Angelo Cataldi
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Angelo Cataldi

Angelo Cataldi
Born (1951-03-13) March 13, 1951 (age 68)
NationalityItalian American
OccupationJournalist, Radio host
Known forPhiladelphia Inquirer, WIP Morning Show host
Notable work
Wing Bowl

Angelo Cataldi (born March 13, 1951) is a sports radio personality for 94 WIP-FM (simulcast on 610 WTEL) in Philadelphia.


Cataldi is the co-author of The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate with fellow WIP host Glen Macnow. He has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes for his sports writing.[1]

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia inducted Cataldi into their Hall of Fame in 2012.[2]

Notable incidents

  • Cataldi's show frequently receives calls from former Philadelphia Mayor and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, both Eagles fans. During the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Cataldi ripped President George W. Bush as a "bully" for his stance favoring restriction of freedom of speech on radio and television, and Senator John Kerry as a "phony" for questionable financial dealings, and wrote Rendell's name in for President. Recently Cataldi has had U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy on the show several times, stemming from Murphy's sole dissenting vote on the House Resolution congratulating the Giants for winning the Super Bowl in February 2008.[3]
  • In August 1999, Cataldi was arrested for not having a beach tag at the beach in Avalon, New Jersey. Cataldi then proceeded to work with state legislation to challenge the legality of beach tags.[4]
  • On July 6, 2008, Angelo and the Morning Crew launched a campaign to get Philadelphia Phillies' outfielder Pat Burrell into the 2008 MLB All-Star Game. Despite four pre-selected fans spending over 50 hours straight doing nothing but voting for Pat Burrell at Harry the K's in Citizens Bank Park, Burrell was not named to the team.[5]


  1. ^ 610 WIP bio Archived April 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Bucks County Courier Times, "Murphy Won't Cheer Giants," When in reality all of these calls are made by Philadelphia's funny man Joe Conklin "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ Phils urge fans to cast ballot for Burrell | News[dead link]

External links

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