Friday, February 12, 2016

Philly and N.Y. sports-talkers team up

The ESPN radio affiliates in both cities will do a simulcast.

Philly and N.Y. sports-talkers team up


97.5 The Fanatic and 1050 ESPN New York will simulcast the afternoon drive shows on Wednesday (10/28) before Game 1 of the World Series between the Phillies and Yankees. 

It'll be a pairing of Philly's Mike Missanelli and New York's Michael Kay Show from 2 to 7 p.m. from The Dugout on River Avenue in the Bronx, across from Yankee Stadium.

From 7-8 p.m., both stations will continue their coverage with a pregame show live from the Dugout, and both stations will carry Game 1 (Jon Miller and Joe Morgan).

WIP (610) and its CBS partner in New York -- The Fan 660 --  on Wednesday will do "The Battle of the Broads," as in Broadway vs. Broad Street: midday personalities Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow debating The Fan's Joe Benigno & Evan Roberts from the Chickie's & Pete's in Bordentown -- the demarcation line between North and South Jersey. (WIP did a similar debate before the Eagles-Giants playoff game last January.)

WIP will do remotes from Town Tavern on West Third Street in Greenwich Village on Wednesday (with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese from 3 to 7 p.m.) and Thursday (both Gargano & Macnow and Eskin/Reese).

And you know how the Philly and New York camps like to skirmish/mingle/party in Atlantic City. On Friday morning, the Borgata will host WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and the morning show as usual in front of Gypsy Bar from 6 to 10 a.m., while at the same time, across the casino floor in B Bar, the Borgata will host Boomer & Carton, the morning show from WFAN in New York. (On a related note: Phillies Cliff Lee and Jayson Werth had dinner Saturday at the Borgata's Wolfgang Puck American Grill.)

CBS's WPHT (1210) is the Phillies' flagship radio station with its usual broadcasters, while ESPN outlets have the rights to the postseason broadcasts. Hence, dueling broadcasts.

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