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Chris Carlin To Host Afternoons with Ike Reese on WIP

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“The Continent” is heading to Philadelphia! Longtime New York sports radio and television veteran Chris Carlin has signed on to become the new afternoon host at Sports Radio 94 WIP. Carlin will team up with former WIP midday host and former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese weekdays from 2p-6p ET.

Carlin has been a mainstay on the SNY television show ‘Loud Mouths’ since 2008. He also hosted Mets Pre and Post-game shows on SNY for a period of five years. According to a report in the New York Daily News his final appearance on ‘Loud Mouths’ will be on November 4th.

Prior to becoming a familiar face on New York sports television, Carlin was a popular voice on WFAN in New York. He filled in on talk shows on the station, worked as an update anchor for “Imus In The Morning”, and produced Mike Francesa for six years.

To maintain his radio chops, Carlin has kept busy by hosting national radio shows for SiriusXM. He’s also served as the voice of Rutgers men’s basketball and football. Recently though he gave up his basketball play by play duties to former WFAN colleague Jerry Recco.

Carlin and Reese will be tasked with providing stability to WIP in afternoons and helping the station make inroads against 97.5 The Fanatic drive time host Mike Missanelli. The Fanatic has beaten WIP in the ratings in afternoons for the majority of 2016 when the show was hosted by Josh Innes. Innes is now hosting the afternoon show for SportsTalk 790 in Houston.

The new team of Carlin and Reese are expected to start on WIP in early November. Sources say the likely start date is Monday November 7th. Their addition completes WIP’s weekday lineup. The radio station recently added Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie to middays. Angelo Cataldi remains installed in mornings.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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