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August 11, 1990 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
SPORTS
April 16, 1987 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
NEWS
November 1, 1986 | By RON GOLDWYN, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1999 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
August 17, 1987 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 27, 1991 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 29, 1998 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1988 | By Gene Seymour, Daily News Television Critic
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1999 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The impossible has happened. All-news KYW-AM (1060), after virtually ruling the local Arbitron radio ratings for the last couple of decades, is not in first place anymore. That crown now belongs to WBEB-FM (101.1) the soft-rock station that has plunged thousands of dollars into marketing and promoting the station. KYW, which had shared the top spring ranking last year with B101.1 and the year before with rocker WYSP-FM (94.1), fell to third place overall, behind B101 and 'YSP.
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April 14, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
EMMY AWARD-winning local author and former TV reporter Lu Ann Cahn emceed the Women's Resource Center's ninth annual Leadership Luncheon on Friday afternoon. The Ohio native, breast-cancer survivor and familiar face, formerly of NBC10, helped the Women's Resource Center celebrate 40 years of serving women in the region, with the sold-out event "The Art of Negotiating Throughout Life. " More than 650 attendees converged on the Hyatt at the Bellevue (200 S. Broad St.) for the three-hour networking lunch, aimed at helping women transition through divorce, unemployment, legal problems, counseling and other issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE LIFE of a reporter can be pretty tough sometimes. For example, you try taking notes while participating in a swim meet. KYW Newsradio's Jim Melwert knows how hard it is firsthand. Last week, with a little help from the Gift of Life program, Melwert was in Houston reporting on and participating in the Transplant Games of America, an Olympics-style event for people who have donated or received an organ. In 2006, Melwert stepped in to give his aunt Jean DelMuto , who had polycystic kidney disease, one of his kidneys.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since the early 1970s, all-news radio KYW-AM (1060) had been broadcast from "here on Independence Mall" - a touchstone for the region. KYW anchors peppered the radio waves daily with that location as they fired off news bulletins that informed listeners of "the world" in 22-minute stretches. "We had a gorgeous view," morning anchor Carol MacKenzie said recently of KYW's 10th-floor studios at Fourth and Market Streets. "The sunrises there were spectacular. I had so many pictures on my cellphone.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ERNIE KOVACS, the legendary actor and comedian who got his start in Philadelphia television, knew what he wanted to make his show great. He just didn't know how to get it. That was where Glenn Farnsworth came in. Glenn was an electrical engineer for KYW-TV for nearly 40 years, and when Kovacs, the irascible, unpredictable comic, came to town in the early '50s, Glenn had his work cut out for him. "Kovacs was constantly innovating," said...
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
GLEN MACNOW will no longer be heard on middays for SportsRadio WIP. Rob Ellis , who currently hosts the 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. slot, will replace Macnow. Josh Innes , most recently the drive-time host at Houston's KILT radio, replaces Ellis in the 6 to 10 slot. Sources had hinted for some time that Ellis would replace Macnow. Macnow went into hiatus from his co-hosting gig with Anthony Gargano earlier this month due to contract negotiations with WIP. According to a WIP release, Macnow will continue to host his long-running Saturday midday show with Ray Didinger , and will appear on other CBS-owned stations, including KYW. Macnow will join KYW's "Reporter's Roundup" and, during football season, talk alongside Harry Donahue on the station's morning show.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE PITCHER HELD the opposition to just one run while hurling himself into most-valuable-player honors. Never mind that the pitcher was 73 years old, and didn't quite have the arm of a Cliff Lee (after all, it was softball). But he made up for any deficiencies with determination and grit. It was the kind of spirit that Roy Shapiro carried through his long career as a radio executive in Philadelphia and New York - and he was still firing softballs in 2010 in charity games. If the name Roy Shapiro has a familiar ring - beyond the ballfield, that is - it's because you might have heard his incisive editorial comments on KYW Newsradio in the 1980s and '90s.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2012 | By CHUCK DARROW and Daily News Staff Writer
THOSE OF US who remember Mort Crim might find it difficult to think of the sobersided former KYW-TV, Channel 3 news anchor as having a "bucket list. " But Crim does indeed have a number of things he'd like to do and achieve before his Final Sign-Off. And one of them is the focus of his return to local screens Saturday afternoon.   "Flight Level 74 and Still Climbing," which airs on his alma mater at 3 p.m., chronicles Crim's 7,800-mile round-trip, solo cross-country journey three years ago. "The trip itself was something I had on my ‘bucket list,' he said during a recent phone call from his Jacksonville, Fla., home.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Gomberg, 86, a legendary behind-the-scenes "idea man" and mentor in Philadelphia TV news, died Wednesday, May 30, at his home in Cherry Hill. Known professionally as Dave Neal, Mr. Gomberg had suffered from congestive heart failure and kidney failure, his family said. Mr. Gomberg worked for all four TV news operations in Philadelphia as well as KYW radio. He was an assignment manager, producer, or adviser to such luminaries as Larry Kane, Jessica Savitch, and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams.
NEWS
February 10, 2012 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
CROSS another wealthy potential bidder for Philadelphia Media Network off the list. The Associated Press reported yesterday that local philanthropist Raymond Perelman and his billionaire son, Ronald, complained in a letter to PMN's board on Wednesday that they were not being allowed to bid on the company, which owns the Daily News , Inquirer , Philly.com and SportsWeek . "This whole thing is very weird," Raymond Perelman, 94,...
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | Staff Report
A handyman found Mary Pellegrino bludgeoned to death in her Lower Moreland home two years ago, but despite a $10,000 reward officials say they are no closer to an arrest than the day her body was discovered. In a bid to jog memories, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman's office has released new information about the woman, who was 86 when she died. Ferman tells KYW-AM ( http://cbsloc.al/yQy9wi ) that Pellegrino was known to strike up conversations with strangers at Dunkin' Donuts and Tiffany's Diner in Northeast Philadelphia and frequented the Home Depot in the Leo Mall on Bustleton Avenue.
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