Category Archives: Sports

Former NBC10 Sports Anchor Derek Castillo Update

Former NBC10 weekend sports anchor Derek Castillo is leaving NBC5 in Dallas to spend more time with his wife and 8-year-old son.  In an interview with Ed Bark of Above the Fold, Castillo said he did not want to sign another contract to work weekends.

Tyler Green Joins CW57 Phillies Rotation

Former Phillies pitcher Tyler Green debuted on CW57’s post game show that aired after the Phillies game Sunday.

Green will join Don Bell or Beasley Reese for around 20 Sunday games.

Shane Victorino is scheduled to be a regular too (let’s see if he can hold on to his everyday centerfield job).

Phillies Broadcasting Schedule

Here is the Phillies broadcast lineup:


Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen work the entire game except for the fourth inning when it’s Harry Kalas and Andersen.


Innings 1-2 – Harry Kalas and Chris Wheeler

Inning 3 – Harry Kalas and Gary Matthews

Innings 4 – 5 – Tom McCarthy and Gary Matthews

Inning 6 – Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler

Innings 7 – 9 – Harry Kalas and Chris Wheeler


Jayson Stark Joins Jody Mac’s Rotation

ESPN baseball writer Jayson Stark will appear on Jody McDonald’s show on ESPN 950 every Monday at 9:30 a.m. 

He can also be heard on the “Mike and Mike” show every Tuesday at 8:20 a.m.

Stark’s latest book, “The Stark Truth:  The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History” is available at


Here are the up-to-date lineups of sports stations WIP 610 and ESPN 950.

610 – Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team (6 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
950 – Mike and Mike Show (6 a.m.  – 9 a.m.)

610 – Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
950 – Jody McDonald ( 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Mike Tirico ( 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.)

Afternoon Drive
610 – Howard Eskin ( 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)
950 – Mike Missanelli ( 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

610 – Ike Reese ( 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
950 – The Locker Room with Harry Mayes and Dan Schwartzman ( 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

Here’s my listening strategy –

6 – 9 a.m. – Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Jody McDonald
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Either Jody McDonald or Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Macnow and Gargano
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Howard Eskin or Mike Missanelli

Gargano To Return to Mid-Days Next Week

We are hearing that WIP’s Anthony Gargano, who is co-hosting the 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. shift with Howard Eskin this week, will return to his normal 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. shift Monday, where he’ll work with new co-host Glen Macnow.

Here’s your Gargano partner scorecard:

1.  Glen Macnow

2.  Mike Missanelli

3.  Steve Martorano

4.  Mike Missanelli

5.  Steve Martorano

6.  Glen Macnow

Don Tollefson Injured in Car Accident

Fox29 sports director Don Tollefson could be out of work for the next month after injuring his shoulder in a car accident last week.  Fox, which only has two full-time sportscasters will likely be utilizing weekend anchor Bill Vargus and fill-in guy Joe Staszak.

Phillies Lose, but Win in the Ratings

The Phillies home opener on CBS3 drew a 9.1 rating/19 share of the audience for 269,000 viewers Monday.  That is a 90% increase over last year’s home opener.

CBS Affiliate in NYC Cancels Sunday Night Show, Could CBS3 Be Next?

Although New York City’s CBS2 just canceled its Sunday night sports show, CBS3 in Philadelphia said it will not cancel its show, “Sports Zone.”

CBS3 only has two full-time sportscasters, Beasley Reece and Don Bell.

Fox29 cut back its Sunday night sports show, “Sports Sunday” a few months ago.

Phillies Primer for Opening Day

In case you haven’t heard, today is Opening Day for the Phillies. Here’s your television primer:

Noon – Sports Day – Comcast SportsNet

1 p.m. – Meet the Phillies – Comcast SportsNet

2 p.m. – Phillies Clubhouse – Comcast SportsNet

2:30 p.m. – Phillies Pregame Live – Comcast SportsNet

3 p.m. – Phillies vs. Nationals – CBS3

Comcast SportsNet will broadcast 103 regular season games this season.  Mitch Williams will be the primary “Phillies Post Game Live” analyst.  John Marzano and Dave Gallagher will also analyze some games.

Last year, the Phillies garnered their highest ratings in their 11 years on CSN, with a 5.5 rating, an average of around 163,000 viewers.