PHILADELPHIA- (April 9, 2018) –NBC Sports Philadelphia and Beasley Media Group will launch the highly anticipated simulcast of “The Mike Missanelli Show” on Monday, April 16. This will mark the first time the popular radio show will be available to TV audiences.
“The Mike Missanelli Show” will air weekdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. on NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and on the NBC Sports app. Through this alliance, NBC Sports Philadelphia will also feature show content across its TV, online, mobile and social media platforms. “Philly Sports Talk” will air at its regularly scheduled time at 5 p.m., followed by Quick Slants at 6 p.m.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining forces with NBC Sports Philadelphia,” said Missanelli. “97.5 led the way in town to bring sports talk radio to the FM airwaves and now we are so looking forward to bringing it to television. The show will continue to provide the very best in sports analysis and fun, entertaining radio. I can’t wait for everyone to become part of it.”
In December of 2017, NBC Sports Philadelphia and Beasley Media Group announced a relationship which brings The Fanatic’s popular afternoon show hosted by Mike Missanelli to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s air. The announcement was made by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Brian Monihan and Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell.
Mike Missanelli is a well-known media personality and host of the #1 evening drive show–“The Mike Missanelli Show”—on Philadelphia’s 97.5 The Fanatic. Missanelli has served for the past 20 years as a sports talk host in Philadelphia and New York. He graduated from Penn State University, where he played varsity baseball and received a degree in journalism. The media veteran spent 15 years as a newspaper reporter (10 with The Philadelphia Inquirer), before branching off into positions in radio and television. He is a graduate of Widener University Law School and is a member of the Pennsylvania bar.
About Beasley Media Group:
Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 63 stations (45 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Company’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and email. For more information, please visit www.bbgi.com.
About NBC Sports Philadelphia:
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles.NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia’s NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSportsPhilly).
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