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WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team Consider More Mystery Guest Hosts

Did Joel Embiid, Tom McCarthy, and Gabe Kapler leave voicemails for WIP program director Rod Lakin?

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Since January, the WIP morning show has been featuring guest hosts on Wednesdays as Angelo Cataldi throttles down toward retirement.

Station talent such as Jon Johnson, Joe DeCamara, and Jon Marks have been doing most of the Wednesday fill-ins, but the morning show has also brought in some special mystery guests to host in recent weeks. Merrill Reece and Ross Tucker have filled that spot, while Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce has probably been the most popular guest host.

Who else could fill in as the year progresses and more athletes, broadcasters, and celebrities become available? Cataldi and crew used that question to set up a bit, in which Tucker’s appearance was so well-received that several candidates left voicemails for WIP program director Rod Lakin to consider as future mystery guest hosts.

Could one of the special guests be Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid?

Or maybe Phillies TV play-by-play broadcaster Tom McCarthy?

The best candidate could be former Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler, though he’ll be busy through October managing the San Francisco Giants, with whom he won last year’s National League Manager of the Year award.

Although the Giants do visit Philadelphia for a three-game series from May 30 through June 1. And June 1 is a Wednesday, so maybe this could happen…

Excellent work by comedian Joe Conklin in putting together that sketch with his impersonations. Listen to the whole segment to hear him as Allen Iverson, Andy Reid, and Bob Clarke too.

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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