Sunday, August 28, 2005

WPEN returns to sports

WPEN, the low-watt station that carried Phillies games from 2002-2004, is getting back into the sports business. Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the station will be Philadelphia's second all-sports station, in addition to Sports Radio 610 WIP. That would be news to ESPN 920 from Princeton, which bills itself as "Philadelphia's real sports station." ESPN 920 covers a six-county region, three in PA and three in NJ. Naturally, it has a weak or non-existent signal in Delaware and Chester counties, which is where I do most of my driving.

WPEN's talent will include nationally syndicated yapper Jim Rome from 12-3 (whom ESPN 920 already includes in its lineup from 12-2) and former WIPer Jody MacDonald, who will compete with 610's Howard Eskin from 3-7. That has mismatch written all over it. MacDonald, who used to co-host 610 middays with Glen Macnow before leaving for WFAN in New York, also works for the Eagles pregame show on 94.1 WYSP-FM.

I'm not sure if the region really needs three sports radio stations. We'll see how much cash they hemorrhage before they call it quits.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Yaz hits 66

Happy Birthday, Yaz! Carl turns 66 today. My first sports hero.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Von Wafer

I forgot, the Lakers signed Von Wafer out of Florida State. Von Wafer. 12.5 PPG. Start the parade now, folks. Kobe has found his protege.

Enough with T.O.

Too much T.O. - enough is enough. I'd rather have Michael Irvin in an Eagles uniform than this angry, stubborn, pouting child. Can't the Sixers use this guy instead of Shavlik Randolph?