Howard Eskin Inks Renewal With WIP/Philadelphia, But Exits Afternoon Slot
August 15, 2011 at 3:11 PM (PT)
Longtime CBS RADIO Sports WIP-A/PHILADELPHIA afternoon host HOWARD ESKIN has inked a contract extension with the station but will step down from afternoon drive, the station announced TODAY (8/15). ESKIN, celebrating his 25th year at the station on AUGUST 29th, will move to host of the station's EAGLES game day coverage and sideline reporter, and will contribute to other shows, fill in as substitute host, and anchor special-event programming.
A replacement for ESKIN, who has most recently co-hosted the afternoon slot with former EAGLE IKE REESE, will be announced at a later date.
ESKIN, in a press release, said, "This new contract provides me with the ideal schedule for the future with the ability to remain part of the WIP team for years to come. Working EAGLES football and a variety of shows across the WIP lineup, while at the same time not having to work the 3-7p daypart will allow me the freedom to further explore some national opportunities I've had recently. I'm looking forward to this new chapter and challenge of my career."
"Since the late '70s, HOWARD ESKIN has had more impact on the PHILADELPHIA sports landscape than anyone I know," said SVP/Market Mgr. MARC RAYFIELD. "He is now, and will always be, an icon in this city. We are thrilled he has chosen to remain with WIP while at the same time pursuing some exciting, new opportunities."