December 13, 2008 |
Jere J. Sullivan 3d, 57, of Erdenheim, a nationally known radio personality whom local listeners might best remember as "C. Jonathan Morgan," died Tuesday of heart failure at Abington Memorial Hospital. "He was a consummate pro," said Ed Hurst, the longtime Philadelphia radio and TV host who came to know Mr. Sullivan while working at a local radio station. "He was very competent at whatever he did in broadcasting. " In a business notorious for a range of behavioral styles, Mr. Sullivan stood out, said Gerry Wilkinson, president of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.
October 29, 2007
Who: Cowboys (6-1) at Eagles (3-4) When: Sunday, 8:15 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: NBC10 Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM) Series: Dallas leads, 53-42 Last meeting: Eagles won, 23-7, at Dallas last Christmas Day
October 22, 2007
Who: Eagles (2-4) at Vikings (2-4) When: Sunday, 1 p.m. Where: Metrodome TV: Fox Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM) Series: Vikings lead, 11-10
May 3, 2007 |
That J. Peterman guy really has been working wonders for radio station WBEN-FM (95.7). BIA Financial Network, which estimates station revenue throughout the country, recently released 2006 estimates for Philadelphia stations. Stations themselves seldom divulge that information; executives contacted offered no comment. Ben-FM, whose "we play anything we feel like" pop/rock format is touted by actor John O'Hurley, saw a 64 percent rise between 2005 and 2006, BIA said. That makes it the city's largest percentage gainer - from $8.1 million to $13.3 million.
January 28, 2007 |
Frank Hogan is an encyclopedia of local radio. At the drop of a hat, the Rowan Radio general manager can spout off an endless list of long-forgotten call letters of stations as well as the disc jockeys who manned them. Hogan has been in radio more than 30 years, and helped in the transformation of WGLS-FM (89.7), which from 1964 to 1991 was a student-run, low-power outfit that had a range of "maybe three miles. " On Nov. 1, Hogan was awarded the March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Milestone Award.
November 30, 2005 |
David L. Kurtz, 73, founder of the widely popular B101 - one of the last independently owned FM stations in a major U.S. market - died of kidney cancer Thursday at home in East Falls. Born in Ephrata, Lancaster County, Mr. Kurtz tinkered with electronics and loved music when he was a child. "He bought a kit and built his family's first television set," his son, David, said. "He worked part-time at a radio station during high school. " In 1954, Mr. Kurtz earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.
November 28, 2005 |
Glenn Robinson became the 25th men's college basketball coach to achieve 700 victories yesterday when his Franklin and Marshall squad beat Swarthmore, 77-65, in the Centennial Conference opener for both teams. Robinson, a 61-year-old West Chester graduate, is in his 35th season as coach of the Diplomats. He already is the all-time leader in career victories at the Division III level. His career record is 700-243. The native of Yeadon is the 10th active men's coach with 700 or more wins.
September 30, 2005 |
Jeff Hurvitz lives and writes in Abington Township and was a producer for WPEN in the 1980s At 6 a.m. on Monday, pop music will disappear from the AM band in Philadelphia. According to program director Bob DeBlois, station WPEN-AM (950) will stop the music Monday morning, and sports talk will begin. It's an elegiac time, a reason for nostalgia, and a testament to the changing universe of radio. Overwhelmed by competition from FM, the Internet, and various satellite radio options, AM is now almost all-talk, all the time.
July 24, 2005 |
Where will Howard Stern's Philadelphia listeners go when he signs off of Infinity Broadcasting in favor of Sirius Satellite Radio? "That's the $10 billion question," said Mike Boyle, vice president and executive director of Friday Morning Quarterback, the Cherry Hill trade publication. Actually, it's a $10 million question. Ratings and ad dollars are closely tied, and analysts believe that the syndicated Stern - by far the most popular radio personality among Philadelphians - brings in $10 million a year to WYSP-FM (94.1)
April 29, 2005
According to Michael Klein's article in the April 24 issue ("Money drives the shift in FM's broadcast mix"), the area has 25 FM stations. Only one broadcasts classical music, and that one does so only during the day. A Philadelphian who after dinner would like to hear something like the Pittsburgh Symphony is out of luck. Philadelphia is supposedly a cultural center. It does indeed have a fine orchestra, a fine chamber orchestra, a fine school of music, a fine vocal academy, a fine opera company, and many other excellent groups, both amateur and professional, that perform regularly.