CBS Radio Sports 94.1 WIP Philadelphia will debut a new midday show on Monday, October 24 with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie.
DeCamara joins WIP from Greater Media’s “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN-FM where he was hosting nights. Ritchie spent seven years in the NFL as a fullback including two with the Philadelphia Eagles. He currently also serves as a fantasy football analyst for DirecTV after spending time at ESPN and NBC Sports Network and recently ran for the Pennsylvania state senate.
DeCamara and Ritchie will replace Michael Barkann and Ike Reese in middays. Barkann exits the station, while Reese will be part of the reconstituted afternoon show to be announced in the coming weeks.
CBS RADIO’S SportsRadio 94WIP today announced the team of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie as the station’s new midday show. DeCamara and Ritchie will broadcast the program weekdays from 10am-2pm beginning Monday, October 24. The show can be heard on-air, online at CBSPhilly.com and by downloading the Radio.com app for mobile devices.
“We are thrilled to add this new show featuring Joe and Jon,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia. “As a player, Jon Ritchie embodied the hard-working nature of our fine city. As a host, he will connect with the fans and share their passion for our local teams. Joe has proven himself to be a strong voice for the Philadelphia fans. We are excited to have them.”
DeCamara said, “I’m extremely excited to join WIP and CBS Radio. With Jon’s background as an Eagles’ player and talk show host paired with my on-air experience and passion for the Philadelphia sports teams from as far back as I can remember, we’ll provide an entertaining show while connecting with the audience. I look forward to Monday morning when Jon and I can get started.”
Added Ritchie, “WIP defines sports radio to me, and Philadelphia defines passion. I’m foaming at the mouth because this is a gigantic opportunity to drop truth-bombs on a savvy fan base who appreciates brutal honesty.”
DeCamara and Ritchie will provide WIP listeners with the best Eagles coverage and talk throughout the season. The show will feature DeCamara’s in depth knowledge and passion for Philadelphia sports, and Jon Ritchie’s analysis from his experience with the Eagles, as well as his years of analysis on TV and radio. With DeCamara born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and Ritchie playing in Philadelphia, the show will have a genuine Philadelphia feel and sound.
Joe DeCamara is a sports talk show host with 16 years of on-air experience in the Philadelphia market. He began in the radio industry in 2001 at 1490-AM WBCB and most recently hosted an evening show on 97.5-FM The Fanatic. DeCamara has also hosted nationally syndicated shows for ESPN Radio and appeared on various TV stations both locally and nationally. He’s a 1996 graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and a 2000 graduate of Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Jon Ritchie is a veteran of seven NFL seasons, split between the Oakland Raiders (1998-02) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2003-04), appearing in 94 regular-season and 9 playoff games during his NFL career. He started for 2 seasons in Philadelphia with the Eagles. He is a native of Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Following his retirement, Ritchie entered the broadcasting arena, providing analysis as a commentator on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, ESPN’s First Take, NFL 32, College Football Overdrive, and SportsNation. He was the co-host on the Artie Lange Show on DirecTV, as well as on-air talent for NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk and Fantasy Football Live.
Currently, Ritchie is on-air all day Sundays during the NFL season, as the color commentator for DirecTV’s Fantasy Zone Channel, part of their NFL Sunday Ticket.
WIP will make an announcement regarding a new afternoon show in the coming weeks, which will include Ike Reese, who remains with the station.