The debut show starts off strong with Matt Provence from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, who will be the Phillies Triple-A affiliate beginning in 2008. We'll find out how stadium construction is going and what's ahead as the 'Pigs prepare for their inaugural season. Then, the discussion turns to the big league club with Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Jim Salisbury. Finally, Phillies third base prospect Mike Costanzo will join the show live from Clearwater to talk about what's happening in his career and how he views the 2007 season. Plus, listeners will have their opportunity to call in to talk about Phillies baseball.
Chuck Hixson is a veteran of Lehigh Valley radio, having worked at various stations over a 17 year period. He left radio in 1999 and is now returning with the weekly Philly Baseball News radio show. "In all honesty, I didn't know if I would ever return to radio," said Hixson. "When the last station I worked at was sold and went to an all Spanish format, I figured that was enough and I looked around at other interests." Now though, the situation looked good for a return to radio and WTKZ/WEEX was the perfect spot. "Their sports format is obviously perfect and I think our show will fit in very well, especially with minor league baseball coming to the Lehigh Valley in 2008," said Hixson.
Readers who can't hear the show locally will be able to hear parts of the show when they are made available on PhillyBaseballNews.com. Copies of the show will also be made available through internet purchases in the near future. Anyone interested in advertising on Philly Baseball News Radio can contact Sales Manager Rob Heffelfinger at PhillySports@trip.net.