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December 16, 1987 | By BARBARA BECK, Daily News Staff Writer
When word reached the DePietro household in Fairmount that "Kids America," the award-winning children's radio call-in-show broadcast locally on WXPN (FM/88.9), airs its final show Jan. 1, there were angry words. "My kids sat transfixed in front of the radio every evening. Can you imagine that? No picture, no commercials. No references to Barbie dolls," said Phyllis DePietro, who often listened to the show with her two daughters. They were diehard fans of one of the most interesting and innovative shows to hit the air since "Sesame Street," she said.
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January 4, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Kathy O'Connell hasn't gotten down the pronounciation of "Schuylkill" or "Conshohocken" yet, but she says she's going to have the greatest teachers of all to help her. "The kids will tell me what to do. They're scary, smart, short people," said O'Connell, who at 6:30 tonight becomes host of a locally produced children's radio show on WXPN (FM/88.9) called "Kids America. " Actually, O'Connell has been host of "Kids America" for the last four years in Manhattan. But the show was cancelled last month when New York public radio station WNYC, where the show had been produced and sent to 28 stations around the country, couldn't come up with funding to continue the hour-and-a- half variety broadcast.
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December 15, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kids America, the Peabody Award-winning children's radio call-in show broadcast locally over WXPN-FM (88.9), will air its final show Jan. 1 because of a lack of funds. "I can't tell you how badly we feel - it's like losing a baby," Mary Perot Nichols, president of New York's WNYC-AM/FM, which produces the show, said yesterday. Those sentiments were echoed by Mark Fuerst, general manager of WXPN, which began airing the show - a unique blend of entertainment and education - in October, live from 6:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays.
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December 24, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
Yes, Virginia, there will still be a high-quality children's radio show airing live every weekday night on WXPN (FM/88.9), the University of Pennsylvania-based community station. While the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has shut off funding for "Kids America," forcing its cancellation after tonight's broadcast, WXPN reached an agreement yesterday with show host Kathy O'Connell to produce a locally originated version of this well regarded show beginning Jan. 4. "We have a commitment from university president Sheldon Hackney to help us with the production costs until at least March 31," said WXPN general manager Mark Fuerst, the man behind the happy holiday tidings.
NEWS
October 13, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have kids between, say, 6 and 12? Want to score some points? Here's what you do. Tonight, about 6:30, go find a radio. Next, position yourself between the kids and the television set. Turn off the TV. When the screaming dies down, tune the radio to WXPN-FM (88.9). Now, sit back as the little devils get sucked into Kids America, the most innovative, entertaining, educational - and, OK, the only - live, nationally broadcast radio show for children. With the addition of WXPN last month, 24 public-radio stations now air the 90-minute, commercial-free program weeknights from the studios of New York's WNYC-FM.
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | By HILARY TAKIFF (age 9) as told to JONATHAN TAKIFF, Special to the Daily News
When my dad asked if I'd like to visit the radio studio in New York City where "Kids America" is broadcast, I screamed "YES!" "Kids America" is the only national radio show designed for children ages 6 to 12. WXPN (FM/88.9) started carrying it in September, weeknights from 6:30 to 8, but the show has aired in other cities for a couple of years. I listen whenever I can and I love it so much I don't even think about what's on TV anymore! My daddy likes the show, too. It's educational and entertaining, with lots of audience participation.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1987 | By HILARY TAKIFF (age 9) as told to JONATHAN TAKIFF, Special to the Daily News
When my dad asked if I'd like to visit the radio studio in New York City where "Kids America" is broadcast, I screamed "YES!" "Kids America" is the only national radio show designed for children ages 6 to 12. WXPN (FM/88.9) started carrying it in September, weeknights from 6:30 to 8, but the show has aired in other cities for a couple of years. I listen whenever I can and I love it so much I don't even think about what's on TV anymore! My daddy likes the show, too. It's educational and entertaining, with lots of audience participation.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
About the only thing scarcer than hens' teeth is radio programming for children. But in Philadelphia, kids and parents are in luck. For more than four months, WXPN-FM (88.9), the University of Pennsylvania station, has been airing a noble effort called Kids Corner, live from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Kids Corner is an outright rip-off of the once-proud, now-dead nationally syndicated Kids America, the live program that was produced by New York's WNYC-FM until it was canceled last December for lack of money.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WXPN-FM (88.9), the University of Pennsylvania's small, eclectic radio station, stunned the nation's public-radio community yesterday by winning three of 11 first-place honors in the prestigious Corporation for Public Broadcasting Public Radio Awards. "I don't know if this is unprecedented, but it is truly an impressive achievement and the station is to be congratulated," Mary McGuire, spokeswoman for CPB, said yesterday. The annual awards were announced at a conference in San Francisco.
NEWS
February 18, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some people are just the way you always pictured them. Kathy O'Connell, for instance. For 25 years now, thousands of kids (and their parents!) have listened to her show, Kids Corner , on WXPN (88.5 FM). And to mark the birthday, on Sunday morning there's going to be gala party, with O'Connell presiding over a kid-driven "news conference" at Union Transfer, followed by a Kids Corner Music Festival, starring two show favorites, the Not-Its! and Big Bang Boom. O'Connell, nicely, is pretty much as the longtime listener pictures her. A kid person, sparkly, full of stories, exclamations, and silly jokes, instantly empathetic and attentive.
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February 18, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some people are just the way you always pictured them. Kathy O'Connell, for instance. For 25 years now, thousands of kids (and their parents!) have listened to her show, Kids Corner , on WXPN (88.5 FM). And to mark the birthday, on Sunday morning there's going to be gala party, with O'Connell presiding over a kid-driven "news conference" at Union Transfer, followed by a Kids Corner Music Festival, starring two show favorites, the Not-Its! and Big Bang Boom. O'Connell, nicely, is pretty much as the longtime listener pictures her. A kid person, sparkly, full of stories, exclamations, and silly jokes, instantly empathetic and attentive.
NEWS
May 20, 1989 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
WXPN-FM (88.9), the University of Pennsylvania's small, eclectic radio station, stunned the nation's public-radio community yesterday by winning three of 11 first-place honors in the prestigious Corporation for Public Broadcasting Public Radio Awards. "I don't know if this is unprecedented, but it is truly an impressive achievement and the station is to be congratulated," Mary McGuire, spokeswoman for CPB, said yesterday. The annual awards were announced at a conference in San Francisco.
NEWS
May 16, 1988 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
About the only thing scarcer than hens' teeth is radio programming for children. But in Philadelphia, kids and parents are in luck. For more than four months, WXPN-FM (88.9), the University of Pennsylvania station, has been airing a noble effort called Kids Corner, live from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Kids Corner is an outright rip-off of the once-proud, now-dead nationally syndicated Kids America, the live program that was produced by New York's WNYC-FM until it was canceled last December for lack of money.
NEWS
January 4, 1988 | By ROBERT STRAUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Kathy O'Connell hasn't gotten down the pronounciation of "Schuylkill" or "Conshohocken" yet, but she says she's going to have the greatest teachers of all to help her. "The kids will tell me what to do. They're scary, smart, short people," said O'Connell, who at 6:30 tonight becomes host of a locally produced children's radio show on WXPN (FM/88.9) called "Kids America. " Actually, O'Connell has been host of "Kids America" for the last four years in Manhattan. But the show was cancelled last month when New York public radio station WNYC, where the show had been produced and sent to 28 stations around the country, couldn't come up with funding to continue the hour-and-a- half variety broadcast.
NEWS
December 24, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
Yes, Virginia, there will still be a high-quality children's radio show airing live every weekday night on WXPN (FM/88.9), the University of Pennsylvania-based community station. While the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has shut off funding for "Kids America," forcing its cancellation after tonight's broadcast, WXPN reached an agreement yesterday with show host Kathy O'Connell to produce a locally originated version of this well regarded show beginning Jan. 4. "We have a commitment from university president Sheldon Hackney to help us with the production costs until at least March 31," said WXPN general manager Mark Fuerst, the man behind the happy holiday tidings.
NEWS
December 16, 1987 | By BARBARA BECK, Daily News Staff Writer
When word reached the DePietro household in Fairmount that "Kids America," the award-winning children's radio call-in-show broadcast locally on WXPN (FM/88.9), airs its final show Jan. 1, there were angry words. "My kids sat transfixed in front of the radio every evening. Can you imagine that? No picture, no commercials. No references to Barbie dolls," said Phyllis DePietro, who often listened to the show with her two daughters. They were diehard fans of one of the most interesting and innovative shows to hit the air since "Sesame Street," she said.
NEWS
December 15, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kids America, the Peabody Award-winning children's radio call-in show broadcast locally over WXPN-FM (88.9), will air its final show Jan. 1 because of a lack of funds. "I can't tell you how badly we feel - it's like losing a baby," Mary Perot Nichols, president of New York's WNYC-AM/FM, which produces the show, said yesterday. Those sentiments were echoed by Mark Fuerst, general manager of WXPN, which began airing the show - a unique blend of entertainment and education - in October, live from 6:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1987 | By HILARY TAKIFF (age 9) as told to JONATHAN TAKIFF, Special to the Daily News
When my dad asked if I'd like to visit the radio studio in New York City where "Kids America" is broadcast, I screamed "YES!" "Kids America" is the only national radio show designed for children ages 6 to 12. WXPN (FM/88.9) started carrying it in September, weeknights from 6:30 to 8, but the show has aired in other cities for a couple of years. I listen whenever I can and I love it so much I don't even think about what's on TV anymore! My daddy likes the show, too. It's educational and entertaining, with lots of audience participation.
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | By HILARY TAKIFF (age 9) as told to JONATHAN TAKIFF, Special to the Daily News
When my dad asked if I'd like to visit the radio studio in New York City where "Kids America" is broadcast, I screamed "YES!" "Kids America" is the only national radio show designed for children ages 6 to 12. WXPN (FM/88.9) started carrying it in September, weeknights from 6:30 to 8, but the show has aired in other cities for a couple of years. I listen whenever I can and I love it so much I don't even think about what's on TV anymore! My daddy likes the show, too. It's educational and entertaining, with lots of audience participation.
NEWS
October 13, 1987 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Have kids between, say, 6 and 12? Want to score some points? Here's what you do. Tonight, about 6:30, go find a radio. Next, position yourself between the kids and the television set. Turn off the TV. When the screaming dies down, tune the radio to WXPN-FM (88.9). Now, sit back as the little devils get sucked into Kids America, the most innovative, entertaining, educational - and, OK, the only - live, nationally broadcast radio show for children. With the addition of WXPN last month, 24 public-radio stations now air the 90-minute, commercial-free program weeknights from the studios of New York's WNYC-FM.
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