By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — CBS Radio and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a multi-year partnership that will allow Phillies games to be broadcast on 1210 WPHT and 94 WIP, it was announced Monday.
Phillies play by play will be heard on WPHT and WIP during the pre-season, regular season and post-season. The agreement begins in February during Spring Training. The first game on 94 WIP will be March 3rd, 2012, the Phillies pre-season opener against the New York Yankees.
David Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President of Marketing/Advertising and Sales said via press release:
“1210 WPHT has a long tradition as the Phillies flagship radio station in Philadelphia. We’re proud to continue the partnership and look forward to many exciting seasons ahead. We’re also thrilled to have an FM station broadcasting our games with the addition of SportsRadio 94WIP.”
Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO said via the release:
“It’s a very exciting time for WPHT and WIP, and this partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies only adds to the interest audiences have in these two leading radio stations. We look forward to the future with the most thrilling team in baseball.”
94 WIP will have a studio housed at Citizens Bank Park, Anthony Gargano announced as well. Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery joined Gargano and Glen Macnow on 94 WIP to make the announcement. Montgomery said “the combination is special. We get to continue the relationship we’ve had for years with WPHT and now we add this FM signal as well. We’re very, very excited about it. We still have the reach of that 50,000 watt station, and now we have the beauty of being on FM as well.
Listen to David Montgomery, Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano make the announcement:
Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen will continue to call the games for WPHT and WIP. “Can you imagine how excited Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen are going to be, to be heard in FM?” Montgomery asked. Fans listening to the duo call the action from inside Citizens Bank Park will experience the broadcast live on 1210 WPHT as play is happening.
Listen to Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano’s interview with Ruben Amaro Jr.: