“The Continent” is heading to Philadelphia! Longtime New York sports radio and television veteran Chris Carlin has signed on to become the new afternoon host at Sports Radio 94 WIP. Carlin will team up with former WIP midday host and former Eagles linebacker Ike Reese weekdays from 2p-6p ET.
Carlin has been a mainstay on the SNY television show ‘Loud Mouths’ since 2008. He also hosted Mets Pre and Post-game shows on SNY for a period of five years. According to a report in the New York Daily News his final appearance on ‘Loud Mouths’ will be on November 4th.
Prior to becoming a familiar face on New York sports television, Carlin was a popular voice on WFAN in New York. He filled in on talk shows on the station, worked as an update anchor for “Imus In The Morning”, and produced Mike Francesa for six years.
To maintain his radio chops, Carlin has kept busy by hosting national radio shows for SiriusXM. He’s also served as the voice of Rutgers men’s basketball and football. Recently though he gave up his basketball play by play duties to former WFAN colleague Jerry Recco.
Carlin and Reese will be tasked with providing stability to WIP in afternoons and helping the station make inroads against 97.5 The Fanatic drive time host Mike Missanelli. The Fanatic has beaten WIP in the ratings in afternoons for the majority of 2016 when the show was hosted by Josh Innes. Innes is now hosting the afternoon show for SportsTalk 790 in Houston.
The new team of Carlin and Reese are expected to start on WIP in early November. Sources say the likely start date is Monday November 7th. Their addition completes WIP’s weekday lineup. The radio station recently added Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie to middays. Angelo Cataldi remains installed in mornings.