ABSTRACT

When covering an event, whether it’s a game or a city council meeting, journalists are taught to look for conflict. Two sides at odds with each other make a compelling story and conflict attracts the attention of other like-minded people to root for their side of the argument, thereby extending the story’s life. WIP in Philadelphia has been giving some of the United States’most rabid sports fans the perfect avenue to put such thoughts on the airwaves since December 7, 1987, when the city’s oldest radio station became the nation’s second all-sports, all-the-time station following New York’s WFAN.