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File #: 180152    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/22/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/22/2018
Title: Honoring and Recognizing Angelo Cataldi on the Anniversary of his 30th year on the air with Sports Radio 94WIP, and his over 35 years of covering Philadelphia Sports.
Sponsors: Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Council President Clarke
Attachments: 1. Signature18015200.pdf
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Honoring and Recognizing Angelo Cataldi on the Anniversary of his 30th year on the air with Sports Radio 94WIP, and his over 35 years of covering Philadelphia Sports.

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WHEREAS, Although a native of Rhode Island, Angelo Cataldi is and will always be a Philadelphian at heart, due to his total immersion into Philadelphia Sports and his coverage for the past 35 years, starting with writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer in the early 1980s, and then moving on to become the host of WIP's Morning Show in 1989; and

WHEREAS, During Mr. Cataldi's time writing for the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was a nominated finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, due to his coverage of the 1986 Philadelphia Eagles season under their new head coach, the controversial Buddy Ryan; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cataldi first appeared on the radio in 1988 with co-host and Eagles legend Tom Brookshier, Angelo combined his entertainment skills along with his robust support and coverage of our Philadelphia Sports teams, which helped build the passions of Philadelphia sports fans; and

WHEREAS, Upon his hosting of the 94WIP Morning Show in 1989, it has contributed to the rich history of vocal praise and criticism of our Philadelphia sports teams, coaches, players, fans and even some of the sports reporters; and

WHEREAS, This robust coverage has helped lead Philadelphians to be one of the most informed, vocal and supportive fanbase in the United States and the world; and

WHEREAS, His 94WIP show "Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team" has dominated the Philadelphia sports radio airwaves for the majority of his 30-year career in radio broadcasting; and

WHEREAS, Over the past 30 years of his radio coverage of Philadelphia sports, Mr. Cataldi has provided insightful, meaningful, entertaining and brash commentary, leading to impassioned discussions on various Philadelphia sports topics; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cataldi's passion to get Philadelphia fans involved led to the creation of the Wing Bowl...

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