CSN Philadelphia welcomes Phillies Wall of Famer John Kruk to the broadcast booth

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CSN Philadelphia welcomes Phillies Wall of Famer John Kruk to the broadcast booth

CSN PHILADELPHIA WELCOMES PHILLIES WALL OF FAMER JOHN KRUK 
TO THE BROADCAST BOOTH 

Three-Time All-Star Joins Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy 
For Phillies Telecasts on the NBC Family of Networks 

For the First Time - Phillies Games will be Available via Live Stream beginning with the 2017 Season 

PHILADELPHIA- (February  6, 2017) – CSN Philadelphia announced today that John Kruk has joined the broadcast team of Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy for the 2017 season. Kruk, a three-time All Star for the Phillies, and a member of their Wall of Fame, will make his broadcast debut on Saturday, February 25.

Kruk, a three-time All-Star, retired in 1995 after a 10-year career, including six seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. After retiring from baseball, he moved on to broadcasting, working  with Fox Sports Net in 2001 before joining CSN as a color analyst for Phillies broadcasts in 2003. He then spent 12 years as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight. He also coached the Reading Phillies in 2001. 

“I am looking forward to working with Tom, Mike, Ben and Gregg,” said Kruk. “Although I have played with three different organizations, the Phillies are family. I am excited to get started with this new chapter in my life.”

“John worked with us  as a color analyst during the 2003 season, so we are thrilled to welcome him home as a member of our 2017 Phillies broadcast team alongside Tom, Ben, Mike and Gregg,” said CSN Philadelphia President Brian Monihan.  “John’s popularity, combined with his invaluable insight from his years as an analyst on the national level, will undoubtedly enhance our Phillies coverage for the 2017 season and beyond.”

“The Phillies are very excited that John has agreed to join the CSN Philadelphia broadcasting team,” said Phillies Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Sales Dave Buck.  “John has been part of the Phillies family for almost three decades, both in and out of uniform.  His great sense of humor, love of the game and knowledge of the Phillies and our fan base make for a winning combination to fill this role.”

All 162 Phillies games will air on the NBC family of networks with 142 airing on CSN, 12 on NBC10 and eight on TCN, with five simulcasts on Telemundo62. During the 2017 MLB season, CSN and TCN will also begin live steaming Philadelphia Phillies games – along with game-day shows Phillies Pregame Live and Phillies Postgame Live – on CSNPhilly.com and via the NBC Sports app. 

The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia subscribers.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access Phillies games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value, and is available to all video distributors of CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

CSN Philadelphia, part of NBC Sports Group, provides award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with TCN, CSN Philadelphia presents more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. The network's news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia's NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. CSNPhilly.com provides fans with comprehensive digital coverage of Philly’s hometown teams with highlights, original stories from a team of “Insiders,” and up-to-the minute breaking news. Follow CSN on Twitter at @CSNPhilly

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events annually and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within network groups in the East and West, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic, SNY; and CSN Bay Area, CSN California, CSN Chicago, and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit CSN.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com. 

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Philly's new NLL franchise to be called the Wings

Philly's new NLL franchise to be called the Wings

The Philadelphia Wings are back.

Comcast Spectacor on Wednesday revealed the name of Philadelphia's new National Lacrosse League franchise would be the Wings, as a result of an online poll that allowed fans to suggest and subsequently vote on the team's name. The Wings received over 5,000 votes, beating out the two other top-three entries, the Fire and Founders.

The actual name reveal was done in theatrical fashion, as a skydiver, dropping from a plane high above the Wells Fargo Center parking lot, unveiled a banner of the team's name and logo.

“The Wings are clearly the favorite, and we’re happy to give the fans what they want,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, executive director of business operations for the team.

The Wings, which are set to be the 11th team in the NLL, will make their debut in the 2018-19 season and play in the Wells Fargo Center. The NLL's season runs from December through April.

Philadelphia hasn't had an NLL team since 2014 when the Wings moved to Connecticut and became the New England Black Wolves. The Wings were one of the four original teams in the NLL, which was founded in 1986. They played at the Spectrum and the Wells Fargo Center. The Wings won six championships.