Legend Larry Bowa Joins the On-Air Baseball Coverage Line-up on 97.5

March 4, 2011

97.5 The Fanatic announces legendary Philadelphia Phillies player Larry Bowa has been added to the station’s official on air line-up of its baseball coverage for the upcoming 2011 baseball season.

Bowa will co-host the 10:00 AM to noon mid-day show on Mondays, taking phone calls from listeners.  On Tuesdays he’ll join Tony Bruno & Harry Mayes at 12:30 PM and on Fridays Bowa will be on the air with Mike Missanelli at 3:30 PM.  In addition to his work with The Fanatic this season, Bowa will also be a regular studio analyst for the MLB Network.

“Larry brings a uniquely distinct perspective to our station,” said 97.5 The Fanatic Program Director Matt Nahigian. “He understands Philadelphia.  He gets it.  He loves it.  He lives it.  And that, in my opinion, is why the fans love him.”

“I am truly excited to join the Fanatic,” said Bowa. “There is an energy and atmosphere at The Fanatic that I really enjoy.  This 2011 Phillies season has the chance to be one for the ages.  To talk about it all season with the fans will be a lot of fun.”

Bowa brings phenomenal knowledge of the game, tremendous passion and a 41 year connection with Philadelphia sports fans to the airwaves.  His big league career in Philly began as a rookie shortstop with the 1970 team. Along with Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Steve Carlton and others, Bowa helped transform the team into a major force in the game and capture the first championship in the history of the Phillies franchise in October of 1980.  After his playing career ended, Bowa returned to the team as a Coach and then as Manager from 2001 – 2004.

For more information, contact Matt Nahigian, Program Director 97.5 The Fanatic/950 ESPN, at 610-771-9768