On Wednesday, former SportsRadio 94.1 WIP radio host Anthony Gargano made a surprise appearance on Mike Missanelli's 97.5 The Fanatic Show, leading to speculation that Gargano would join his formal rival after reportedly receiving a low-ball contract.

Thursday, the next chips may have fallen to facilitate Gargano's return to the Philadelphia airwaves. Sean Brace, who had been co-hosting "The Jon and Sean Show" on The Fanatic weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. with Jon Marks, confirmed he's no longer with the station.

Request for comment from The Fanatic wasn't immediately returned Thursday evening.

Brace started as an intern with the station back in 2006, working his way up from producer to on-air contributor to host. According to his Fanatic bio page, he "quickly established himself as an integral part of 97.5 The Fanatic and a burgeoning talent in Philadelphia sports radio."

The bio also notes Brace "is poised for a long career in Philadelphia sports radio," although now it would seem that future will have to occur at a different station.

In addition to Brace's departure, Crossing Broad reports that Brace's producer, Steve Vassalotti, has also been let go. Vassalotti hasn't returned a request for confirmation, but his @SteveVass975 Twitter account has been deactivated.