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.
July 29, 2015 |
Local Twitter mayhem "Orange Is the New Black" and "Hemlock Grove" star Madeline Brewer , who hails from nearby Pitman, N.J., stopped by WXPN's XPoNential outdoor music fest Sunday evening. From the audience, she took to social media to express her enthusiasm for headliner Grace Potter . But she experienced a bit of confusion when she put a call on Twitter for "bubbles," and instead got fans thinking she wanted drugs. To clarify, she was looking for champagne.
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.
April 4, 2014 |
Since the early 1970s, all-news radio KYW-AM (1060) had been broadcast from "here on Independence Mall" - a touchstone for the region. KYW anchors peppered the radio waves daily with that location as they fired off news bulletins that informed listeners of "the world" in 22-minute stretches. "We had a gorgeous view," morning anchor Carol MacKenzie said recently of KYW's 10th-floor studios at Fourth and Market Streets. "The sunrises there were spectacular. I had so many pictures on my cellphone.
August 15, 2013 |
CBS RADIO Philadelphia is on the move. WPHT and WOGL will move from their City Line Avenue home to Old City, at the 4th and Market location housing WIP. KYW Newsradio, on the other hand, will join CBS3 and CW57 at 1555 Hamilton St. "An expiring lease brought the question of moving to the surface. By uniting KYW Newsradio and CBS3/CW57, we will have the largest news-gathering organization under one roof in the Delaware Valley and be capable of great things synergistically," said Marc Rayfield , CBS Radio Philadelphia's senior vice president and marketing manager.
January 4, 2013 |
LARRY MENDTE has been fired from conservative talk-radio station IQ 106.9, where the former CBS 3 anchor had been serving as a morning-drive host. Mendte told the People Paper's Molly Eichel that he was given no reason when he got his walking papers Monday. Mendte believed that his show had solid ratings and a loyal fan base. "It just never really had a spot. They were trying to find a place for it," Mendte said. "I was a big experiment. " Mendte, unlike the other hosts, did not have a contract.
January 3, 2013 |
This morning, fans who regularly wake up to WIP 610 may have wondered what happened to Angelo Cataldi's morning show. Where was the ranting about Andy Reid? The ogling of Wingettes? The banter with Al Morganti and Rhea Hughes? And why were these strange voices talking about the Clippers and the Knicks? Today, a national CBS sports talk network took over 610 AM, with the local sports lineup now found just on FM. For the most part. "CBS Sports Radio 610 is also the home for play-by-play coverage of St. Joseph's University Men's Basketball, Villanova Men's Basketball and Football, NFL Sunday Afternoon and Primetime (Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football)
June 1, 2012
ONCE, IN A simpler, less litigious time, fans at a baseball park could turn to their left, turn to their right, and someone would be sitting nearby listening to the game on the radio. It enhanced their enjoyment of the game even if their vision was 20/20, the on-air banter keeping them company through the slow but pleasurable pace of a summer game. And if they were visually impaired? It allowed them, for those 2 or 3 hours, to share an experience with their sighted friends or, in the cases of people such as my wife, with their husbands, sons and daughters.
May 2, 2012 |
So why did the 76ers abruptly leave CBS Radio for 97.5 The Fanatic last Saturday? A breach of contract by CBS Radio, says a source familiar with the deal. This divorce saga all started on April 3, when the Sixers played the Miami Heat in a game that ended up being broadcast on 98.1 WOGL rather than one of the team's usual radio homes — 610 WIP or 94 WIP. The Sixers were notified of the move just one day before the game, though their contract stipulated they be given a longer notice, we're told.
April 10, 2012
R USH LIMBAUGH, the dominant force in conservative talk radio in America for more than two decades, is leaving his longtime Philadelphia perch on 50,000-watt AM station WPHT, apparently for an unknown rival. The dramatic move shakes up the Philly radio market - and arguably the local political scene as well. It's not clear how much the move was influenced by the national uproar over Limbaugh's calling a Georgetown law student "a slut," which has caused at least 67 advertisers to jump ship.