Mike Missanelli out at 97.5 in a shocker


Neatly, there is a sports activities radio shocker for you.

Mike Missanelli, the longtime persona, shockingly and tearfully introduced the top of his run as a number at 97.5 The Enthusiast on his display Tuesday.

“My present contract expires in a few weeks, and the corporate and I’ve made up our minds to move in some other course,” he mentioned at the broadcast. “The station and I’ve mentioned me ultimate with the corporate in some roughly function, however who is aware of.”

Missanelli added {that a} substitute display is already underneath contract and that he has some holiday and unwell days to make use of up. Tuesday, with 97.5 no less than, was once his final at the air.

“I feel nowadays is solely time to stand up on out of right here,” he mentioned.

Missanelli fought thru tears occurring to thank present and previous colleagues as what was once firstly meant to be a couple of hours of communicate over a somewhat sluggish duration in Philly sports activities temporarily morphed right into a farewell display.

Missanelli has been a fixture of Philly sports activities radio for many years, operating with what was once 610 WIP and 93.3 WMMR prior to arriving at The Enthusiast in 2010. 

But he is been a extremely arguable determine as neatly, one with a reasonably long record of controversies stocked up through the years — Homophobic scoffs, gloating within the face of former Giants receiver Victor Cruz’s knee harm, steadily fielding a faux caller, and a few ill-advised arguments (A, B) simply to call a couple of. 

Nonetheless, his surprising departure from the airwaves, mixed with the hot retirement of Ray Didinger and the drawing close retirement of WIP’s longtime morning display host Angelo Cataldi, marks a seismic shift within the Delaware Valley’s sports activities radio panorama.

The main points of what resulted in Missanelli’s surprising ouster at the moment are unclear and whilst he indexed some concepts off the highest of his head on Tuesday’s display, he does not know what he will do subsequent. 


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