BY SHAY RODDY
No chance. That’s your first reaction, right? It’s mine too, but as Laura Nachman points out, Angelo Cataldi’s contract is up at the end of this year and bringing back the highly rated, energetic host of WIP’s Morning Show could cost CBS Radio a few bucks.
The 20-year WIP veteran already makes well over $1 million, and is certainly not looking for that figure to go down.
In the past the family of stations has been known to be willing to pay for good ratings, and with 97.5 The Fanatic already winning the afternoon drive time numbers, WIP could really go under if it loses one of the truly great talk radio hosts, Angelo.
At an all sports station, Angelo’s diverse morning show has been hammered by critics over the years for seemingly never talking about sports.
However, Angelo knows what the people like: Italian food and boobs, and those two topics are certainly prevalent throughout his program.
Angelo creates a program the is truly magnificent. He’s always laughing, always smiling, and creating a radio atmosphere that’s pretty incredible. His priority is always the fan, and losing him would be a major loss to the WIP lineup.
If you’re an Angelo hater or Anglelo lover, check out this video and I think it might make you appreciate him even more.
I know he has his quirks, as does anyone and I seriously doubt there is even any consideration being put into not resigning him from CBS Radio’s side, but I thought this was a perfect opportunity to ignite the great Angelo debate.