After spending the past 19 years at New Jersey 101.5 FM, Eric Johnson is ready for a new challenge. The veteran programmer is getting that opportunity in Philadelphia as the new Director of Sports Content at 97.5 The Fanatic. He starts his new role on December 4th, filling the seat previously occupied by Matt Nahigian.
Prior to joining 101.5, Johnson worked in sports radio. He served as the APD at crosstown rival Sports Radio WIP. He was also the PD of Philadelphia Top 40 station Y-100.
“Eric Johnson has the perfect skill set and experience to help continue the growth of 97.5 The Fanatic,” said VP/Market Manager Joe Bell. “He’s a Philly guy who understands that Philly sports fans are the best in the country and he can deliver a product with as much passion and knowledge as they have.”
Johnson added, “I am very excited to be joining the impressive team at Beasley Media Group. My thanks to Joe Bell, Buzz Knight, Justin Chase and Bruce Beasley for the tremendous opportunity! I am really looking forward to working with the talented staff at Beasley Philadelphia, a group of stations I have admired for a very long time. As a lifelong Philadelphia area resident with a sports radio background, I truly understand the passion of the Philly sports fan and the important role that 97.5 The Fanatic serves in giving those fans a powerful outlet. I can’t imagine a better time to be involved with Philadelphia sports radio than right now!”