Merrill Reese agrees to three-year extension to remain the voice of the Eagles
Despite being 79 years old, Merrill Reese isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This morning, Reese announced that he’s agreed to a three-year extension to continue being the Eagles’ radio announcer.
Having Reese for at least a few more seasons is amazing. Most Eagles fans I know mute whatever horrible commentators FOX or CBS has on and blare WIP instead.
I found out the news via Twitter and thought he had passed away at first thanks to this horribly worded tweet from KYW.
Even though he just signed a three-year deal, Reese’s comments make it seem like he will be around far longer than that. Saying that he will never willingly retire from his duties each Sunday, and they’d need to remove him with a crane.
Audacy signed a seven-year extension to keep the Eagles’ radio rights exclusively with WIP in 2017, with Reese’s contract running up at the same time as their rights.
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Merrill has been the voice of the Eagles since 1977 and could very well hit 50 years at this rate. Currently, he is the longest-tenured broadcaster in the NFL and will likely hold that streak for a long time.
Almost every highlight reel in Eagles history has Reese’s iconic calls in the background from Super Bowl 52, the Miracle at the Meadowlands 2, and so much more.
Mandatory Credit: Philadelphia Inquirer