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...
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) April 30, 2012