May 17, 2013 |
THE RESTAURANTS and merchants of Rittenhouse Row are gathering again on Walnut Street this Saturday, and that means about 50,000 area residents and guests will be joining them for one of Center City's largest street fairs. The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival will close Walnut from Broad to 19th streets (from noon until 5 p.m.) and feature food, fashion, entertainment and fun for children. It's big. It's crowded. It's fun. And this year there's a lot of new stuff. * Dunkin' Donuts will be giving out free iced coffee on the 1400 block of Walnut.
August 11, 1990 |
KYW-TV (Channel 3) led the way in nominations for the regional Emmy Awards, announced yesterday by the Philadelphia chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). A total of 198 nominations - representing 18 stations, two independent production houses and two cable companies - were announced in 44 categories. Channel 3 had 45 nominations, followed by New Jersey Network with 29, Pittsburgh's KDKA with 23, public station WHYY (Channel 12) with 18 and WCAU (Channel 10)
April 16, 1987 |
Tom Brookshier, a 23-year veteran at CBS Sports, will be joining KYW-TV as a year-round commentator. The Daily News has learned that Brookshier, who has done preseason games and Monday commentaries on the Eagles for KYW, now will expand his analysis to other sports. When Ted Shaker, the executive producer for CBS Sports, was asked last month about Brookshier's future with the network, he said, "It's Tom's call. " Shaker is on vacation this week. A CBS spokesman said yesterday that the network has not been unhappy with Brookshier's work.
November 1, 1986 |
Democrat Bob Casey has moved back into the lead over Republican William W. Scranton 3rd in the race for governor, according to the Eyewitness News Poll broadcast last night by KYW-TV Channel 3. The poll, conducted by telephone Thursday, showed Casey with 43 percent and Scranton with 38 percent, with 19 percent undecided. Four hundred registered voters were contacted by phone Thursday night by KRC Research of Cambridge, Mass., pollster Ed Reilly said. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percent.
April 26, 1999 |
In the latest quarterly Arbitron ratings book, you have to look beyond the usual numbers to get any idea of what's happening on the local radio scene. That's because, for the most part, the major indications of the listening patterns of people 12 and older each quarter have become more or less predictable. For example, KYW-AM (1060), the all-news station that has reigned supreme in the Arbitron wars, did so again in the latest figures, for winter 1998-99, winning overall honors with a 7.8 percent share of the audience.
June 30, 1987 |
KYW (1060/AM), the all-news radio station, thinks it can answer every child's nagging question, "Why?" with one-minute informational spots geared to children and their parents. The KIDFUN messages will try to provide information children want, and give parents tips on what to do with the kids when they use their other favorite word "boring. " The spots air Monday through Friday at 8:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 4:40 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. and are reported by KYW anchor/reporter Rica Duffus, who has three children of her own. BEING THERE Remember when attending a "Be-In" in Fairmount Park was just about the hippest thing you could do during the summer?
August 17, 1987 |
It's 4:30 a.m. at 5th and Market streets. There's no traffic, and the only sign of life is a bag lady sleeping on a bench. Stepping briskly out of the darkness toward the locked lobby of KYW-TV studios comes Gary Geers. Gary who? Gary Geers, 60, for 34 years the early rising host of the longest-running television program in Philadelphia: the "Farm, Home and Garden Show," broadcast Monday through Friday from 5:35 to 5:45 a.m. Not all viewers roll out of bed at 5:30 a.m. in eager anticipation of helpful hints on pickling beets, fighting crab grass or making their own furniture polish.
May 27, 1991 |
How does Jack Eden know so much about gardening? He has done it for almost 30 years. Eden, 61, the voice of the daily garden reports on KYW-AM (1060), began working the soil in the early '60s, after buying his first house in upstate New York. "I started studying horticulture as if I were trying to run the four- minute mile," said Eden, a retired organic chemist. He became an avid reader of scientific reports from universities and agri-businesses and turned into an expert on everything "from bluegrass to African violets to tomatoes.
October 29, 1998 |
In a Philadelphia first, KYW-TV plans to broadcast today's scheduled 2 p.m. space shuttle launch in the dazzling new wide-screen, high-definition format. The digital picture should be so vivid that you will swear you are watching John Glenn through a picture window at Cape Canaveral. The only problem will be finding a TV set that can receive the broadcast. High-definition, or HDTV, sets, with their cinema-screen dimensions, are just starting to go on sale, and carry price tags up to $20,000.
November 19, 1988 |
"People are Talking" no more. The last live broadcast of Channel 3's (KYW-TV) embattled local talk show will be broadcast next Wednesday, KYW spokeswoman Joanne Calabria announced yesterday. She said reruns of the show will air at its weekdays-at-12:30 p.m. slot throughout December, after which the station may develop another local program. She wasn't able to say whether that would be another talk show or a news program. Host Jerry Penacoli will continue to co-anchor the 5:30 p.m. "Eyewitness News" broadcast, and there are no plans to move the station's noon newscast, she said.