ESPN's 'Show Killer' Takes a Commercial Break
December 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM (PT)
After 13 years "behind the glass," ESPN Audio's PHIL "THE SHOW KILLER" CEPPAGLIA is taking a commercial break.
Having helped shape the sounds of DAN PATRICK, TONY KORNHEISER, and most recently MIKE TIRICO and SCOTT VAN PELT, CEPPAGLIA shed his associate producer headphones last month to assume ESPN Audio's newly created position of Commercial Production Coordinator.
The vacancy was created when ESPN ended its ad sales and distribution agreement with CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS, and all the commercials, then played from NEW YORK, now air directly from BRISTOL, CT.
"PHIL becomes the bridge between the Sales group in NEW YORK and the Programming group in BRISTOL," said Production Dir. TIM THOMAS. "His attention to detail is one of his strengths and a key reason I expect him to succeed."
"I already have a good understanding of integrating commercials into our play lists and I’m excited to start working with our NEW YORK Sales and Traffic teams," said CEPPAGLIA. "We're all learning at the same time. Everyone has different terms -- Traffic will ask me to 'Export the XDS log,' and then I'll have to ask our engineers, 'What are they saying?' But I’m starting to understand it."