High and Wide Radio is Belly Up Sports’ Podcast of the Month
The Belly Up Sports Podcast of the Month for June is High and Wide Radio hosted by James lacovone. The podcast is a digital media outlet covering the Philadelphia Flyers. You can watch episodes on YouTube, listen to them on a variety of different platforms, read articles on their website, and more!
James Iacovone made his podcasting debut in 2018. It began as a hobby to distract himself from the recent news he had received. In 2016, Iacovone was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease which is a rare type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There is no cure to this disease, only treatment to subside the effects. Podcasting became a treatment that James Iacovone prescribed to himself.
As a person who had always loved the idea of being on the radio and a hardcore Flyers fan, Iacovone combined his two passions into one: a podcast about the Philadelphia Flyers. It has been three years since the birth of High and Wide Radio and it is certainly something to be proud of. The podcast has had an abundance of guests on it ranging from former players to current players, local listeners to amateur hockey fans, and more.
James Iacovone is a people person and when you listen to his podcast, you can tell. His love for the Flyers is expressed through his mannerisms and voice inflection. He is a student of the sport and a talker by nature, always willing to learn more about anything hockey related.
Not everyone can create a positive out of a negative situation but Iacovone did stating, “What was once a hobby to distract has now become an obsession and what excites me most is this is still just the beginning. I know there’s so many cool things coming down the road.” High and Wide Radio presents new episodes around once a week with many “In Case You Missed It” (ICYMI) segments to catch up on the latest episodes. Make sure to check them out!