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Sport Management Speaker Series kicks off with appearance by sports radio personality Mike Missanelli

Mike Missanelli

Sports radio personality Mike Missanelli will help kick off the first Sport Management Speaker Series of the 2014-15 academic year Monday, Sept. 29.

The Sport Management Program within Widener University’s School of Business Administration will kick off a new season of its speaker series Monday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. with sports radio personality Mike Missanelli. The event takes place in room 108 of the Quick Center, which is on Widener’s Main Campus on 14th and Walnut streets in Chester. It is free and open to the public.  

Missanelli will discuss his career as a sports broadcaster and likely dish on Philadelphia sports. He has his own show weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 97.5 The Fanatic, an ESPN affiliate. The former newspaper reporter worked his way up to the Philadelphia Inquirer before making the transformation to radio. His success in the Philadelphia market prompted the creation of The Fanatic as the first FM sports station in Philadelphia radio history.

The Widener University Sport Management Speaker Series will continue throughout the fall. Cindy Bevilacqua, USA Olympic archery coach, trainer and archery business owner, will appear Oct. 6 at 12 p.m., followed by Ashley Dabb, vice president of marketing for the Philadelphia Union, on Nov. 3 at 12 p.m.

For more information about the Sport Management Speaker Series, e-mail Dr. Brian Larson at

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