Marc Zumoff retired as the television voice of the Philadelphia 76ers at the end of last season. While Kate Scott has been calling the games these days, Zumoff has entered into a new project. He has teamed with another member of the Philadelphia sports media to launch his own beer.
Zumoff reached out to WIP’s Glen Macnow, who is one of the owners of the Conshohoken Brewing Company, to release a beer that could be used to raise money for charity.
The beer is called Zoomisms and 20% of the proceeds it generates goes to Philadelphia Youth Basketball.
“We were delighted when Marc and his people approached us and said that he would like to get involved with doing a beer with proceeds going to charity, Philadelphia Youth Basketball,” Macnow told Philadelphia’s ABC6. “It took us about a half a second to realize that was a great idea.”
Marc Zumoff came to the company with the idea. After Macnow and his partners said yes, Zumoff said they took care of the details.
“Everything just seemed to click, so really it was just a very very easy process.”
The Zoomisms can features some of Zumoff’s iconic sayings including “the shot clock is unplugged,” “timely deuce,” and “turning garbage into gold.” It also features a cartoon image of the broadcaster.
“The fact that I am supporting an organization that supports two of my favorite things, basketball and youth, and we can enjoy a fine beer, to me, it’s the best of all worlds,” Marc Zumoff added.
Minnesota Twins Set to Tab Cory Provus as New TV Voice, Kris Atteberry as Lead Radio Announcer
Provus has been the radio voice of the Minnesota Twins since 2012.
After Dick Bremer exited the Minnesota Twins TV booth in October, the search began for his replacement. The MLB franchise didn’t have to look far, though.
Twins radio voice Cory Provus is reportedly set to become the new TV play-by-play broadcaster for the club, according to a report from Dan Hayes of The Athletic.
Provus has been the radio voice of the Minnesota Twins since 2012. Many immediately tabbed him as the club’s replacement for Bremer, who retired after 40 seasons as the lead television voice of the American League club. Before joining the team in 2012, Provus worked for the Milwaukee Brewers as the number two broadcaster after spending two seasons as the radio pregame host for the Chicago Cubs.
Meanwhile, Kris Atteberry has been signaled as the person set to replace Provus inside the franchise’s radio booth. He has served as the pregame and postgame host for the Minnesota Twins Radio Network since 2007. Atteberry joined the club after spending five years calling games for the then-Independent St. Paul Saints from 2002-2006.
While the television and radio broadcast crews appear set, questions remain about where the team will televise its games in 2024. The club’s contract with Bally Sports North has reportedly expired, and it has yet to sign an agreement with the bankruptcy-laden RSN, or with a local over-the-air television station.
Joe Giglio: Bonta Hill, Joe Shasky Need to Stop Trashing 94WIP Listeners
“We gotta stop the ‘lowlife’, ‘scumbag’, thing about Philadelphia fans. We haven’t crushed your fans once.”
In one of the biggest games of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles are set to host the San Francisco 49ers. A war of words has ensued between 95.7 The Game and 94WIP hosts, but Joe Giglio believes there is one area and trope that needs to end.
On Friday, 95.7 The Game’s morning show — hosted by Bonta Hill and Joe Shasky — joined 94WIP’s midday show hosted by Joe Giglio and Hugh Douglas.
The two shows traded barbs with one another before Giglio called out Hill and Shasky for their comments about Philadelphia locals and 94WIP listeners. Last season, the pair ventured to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship Game, and have repeatedly spoken poorly about the city and the Eagles’ fanbase.
After Shasky mentioned the show’s parody song “Cry Eagles Cry” — a play on the franchise’s famous song and chant “Fly Eagles Fly” — Joe Giglio shared his displeasure with the pair.
“That song was one of the dopiest things I’ve ever heard on the radio,” Giglio said. “It was so dopey, the Cry Eagles Cry thing.”
“It was one of our highest-rated shows ever, I’m not gonna lie,” Hill responded. “So, thank you, Philadelphia.”
“That’s good. You take that and run with it. But guys? We gotta stop the ‘lowlife’, ‘scumbag’, thing about Philadelphia fans. We haven’t crushed your fans once. You guys were crushed. And maybe one of your dummy callers that called into us, but you gotta stop. The way you’ve painted everyone for the past year, it’s just wrong. Whatever your experience was, that’s not everyone here, guys.”
Earlier this week, Hill and Shasky described Eagles fans with the words Giglio described. 94WIP host Jon Marks didn’t take kindly to the remarks, either, which led 95.7 The Game to publish videos of the treatment the morning duo received when they visited Philadelphia as proof that the pair received harsh treatment.
Steak Shapiro: SEC Nation Has Same Feel as Great Morning Radio Show
“It’s the closest thing to a great morning radio show. It’s great chemistry. It’s the chemistry.”
SEC Nation has built a cult-like following of southern football fans. You can add 92.9 The Game midday host Steak Shapiro to the list of those who admire the program.
While speaking with SEC Nation host Laura Rutledge Friday, Shapiro likened the Saturday morning pregame show to a morning radio show.
“The thing about SEC Nation — and having been on radio and programming stations for years — it’s the closest thing to a great morning radio show. It’s great chemistry. It’s the chemistry,” said Steak Shapiro. “Maybe ESPN, they won’t let you be quite as loose as how you built that thing, but like there’s an element of morning radio, like just a team that’s out there having fun every day.”
Rutledge shared her appreciation for the remarks from Shapiro. She admitted the SEC Network program brings some levity to her work, and she enjoys the cast of the program, which includes Paul Fimebaum, Jordan Rodgers, Roman Harper, Tim Tebow, and Marty Smith, among others.
“It’s so much fun to cover the SEC…that’s really where my career kind of started at ESPN and it’s something that you know means a lot to me,” Rutledge said. “It’s always going to feel like home to me. It’s always going to be my family, my SEC family. They’re a hoot and a half.
“The SEC Nation crew is hilarious. We have so much fun. And I was actually talking to Marty Smith about this last night. You know, one of the things that we’re really thankful for is we all kind of go our separate ways during the week, and we all have different roles and different jobs and different things going on in life. But then we come together on the weekend, and it’s just a blast, and we enjoy each other. I think that comes through on air, but it’s so authentic and it truly is kind of how we feel.”