By Peter Gleason
Mike Missanelli is coming to NBC Sports Philly, which is great news for his fans on 97.5 the Fanatic because he is the best radio jock in town.
What it means for NBCSP Philly is that it has virtually no programming except for Sixers, Flyers and Phillies, with the exception of the awful “Philly Sports Talk.
And what it means for Michael Barkann (above), the woeful face of the network for 20 years, is that he better start looking for another gig since the big bosses seem to be moving him out gradually anyway!
NBCSP Philly Regional cable will simulcast the 2-5 pm portion of Mikey Miss’ afternoon show.
The suits put out the typical statements:
“NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA continues to be PHILADELPHIA sports fans’ go-to source for game, news and opinion, on their favorite teams,” said NBCSP Philly’s Brian Monihan. “With the addition of the MIKE MISSANELLI SHOW to our lineup, we are providing our audience with yet another platform to hear from experts and fans on the state of PHILLY teams.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to have MIKE MISSANELLI’s show on both 97.5 THE FANATIC and NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA,” said BEASLEY VP/Market Manager JOE BELL. “We recently signed a multi-year extension deal with him. This exciting new partnership will be an added bonus for the dedicated PHILADELPHIA fans who are passionate about their sports teams.”