March 20, 2008

Obama on Cataldi

In a meeting of the minds between one of my favorite Americans and one of my least-favorite, Barack Obama was interviewed this morning on Angelo Cataldi's morning show on WIP. The interview was generally uneventful, with the hosts mostly lobbing softballs.

The appearance is getting some national profile, as it's seen as an attempt by Obama to get on the good side of working class white males, who form the bulk of the WIP morning audience.

Then again, I figured Barack could only remind both the hosts and listeners of their nemesis, Donovan McNabb, as both men are,
1. from the South Side of Chicago,
2. controversial when they really shouldn't be,
3. too black for some people and not black enough for others, and
4. strongly disliked by Rush Limbaugh.

And speaking of Philly sports radio, Sports Radio 950 will now be re-branded as 950 ESPN, with most local programming (minus Jody MacDonald) being jettisoned. Supposedly Mike Missanelli will be returning to town as well.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 20, 2008 05:08 PM

I'm not going to comment on the Obama interview, but I am THRILLED that Jody Mac is getting to stay on the air. His days (nights) on WFAN were some of my best childhood late night radio listening.

Posted by: Dan at March 21, 2008 12:06 PM
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