Thursday, January 21, 2016

Philly Radio: CBS Radio Suspends WIP's Josh Innes

Josh Innes
Sportsradio WIP 94.1 FM has suspended Josh Innes for three days after the host used a racial epithet on air to describe Eagles center Jason Kelce.

“Comments made by Josh Innes during his WIP-FM program yesterday in regards to Eagles center Jason Kelce were inappropriate and unacceptable,” WIP said in a statement. “We do not condone or approve of those comments.”

Just before the introductory press conference for new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on Tuesday, Innes derided Kelce, who is white, for being a “lap dog” to the coaching staff before describing him with a pejorative term used to compare an African-American to a house slave.

“I’m the dumbest human being on the planet,” Innes said later on the air, after his comments had been picked up by national news outlets like Deadspin and The New York Post. “I apologize for that, I truly do. I’m an idiot.”

According to, the comments came on the same day ratings numbers were released showing 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli beat Innes in the coveted men's 25-54 demographic for the second month in the row, though both stations downplayed the importance of last month’s Holiday ratings period.

Innes will return to his show on Monday.

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