New radio deal keeps Phillies on WIP; Scott Franzke gets an extension
It's never too early to start thinking about the Phillies.
SportsRadio 94 WIP announced Monday they have extended their broadcast partnership with the team, which dates back to 2004, through next season. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed, and the length of the deal is uncertain.
Broadcaster Scott Franzke, who will enter his 12th season with the Phillies, has also agreed to a five-year contract extension. Terms were not disclosed.
"My family and I are very excited and I just can't imagine doing this job anywhere else at this stage of my career," Franzke said. "I'm humbled and thankful to the Phillies for wanting this relationship to continue for another five years."
Franzke will once again be joined by his popular crew of Larry Andersen and Jim Jackson. Live coverage will begin during spring training for the teams first game against the New York Yankees in Tampa on February 24, 2017.
WIP will also continue to broadcast its half-hour pre game show, "The Final Out," as well as a post-game show after every broadcast.
"The Phillies have become part of the fabric of WIP and we're excited for the 2017 season to begin," David Yadgaroff, CBS Radio Philadelphia's senior vice president and market manager, said in a statement.