Thursday, August 20, 2015

Actual Radio Wars

Sports Talk Radio has a tendency to get a little emotional. I used to chuckle at the near fisticuffs that went on in Chet Coppock's office among his many producers as they prepped for the show every day. When I questioned them why they got so emotional, they had a one word answer: PASSION.

Of course, that's nothing compared what happened yesterday in Philadelphia. From this morning's Radio Ink...

There's been a lot of coverage of NFL teams fighting during the 2015 pre-season. Two Philadelphia sports talkers nearly became part of that highlight reel. During Eagles training camp, Wednesday, Mike Missanelli from Greater Media's 97.5 The Fanatic and Josh Innes from CBS's 94WIP nearly came to blows and had to be separated by Eagle's security.

According to, Innes said he took off his sunglasses, "looked (Missanelli) straight in the face and said, ‘your show [expletive] sucks.'" Missanelli then moved toward Innes, and Innes backed away, before security stepped in. Missanelli then said, "Yeah, he stepped back and wet himself just like he did months ago. Anybody can be a tough guy behind a microphone."