Sportsradio 94WIP and Philadelphia Phillies Extend Broadcast Rights Agreement

CBS RADIO's SportsRadio 94WIP today announced an extension of their broadcast partnership for exclusive live play-by-play coverage of The Philadelphia Phillies pre-season, regular season and post-season games. As part of the extension, live coverage will begin with the team's first spring training game against the New York Yankees on Friday, February 24, 2017 from Tampa, Florida.

Since 2004 the Phillies radio broadcast play-by-play has aired on CBS RADIO Philadelphia stations, with the last five seasons airing on SportsRadio 94WIP. Phillies hometown radio announcers Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen and Jim Jackson will continue to provide commentary of the games on SportsRadio 94WIP. 

"We're thrilled that SportsRadio 94WIP is continuing the partnership as the radio home of Phillies baseball," said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, CBS RADIO Philadelphia. "The Phillies have become part of the fabric of WIP and we're excited for the 2017 season to begin."

"We are excited for the return of Phillies baseball, and along with that, our radio broadcasts on SportsRadio 94WIP," said David Buck, Phillies Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. "CBS RADIO is a long-time partner of ours, and we look forward to working with them, once again, to bring the very best coverage to our fans, starting with spring training and continuing throughout the 2017 season."

SportsRadio 94WIP will continue to broadcast "Leading Off," a half-hour pregame show that is broadcast prior to Phillies coverage. "The Final Out," a half-hour postgame show, will be broadcast immediately after Phillies coverage during the season. In addition, the station will host regular broadcasts from the NovaCare Broadcast Booth, a permanent radio studio built on the concourse within Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies are among nearly 30 professional sports teams featured on CBS RADIO stations across the country. As the leader in sports radio, the division of CBS is home to such legendary MLB teams, including the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers, among others.

About SportsRadio 94WIP

Home to Angelo Cataldi and the morning team, and the flagship station for the Philadelphia Eagles and broadcast partner of the Philadelphia Phillies, SportsRadio 94WIP is one of the first all-sports formatted stations in the nation, and the leading station of its kind in Philadelphia. The station is owned by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO owns and operates 117 radio stations, across 26 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KYW, WPHT, WOGL, WXTU and WZMP in Philadelphia. The station is also available online at www.cbsphilly.com and through the Radio.com.