By Kevin K
The other day we posted a source saying that 610 WIP move to FM is "just a rumor, but looks like it's heading in that direction", Dan Gross of the Daily News reports it is happening. Gross, Philly.com's gossip writer, posted on Wednesday night that during the WIP Morning Show, Angelo Cataldi will announce 610 WIP's September 6th takeover of 94.1 WYSP and WIP's new lineup (after the departure of WIP great Howard Eskin) on Thursday morning's show.
Gross' report read:
While WIP will be celebrating the move to FM, which allows it to have a stronger signal and reach more, and especially younger, listeners, it will be a sad day at WYSP where staffers will learn they won't be working after Labor Day.
Staff at the rock station has been called to an 8:30 meeting Thursday morning.
When we reported about WIP's takeover of WYSP two weeks ago station management would not confirm nor deny our information.
The website 94WIP.com is already live and redirects to 610 WIP's site.
When hearing about the WIP switch to the FM, a 97.5 the Fanatic (WIP's direct competitor) Producer/host tweeted to the Philly Phans saying "Game On". He, as well as all of us, know that 97.5 has been ruling the airways lately because of their first major move to the FM station. They were the first FM station in Philly, and now WIP looks to compete with the Fanatic and their ratings.
UPDATE: The official name is now 94 WIP.
- 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Show
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Michael Barkann and Ike Reese
- 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Anthony Gargano and Glen Macnow
- 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Rob Ellis
Read more from Gross: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/127977778.html#ixzz1VM1AIwRg