a car accident. He didn’t share many details but spoke briefly about the incident during the show’s open:

According to the court docket, Ritchie was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police then released on his own recognizance (ROR), which is when there’s no bail payment and you agree to return to court when ordered. In this case, that’s March 14th, a status hearing at Philadelphia Municipal Court.

You can see the entire docket after the jump:

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RADIO WARS – Some Thoughts on the Changes at 94 WIP

Kevin Kinkead - November 15, 2017

94 WIP didn’t waste any time finding a replacement for Chris Carlin, who is headed back to New York to take over for the retiring Mike Francesa as part of a two-man and one-woman team.

Carlin got on the radio for a few minutes yesterday to confirm his departure, then turned it over to Jon Marks, the evening host who will now do afternoon drive alongside Ike Reese for the foreseeable future. Joe Giglio will take over Marks’ nighttime slot.

I didn’t listen to a lot of Carlin and Reese in that 2 to 6 p.m. slot, but I wouldn’t say I “disliked” the show. It just sort of existed.

Did Carlin’s New York roots bother listeners? I don’t know, but Angelo Cataldi and Jim Gardner aren’t from Philly and they made out okay. Difference is that those guys have been here forever and have their loyal audience, like Mike Missanelli, who was Chris and Ike’s competition at 97.5 the Fanatic. It’s always going to be tough to compete in that time slot, whether it’s Ike, Jon, Carlin, or anybody.

WIP finally had some stability in afternoon drive after going from the Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano lineup, to the Gargano and Rob Ellis lineup, to the Josh Innes and Tony Bruno lineup, to the Innes and Spike Eskin and Hollis Thomas lineup, to the blah blah blah, you get the point.

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The Houston Texans Pulled Josh Innes’ Credential

Kevin Kinkead - September 14, 2017

Questions should be asked of the Houston Texans after their season opening 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But Josh Innes will not be the one doing it, since the former 94 WIP afternoon host had this credential yanked by the organization.

He tweeted this during Sunday’s beat down:

According to the Houston Chronicle, Innes’ producer, Jim Mudd (who also had his cred pulled), was broadcasting live reports from a Texans practice that was open to the public:

“After being informed by a team media representative that he could not talk on the phone while on the sidelines, Mudd continued talking live with Innes on the air outside the gate to the practice field and later from the spectator section.

The Texans’ media policy, a copy of which is posted on the team’s website and which is referenced on credentials, prohibits live broadcasts from practice, including the use of social media, and the broadcast of live interviews on social media.”

Seems kind of dumb, but I’ve been there before.

I was ripped to shreds by Phillies PR back in the day for taking a still photo of Jonathan Papelbon while six video cameras were recording him.

Anyway, the Chronicle asked for comment from Innes, who said that the Texans acted “randomly and arbitrarily” in their response:

“We were providing entertainment for our audience. We were trying to give information,” he said. “… Were people amused by it? Yes. My objective is to make people laugh, have a good show, don’t take ourselves seriously.”

Innes was let go by WIP last August after a weird series of events that saw him criticize competitor 97.5 the Fanatic with a Tweet some viewed as racially insensitive. He returned to Houston as morning show host at KBME 790 AM.

RADIO WARS: WIP Set to Announce New Afternoon Show As Early as Today

Jim Adair - August 13, 2015


Sources tell us that WIP could be announcing their new Afternoon show as early as today. As we previously reported, the show will be a three-way of hosts with Josh Innes, Spike Eskin and Hollis Thomas taking the air from, we’re hearing, 2-6 every day. The Mike and Ike Show will most likely be extended an extra hour, until 2 p.m., to accommodate the change. The plan is for the show to start next week, possibly on Monday, August 17.

The maestro has been busy with other duties, but I swear I just heard strings rising in the air around me:

Eagles Ink Contract Extension with WIP, Will Broadcast Merrill Reese in HD

Jim Adair - March 31, 2015

This offseason, the Eagles aren’t just signing formerly injured cast-offs and 30-year-old slot receivers. They’re extending 72-year-olds.

According to Jeff Blumenthal of Philadelphia Business Journal, the Eagles have inked an extension of unknown length (and unknown financials) with CBS Radio, which is hardly a surprise. The deal is a multi-year one:

The agreement calls for all Eagles pre-season, regular season and post-season games to continue airing on WIP and includes new elements such as an HD Radio station devoted exclusively to the Eagles 24/7 with year-round programming. CBS Radio’s Philadelphia stations have aired the games since 1992. Games will air on WIP and the 11 station Eagles Radio Network across the region.

If you’ve got HD radio (does anyone have HD radio unless it came by default in their car? what is HD radio?) you’ll be able to hear every Merrill Reese call and every Mike Quick … observation … as if though they were in the car with you. But having Mike Quick in your car sounds terrible.

Kyle: Almost non-news, but it’s good for WIP. Expect the Flyers to stick with 97.5 for some time, however. Ed Snider was none to happy when WIP bumped the Flyers to AM in favor of the Phillies after that deal was signed a few years ago. Nobody puts Eddie on the AM.