FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA AND BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
Mike Missanelli Show to Air Live Weekdays on NBC Sports Philadelphia beginning in 2018
PHILADELPHIA- (December 20, 2017) –NBC Sports Philadelphia and the Beasley Media Group announced a partnership which will bring The Fanatic’s popular afternoon show hosted by Mike Missanelli to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s air beginning in 2018. The announcement was made by NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Brian Monihan and Beasley Media Group Philadelphia’s Vice President and Market Manager Joe Bell.
“NBC Sports Philadelphia continues to be Philadelphia sports fans’ go-to source for game, news and opinion, on their favorite teams,” said Monihan. “With the addition of the Mike Missanelli Show to our lineup, we are providing our audience with yet another platform to hear from experts and fans on the state of Philly teams.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to have Mike Missanelli’s show on both 97.5 The Fanatic and NBC Sports Philadelphia,” said Joe Bell, vice president and market manager of Beasley Media Group Philadelphia. “We recently signed a multi-year extension deal with him. This exciting new partnership will be an added bonus for the dedicated Philadelphia fans who are passionate about their sports teams.”
The “Mike Missanelli Show” will air NBC Sports Philadelphia weekdays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. “Philly Sports Talk” will air at its regularly scheduled time at 5 p.m.
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.