Say farewell to "Daily News Live."
The sports talk show will change format next month, officially debuting as "Philly SportsTalk," powered by the Daily News, on April 8.
Other than dropping my beloved workplace from the title, "Philly SportsTalk" will have more, faster-paced segments, occasionally expanding beyond the world of sports to touch on major entertainment news, such as the Oscars. The show will also utilize new partnerships with NBC, bringing in their own radio and television personalities to discuss the events of the day. Comcast bought out General Electric’s 49 percent stake in NBCUniversal last month.
Some of the show that has been on air since Comcast SportsNet was born in 1997 will stay the same, such as host Michael Barkann. Daily News sportswriters will continue to make appearances but the show will no longer be held to the contractual 13 writers per week. Instead, around five writers will appear per week.