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Beasley Suspends Anthony Gargano; Sues Over His Role in PHLY

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Beasley Media Group has suspended WPEN-FM, Philadelphia “97.3 The Fanatic” morning host Anthony Gargano – who’s been off the air since September 12 – for his role in launching the new Philadelphia-centric digital sports platform PHLY. Beasley is also suing Garganoim for violation of his contract for working with the upstart platform that promoted Gargano as “coming soon” at its launch last week. PHLY is operated by the ALLCITY Network. The Inquirer reports, “Beasley said Gargano told ‘The Fanatic’ on Sept. 11, less than 24 hours before PHLY launched, that he intended to continue hosting his show while also accepting employment with the new sports outlet, where among other things he would write articles and appear on podcasts.” Beasley says that is in violation of his contract that runs through October of 2024, which states he is “prohibited from providing services to a competing business while he is employed by Beasley.” Read the Inquirer piece here.