On Tuesday’s episode of The Mike Missanelli Show, Missanelli himself dropped a bombshell: he was leaving his show on 97.5 The Fanatic, following his Tuesday show.

During his announcement, Missanelli said that his contract was nearing its end, and both himself and the company decided it would be best to go in another direction (though Missanelli remaining on in another role has been discussed). He also said that the station had a replacement show already lined up.

For now, the NBC Sports Philadelphia simulcast of the show will continue, per Rob Tornoe of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Crossing Broad previously reported that Missanelli had a one-year contract extension that expired last December, and that he signed a short-term deal once that one-year contract ended.

Missanelli has been a fixture in Philly sports talk radio and, as is standard when it comes to sports talk, has been no stranger to controversy. Back in 2006, he was fired from 610 WIP after allegedly hitting a producer. In 2017, he lost a TV gig with 6ABC in Philly after criticizing female play by play announcers (specifically, Beth Mowins) and saying they sounded “unnatural.”

As for his future, Missanelli said in a January interview that he expected “to stay for a good long time” and that retirement wasn’t in the cards.

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