Sports talk host Eskin to give commencement address at Goldey-Beacom College

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During the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday, December 25th 2023. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Philadelphia Eagles)
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SportsRadio 94 WIP host Howard Eskin, will deliver the commencement address for the 137th graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 3, at the Goldey-Beacom College campus.

Before the commencement ceremony, President Colleen Perry Keith will present Eskin with an honorary Doctor of Media and Communications Degree. Keith has been working to raise the regional and national profile of the private college in Pike Creek Valley, west of Wilmington.

“From my very first interaction with Mr. Eskin, I knew he would be someone with a meaningful message for our graduates to hear,” said Perry Keith.. 

Their initial conversation led to more phone calls and a deeper understanding of the impact Eskin has had throughout his career. Dr. Keith said, “He often says he’s never had a bad day in his life, and I think that’s true because he doesn’t allow the bad or the negative that comes his way to bring him down. He has a north star in his life that guides him.” 

“He lives with purpose, and that keeps him focused and able to stay true to the people and causes he cares deepest about,” said Dr. Keith. “That’s a message that will resonate with our students who are about to embark on the next chapter in their life journey.”

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Eskin launched WIP’s first sports talk show on 610 WIP in 1986. He has broadcast nearly 8,000 shows on WIP.

He still hosts a Saturday morning talk show on WIP and appears on the air during the week. Eskin co-hosts the station’s Eagles pre-game shows and serves as a sideline reporter for the Philadelphia Eagles radio broadcasts. He also worked in the Philadelphia TV market.

Eskin, sometimes “The King,” is known for a colorful broadcast style that inclludes pointed criticisms of Philadelphia aports teams, sports figures and even callers.

During a recent on air segment, Eskin jokingly said he would use his GBC doctorate to help educate hosts at the station.

In 2022, Eskin was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2014, the Broadcast Pioneers’ Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. 

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