Gregg Murphy, the popular broadcaster whose ouster last summer was the cause of distress among Phillies fans, is returning to the broadcast booth.
Murphy is handling the pregame and postgame shows on the team’s radio broadcasts this season on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. He debuted Tuesday in between games of a doubleheader sweep in New York against the Mets. Murphy said he is working for the Phillies as a freelancer.
A longtime local broadcaster, Murphy joined the Phillies TV broadcast in 2012. He spent nine seasons as the sideline reporter before NBC Sports Philadelphia let him go after last season as part of nationwide cuts by parent company NBC Universal. Murphy worked there for 20 years.
The radio’s pregame and postgame shows were formerly handled by Jim Jackson, who was let go by the Phillies after last season. Jackson, the TV broadcaster for the Flyers on NBC Sports Philadelphia, also called a few innings of play-by-play during each home game. He has been replaced in that role by Rob Brooks, the team’s broadcasting manager.
Murphy launched a weekly podcast earlier this month called Glove Stories that includes a weekly segment with Charlie Manuel, Larry Bowa, and other former Phillies.