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Big Daddy Graham, Longtime WIP Sports Radio Host, Dies

Patch logo Patch 9/9/2021 Justin Heinze
a man looking at the camera: Longtime WIP overnight host Big Daddy Graham, described by coworkers as a "Philadelphia legend," has died. © Big Daddy Graham/Youtube Longtime WIP overnight host Big Daddy Graham, described by coworkers as a "Philadelphia legend," has died.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Big Daddy Graham, the longtime WIP sports talk radio overnight host who was hailed as a "Philadelphia legend" by athletes and media figures alike, died on Wednesday. He was 68.

An avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, Graham's voice was a mainstay on the 2 a.m. airwaves around the Delaware Valley for nearly 20 years. He was known for his passion, but also his comedy; he was also a writer, comedian, and actor throughout his career.

"A gem of a man," shared fellow WIP host Glen Macnow. "A diamond in the rough. A funny, hard-working and quirky sweetheart of a guy with no filter. My pal, my co-author. We will all miss him."

In addition to remembrances from media figures around the Philadelphia sports scene, the city's major franchises and star athletes also offered their sympathies.

Graham's legacy lives on at WIP in his daughter, who stars on the WIP morning show.

A cause of death was not announced.

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