WIP – CBS Sports Radio 610 AM is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. Licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, the station is owned by Audacy, Inc. and is the flagship station of the CBS Sports Radio network. WIP’s studios are located in Center City, Philadelphia, and its transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of the city.
WIP first signed on the air on October 1, 1926, as WPEN. The station was originally owned by the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger and carried a variety of programming, including music, news, and sports. In 1947, WPEN was acquired by the Philadelphia Bulletin. The station adopted a sports talk format in 1964.
WIP is one of the most listened-to radio stations in the Philadelphia market. The station’s sports coverage is known for its comprehensiveness and accuracy. WIP also features a strong lineup of talk shows, including “The Angelo Cataldi Show” and “The Howard Eskin Show.”
WIP is a valuable resource for Philadelphia sports fans who want to stay informed about their favorite teams. The station’s commitment to quality journalism and its strong lineup of programming make it a must-listen for anyone who wants to be up-to-date on the latest news and events.
In addition to its AM signal, WIP is also heard on 94.1 FM in Philadelphia and on several other FM stations throughout the Delaware Valley. The station is also available online and via the CBS Sports Radio app.
Here are some of the notable personalities who have worked at WIP:
WIP has been involved in a number of controversies over the years. In 2007, the station was fined $100,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for airing a homophobic slur. In 2012, the station was fined $25,000 for airing a racial slur.
Despite the controversies, WIP remains one of the most popular radio stations in the Philadelphia market. The station’s sports coverage is known for its comprehensiveness and accuracy. WIP also features a strong lineup of talk shows, making it a must-listen for anyone who wants to be up-to-date on the latest news and events.