By Steve Kelly

Evidently, the suits who own WIP couldn’t find a replacement in the 215 area code for Josh Innes.

Who was fired recently because he is from Houston and never really understood Philly sports.

And they couldn’t find one in the 610 code or the 609.

The New York Daily News is reporting that New York’ Chris Carlin, who is currently at WFAN, will host WIP’s afternoon drive-time show to go up against 97.5 the Fanatic powerhouse Mike Missanelli.

Carlin, who has co-hosted SportsNet New York’s Loud Mouths since 2008, will likely work that gig for the final time Nov. 4, the sources said.

Carlin will host WIP afternoon drive with former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese.

Throughout his TV career — he also hosted SNY’s Mets pre and postgame show for five seasons — Carlin worked radio doing a college sports show on SiriusXM and doing fill-in work at FAN.

Terrific.

Another out-of-towner who will undoubtedly fail.