August 17, 2016 |
If he were a younger, more sentimental man, Vin Scully probably would have accompanied the Dodgers to Philadelphia for the Citizens Bank Park series that begins Tuesday. But the sport's most eloquent, mellifluous and beloved broadcaster is 88 now and happy for any respite from the spotlit hoopla that has accompanied his 67th and last season. A final visit here would have brought Scully full circle, back to the city where, in the third inning of a Dodgers-Phillies game at Shibe Park on April 18, 1950, his long and distinguished career officially began.
November 23, 2011
The Phillies will be expanding their radio presence to FM for the 2012 season. Games will be heard on WIP (94.1-FM) along with WPHT (1210-AM), a source confirmed. CBS Radio owns both stations and has been expanding its local game coverage, with the additions of Union soccer and Saint Joseph's basketball to WIP's AM station (610). Neither the Phillies nor CBS Radio have commented.
March 13, 2015 |
A QUEEN has lost her crown. NBC10 has confirmed that reporter Nefertiti Jaquez is no longer with the station. A spokesman declined to reveal the reason, citing a "no comment" policy on personnel matters, but several sources say that Jaquez's departure was connected to her reporting on slain Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Wilson III last Thursday night. According to TVSpy, Jaquez, at 5:34 p.m. last Thursday, reported live from Temple University Hospital that she had solid information that the officer was dead.
August 26, 2011
Lane Venardos, 67, the executive producer of the CBS Evening News in the 1980s and later the network's vice president for hard news, overseeing its coverage of the protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and the Persian Gulf war a year later, died last Friday of a heart attack at his home in Maui, Hawaii. Mr. Venardos started out in broadcast journalism at Chicago radio station WBBM in the late 1960s. His 30-year career with CBS began in 1971, when he moved to New York as a producer of special events for CBS radio news.
August 2, 2011 |
STRONG RUMORS around the local CBS Radio cluster suggest that 94 WYSP will become the FM home of Sportsradio 610 WIP and drop its longtime rock format around Labor Day. WIP program director Andy Bloom said that he could neither confirm nor deny the rumor but that there were rumors about the stations all the time. CBS Radio market manager Marc Rayfield said essentially the same thing. But CBS Radio recently flipped two underperforming music stations - WJZ FM in Baltimore and WBZ in Boston - to sports.
October 18, 2011 |
ALTHOUGH HE'S PUT HIS Old City condo on the market, Danny Bonaduce says he isn't leaving town. At least he hopes not. Bonaduce was among hosts ousted when 94 WYSP became 94 WIP last month. The Broomall-born former "Partridge Family" actor says that he is still under contract with CBS Radio and that he and wife, Amy , would move to Bala Cynwyd if he ends up working at 98.1 WOGL, Talk Radio 1210 AM or 94 WIP, both of which are headquartered on City Avenue. He said that he lived in Old City because it was close to the former home of 94 WYSP, at 4th & Market.
May 21, 1994 |
Radio and television hunorist Henry Morgan, who delighted in taunting sponsors with his sometimes savage comments about their products, died Thursday of lung cancer at his home in Manhattan. He was 79. His satirical comedy was first displayed on radio in the 1930s in Philadelphia, where he won himself a local following as a staff announcer on WCAU-AM. Later, with his signature sign-on of "Good evening, anybody. Here's Morgan," he won national recognition in the 1940s, first with a local 15- minute program from New York, then a half-hour radio network show that featured his off-beat humor.
May 14, 2003 |
John Marion, 77, of Oxford, a longtime radio personality who with his wife, Barbaranne, hosted a Christian talk show on WTMR-AM (800) radio in Camden, died of cancer last Wednesday at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Mr. Marion and his wife hosted As the Spirit Leads for nearly three decades, broadcasting for many years from a small second-floor studio in a Delaware County industrial park. The couple took prayer requests, offered counseling, and discussed current events such as the war in Iraq from a spiritual perspective.
August 20, 2007 |
Rev. Al weighs in on Imus' return The Rev. Al Sharpton gave Don Imus, who may be returning to radio after he settled a threatened lawsuit with former employer CBS Radio, some career advice in the New York Daily News yesterday. In a guest column, Sharpton said that should Imus go back on the air, he should make a commitment in his contract to forgo any racist, sexist or homophobic comments similar to those he made against members of the Rutgers University women's basketball team.
February 24, 1998 |
For eight months, beginning last April, Moraima Kelly was the co-host of WPHI-FM's hot morning show "Tony Rich and the Home Team. " Known for her forthright opinions, Kelly seemed to be a popular addition to the fledging station's morning team. Then, in October, she disappeared. Now, Kelly is six months pregnant, and has filed a claim with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission alleging that she was fired as a result of gender and pregnancy discrimination. Philly 103.9 general manager Darryl Trent denies any wrongdoing on the part of the station, saying that Kelly's dismissal was an internal personnel decision.