Michael Barkann is one half of the Mike & Ike Show, airing weekdays from 10AM-2PM on SportsRadio 94WIP. He is joined by former Eagles All-Pro Ike Reese. Barkann joined 94WIP in September of 2011.
While growing up in New Jersey, he played basketball, baseball, hockey, cross country and track. At Syracuse University, he ran cross country and completed a degree in broadcast journalism.
His favorite sports highlights include covering the Phillies World Series Championship, Patriots-Packers in Super Bowl XXXI, Dan Jansen’s speed skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics and Stefan Edberg’s retirement from tennis at the U.S. Open.
Michael is involved in numerous charities throughout the region including the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia (board member); Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education (board member); the American Cancer Society; and Bringing the Outside World Inside (board member).
Michael has also started the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation. The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation provides grants to local organizations and families throughout the Delaware Valley who are overcome by the financial burdens caused by family crisis, long term illness, or sudden loss of life.
Barkann likes spending time with family, photography, travel and movies. He is married with two children.
In addition to his work at SportsRadio 94WIP, Barkann hosts Philly Sports Talk and often appears on Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers Pre and Post Game Live. While with CSN, Barkann has been named Pennsylvania’s Sportscaster of the Year seven times, as well as won numerous Emmy Awards, including: Outstanding Individual Achievement Sports Reporter; Outstanding Sports Feature; Outstanding Individual Achievement Host/Talk Program; and Outstanding Talk Program.
In 2010, Michael was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and was honored by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association for his work with the organization.
Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet in 1997, fans had seen him on-air in Boston, at KYW-TV in Philadelphia, as well as on the USA Network, NJN and CBS Sports prior to Comcast SportsNet.