In a statement that codifies Entercom Communications‘ commitment to sports programming, the company that just closed on its merger with CBS Radio has reached a long-term agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles NFL franchise — keeping it on an FM that’s been its radio home since 1992.
A new seven-year agreement was formally announced by Entercom today, following its revelation by President/CEO David J. Field during a “Town Hall” e-meeting for all staff on Tuesday.
This keeps the Eagles on Sports Talk WIP-FM 94.1 (the former WYSP) through February 2026, and commences with the 2018-25 season.
“As a company founded and based in Philadelphia, Entercom is thrilled to continue our broadcast partnership with our hometown Eagles and WIP,” said Field. “It’s a privilege to extend our agreement with such a world class organization as the Eagles, and we look forward to continuing to bring our listeners exclusive, unparalleled coverage of the team both on and off the field. This partnership with the Eagles demonstrates our commitment to continuing to expand our leading sports platform and to provide must-listen, highly-engaging content for our listeners and extraordinary opportunities for our advertisers.”
Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski added, “WIP has been home to the Philadelphia Eagles for more than two decades, so we are thrilled to have this opportunity to extend that relationship and take it to 30-plus years of partnership. We share an incredible history with 94WIP, which includes the flagship radio broadcast featuring the iconic team of Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin. On behalf of Jeffrey Lurie and the entire team, we warmly welcome Entercom to the Eagles family and look forward to collaborating with them on ways to bring new and unique content to 94WIP listeners across the Delaware Valley.”
The agreement now also includes rights to stream the Entercom broadcast and advertising on the Eagles mobile application within the team’s home market in Philadelphia — a boost for on-the-go fans who don’t have access to the radio.
Entercom is now the flagship home of more than 40 professional teams across the four major sports and numerous college athletic programs. By remaining on WIP, the Eagles join a robust portfolio of 12 NFL teams that also broadcast on Entercom stations.