WPHT, WIP To Simulcast Phils' Opener
March 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM (PT)
CBS Talk WPHT-A/PHILADELPHIA and sister Sports WIP-A will simulcast the PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES' home opener on MONDAY (3/31). WPHT is the team's flagship, but both stations will air the opener, accompanied by special programming all day.
WPHT's Opening Day lineup will include morning man MICHAEL SMERCONISH airing live from MCFADDEN'S, the restaurant/bar at CITIZENS BANK PARK, followed by DOM GIORDANO, ANTHONY "DR. MAZZ" MAZZARELLI, and DICK JERARDI noon-2p and former PHILLIES reliever MITCH WILLIAMS' pre-game show 2-3p from the "Broadcast Dreams Booth" inside the stadium.
On WIP, WILLIAMS will join ANGELO CATALDI, AL MORGANTI, and RHEA HUGHES live from CHICKIE'S AND PETE'S sports bar 5:30-10a, followed by ANTHONY GARGANO and GLEN MACNOW live 10a-gametime from the "HARRY THE K'S" restaurant/bar in the left field corner inside the park.
"We are thrilled to use the combined power of these two great radio stations to highlight a rite of passage in PHILADELPHIA -- opening day," said WIP/WPHT SVP MARC RAYFIELD. "The PHILLIES are poised for great things this season and we are thrilled to create this unique listening experience for our vast listening audience."
"Based on the magical ride of last season, the anticipation has been building this entire off-season for the 2008 PHILLIES season to begin," said PHILLIES SVP of Marketing & Advertising Sales DAVE BUCK. "Hearing the voices of SCOTT FRANZKE, LA (LARRY ANDERSEN) and HARRY KALAS on both WPHT and WIP for Opening Day will surely send goose bumps to PHILLIES fans throughout the DELAWARE VALLEY."