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The Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable is a weekly, one-hour program, co-hosted by Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko since April 2014. It focuses on the major Philadelphia sports teams - the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers - with some national-sports chat thrown in as well. Guests have included former star athletes like Seth Joyner, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Brian Propp, Bob Kelly and Glenn Wilson, and Philly media legends Merrill Reese, Tom McCarthy, Ray Didinger, Dei Lynam and Tom McGinnis.

The Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable is a weekly, one-hour program, co-hosted by Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko since April 2014. It focuses on the major Philadelphia sports teams - the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers - with some national-sports chat thrown in as well. Guests have included former star athletes like Seth Joyner, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Brian Propp, Bob Kelly and Glenn Wilson, and Philly media legends Merrill Reese, Tom McCarthy, Ray Didinger, Dei Lynam and Tom McGinnis.
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The Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable is a weekly, one-hour program, co-hosted by Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko since April 2014. It focuses on the major Philadelphia sports teams - the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers - with some national-sports chat thrown in as well. Guests have included former star athletes like Seth Joyner, Bill Bergey, Vince Papale, Brian Propp, Bob Kelly and Glenn Wilson, and Philly media legends Merrill Reese, Tom McCarthy, Ray Didinger, Dei Lynam and Tom McGinnis.

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Episodes

Marti Wolever Visits Philly Pressbox Radio, Plus the Colangelo Mess

5/30/2018
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Plenty to talk about this week on Philly Pressbox Radio, with the allegations surrounding Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo certainly high on the agenda. In addition, Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko are joined by Marti Wolever, who was the head of amateur scouting for the Phillies from 2002 through 2014. One of Marti's first signings was Cole Hamels. He also inked players like Aaron Altherr, J.P. Crawford, Aaron Nola and Rhys Hoskins, so it will be great to talk with Marti about those guys, the...

Duration:01:00:21

PhuturePhillies.com's Jim Peyton Visits Philly Pressbox Radio

5/23/2018
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This week, PhuturePhillies.com Editor Jim Peyton joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to give an update on Phillies minor-league prospects like Sixto Sanchez, Adonis Medina, Mickey Moniak, Dylan Cozens and oft-injured Roman Quinn and to offer his assessment of the progress of young major leaguers Rhys Hoskins, Jorge Alfaro, Scott Kingery and Seranthony Dominguez. Also on the show, some Sixers and Eagles talk, a big Philly Pressbox Radio announcement ... and Bill will make us all jealous...

Duration:01:01:03

Mike Sielski, Ashley Greenblatt, Jacky BamBam Visit PPR

5/16/2018
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Yep, three guests on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio! Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski joins Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about the 76ers' offseason needs, how the Phillies are looking at the quarter point of the season, and the greatest coaches/managers in Philly sports history. Also on the show: health and fitness tips from personal trainer and Philly.com contributor Ashley Blake Greenblatt and a fun chat about Mummers, music and WMMR's 50th birthday with DJ extraordinaire...

Duration:00:51:39

Original Phanatic David Raymond Visits PPR; Matt McClure Talks Sixers

5/9/2018
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Lots of Phillies and 76ers talk (of course) on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Original Phillie Phanatic David Raymond joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to discuss this year's Phils and the fact that the No. 1 sports mascot just celebrated his 40th birthday. And, Brothers MC podcast co-host Matt McClure stops by to help us figure out why the Sixers-Celtics series hasn't gone quite like most of us expected. (Boston is up 3-games-to-1 as we get ready for this week's...

Duration:00:59:50

Eagles, Sixers Talk: Ray Didinger and 'Obnoxious Boston Fan' Visit PPR

5/2/2018
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The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books, so... how did the Eagles do? Hall of Fame sportswriter and football expert Ray Didinger joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to discuss the Birds' selections and what it means for the Super Bowl champs going forward. Also this week, "Obnoxious Boston Fan" Bill Speros of the Boston Herald visits to talk about the renewal of the Celtics-76ers rivalry as the teams battle in Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. Can the Sixers rebound from their ugly Game 1...

Duration:01:00:01

Sarah Todd, Andrew Kalista Visit PPR: Sixers, PSU, NFL Draft Talk

4/25/2018
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So much to talk about on the Philly sports scene! This week's guests are Philly.com 76ers reporter Sarah Todd and Fox43 sports anchor Andrew Kalista. We'll cover lots of ground: the Sixers advancing to the second round of the playoffs, the Flyers' playoff demise, last-minute NFL Draft speculation, the Eagles' 2018 schedule, and Saturday's Blue-White game at Penn State. All of that, plus Jim "Chet" Chesko puts Bill Furman back on the hot seat for Week 8 of Random Q2!

Duration:00:59:44

Eagles' Fran Duffy Visits PPR to Preview 2018 NFL Draft

4/18/2018
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It's a Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable episode that football fans wait for every spring: Philadelphia Eagles video-content manager Fran Duffy joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to preview the upcoming NFL Draft. Fran will discuss how the first round is likely to play out, players the Super Bowl champion Birds might consider selecting with the final pick of Round 1, and offer up a few of his "sleeper" picks. Plus, what does Fran think about the handful of quarterbacks that are...

Duration:01:00:37

Sam Carchidi on Flyers, Chris Wheeler on Phils: PPR

4/11/2018
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The Flyers and 76ers are heading to the playoffs, the Phillies season is now two weeks old, and the NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away, so there's plenty to talk about on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable. Our guests? Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi of Philly.com, who will help us preview the Flyers-Penguins opening-round playoff series, and former Phils broadcaster Chris Wheeler, who gives us his views on the 2018 Phillies and new skipper Gabe Kapler. Meanwhile, co-hosts...

Duration:00:59:50

Sixers Reporter Keith Pompey, 'Spectrum S' Owner Andrew Kay: PPR

4/4/2018
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Sixers and Villanova NCAA championship talk, plus all sorts of other Philadelphia sports topics on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Joining co-hosts Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko are Philly.com 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey and "Philly Spectrum S" owner Andrew Kay. You'll hear the latest on the Sixers' playoff outlook and the status of Joel Embiid from Keith, and all sorts of stories and memories related to the Spectrum from Andrew! Plus, our take on the "memorable" first...

Duration:01:00:02

Tom McCarthy and Bill Meltzer Visit PPR: Phils, Flyers, Sixers and Nova

3/28/2018
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With the Phillies set to open their 2018 season and the Flyers continuing their playoff push, we have a couple of terrific guests on this Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable: Phils play-by-play man Tom McCarthy and HockeyBuzz.com blogger Bill Meltzer. Also on the show, Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko discuss Final Four-bound Villanova, the playoff-bound Sixers and the busy offseason for the Super Bowl LII champion Eagles. Plus, Bill is back on the hotseat for Week 5 of "Random Q2."

Duration:01:00:43

Phils, Flyers Talk With Dan Baker and Bob Kelly: PPR

3/21/2018
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With the baseball season and hockey playoffs right around the corner, we have two timely guests on this episode of the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable: long-time Phillies P.A. announcer Dan Baker and Flyers two-time Stanley Cup champion Bob "Hound" Kelly. We'll talk to Dan about his amazing career and the outlook for the 2018 Phils under new manager Gabe Kapler, while Hound will give us his views on how the Flyers will do in the postseason. Plus, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Bill Furman will...

Duration:01:00:52

Hoops and Phils Talk: Bob Vetrone Jr. and John Brazer Visit PPR

3/8/2018
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We'll cover the entire Philadelphia sports scene on this episode of the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, with a big dose of college basketball talk on tap ahead of the NCAA's Selection Sunday. Joining us to cover that and more is former Philadelphia Daily News scoreboard editor Bob "Boop" Vetrone Jr. In addition, Phillies Director of Fun & Games John Brazer joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk Phils baseball and the numerous promotions for the 2018 season. Plus, Chet puts Bill...

Duration:01:01:37

Sixers, Phils Talk With Marc Zumoff and Steve Potter: PPR

3/1/2018
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We have lots of 76ers and Phillies talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, as we're joined by two first-time visitors to the show. Long-time Sixers play-by-play voice Marc Zumoff gives us his take on how far Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Co. can go in the NBA playoffs, and author Steve Potter ("A Fan's View: 2nd Annual Phillies Minor League Digest") assesses the Phils' young talent on the major-league club as well as what we can expect from the organization's prospects still...

Duration:00:59:36

BGN's Brandon Lee Gowton and WMMR's Casey Boy Visit PPR: Eagles Talk

2/15/2018
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Two great guests help Philly Pressbox Radio put a bow on the Eagles' magical 2017-18 season: Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton and WMMR's "Casey Boy" Foster. Brandon joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about how the Birds earned their first-ever Super Bowl crown and whether they can win a few more, how the loss of coaches Frank Reich and John DeFilippo will impact the Birds, and to discuss potential free-agent losses this offseason. Meanwhile, lifelong Eagles fan Casey...

Duration:01:00:31

Birds Are Champs! Bill Werndl, Joe Vallee Visit PPR

2/8/2018
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You're not dreaming: The Eagles are Super Bowl champions! Joining Philly Pressbox Radio to discuss the Birds' memorable victory and much more are a couple of great guests, long-time Philadelphia radio host and author Bill Werndl and his co-author for the terrific book, "No Curveballs: My Greatest Sports Stories Never Told," Joe Vallee. Bill and Joe join Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about the impact of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII win on the city and the team's fans, Nick Foles's...

Duration:01:01:37

Super Bowl Preview: Tom Moore, Bill Speros Visit PPR

2/1/2018
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They don't kick off til Sunday, but we have plenty to discuss ahead of the Super Bowl LII battle between the Eagles and Patriots in Minneapolis. Sports columnist Tom Moore from the Bucks County Courier Times joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to discuss the keys to a Birds victory and whether Nick Foles has another gem in him. We'll all make our predictions for the game, too, and review some of those wild prop bets related to the game! In addition, we'll talk with Boston Herald...

Duration:01:01:24

Eagles Talk With 'Invincible' Vince Papale, Plus Mike Barnes: PPR

1/25/2018
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Hey, did you hear? The Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl! With that in mind, we have two lifelong Birds fans set to join us this week on Philly Pressbox Radio: former Birds special-teamer (the "Invincible" one himself) Vince Papale ... plus long-time season-ticket holder and executive director of the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, Mike Barnes. Vince and Mike will talk with Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko about the Eagles' amazing 2017 season, the blowout of the Vikings in...

Duration:00:53:56

Eagles/Sixers Talk: Mike Sielski and Matt McClure Visit Philly Pressbox Radio

1/18/2018
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The Eagles are playing for the NFC Championship this Sunday, and we'll have plenty to say about it on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to preview the Birds-Vikings battle and to talk about the rest of the Philly sports scene. Plus, Brothers MC Podcast co-host Matt McClure stops by for some 76ers talk, and Chet recaps Monday night's Philadelphia Sports Writers Association banquet.

Duration:01:01:11

Eagles Talk: Ray Didinger and Brian Finneran Visit PPR

1/11/2018
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With the Eagles hosting an NFC Divisional playoff game on Saturday, there's no one better to join us on Philly Pressbox Radio than Hall of Fame sports writer Ray Didinger. Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Ray will cover all aspects of the postseason matchup at the Linc, and will also discuss the outlook for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame honorees; Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens are among the 15 finalists. Plus, listen for a new segment:"Ray, Tell Us a Story." In addition, we talk...

Duration:01:00:44

Former Eagles Beat Writer Mark Eckel Visits PPR

1/4/2018
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The Eagles are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but there are some definite concerns as we head into the postseason. How far can they go with Nick Foles at quarterback in place of the injured Carson Wentz? We'll discuss that and much more on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, when former Eagles beat writer Mark Eckel takes a break from his retirement to make a return visit to the show with Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko. Sixers and Flyers talk, plus the college football playoffs,...

Duration:01:00:59