Greater Media/Philly Simulcasts Sports On FM 'The Fanatic'
October 9, 2009 at 9:35 AM (PT)
As tipped here early this morning, GREATER MEDIA/PHILADELPHIA has flipped Hot AC WNUW (NOW 97.5) to a simulcast of WPEN-A. PHILADELPHIA's first Sports FM, "THE FANATIC," officially began at 5p on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th.
The on-air lineup features ESPN's MIKE AND MIKE in the morning, with DAN SCHWARTZMAN and STEPHEN A. SMITH as "special guests" from 10a-noon; HARRY MAYES and VAI SIKAHEMA from noon-2p; and MIKE MISSANELLI from 2-7p. Nights will be split between The DESEAN JACKSON Show, The Linebackers Show and The SAL PAOLANTONIO Show, with syndicated TONY BRUNO 10p-1a and ESPN's JASON SMITH in overnights,
"We are thrilled to launch PHILLY's first FM Sports station" said GREATER MEDIA/PHILADELPHIA VP/Market Manager JOHN FULLAM said. "PHILLY fans are the most passionate sports fans in AMERICA. They deserve a station like The Fanatic with dynamic programming including MIKE MISSANELLi, ESPN, the World Series, and the biggest stories, names and games in PhILADELPHIA sports."
"We're thrilled to add to the frenzy of the PHILADELPHIA sports audience with 97.5 THE FANATIC," GREATER MEDIA VP/Program Development BUZZ KNIGHT added. "We're excited that PHILADELPHIA sports fans will have a new place to let off steam about the good, bad and ugly of the local sports scene."