Angelo Cataldi, longtime morning host at Entercom “SportsRadio 94” WIP-FM Philadelphia, was recognized with the “Bill Campbell Broadcast Award” presented by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association (PSWA).
The award, named after the legendary Philadelphia broadcaster, recognizes local sportscasters, talk show hosts, and radio and television reporters who display an excellence in broadcasting. Cataldi was honored at the 116th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet Jan. 20, a date of special significance to the newspaper reporter turned radio host.
“This award has great meaning to me for several reasons,” Cataldi said in a release. “First, it falls on the exact date of my 30th anniversary at WIP. Second, it comes from the Philadelphia sports writers, a role which I’m very proud to have had. Last, but not least, this award bears the name of one of my inspirations in broadcasting, Bill Campbell. I will never live up to Bill’s legacy, but this award gives me more reason than ever to try.”
Campbell’s career, which touched parts of nine decades, included serving as a broadcaster for the Eagles, Phillies and 76ers (formerly Warriors), as well as a sports talk show host for WIP.
Before joining WIP, Cataldi was the Philadelphia Eagles beat writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations. He is the fifth recipient of the award, following Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies broadcaster Jim Jackson, Philadelphia 76ers announcer Marc Zumoff, Phillies radio announcers Scott Franzke and Larry Anderson and Philadelphia Eagles announcer Merrill Reese, who won the inaugural award in 2016.
“Now in his 30th year, Angelo has been setting the daily agenda for Philadelphia sports fans,” Senior VP/Market Manager David Yadgaroff added. “His passion for our town, our teams and our fans is unmatched.”