Entercom has named Sean “Coop” Tabler and Casey Reed as on-air hosts for Top 40 WTDY (96.5 TDY)/Philadelphia. “Coop” and Reed can be heard on air weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as co-hosts of the station’s morning show Coop and Casey.
“We are so excited to bring Coop to Philly and to welcome Casey back to the 96.5 TDY family,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “Together, their focus on all things Philadelphia, along with their infectious energy is just what WTDY’s listeners are looking for in the morning.”
To celebrate their debut as the station’s new morning show team, “Coop” and Reed will meet listeners in person at “Suds and Ugly Sweaters” event on Saturday, December 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET at Spring Mountain Adventures in Spring Mountain, PA. The event, hosted by Entercom Philadelphia stations, will feature an ugly sweater contest and top winter local craft beer selections from Sly Fox Brewing Co., with additional seasonal beers on tap. Other activities include live music, a Christmas card workshop and other holiday fare.
“I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the incredible Entercom team in Philly,” said Sean “Coop” Tabler. “I’ve been looking forward to working with Shelly Easton [Program Director, Entercom Philadelphia] and soak up her wealth of knowledge and talent. I can’t thank David Yadgaroff enough for allowing me the opportunity to work at TDY and I am absolutely honored to be a part of a team with Casey Reed. Her talent, hard work and dedication to Philly are unmatched.”
Prior to joining Entercom, “Coop” served as morning show host for 97.3 The Eagle in Norfolk-Virginia Beach, VA. “Coop” has also held on-air roles for sister stations WDZH-FM (987 The Breeze) and WYCD-FM (99.5 WYCD) in Detroit, as well as KKWF-AM (100.7 The Wolf) in Seattle.
“I can’t describe how it feels to have come full circle and be back at 96.5 where I started my on-air career,” said Casey Reed. “Shelly Easton is second to none when it comes to leadership, so it’s an honor to be working with her again as well as with David Yadgaroff and everyone at Entercom in my hometown. Teaming with Sean is an absolute pleasure. I doubt there’s another morning talent as hard-working, forward-thinking and humble as he is.”
The move signals a return to 96.5 TDY for Reed, who held midday and afternoon drive host roles at the station (then WRDW-FM) from 2005-2014. She most recently served as Music Director and afternoon drive host for Q102 in Philadelphia.