Wired This Way with Andrew Porter

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From 94WIP in Philadelphia it’s Wired This Way with Andrew Porter: Life stories about the people in sports, the choices they’ve made, and how they’ve achieved their success.

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Al Morganti

Al Morganti is, unassumingly, one of the more hard-working guys in the Philly sports media industry. Al is up early as a co-host of the 94WIP Morning Show and up late as a TV analyst for the Flyers. The dichotomy of radio Al vs. TV Al is stark...and fun to experience. (Recorded: July 17th, 2018). 

Jul 30, 2018
Keith Jones

Former Flyer Keith Jones is all about hockey, horses, and jokes. Jonesy, a former Capitals, Avalanche, and Flyers forward had a successful NHL tenure from 1993-2001, before knee injuries got the best of him. Jonesy had the opportunity to share the ice with some of the greats like Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, Patrick Roy, John LeClair, and Eric Lindros. Now, Jonesy is a TV studio hockey analyst for NBC Sports Network and a co-host on the 94WIP Morning Show. (Recorded June 26th, 2018)

Jul 16, 2018
Ike Reese

Ike Reese, 44, spent seven seasons as a Philadelphia Eagle (1998-2004) and two as an Atlanta Falcon (2005-2006), earning himself Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2004 during Philadelphia's NFC Championship season. Ike is one of the all-time greatest players to ever play for Michigan State. Now, he has transitioned into one of the more prominent media personalities in Philly, as a co-host of the 94WIP Marks & Reese show (Mon-Fri, 2-6pm). But all of Ike's success did not come without a bit of turmoil. Ike talks about the time he dropped out of high school, when he almost quit playing college football as a freshman, and how becoming a father at age 18 changed everything on this episode of Wired This Way. (Recorded on June 14th, 2018). 

Jul 09, 2018
Merrill Reese

Merrill Reese's voice and the Eagles are synonymous in Philadelphia. Merrill was given a flare for show business at a young age thanks to his mother. Did you know: he nearly made the Overbook High School team and was an excellent tennis player, to the point where he gave lessons?

Merrill Reese has been the voice of the Eagles since 1977. 

(Recorded on June 5th, 2018). 

Jul 02, 2018
Chris Wheeler

Chris Wheeler, 72, was able to live his dream for 38 years as a Phillies broadcaster. His relationship with the Philadelphia fan base soured towards the end of his tenure, but over the past few years many folks have discovered a new found respect for Wheels, who is as genuine, honest, and humble as they come. (Recorded on May 23rd, 2018). 

Jun 25, 2018
Ray Didinger

Ray Didinger might be the only universally beloved sports media member in Philadelphia. The Hall Of Fame football analyst has written books and plays, and apperared on radio and TV. The lifelong Eagles fans opens up about his journey, his success, and his future in this episode of Wired This Way. (Originally recorded on May 8th, 2018). 

Jun 18, 2018
Howard Eskin

Howard Eskin has hosted nearly 7,000 radio shows including the very first show on 610 WIP-AM in 1986 and the very first show on 94.1 WIP-FM in 2011. "The King" is Philadelphia's most popular sports media personality, known for his fur coats, his Twitter spelling errors, and his loving insults. Eskin's genoristy and charitable donations are underreported, however. Charity is a huge part of his legacy. (Recorded on April 23rd, 2018). 

Jun 11, 2018
Angelo Cataldi

Angelo Cataldi is a Philadelphia radio legend. The longtime host of the 94WIP Morning Show is known for his loud, rash, and polarizing sports opinions. But the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Famer and Pulitzer Prize nominated writer is actually a calculated person who has had to make plenty of difficult decisions throughout his life in order to get to the mountain top of sports radio. (Recorded on April 16th, 2018). 

Jun 04, 2018