October 27, 2014
The Philadelphia 76ers announced today the team has renewed its broadcast partnership with 97.5 The Fanatic, which will return as the flagship station of the Sixers Radio Network as part of a multi-year agreement.
The partnership will include a number of unique elements designed to provide Sixers fans with news, updates and information that expands beyond the game broadcasts, pre-game show and 30-minute post-game show. The Sixers and 97.5 The Fanatic will create multi-platform shoulder programming that will include ten one hour long Sixers shows throughout the season, a “Player Diary” feature, and a “Call of the Game” segment. Additionally, there will be an online “Get to know the Sixers” component produced exclusively for www.975thefanatic.com.
“We are excited to continue to grow our partnership with Greater Media and 97.5FM The Fanatic,” said Sixers Chief Executive Officer Scott O’Neil. “We continually strive to align ourselves with properties that are not only leaders in their field, but also share our vision of innovation, fan engagement and pride in our community, all of which are qualities of Greater Media.”
“We are proud to be the radio home of the Sixers for years to come,” said John Fullam Vice-President Market Manager for Greater Media. “We are looking to increase the level of fan engagement for this storied franchise and believe that Scott O’Neil, Sam Hinkie and his team will continue building the next big thing in Philadelphia.”
Popular veteran Sixers play-by-play announcer Tom McGinnis returns for his 20th season and will continue his duties as the radio voice of the team. Brian Seltzer will be back for his second year of pre- and post-game coverage.
October 16, 2014
Greater Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Peter H. Smyth was featured among the honorees at the 12th Annual Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts Annual Luncheon Gala, sponsored by the Library of American Broadcasting. The event took place on Thursday, October 16th at Gotham Hall in New York City.
The honorees were recognized for their contributions to the media industry in the last half century.
“I am so honored and humbled to be recognized among the Giants of Broadcasting,” said Greater Media Chairman and CEO Peter Smyth. “As broadcasters, we have a responsibility to preserve the past, while embracing the future for the next generation of broadcasters. As technology continues to provide exciting new opportunities in the radio and television industries, we need to look for innovative ways to provide our listeners, viewers and advertisers with the very best entertainment experience possible.
Other individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions at the event included Pablo Raúl Alarcón Sr., Raúl Alarcón Jr., David Barrett, Regis Philbin, Chuck Scarborough, Fred Silverman, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill and Sylvester L. “Pat” Weaver and Virginia Forwood Pate Wetter.
The distinguished honorees join the ranks of 170 Giants, including industry founders Guglielmo Marconi, David Sarnoff of RCA and NBC, William S. Paley and Frank Stanton of CBS, Leonard Goldenson of ABC, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Philo T. Farnsworth, H. V. Kaltenborn, Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Arthur Godfrey, Paul Harvey, Charlie Rose, Ken Burns, Johnny Carson, Katie Couric, Brian Williams, Christiane Amanpour, Lowry Mays and Tim Russert.
THE Library of American Broadcasting is located at the University of Maryland and is entering its 42nd year serving as the national information resource for the radio and television industries as well as the academic communities that rely upon it for depth and expertise. The Library’s collections of historic documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books and photographs are among the most extensive in the nation.