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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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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

PPR #220: HockeyBuzz.com's Bill Meltzer Visits: Sixers, Phils Talk Too

1/24/2019
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Episode #220? Wow. Of course we'll talk about the NFL's officiating problems, Roy Halladay getting voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and how the Sixers are doing so far in a key 12-game stretch -- but we'll also talk about the suddenly resurgent Flyers, who take a three-game winning streak into the All-Star break, thanks largely to play of rookie goaltender Carter Hart. Joining us to do that is HockeyBuzz.com blogger and Flyers website contributor Bill Meltzer. Handling the Sixers/NFL...

Duration:01:00:16

PPR #219: Temple Great Paul Palmer, Barkann Foundation's Mike Barnes Visit

1/17/2019
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This week, we talk about the unfortunate ending to the Eagles season, and we're joined by a couple of terrific guests: legendary Temple running back, radio color analyst and new College Football Hall of Famer Paul Palmer, plus Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation Executive Director (and die-hard Eagles fan) Mike Barnes. In addition, Fred Hugo joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk about the NFL's conference championship matchups and the state of the 76ers.

Duration:01:00:55

PPR #218: Ed Barkowitz Talks Eagles-Saints and More

1/10/2019
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The Eagles live to play another week! Visiting Philly Pressbox Radio to talk about the Birds' dramatic wild-card win over the Bears and to preview the divisional-playoff matchup with the Saints is Philadelphia Daily News reporter Ed Barkowitz. Making his first visit to the show, Ed will talk about the rest of the Philly sports scene with Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko, too. Plus, FredAndButter.com's Fred Hugo stops by, and the guys will make their predictions for this weekend's NFL...

Duration:00:59:42

PPR #217: Frank Fitzpatrick on Philly Sports Scene, Ashley Greenblatt on Fitness

1/3/2019
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We've turned the page to 2019 and the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles are (somehow) back in the playoffs. On this week's Philly Pressbox Radio Roundtable, we talk about this wild season, a memorable 2018 on the Philly sports scene as a whole, and look ahead to what may happen in '19. Helping Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko with all of that is Philly.com sports columnist Frank Fitzpatrick. Plus, personal trainer Ashley Blake Greenblatt, who also does a weekly column for Philly.com,...

Duration:01:01:43

PPR #216: Ray Didinger and Matt McClure Visit; Eagles, Phils, Sixers Talk

12/27/2018
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Well, we got an early Christmas present Sunday courtesy St. Nick, and the Eagles still have life going into Week 17. We'll talk lots of Birds on this week's show with the Hall of Famer, Ray Didinger -- football expert and the author of "The Eagles Encyclopedia: Champions Edition." Plus, we'll talk 76ers with a co-host of the Brothers MC podcast, Matt McClure. In addition, FredAndButter.com's Fred Hugo joins Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko as we make our Week 17 NFL predictions and talk...

Duration:01:03:00

PPR# 215: Eagles, Flyers, Phils Talk; Philly.com's Bob Brookover Visits

12/20/2018
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Let's see: The Eagles are still alive thanks in part to "St. Nick," the Flyers made a couple of major personnel moves, the Sixers have suddenly dropped three of four, and we're still waiting on that next big signing by the Phillies -- never a dull moment on the Philly sports scene! On this episode of Philly Pressbox Radio, Philly.com columnist Bob Brookover is back with Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko to talk Phils and Birds. Plus, FredAndButter.com's Fred Hugo makes sure you're all set...

Duration:01:00:18

PPR #214: Matt Goldberg, Joe Vallee and Roy Fisher Visit

12/13/2018
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Another action-packed episode! Joining Philly Pressbox Radio this week are two great authors ("A Snowball's Chance: Philly Fires Back Against The National Media"), Matt Goldberg and Joe Vallee, to talk about all-things Philly sports: Do the Eagles still have a legitimate shot at a wild-card berth? What's up the Phillies and free agency? Plus, lifelong Phillies fan and talented musician (The Peace Creeps, The Road Dogs) Roy Fisher visits. In addition, Bill Furman and Jim "Chet" Chesko welcome...

Duration:01:01:27