What Is Early Word? The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.
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Monday, March 27, 2006
Where Was Mike Missanelli Last Night?
Mike Missanelli, cut loose by WIP last week, had been a regular on NBC10's Sports Final on Sunday nights for months. But last night WIP's Howard Eskin was on instead. A WCAU-TV spokeswoman explained that Missanelli simply wasn't scheduled, and said his appearances were never a formal steady arrangement. Other media personalities, such as WIP's Rhea Hughes and the Inquirer's Stephen A. Smith, have also appeared, she noted.
Meanwhile, Steve Martarano may be leading an Early Word poll, but word is he's not likely to return to replace Missanelli, writes The Inquirer's Michael Klein. He also mentions a new candidate, John Kincaid, a Philly guy who's doing afternoon drive at an Atlanta sports talk station. (Didn't this guy call himself "Hugh the Baker" when he salted the morning show with jokes?)