WIP host Glen Macnow just left his afternoon hosting stint along with Anthony Gargano, citing a contract dispute for his early departure. Macnow's contract is up at the end of the year and he's currently in negotiations.
I reached out to Macnow via e-mail:
"As I said on the air, my contract with WIP is finishing up. WIP management and I have agreed that I should take some time off the air until my contract situation at the station is resolved. I just finished my 20th year at the station. Just let me say that I've cherished the opportunity to work with three great partners in Jody McDonald, Ray Didinger and Anthony Gargano. I love the people at WIP and I particularly love the Philadelphia fans I get to talk with every day. I hope to continue talking with them."
Before his stint at WIP, Macnow was a sports reporter at the Inquirer. He did the pre-show game at the Linc on Sunday before the Eagles-Lions game and was still scheduled to be on-air, according to CBS' website.
When I asked Macnow why he left before the show was over (at 4:40 to be exact), Macnow said he wanted to allow Gargano time to segue into the Howie Roseman Show. "I actually wanted to do it as unobtrusively as possible, just to let people know what was going on," Macnow said. "And I certainly didn't want to not work today after that great Eagles game yesterday. I live for shows like today."
Macnow told me had accrued a lot of vacation and planned to use it.
“It is our intention to keep the substance of our conversation private while we are in active discussions,” said Marc Rayfield, CBS Radio Philadelphia’s Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager. “Glen is a great friend to WIP and it is our hope that he is a member of our team for years to come.”
In the meantime, Crossing Broad's Kyle Scott has his own media rumblings to share as to who can possibly replace Macnow.