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Anthony Gargano Joins 97.5 The Fanatic For Mornings

97.5 The Fanatic Anthony Gargano Jon Marks WPEN Philadelphia Mike & Mike 610 WTELGreater Media Sports “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN Burlington, NJ/Philadelphia is expanding its head-to-head format battle with CBS’ 94.1 WIP to mornings for the first time.

Anthony Gargano, who worked at WIP for 15 years prior to his exit at the end of 2014, debuted today as morning host at WPEN. Gargano will be joined by midday host Jon Marks and update anchor Maureen Williams and producer Jamie Lynch. The show replaces ESPN’s Mike & Mike who relocate to Beasley’s 610 WTEL. The move gives WPEN a local morning show to compete against WIP for the first time since 2008 when both stations were heard exclusively on AM.

With Marks moving to mornings, Harry Mayes & Eytan Shander will take over middays from 10am to 2pm and Joe DeCamara nights from 6-10pm. Mike Missanelli will remain in afternoons from 2-6pm.

Greater Media’s 97.5 The Fanatic has unveiled a brand new local Morning Show featuring sports radio veteran Anthony Gargano. The new show, entitled “Anthony Gargano in the Morning” will start Monday, April 20th and air from 6AM to 10AM. It will be co-hosted by Jon Marks and feature Sports Update Anchor Maureen Williams and Producer Jamie Lynch.

Anthony Gargano has been a Philadelphia Sports Talk staple for over 15 years. He began his radio career with 610AM, has hosted programming for FOX Sports Radio in Los Angeles, and was a contributor for local FOX 29 television.

Anthony has written four books, including the NFL Unplugged: The Brutal, Brilliant World of Professional Football. He also co-developed the story for the feature film The Mighty Macs, based on the story of 1971 Immaculata College team that won the first women’s championship.He began his career as a journalist for the Associated Press in Chicago, the New York Post and Philadelphia Inquirer.
“The best part of doing a morning show is the ability to be the first to interact with the most passionate fans in the country,” said Gargano.

With WPEN since 2006 (then 950AM), Jon Marks has worked as a Producer for the Mike Missanelli Show and as a host of shows that include the Darren Daulton Show jon marks and co-host of the Jon & Sean Show. Jon is also a frequent contributor on Fox 29?s Good Day Philadelphia.

“We are thrilled to have Anthony join 97.5 The Fanatic,” said Senior VP Market Manager John Fullam. “He is the perfect lead-off man for Philly sports talk every weekday morning. It is great to provide Philly sports fans an All Star lineup for their drive times with Anthony in the morning and Mike Missanelli in the afternoon. We are also proud to continue our long-standing affiliation with ESPN and our outstanding contributors including Sal Paolantonio, Ron Jaworski and Jayson Stark.”

“Mike and Mike” will now be heard on Beasley Media Group owned, 610 SPORTS, WTEL-AM.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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