WIP’s Glen Macnow, From Havertown, Discusses His Sports Journey


Glen Macnow (right) talks Philly sports with Pat McCarthy at Philly Pressbox Radio.
Image via Philly Pressbox Radio, YouTube.
Glen Macnow's journey toward embacing Philadelphia sports was a long one. He's also active in Delaware County in other ways.

Glen Macnow could be considered the voice of Philadelphia sports as the longtime WIP sports radio host, but he’s not originally from Philadelphia, writes Jarrad Saffren for the Jewish Exponent.

Now living in Havertown, Macnow grew up in Buffalo, went to college in Boston and had an early newspaper career that stretched from Cocoa Beach, Florida, to Fort Lauderdale, to Detroit.

In 1986, he got a job covering sports business with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

And here he stayed.

Macnow joined WIP in 1993. After 31 years, he’s become a thoughtful, rational voice in a hot medium.

He partnered with hall of fame football writer Ray Didinger for several decades.

He’s hosted the Eagles pregame show and is known for his food hunts, books about Philadelphia sports and his craft beer program,

You’ll also find him doing some acting. In April, he will be appearing as Mr. van Daan in “The Diary of Anne Frank” at the Players Club of Swarthmore.

 Macrow, who is Jewish, said that acting in the play “a tiny but positive step in addressing antisemitism.”

Read about why and how Macnow came to the Philadelphia area and stayed, and his perspective on Philadelphia sports teams in 2024 in the Jewish Exponent.

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