Missanelli Renews With Philly's Fanatic
January 6, 2010 at 4:39 AM (PT)
Afternoon host MIKE MISSANELLI has inked a multiyear deal to continue with GREATER MEDIA Sports WPEN-A-F (97.5 THE FANATIC and ESPN 950)/PHILADELPHIA, reports the PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS's DAN GROSS.
MISSANELLI's on-air assertions that his former employer, crosstown rival CBS RADIO Sports WIP-A, had tried to hire him back were shot down by WIP PD ANDY BLOOM, who told GROSS, "I can categorically deny that any sort of offer was made to MIKE. He's trying desperately to create a story."
CBS Market Manager MARC RAYFIELD told GROSS that he and the station "have had no formal conversations with MIKE. However, we are friends and I do speak to him from time to time." MISSANELLI was fired from his second stint at WIP in 2006 after an incident involving a confrontation with a producer at a remote in ARDMORE, PA.