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Beasley Names Philly Director of Sports Content

Johnson is a native of the area and a local sports fan

Eric Johnson has been named director of sports content for Beasley Media Group Philadelphia, effective Dec. 4.

Johnson will be in charge of content for WPEN(FM)/97.5 The Fanatic, WIP(AM)/610 Sports and the company’s digital platforms. In addition, he will oversee all sports programming, as well as team relationships, including the Philadelphia 76ers, The Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Soul, as well as Temple, Villanova and St. Joe’s Universities.

He most recently spent 19 years as the brand manager and program director at nearby WKXW(FM) in Trenton, N.J. Prior to that, Johnson worked as the assistant PD at WIP(FM) and was the PD at WPLY(FM) in Philadelphia.

“As a lifelong Philadelphia area resident with a sports radio background, I truly understand the passion of the Philly sports fan…and the important role that 97.5 The Fanatic serves in giving those fans a powerful outlet,” said Johnson.

Beasley Media Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 63 stations in 15 markets.