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Angela Yee is set to broadcast her last show on The Breakfast Club on Friday. Cardi B called in to the show on Thursday and suggested that she might like to sit in as guest host. It appears that the replacement plans for Yee are still up in the air. The Breakfast Club will move into new studios in January.


98.7 ESPN Radio New York shakes up their lineup with more local programming. The Michael Kay Show with Hot 97's Rosenberg of Ebro in the Morning remains in place. Bart & Hahn will leave the national ESPN Radio lineup. In January they will be heard exclusively on 98.7 FM discussing New York sports from 12-3pm. ESPN New York trails Sport Radio WFAN in ratings across the board as these programming changes were expected. >Read more...


Amy Robach and TJ Holmes of GMA3 hosted the show today as usual. The anchors on Good Morning America's 3rd Hour that airs in the afternoon on ABC are involved in an extramarital affair as reported by the London based tabloid The Daily Mail. ABC execs have been holding “emergency meetings” to address the mayhem since news broke of the affair. Disciplinary actions could be forthcoming...


CNN boss Chris Licht cut all live programming and has laid-off long time host Robin Meade at its sister network HLN, once known as Headline News. A number of reporters on CNN have lost their jobs as well.


Radio One's R&B station Magic 95.9 lands in second place in Baltimore's radio ratings with a 7.4 share of the audience 6+...


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June 24, 2022

Radio Nightmare "The Phones Are Not Working" Sports Radio Host Anthony Gargano of 97.5 The Fanatic Calls Listeners Instead



Take a listen to 97.5 The Fanatic's solution to a potentially nightmarish situation facing a sports radio show that is built upon the interaction of callers.




It appears that many customers on the east coast of the United States were experiencing cellphone service outages on Thursday. Outages complaints showed affected customers across New York City, Northern New Jersey, Long Island, as well as Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston and Baltimore.



For some reason it also affected Beasley Philadelphia radio stations including sports radio station 97.5 The Fanatic. Listeners were unable to call the station to talk sports on the day of the 2022 NBA Draft.

So on-air producer and co-host Andrew Salciunas pitched the idea to host Anthony Gargano to call their regular listeners. All they had to do was to DM their phone number to the show's Twitter account.



Sounds like a great idea. What could go wrong?

 




A "friend" of the listener named Mike DM'ed Mike's number to the Twitter account of 97.5 The Fanatic. Mike received a call at work. (Sounds like Mike was delivering packages for UPS) That "friend" changed his Twitter handle to "Mike" and fooled everyone. We say great effort by the producer known as The Choonis. As the show goes on, they figured out that callers from outside of Pennsylvania (PA) area codes, including nearby New Jersey, Delaware, and even England could actually call into the show to talk sports.


By the way you can catch Anthony Gargano as the sports reporter in the new Adam Sandler basketball movie on Netflix, Hustle. 





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