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Audio: Rob Ellis Announces He’s Done at 97.5

Rob Ellis ended his show with Harry Mayes today by announcing he’s leaving the station. It was a mutual decision by both parties for Ellis to move on. We hear that CSN Philly will be debuting a late night talk show soon – maybe in time for the Eagles’ season – and Ellis could be one of the hosts given his increasing role at the station as of late.

Here’s the audio of Ellis’ announcement earlier today sent to us by a reader.

“I didn’t want to turn this into a four-hour divide. And it’s kind of ironic we’re doing sports radio today talking about what we love about sports radio and the show. But this is going to be my last day today at 97.5 The Fanatic. Now, it’s a mutual parting of the ways. Everything ends on good terms. There’s no bitterness, there’s nothing like that. I’ve known this for about – we came to this decision, my contract’s been up, we had some discussions and, I’m usually pretty good at following my gut, and I just feel like it’s time for me more than anything else. I just want to say first how much I enjoyed working with you. It’s been a blast the last two years. You know, and one of the reasons I came here was to work with you. But, a lot of great people here. We’ve got Mike coming up next. Certainly everybody knows how close I am with Anthony. Andrew’s done an excellent job producing the show.

“Usually in this business, if things aren’t left on good terms, you’re zipped right away, you’re out right away or you walk right away. And that wasn’t the feeling between me or management. I just felt like it was best for everybody involved just to walk away and I’ve done pretty good by following my gut and I’m gonna do the same thing here. So before any false reports come out to the contrary, this is leaving on good terms. Trust me. And, more than anything else, and you know this, Harry, I need a little balance in my life. And I haven’t done the best job of that over the last couple years. I’ve bitten off a little more than I can chew with two full-time jobs. I’m not going anywhere, by the way. I will continue in my full-time role with CSN Philly and the varying shows that I do. It was a bit much. And unfortunately I talk about going to all of these practices, I don’t get to see my kids as much as I would like, and this will allow me to do that. So things end on a good term here. I wish everybody all the best. Certainly you, I consider you a buddy. Tyrone, excellent job, Joe Tordy is here today. But Mike, Eytan, you know The Bro, everybody else. Coach Camille. Andrew has done an excellent job. I want to say thank you to all of the listeners, all the callers. Like I said, I’m not going anywhere. I will still be here at CSN Philly certainly, but moving on from 97.5 The Fanatic. I wish everybody all the best and thank you for all the kind words that everybody says when we’re out and about, and all the nice compliments we got today. It was a nice way to go out.”


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