December 9, 2011 |
EVER WONDER how an all-news radio format with commercials would sound on FM? Looks like Philadelphia will soon find out. Merlin Media, headed by controversial former newspaper executive Randy Michaels, announced Tuesday that it had won the bidding for WKDN Camden, situated atop the dial at 106.9-FM. If Merlin follows the same course it took this summer with FM outlets WWWN, in Chicago, and WEMP, in New York, then Camden's current home for nondenominational Christian "Family Radio" will soon be a news/talk rival for CBS Radio's long-mighty KYW NewsRadio (1060-AM)
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.
October 27, 2011 |
'I've got this amazing job where people come in and play music for me," says David Dye, whose World Cafe radio program from WXPN-FM (88.5) has been on the air for a remarkable 20 years. The nationally syndicated, two-hour weekday show is throwing an anniversary celebration capped with three concerts this weekend at World Cafe Live, the West Philadelphia venue that licenses its name from the program. Over the last two decades, Dye has conducted more than 4,600 interviews with veterans (Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Al Green)
October 9, 2011 |
"Party Doll" by Buddy Knox was Michael Tearson's first record. His newest: Stuff That Works - by Michael Tearson. "The best compliment I've gotten about my album," the veteran Philly DJ says, "is that different people pick wildly different songs as their favorite. " Tearson's voice at 63 is as distinctive on CD - he sings 13 tunes, from Bob Dylan to Neil Diamond - as on radio. That's the medium where the Baltimore-area native got his start 44 years ago in Philadelphia, just as the FM revolution dawned.
August 17, 2011 |
Just to jog your memory (or offer a history lesson), on Aug. 18, 1986: Ronald Reagan was president of the United States; George Herbert Walker Bush was vice president. Richard Thornburgh was governor of Pennsylvania. Barack Obama was a 25-year-old community organizer in Chicago. Wilson Goode was in his first term as Philadelphia's first black mayor. Philadelphians paid about 90 cents for a gallon of gas. They paid 35 cents for the Daily News . Buddy Ryan was conducting his first training camp as the Eagles' head coach.
June 9, 2011
(All games on 6ABC and 97.5-FM) Game 1: Miami 92, Dallas 84 Game 2: Dallas 95, Miami 93 Game 3: Miami 88, Dallas 86 Game 4: Dallas 86, Miami 83 Series tied, 2-2. Tonight: at Dallas, 9 p.m. Sunday: at Miami, 8 p.m. June 14: at Miami, 9 p.m. If necessary.
June 8, 2011
(All games on 6ABC and 97.5-FM) Game 1: Miami 92, Dallas 84 Game 2: Dallas 95, Miami 93 Game 3: Miami 88, Dallas 86 Last night: Dallas 86, Miami 83 Series tied, 2-2. Tomorrow: at Dallas, 9 p.m. Sunday: at Miami, 8 p.m. June 14: at Miami, 9 p.m. If necessary.
June 7, 2011 |
TRENTON - New Jersey plans to get out of the broadcasting business, hand control of its New Jersey Network television station to a public broadcasting powerhouse in New York City, and lay off NJN's 124 government employees, Gov. Christie announced Monday. State-owned NJN will become NJTV and will be operated by WNET-TV, Channel 13, in New York beginning July 1 - unless the Democratic-controlled Legislature blocks the five-year agreement. As part of the deal, NJTV would offer New Jersey-focused programming, including nightly news and political coverage.
April 28, 2011
These smartphone apps do radio - in one way or another - and blur the lines among traditional broadcasting, on-demand service, and customized personal "stations" that play stuff that's like what you like. Stitcher Radio by Stitcher Inc., a free app for Apple, BlackBerry, and your desktop PC, plays live and on-demand talk radio and podcast segments. The name implies you get to "stitch" together your favorite programming for listening anytime. Listen to multiple segments of a program, such as This American Life from Chicago Public Radio or Old Time Radio dramas.