WIP Retires Wing Bowl
One of the most successful radio station promotional events is over after 26 years.
Entercom Sports 94.1 WIP Philadelphia is retiring its annual Wing Bowl this year following the Eagles’ Super Bowl win. The event, which was started in 1993 by WIP morning hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti as a reason to keep Eagles fans engaged on Super Bowl weekend, eventually grew into an event that would sell-out Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center arena with nearly 20,000 listeners to watch a buffalo wing eating contest filled with celebrity guests and scantily clad women during morning drive. With the reason for the event being fulfilled, the station has decided to retire the event.
— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) October 30, 2018
Wing Bowl was a tremendous radio promotion for @SportsRadioWIP for 26 years. Filled arenas, drew national publicity. But times change. It's time to move on. Good decision by station.
— Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow) October 30, 2018
As Philadelphia has changed over the years, become more prosperous and less gritty, the idiots on WIP and the idiots that call WIP are a kind of time capsule, or keeper-of-the-flame of the Philly attitude. And Wing Bowl was old-school Philly at its most crass. Its a sad day.
— David B Larter (@DavidLarter) October 30, 2018