May 1, 2013 |
EYEWITNESS NEWS anchor Susan Barnett is leaving CBS 3 and the CW Philly. Barnett has been at CBS since 2006, anchoring the evening newscasts since 2008. She anchored the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. broadcasts on CBS, and the 10 p.m. broadcast at the CW Philly, along with co-anchor Chris May . Her contract expired in March. "I have decided to not renew my contract with the stations at this time. I am incredibly thankful for having been a part of the CBS Philly family, but I feel that this is the right decision at this time," Barnett said in a statement yesterday.
May 15, 2013 |
While the other networks are splashing around in the kiddie pool, ABC jumped into the shark tank at its upfront presentation Tuesday at New York's Avery Fisher Hall. The network will launch eight prime-time series, an even split of dramas and sitcoms, in the fall. It also made some major programming moves, including an all-new Tuesday night lineup, and a significant revision of Dancing With the Stars . As ABC president Paul Lee said, "We are taking some big swings . . . this season.
May 20, 2013 |
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society usually makes about $1 million in profits from the Philadelphia Flower Show. But not this year. The 2013 show actually fell short about $1.2 million, not an unprecedented event in its 184-year history but a short-term disaster for the many urban "greening" programs it supports. PHS president Drew Becher is now scrambling to cut costs - and to raise $1 million for programs and $200,000 for Flower Show expenses from PHS members and an insurance policy.
June 13, 2012 |
IN THE SUMMER of 1776, a small band of determined underdogs gathered at a fortress of freedom called Independence Hall and challenged an entrenched, seemingly invulnerable power. Two-hundred-and-thirty-six years later, just a short ride from that hallowed spot, an equally challenged band of insurrectionists from its "Fishtown fortress of freedom" is taking on a seemingly insurmountable foe. Earlier this spring, WWIQ-FM, a/k/a IQ 106.9, went on the air with a single mission: To pry listeners and ad revenue from two AM radio stations that have dominated the nonsports "spoken word" realm in the Philadelphia market for decades: all-news behemoth KYW (1060)
May 14, 2013 |
TRAFFIC reporter Kacie McDonnell can add another title to her Fox 29 CV: Official Royal Stalker. When Prince Harry hits the Shore tomorrow, McDonnell will be ready to meet her Prince Charming, even taking etiquette lessons on "Good Day Philadelphia" just in case she comes into contact with Harry in segments they're calling "When Harry Meets Kacie. " Although Harry's brother, Prince William , is generally thought of as the heartthrob of the two, McDonnell goes against the grain.
May 16, 2013 |
A WOMAN IS suing Eagles running back LeSean McCoy , his bodyguard and Premier Luxury Rentals for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and negligence. The plaintiff, who goes by the name " Mary Roe " in the Common Pleas suit, claims that on Dec. 18 McCoy's publicist invited her and 14 other women to a party at a New York City nightclub. They traveled from Philly on a Premier Luxury Rentals party bus. The complaint states that on the ride up, McCoy allegedly started spraying guests with water.
November 18, 2011 |
JOHN HART doesn't handle heartbreak well. Hart, of Delaware County, who has a history of stalking ex-girlfriends, was arrested Wednesday night for harassing a CBS 3 news anchor, whom he dated briefly this fall, according to police sources and court documents. While still on parole for a previous stalking case, Hart, 35, of Haverford, dated morning anchor Erika von Tiehl in September and October, a police source said. "When she said, 'I don't want to see you anymore,' life became miserable," the source said.
April 25, 2013
The Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Adolph and Rose Levis Museum will celebrate its 16th anniversary by honoring nine individuals at a reception to be held at 5:30 p.m. May 20 at the Gershman Y, Broad and Pine Streets. The 2013 inductees are: figure skater Ellen Barkann; former Penn baseball and basketball star Bob Brooks; former 76ers coach Larry Brown; former Temple basketball star Fred Cohen; tennis star and Freedoms head coach Josh Cohen; George Washington High football coach Ron Cohen; golfer Bonnie Kay; CBS senior vice president Marc Rayfield; and Pillar of Achievement honoree Jed Margolis, a longtime participant in the Maccabi Games.
May 14, 2013 |
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET what you want, but WMGK's John DeBella thinks he knows what the Philadelphia Boys Choir needs. The mustachioed morning-radio host thinks the Rolling Stones should invite the Philadelphia Boys Choir onstage when they play the Wells Fargo Center on June 18 and 21. (Tickets are still available for the "50 and Counting" tour at ComcastTIX.com.) The Philadelphia Boys Choir is "an untapped gem in this city. It's crazy we have this world-class choir that people don't know exists," DeBella told me, adding he ran it by Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell when he visited his show.
July 1, 2005 |
He was hailed as an icon of Philadelphia's black community, a groundbreaking radio personality, and an impresario who brought the nation's best rhythm-and-blues artists to the landmark Uptown Theater, and a champion of racial equality and social justice. At a church on a street named for Cecil B. Moore, a civil-rights leader with whom he often collaborated, Georgie Woods was remembered yesterday by about 2,500 people who attended his funeral as, above all else, his radio handle: "The Guy with the Goods.