Beasley Media Group announces that Matt Cord has been named Midday Host (9am-2pm) at WMGK in Philadelphia. Cord unveiled the announcement about his new shift during an on-air cross over conversation with legendary station morning personality John DeBella on Monday, January 6, 2020.
“I’m so thrilled to continue Debbi Calton’s incredible legacy with the WMGK workplace audience,” said Cord. “I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with Philly radio legend John DeBella and longtime Afternoon Drive Personality Andre Gardner!”
Cord is no stranger to the Philadelphia radio scene. The 30-year market veteran’s career includes serving as Morning Host on Beasley Media Group’s 95.7 BEN-FM as well as spending an additional 20 years split between working on the air doing evenings and afternoons on WMMR-FM. Previously, he was the afternoon drive host at Y-100. Cord began his career at Long Island’s WBLI-FM in 1988.
His passion for music and sports helped blaze his career path. The Glen Mills, PA native has served as the in-arena announcer for the Philadelphia 76ers for 23 seasons. In addition, Cord worked as an official ball boy for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1975-78.
“We were so fortunate when Matt became available,” said WMGK-FM Program Director Bill Weston. “I think the stars aligned so I could replace one radio legend with another. Matt’s personality, combined with his passion for classic rock, love of radio and dedication to our loyal fans, made him the perfect choice to take over middays on the station!”
Cord replaces legendary midday personality Debbi Calton, who recently retired on December 6th, 2019, after spending 26 years hosting the midday shift on WMGK. The Matt Cord Show will offer new features and contests in the coming months, including Matt’s Play of the Day and Grand Cash Railroad, as well as continue to showcase popular on-air features, including Connect 3 and Noontime Nuggets.