Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will do a regular radio show live from a Cherry Hill restaurant on 97.5 The Fanatic, the station announced this afternoon.
"This should be good. Talk Flyers," the coach said to afternoon talk show host Mike Missanelli. "... This will be my first one, but it should be fun. Everybody in the city of Phladelphia loves to talk sports."
He said he was looking forward to an exciting season, with a roster bolstered by the acquisition of some free agents over the summer.
The first of at least 10 shows this season will be broadcast 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1., the evening before the home and season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Wells Fargo Center.
The shows, airing from Ponzio's Diner Bakery and Bar, will be open to the public, and the coach will also speak with callers.
Cohosting will be ex-Flyer Chris Therien, who does color for the game broadcasts on 97.5 FM, and Jason Myrtetus, who hosts the station's Flyers pregame shows.
The second Peter Laviolette Show will air three weeks later, on Oct. 22. Dates have yet to be set for additional sessions, which will have to be scheduled around the Flyers and Sixers games that air on the station.
The show will follow Missanelli's gig, which runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Ponzio's is on Route 70, near Kings Highway.
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