Eagles Site Bleeding Green Nation's 'BGN Radio' Moves To WIP/Philadelphia
August 3, 2016 at 11:09 AM (PT)
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-centric website BLEEDING GREEN NATION's BGN RADIO podcast is moving its broadcast radio version from GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA to crosstown CBS RADIO Sports WIP this season. BGN RADIO will air for two hours on SATURDAY afternoons; the podcast version will continue to issue two episodes a week, MONDAYs and FRIDAYs. In addition, podcast host JOHN BARCHARD is joining the WIP on-air staff.
"We are very humbled and grateful that (WIP PD) SPIKE ESKIN and SPORTSRADIO 94WIP sought us out to be a part of their programing this year," said BARCHARD. "To be a part of the station that created sports radio in PHILADELPHIA is truly an honor and I can't tell you how excited we all are to walk into that building. SPIKE gets us and as a podcaster himself (co-host of SIXERS podcast "RIGHTS TO RICKY SANCHEZ"), I think that really helps us. He sold me on coming over to WIP almost immediately. I don’t think I’ve met someone that is so easy to communicate with and has a deep understanding of where the radio industry is and also where it needs to be going. This a dream come true. When we started the podcast three years ago I don’t think we ever had this in mind even though it’s something we all really wanted."
"We are very excited to be teaming up with SPORTSRADIO 94WIP," said site manager and Editor-in-Chief BRANDON GOWTON. "This partnership marks a huge achievement in the history of our show. None of our success would be possible without the loyal support from the BLEEDING GREEN NATION community, along with the hard work of main host JOHN BARCHARD and the rest of the BGN RADIO crew. A special thanks goes out to SPIKE ESKIN for believing in us. Together, 94WIP and BGN RADIO will deliver high quality EAGLES programming throughout the 2016 season."