Flyers Radio Broadcasts Leaving WIP for 97.5 The Fanatic

Flyers Radio Broadcasts Leaving WIP for 97.5 The Fanatic

After the Philadelphia 76ers radio broadcasts switched over to 97.5 The Fanatic from their previous home on 94.1 WIP for their first playoff game against the Bulls on Saturday, the Flyers announced this evening that they'll also be making the same jump from WIP to 97.5 on the FM dial. The Flyers, however, will finish out this postseason run on WIP before jumping to the Fanatic for the 2012-2013 season.

So much for WIP being able to tout all four major teams in town broadcasting live games on their airwaves. That lasted about a month.

Comcast-Spectacor President and C.O.O. Peter Luukko was a guest on Mike Missanelli's show this evening to announce the move to The Fanatic.

"We're very, very, very excited," Luukko said of the move, using the word "very" three times.

"For us to be on FM is so important to us," he added.

One source told us that the Flyers organization was not pleased to get bumped from 94.1 FM to 610 AM in favor of the Phillies radio broadcasts over the past few weeks.

This likely means very little to the casual fan who likes to tune in to listen to games on the radio while driving around town or grilling in your backyard, as the actual crews calling the games remain the same. Tom McGinnis will still handle the Sixers broadcasts while Tim Saunders and Bundy will still handle Flyers duties.

The interesting angle here is how having both of the Wells Fargo Center teams on their airwaves could help the shows leading into and coming out of live game action on 97.5 The Fanatic. If you're into that sort of thing...

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

Joel Embiid really looking forward to facing Nerlens Noel

In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).

While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.

The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

Drexel falls to James Madison in potential CAA Tournament preview

BOX SCORE

Jackson Kent and Tom Vodanovich combined to score 31 points and James Madison held off Drexel late to secure a 70-64 victory Thursday night.

The game could be a preview of a first-round match-up in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament. With one game left in the regular season, James Madison (9-21, 7-10) is the No. 7 seed and Drexel (9-21, 3-14) has locked up the No. 10 seed. Those seeds meet in the first round, with the winner facing the No. 2 seed in the second round.

Sammy Mojica hit a 3-pointer with :32 left to get the Dragons within four, 66-62, but Shakir Brown and Joey McLean each hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.

Kent hit 6 of 11 from the floor and tallied 16 points with eight rebounds to lead the Dukes. Vodanovich added 15 points.

Kurk Lee and Mojica both scored 18 points off the Dragons' bench.