What happened to the Mike Missanelli Show?

LONG-TERM radio host Mike Missanelli has been reporting on Philadelphia Sports for over 12 years.

On May 31, 2022, he shocked the nation by announcing that his lunchtime show was coming to an end.

Mike Missanelli is a sports radio personality

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Mike Missanelli is a sports radio personalityPhoto credit: Getty

What happened to the Mike Missanelli Show?

Mike Missanelli announced on May 31 that he was leaving his radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic.

“It’s difficult to get that out because it seems so surreal, but this is my last day hosting The Mike Missanelli Show,” he said on the air.

The show is reportedly ending because Missanelli and the company decided to “go in a different direction.”

His contract also expired in a few weeks.

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“My current contract is up in a few weeks and the company and I have decided to go in a different direction. It’s like the guy that comes to Bull Durham and says, ‘The organization wants to change something.’ Well, that’s it,” Missanelli explained via Crossing Broad.

“The network and I are talking about staying with the company in some role, but who knows. What I can tell you is that they already have a replacement show signed and I’m sure you’ll be hearing about it in the next few days.”

At this point, it remains unclear which show will be featured in Missanelli’s 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. spot.

Who is Mike Missanelli?

Missanelli is famous for his career as a sports radio personality.

Prior to 97.5, he worked as a sportswriter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and as a radio personality for 610 WIP.

When the Pennsylvania native isn’t behind the mic, he organizes The Mike Missanelli Golf Outing to help local charities.

Mike Missanelli alongside Chad Steele and Steve Spagnuolo

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Mike Missanelli alongside Chad Steele and Steve SpagnuoloPhoto credit: Getty

What did people say about the end of the show?

As soon as the news started to spread, several fans took to Twitter to offer their opinions on the show’s ending.

One user wrote: “Mike wasn’t for everyone but he was [show] was one of the most informative and honest shows in the history of sports talks in Philadelphia. Anyway, I’ll miss him.”

Another said: “Without Mike Missanelli, my radio won’t tune to 97.5 anymore. He was the only reason I ever listened to that station. I’m removing this station from all my radios. So sad.”

A third added: “As a lifelong Philly sports fan who is now retired, every afternoon at 2am it was time to do the Mike Missanelli show on TV. I didn’t always agree with Mike, but I always appreciated his point of view. Enjoy your next chapter, Mike.”

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