Monday, October 12, 2009

97.5 the Fanatic

ESPN 950 will be simulcast on 97.5 FM, becoming the first sports station to broadcast on FM in the Philadelphia Market. This is an upgrade for those who have trouble hearing the AM broadcast in certain areas - I know I have had that problem.


"It's an awesome upgrade - sports radio in stereo on the FM dial! All the great programming you have come to expect from 950 ESPN is now on 97.5 The Fanatic."

Mike Missanelli kicks things off today at 10am with Stephen A. Smith. HOW-EVA, Mike returns to his normal show, starting at 2pm instread of 3 'oclock. Dan Schwartzman will be the temporary co-host with Stephen A.

According to a release, here's the lineup for the stations:

6am-10am - Mike and Mike in the morning (same)

10am-12pm - Dan Schwartzman and Steven A. Smith (special guest hosts; this is supposedly temporary)

12pm-2pm - Harry Mayes and Vai Sikahema (also temporary)

2pm-7pm - Mike Missanelli (he adds the 2-3pm hour as he continues to beat WIP's Howard Eskin in ratings)

An ever-changing 7pm-10pm shift:

*Monday - The Desean Jackson Show from Aloft Hotel by the airport

*Tuesday - The Linebackers Show from Chickie's and Pete's

*Thursday - The Sal Paolantonio Show from Connie Mac's

10pm-1am - Into the Night with Tony Bruno

1am-5am - All Night with Jason Smith

Specialty programs for Monday and Friday evenings will be announced in the near future

1 comment:

  1. I see that they still have the Mike & Mike show, but are they still associated with ESPN? I really think this will hurt their ratings. Every station that touches that 97.5 station turns to crap.

    Stephen A Smith better be temporary!