Some of the ill will comes from his competition at The Fanatic
, the only other sports station in town - particularly Anthony Gargano
and Mike Missanelli, who both used to work at WIP
Now, with Gargano
in the a.m., the station promotes itself as "Philly Guys Talking Philly Sports" - a direct shot at Innes
Word got back to Innes
, who was then still at WIP
, had told Bloom that Innes
wouldn't succeed in Philadelphia.
began to mock Gargano
and his persona as "the Cuz" - an affable South Philly backslapper who'll buy you a drink and talk Iggles - on the air.
was not amused.
One day at the studio, he
stood nearly nose-to-nose with Innes
, assuring the newcomer he
heard all the shit-talking.
Not long after, unhappy with his contract and the direction of the station, Gargano left WIP and joined The Fanatic.
does an unflattering impression of the Cuz with a bad Italian accent and a cringe-worthy "hot sports take" of the day. (Gargano also declined to speak for this story.)
was quick to flip apple carts at WIP
, where the departure of Gargano
led to Innes's
promotion from the night shift a bit earlier than planned.