At this point, we have all watched enough Philadelphia Eagles football to know that some of the announcers we’ve heard on the television broadcasts can be… How do we phrase this? Let’s just call them what they are… annoying. May he rest in peace, but some of us are old enough to have watched John Madden’s work. Since his exit from the booth, it didn’t take long for us to figure out Madden doesn’t grow on trees.
Everyone’s tastes are different. How well or poorly the announcing team assigned to your broadcast is doing can be subjective. We’ve all debated whether or not we’re on board with everyone from Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels to Joe Buck, Greg Gumbel, and even two well-known retirees on ESPN’s ManningCast. Here’s a recommendation. Try this and see if it works for you.
Turn Philadelphia’s game on. Turn the sound down. Listen to the Eagles radio call featuring Merrill Reese and Mike Quick. You’ll never be disappointed if you do so.
Here’s how the Eagles versus 49ers NFC Championship Game radio broadcast can be heard.
A Philly sports legend, no Eagles fan has to be introduced to Merrill Reese. The longest-serving current play-by-play announcer in the NFL, he has been calling Eagles games on the radio since December 7th of 1977.
Franchise legend and former Eagles wide receiver (and member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame), Mike Quick joined him in the broadcast booth in 1998. They haven’t looked back. You can hear their radio call on 94 WIP-FM. If living outside of Philadelphia, simply go to the station’s webpage, audacy.com/94wip, a click the ‘Listen Live’ button.
Reese and Quick can also be heard on SiriusXM NFL Radio Channel 226 if you’re listening in your vehicle or channel 825 if you’re streaming on home devices. The national radio call can be heard on SiriusXM NFL Radio Channel 88 or in spanish on channel 229 (vehicle) or channel (983).