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Here at 1 Bala Plaza, the home of WMGK, we have a big family you could say!

Obviously, this is where our studios are located as I said, but it is also the home of Beasley Media Group’s Philadelphia radio stations.

Yes, we take over one whole floor in this building with WMGK, WMMR, BEN FM, XTU, The Fanatic, and even our AM station, WWDB.

A lot of different music to listen to and sports talk involved in our little family at 1 Bala Plaza!

And we aren’t even the only members of the family here!

Of course, there are different companies and organizations that call 1 Bala Plaza home as well.

But in all honesty, this post is not about any of our stations or any of the other occupants actually inside our 1 Bala Plaza family, this is about the newest-born members outside the building!

Congrats to Sid and Nancy, our local Canadian geese who live outside our building, on their birth of seven goslings!

They hatched this last Monday, April 17th!

And they wasted no time already taking their first family stroll with Mom and Dad just a day after being born!

Funnily enough, I had been watching Sid and Nancy in this shrub section of our building got over four weeks.

I sensed something was up with them and they may be expecting little goslings, so I started taking some pictures.

And as you can see from the last picture…

She was yelling at me!

If I could guess what she was saying, I think it was along the lines of, “Get the hell out of here, my kids are hatching!

You got it, Nancy, I don’t want any problems!

Congrats again to the new family and here’s to a long life for the newest members of the 1 Bala Plaza family!

I wonder if any of them will like classic rock?

More From Matt Cord…

Top 17 Moments From the Philadelphia 76ers vs. Nets Game 2

It was another successful night last night down at the Wells Fargo Center for the Philadelphia 76ers and all involved in bringing game two of the opening playoff series to life.

The Sixers battled to another victory over the Brooklyn Nets by a score of 96-84.

It was a low-scoring game that got ugly at times, but the only thing that matters this time of year is getting the win, and that is just what the squad did!

The team was led in scoring by the youngster, Tyrese Maxey, who checked in with 33 points while making six three-point attempts!

It was much needed on a night when James Harden was not his usual self.

The team will now head to Brooklyn with a 2-0 series lead after another win on the home court.

The 76ers themselves were not the only ones who left the arena as winners, though!

All fans in attendance received a free rally towel on their seats that has the team’s playoff slogan printed on it, “For The Love of Philly.”

I’m sure all the fans were happy to leave with that!

But I’m not sure they were as happy as I was last night with all the cool stuff and people I got to see!

Starting off my night with another delicious pregame meal prepared by the team and then running into event staff extraordinaire, John R is always a good thing!

Then, I saw fellow Philadelphia market media member, Breland Moore, from Fox 29 and snagged a pic!

And being that it was a nationally televised game, we weren’t the only media members in the building either — both local and national!

John Clark from NBC10 Philadelphia was on the court pregame filming a package and doing some live coverage.

Then, of course, being that it is a playoff game, the TNT broadcast team was in the building, including Spero Dedes and Grant Hill!

Hill was actually hanging with World B. Free for a little pregame.

But the people I was most excited to run into down there were my good friends, Matt and Marisa!

Marisa, of course, is from The Preston and Steve Show over on our sister station, WMMR.

The both of them actually just got married over the weekend in Las Vegas then flew back on Monday, and came straight to the game!

So congrats to both of them!

I guess they were good luck since the team won!

The big names in the building didn’t stop there!

Of course, I can’t forget the biggest stars, which are the players!

I got to see former Sixers guard Seth Curry make his entrance to the building, and former Villanova star, Mikal Bridges!

I also saw some warmups from Furkan Korkmaz and Georges Niang, who also was nice enough to sign some autographs for fans.

Then, it was time for the celebrity bell ringer to hype the crowd up, and the team did not disappoint again with their choice!

It was former Phillies great, Larry Bowa!

Overall, it was a great night!

The Sixers left with a win For The Love of Philly, and there was definitely a ton of love in the air for this team and city!

Well, besides a quick little Steven Singer ad that popped up on my screen in my “office” down at my courtside seats!

How fitting!


I can’t wait until the team returns for their next playoff game!

The building has been electric!

Though, hopefully, the next time they return it’ll be in the conference quarter finals!

Go Sixers!

Get your brooms ready for a sweep!

  • My For The Love of Philly Towel


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  • Towels For The Fans


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  • Furkan Korkmaz Warming Up


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  • Event Staff Extraordinaire, John R


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  • Matt Cord and Breland Moore


  • Pregame Meal


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  • My Script for the Bell Ringer


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  • Georges Niang Warming Up


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  • John Clark From NBA10


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  • Spero Dedes From TNT


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  • James Harden Warming Up


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  • Grant Hill and World B. Free


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  • Larry Bowl Court Side


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  • Bang Bang Niang Signing Autographs


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  • Matt and Marisa!


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    Photo by: Matt Cord

  • Seth Curry and Mikal Bridges Video

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