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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 plenty of terrific guests.

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 plenty of terrific guests.
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Robbinsville, NJ

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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 plenty of terrific guests.

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Episodes

PPR #239: Ed Barkowitz, Tony Paris and Fred Hugo Visit

6/6/2019
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A busy episode of the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko are joined by Inquirer.com sportswriter Ed Barkowitz to talk Phillies and sports betting, filmmaker Tony Paris to discuss his brand new documentary "The Resurgence of the Big 5" (airing soon on NBC Sports Philly+) and FredAndButter.com's Fred Hugo to talk Sixers and the NBA Finals.

Duration:01:00:07

PPR# 238: Mike Sielski Visits to Talk Phillies, Eagles, Sixers

5/30/2019
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Summer is (unofficially) here, and the Phillies are still in 1st place in the NL East! On this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, award-winning sports columnist Mike Sielski from the Philly Inquirer and Philly.com joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about the Phils (including the Odubel Herrara news), the Sixers and Eagle and more. Bill and Chet discuss a whole bunch of other stuff, too, like Philly's all-time greatest athletes and the NBA/Stanley Cup Finals.

Duration:00:59:53

PPR #237: Phillies Nation's Brian Michael, Fitness Expert Ashley Greenblatt

5/23/2019
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Baseball tops this week's agenda for the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, as PhilliesNation founder Brian Michael joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk all-things Phillies. Expect some Birds talk, too: Eagles OTAs are under way, and Carson Wentz is there -- with no health limitations! Also, personal-fitness trainer Ashley Blake Greenblatt from Philly.com makes a return visit; maybe she can help Bill and Chet get in swimsuit shape! (Don't count on it!)

Duration:00:59:54

PPR #236: Former Eagle Kevin Reilly, WMMR's Marisa Magnatta

5/16/2019
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This week: Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko lament the Sixers' heartbreaking, Game 7 loss to Toronto and also talk about the decision to retain Brett Brown as head coach ... and the first-place Phillies. In addition, we welcome a couple of great guests: Former Eagle Kevin Reilly stops by to discuss the Birds' offseason and next month's Dick Vermeil Celebrity Golf Tournament, and WMMR's Marisa Magnatta visits to talk about her love of the Philly sports scene and 93.3's upcoming events, the...

Duration:01:00:14

PPR #235: Krystle Rich on Sixers, Lou Scheinfeld on Museum of Sports, Kate Smith

5/10/2019
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On this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, Krystle Rich from Sixers Outsiders visits to preview Game 6 of the 76ers-Raptors series. Plus, we talk to Lou Scheinfeld, former Flyers/Sixers executive and the co-founder of Philly's new Museum of Sports. Lou discusses the recent Kate Smith controversy and updates us on the museum that'll open near the South Philly sports complex. Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko also discuss the first-place Phillies, the passing of David Montgomery, our new...

Duration:00:59:54

PPR #234: 5-Yr Anniversary Show With Ray Didinger, Fred Hugo, Kevin McClure

5/2/2019
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Philly Pressbox Radio is 5 years old! Helping us celebrate are three great guests: Hall of Fame football writer Ray Didinger reviews the Eagles' draft, FredAndButter.com's Fred Hugo talks Sixers, and sports junkie Kevin McClure (our very first guest back in 2014) stops by as well. Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko thank all of our listeners for being there for us week after week -- it's much appreciated!

Duration:01:00:17

PPR #233: Mark Eckel on Eagles/Draft, Jason Gay on Tiger Woods

4/25/2019
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The 76ers will get plenty of attention, of course, as they prepare for a Round 2 meeting with the Raptors, but another NFL Draft is upon us, so that takes top billing on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable. Making a return visit to the show to talk about what the Eagles might do and much more is Mark Eckel of Bob McGinn Football and BettorsInsider.com. In addition, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay stops by to talk about Tiger Woods and what's ahead for the Masters...

Duration:00:59:36

PPR #232: Tyrone Johnson on Sixers, Paul Domowitch on Eagles/Draft

4/18/2019
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Another busy Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Tyrone Johnson of 97,5 The Fanatic and NBCSportsPhilly's "Sixers Outsiders" stops by to talk about the 76ers-Nets opening-round playoff series heading into Game 3, and Philly.com's Paul Domowitch joins us to talk about the Eagles' offseason moves and next week's NFL Draft. Fear not, Phillies fans: Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko will squeeze in some Phils talk as Gabe Kapler's squad embarks on a seven-game road trip. And the Flyers have a new...

Duration:00:59:57

PPR #231: Sports Exec Pat Williams, Sixers Reporter Sarah Todd

4/11/2019
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Pat Williams is a sports-marketing legend, a motivational speaker, an author (new book: "Character Carved in Stone"), and -- oh yeah -- a former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, who put the Sixers' 1983 championship team together, and current senior vice president of the playoff-bound Orlando Magic. What a thrill to have Pat visit the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Also on this week's show, back for a second visit, is Philly.com Sixers reporter Sarah Todd, to help us preview the...

Duration:00:59:52

PPR #230: Chris Wheeler on Phillies, Fred Hugo on Sixers

4/4/2019
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Lots of Phillies and Sixers talk on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable. Chris Wheeler, longtime television analyst for the Phils, stops by to give his assessment of the team a week into the 2019 season that has Gabe Kapler's club off to a great start and offer his take on whether they're a legitimate pennant contender. Then, our pal Fred Hugo of FredAndButter.com visits to talk Sixers, NCAA hoops and Eagles. Plus, Jim "Chet" Chesko puts Bill Furman back on the hot seat for another...

Duration:01:00:14

PPR #229: Phillies Season Preview, Plus Hooters' David Uosikkinen

3/28/2019
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A much-anticipated Phillies season is getting under way, and Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko have plenty to say about it -- and tell you how many wins we expect from Bryce, Rhys, JT, Odubel & Co. Also on this show, talking music and Eagles football, is the amazing drummer from The Hooters, David Uosikkinen, whose side project In the Pocket has a big show coming up April 6 at the Ardmore Music Hall. Fun interview with Dave!

Duration:00:55:39

PPR #229: Phils PA Man Dan Baker, Hooters' David Uosikkinen Visit

3/28/2019
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It's time for another Phillies baseball season, and Philly Pressbox Radio is excited to welcome long-time P.A. voice DAN BAKER back to the show to talk all-things Phils! We have a second great guest, too: The drummer for The Hooters the past 39 years DAVID UOSIKKINEN joins us to talk about being a life-long Eagles fans and about his side music project, David Uosikkinen's In the Pocket, which has a show coming up April 6 at the Ardmore Music Hall. Co-hosts Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko...

Duration:00:58:55

PPR #228: Phils TV Voice Tom McCarthy, Flyers Legend Bob 'Hound' Kelly Visit

3/21/2019
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It's only mid-March, but the baseball season begins in earnest in just over a week -- and the Flyers' still have some faint playoff hopes! Oh, the Sixers officially are a playoff team, and it's NCAA Tournament time! We'll cover all of that and more on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, with a couple of great guests. We talk with the television voice of the Phillies, Tom McCarthy, and one of our favorite Broad St. Bullies, Bob "Hound" Kelly! Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko will...

Duration:00:59:47

PPR #227: Larry Andersen on Phils, Bob Vetrone Jr. on NCAA Hoops

3/14/2019
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With Bryce Harper mania in full force and the NCAA Tournament fast approaching, we have two ideal guests on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable. Phillies radio analyst Larry Andersen visits to talk all-things Phils, and stats man extraordinaire and Director of Data at BettorsInsider.com Bob Vetrone Jr. joins us to talk college hoops and much more. Of course, we cover the Sixers and Flyers and all of those Eagles moves, too! Plus, Jim "Chet" Chesko puts Bill Furman back on the hot...

Duration:01:00:58

PPR #226: Live at Irish Rover w/Brandon Lee Gowton (3-3-19, POOR AUDIO)

3/4/2019
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(*POOR AUDIO QUALITY) This is an audio-only replay of our March 3, 2019, show LIVE at the Irish Rover Station House in Langhorne. We talked Phillies (Bryce Harper is a Phil!), Eagles (a busy offseason, for sure) and Sixers (ready for the stretch drive). Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton joined Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Fred Hugo for a great show in front of a packed house at the Rover. (The show was terrific there at the bar/restaurant, but sadly the Facebook Live audio was...

Duration:01:16:28

PPR #225: Brian Propp, John Brazer Visit to Talk Flyers, Phils, More

2/28/2019
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Flyers and Phillies talk take center stage on this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable! Flyers great Brian Propp joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to discuss the Flyers' wild win over the Penguins at "the Linc" last Saturday night, Monday's trade of popular forward Wayne Simmonds, and whether the Orange & Black still have a shot at a wild-card spot. And, Phillies Director of Fun & Games John Brazer stops by to talk about the team's outlook for the season and the numerous promotions...

Duration:01:01:39

PPR #224: Phils Broadcaster Scott Franzke, Inquirer's Keith Pompey

2/21/2019
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Another couple of great guests visit Philly Pressbox Radio this week! Phillies radio voice Scott Franzke makes his first visit to the show to talk all-things Phils as Gabe Kapler's squad gets set to start playing spring-training games. (Where's Bryce?) And the Inquirer's Keith Pompey joins us to discuss the Sixers as they head into the season's stretch drive. We sneak in some Flyers talk, too. Plus, Jim "Chet" Chesko puts Bill Furman back on the Random Q2 hot seat!

Duration:01:01:29

PPR #223: Steve Potter on Phillies, Dei Lynam on Sixers

2/14/2019
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Both teams have some exciting new additions, so there's a lot of buzz right now about both the Phillies and 76ers, and we spend lots of time talking about both teams. This week's guests: Steve Potter, author of "A Fan's View: 3rd Annual Phillies Minor League Digest," and long-time Sixers reporter Dei Lynam, who you can hear weekends on 97.5 The Fanatic and providing analysis of Delaware Blue Coats games on TV. Plus, Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko talk a little Flyers and Bill goes back on...

Duration:01:01:17

PPR #222: WIP's Glen Macnow, Sixers PBP Voice Marc Zumoff Visit

2/7/2019
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A couple of Philadelphia broadcasting legends visit the Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable: Glen Macnow, 25 years at SportsRadio WIP, and Marc Zumoff, 25 years as the TV Voice of the 76ers. Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko talk to Glen and Marc about their broadcasting careers as well as Super Bowl LIII (yawn!), the Eagles’ biggest offseason needs, the streaking Flyers, Bryce and Manny, and – of course – all-things Sixers!

Duration:01:01:04

PPR #221: WIP's James Seltzer, Former Falcon Brian Finneran Visit (1-30-19)

1/31/2019
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Philly Pressbox Radio welcomes WIP's James Seltzer and former Falcons/Eagles WR Brian Finneran. Topics: all-things Philly sports (the Bryce Harper watch, Flyers and Sixers both playing well), some Super Bowl chatter, and -- oh yeah -- the Season 3 premiere of "Random Q2." Contain your excitement! Bill Furman, Jim "Chet" Chesko and Fred Hugo promise to entertain you for least 53 minutes of our hour together.

Duration:01:00:32