Spike Eskin talks to Totally Driven Radio about WYSP, WIP, Philly Sports and his Dad’s Influence
Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 – 11 pm est time on the VOC Nation Radio Network, covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.
Son of Legendary Philly Sports Personality Howard Eskin, ….. Spike Eskin was a guest this week and discussed a ton of topics…………
How he originally decided to get into the radio business, and whether or not he wanted to start off doing sports talk or be music DJ
How his father never discouraged him from entering his same profession, but they did have one argument early in his career over a choice he made.
How he only wanted to be known as “Spike” and people not knowing who his dad was, and wanted to make a name for himself.
He discussed being a part of the WYSP family for many years, and leaving YSP to work in Chicago for a few years, and having the chance to return to YSP and being an Assistant program Director as well as on Air talent.
He explained how radio isn’t a real glamorous job, and early on he was working 2-3 other PT jobs, even as he was on air talent on WYSP.
He talked about the demise of WYSP, and how he was not really shocked at all about the decision to make it sports talk radio.
He talked about the final 2 weeks of programing of WYSP as well as being the last on air DJ on the station.
Spike shared about getting the rare chance to interview King of All Media, Howard Stern, and how he finally just listened to it for the first time recently.
He also explained how the demise of WYSP and collecting unemployment, gave him the chance to pursue his love of sports, and working on becoming a sports talk radio host on his own terms starting with podcasting.
Spike also discussed the firing of Kidd Chris, the Sixers, whether they will move to New Jersey, Michael Vick and the Eagles, as well as Charlie Manual, Rueben Amaro and the state of the Phillies all this and tons more……..
Spike joins Totally Driven Radio at the 95 minute mark, and hangs out with the boys for over 60 minutes to discuss these topics and more.
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