Author Mike Missanelli

  • Mike Missanelli

    Host of the Mike Missanelli Show (2p-6p)

    The man who revolutionized what great Philadelphia sports radio is all about and in the process turned PM drive-time talk radio on its head, Mike Missanelli has been nothing short of a broadcasting tour de force since joining 950 ESPN in April, 2008. Mike’s sports acumen, witty pop-cultural references and overall fun persona are just a few of the many factors that draw listeners to the show and helped him ascend to #1. Listeners know that Mikey Miss is always there from 2:00 – 6:00 PM, whether it’s landing the biggest interviews, bringing forth Sound Off or consistently taking the back of Philly sports fans against the national pundits who wail away at us.

    For Mike the journey has been long and rewarding. A newspaper writer who started out on the high school beat in the area he moved up to the Philadelphia Inquirer and eventually made the transformation over to radio. Years on the air in the Philadelphia market provided the backdrop for what would become Mike’s greatest challenge and ultimately his greatest professional accomplishment: carrying 950 ESPN on his back so effectively that the powers-that-be decided to put all their chips in with the radio station – culminating in the creation of the first FM sports station in Philadelphia radio history and signing Mike to a new multi-year deal to ensure that he leads the way for years to come at 97.5 The Fanatic.


Jay Paterno Joins Mike Missanelli To Discuss His New Book

Son of legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, Jay, joined Mike Missanelli to discuss his book, Paterno Legacy. They discussed the Sandusky scandal and how it affected his family and attempting to clear his father's name. Read more...

ESPN's John Kruk Talks Phillies With Mike Missanelli

ESPN Baseball Analyst and former Phillie John Kruk joined Mike Missanelli to talk about the Phillies' recent winning streak. They also discussed: Read more...

Steve Coates Joins Mike Missanelli

Steve Coates joined Mike Missanelli to talk about going back to radio, to join Tim Saunders this season on the Fanatic. Coatsey also talked about: Read more...

Jayson Stark Talks Phillies With Mike Missanelli

Jayson Stark joins Mike Missanelli to discuss the current state of Phillies baseball. Discusses recent reactions to players not liking the way Ryne Sandberg is managing the team. What can possible scenarios that would result in Cole Hamels not playing for the Phillies next year. Situation with Maikel Franco and how he will perform if called up for September. Read more...

Birds 24/7's Reporter Tim McManus Joins Mike Missanelli

Birds 24/7 reporter Tim McManus joins Mike Missanelli to discuss Eagles football. Thinks Philly has a warm spot for Michael Vick and thinks he will be well received in his return with the Jets tomorrow night. Gives insight to final preseason game vs NY Jets. His thoughts on what some of the final cuts will be and who makes the final 53 man roster. Analyzes the troubles with the kicking game. Mike gets Tim's opinion on the handling of the Michael Sam story from ESPN. Read more...

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio Talks With Mike Missanelli

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio joins Mike Missanelli to discuss the Eagles season. How many times will the Eagles give up at least 30 points. Sal emphasizes that the Eagles offense will outscore opponents enough to make up for the deficiencies on defense. Dissects the Eagles schedule and their path to the postseason and gives his record prediction. Also compares the Eagles to other power teams in the NFC. Read more...

Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz Joins Mike Missanelli

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz joined Mike Missanelli to discuss the upcoming season as he tries to build on a strong rookie year. Topics include: Read more...

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio Joins Mike Missanelli To Talk About The Eagles Win Over The Steelers

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio joined Mike Missanelli to talk about the Eagles' preseason win over the Steelers. They discussed some observations such as: Read more...

Eagles Reporter Tim McManus Joins Mike Missanelli To Talk About The Eagles Win Over The Steelers

Eagles reporter Tim McManus joined Mike Missanelli to talk about the Eagles win over the Steelers last night. They discussed a number of topics such as: Read more...

Ryan Howard Joins Mike Missanelli

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard joined Mike Missanelli. Ryan was in Williamsport, sponsored by Subway, and shared his experiences with the Little League players. Mike asked Ryan his thoughts on the current Phillies season, how he feels as a hitter, relationship with the fans, his "just a game" comments and his experiences from when he was a Little League player. Read more...

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