Spike Eskin leaves Philly’s SportsRadio 94WIP for New York WFAN
SportsRadio 94WIP program director Spike Eskin, as the host of New York’s WFAN and CBS sports broadcasts, is about to leave the famous Philadelphia Sports Talk Station for a new show.
Eskin, 44, announced on Twitter on Wednesday night that he is leaving, confirming that he will maintain his identity Rich Sanchez’s rights Sixers podcast.
The radio announced that on WFAN, Eskin replaced the current show host Mark Chernoff (Mark Chernoff), whose last day on the radio was June 30.
Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Marketing Manager of Audacy New York, said: “Spike has vision, creativity and drive to create a new chapter in the iconic and highly influential WFAN brand. “During his work at CBS Sports Broadcasting Company, his experience is very suitable to power our sports production powerhouse, providing 48 hours of original audio every day, 12 hours of high-quality TV, and the fullness of New York and the United States. Energetic numbers and social experience. As a long-term colleague of Spike, I am very happy that he has joined our All-Star team and there is no doubt that he will succeed.”
according to New York Post, Eskin is expected to reshape WFAN’s weekend programming lineup. He entered the role with successful performances that he consolidated early in “Boomer & Gio” and in the afternoon in “Carton & Roberts”.
The New York Post report speculated that Eskyn might choose the final successor for the 82-year-old John Sterling and 74-year-old Suzyn Waldman in the New York Yankees’ radio game.
Last summer, during the coronavirus pandemic, WFAN became mainstream Mike Francesa retires for the second time. Joe Beningno Retired last fall as well as John Jastremski recently left for an evening slot Joining The Ringer on WFAN made some early decisions for Eskin to determine the direction of the radio.
Spike’s son is Howard Eskin, the long-time “king” of SportsRadio 94WIP. After Andy Bloom left, he took over as the project director of WIP in 2014. Eskin had previously worked for the radio station for a period of time as an air host. Before that, he had held various positions in the former 94 WYSP, Chicago WKQX and CBS Philly.
It is not clear who will replenish Eskin’s shoes on SportsRadio 94WIP, which is also owned by Philadelphia’s Audacy.