Thursday, December 18, 2014

Glen Macnow off midday WIP show; will serve as expert host

Glen Macnow has settled on new contract details with SportsRadio WIP.

Glen Macnow off midday WIP show; will serve as expert host

Glen Macnow, of WIP Sportsradio. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel / Staff Photographer)
Glen Macnow, of WIP Sportsradio. (Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel / Staff Photographer) Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel

Glen Macnow has settled on new contract details with SportsRadio WIP. Rather than appear on the midday show with Anthony Gargano, Macnow will serve as "expert contributor," according to a statement.

Macnow will KYW Newsradio's "Reporter's Round-up" and work with Harry Donahue during football season. He will continue to host WIP's Saturday program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Ray Didinger. In addition, Macnow will contribute to Phillies pre- and post- game shows on WPHT.

Macnow took a hiatus from his midday show earlier this month due to the contract dispute, but continued to appear on  the Eagles pregame show.

Macnow wrote on his Facebook page:

Thanks to all who've reached out in the past 10 days. I'm more appreciative than you know.

I've hosted a daily show on WIP for 20 years and loved every minute of it. I've been through ups and downs, and learned to roll with the punches.

It's management's right to make changes as they see fit, and I respect that. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to working with three great radio stations -- WIP, WPHT and KYW -- and staying part of Eagles and Phillies coverage.

Macnow is a 20 year veteran of WIP. Before that, he was a reporter with the Inquirer.

Currently, WIP's Rob Ellis the name I'm hearing bandied about to replace Macnow.

I have e-mails in to Marc Rayfield, CBS Radio Philadelphia’s Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager, and Macnow and will update with their comments.

Molly Eichel Daily News Staff Writer
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