February 20, 2014 |
NEWARK, N.J. A grand jury has indicted David Herman, a radio personality who launched his career at WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, with attempting to transport a minor for sex. Herman, 78, was arrested in October after allegedly trying to meet a 6-year-old girl at an airport on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he has a home. The onetime local DJ had been talking online with an undercover officer acting as a Bergen County woman named Kris, authorities said in September. Herman also has a home in Airmont, N.Y. According to a criminal complaint, Herman told "Kris" - supposedly a 36-year-old woman who said she had a 6-year-old daughter - that he wanted to have sex with her daughter.
November 21, 2012 |
IF SHE didn't know it already, Lisa DeBella will now: her husband of 17 years has been carrying on a 30-year love affair. But she needn't worry: the object of his affection isn't a woman; it's Philadelphia. How else do you explain why John DeBella, the 62-year-old WMGK-FM (102.9) morning-drive host - a native New Yorker, no less - has been in Philadelphia since the days when Ronald Reagan was president and Julius Erving and Moses Malone were the talk of the town? Why else would he have hung around even during the years when he was suffering professional humiliation and personal tragedy?
October 15, 2012 |
Question : A friend of mine advised me not to give my baby the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine because of a link between it and autism. My nephew is autistic, and I don't want to do anything that might cause harm to my son. What advice can you give me on this difficult decision? Answer: Rest assured that the vaccine is safe. The MMR vaccine will protect your son against three serious infectious diseases, and will not cause him to develop autism. The controversy came about as a result of a 1998 research study published in the prestigious British journal The Lancet citing a new syndrome of autism and an inflammatory bowel condition in 12 children who had recently received the MMR vaccine.
May 20, 2008 |
The smell of charcoal from the parking lot permeated everything. There was beer splashing, and Flyers jerseys everywhere. But this was no sports tailgate. The only hockey pucks to be found were guys wearing "Boobies R Nice" T-shirts. Instead, this was WMMR's 40th birthday show, Sunday's sold-out MMR B Q at Susquehanna Bank Center, with the station's on-air jock Pierre Robert as its host and goalie. With a lineup of Scott Weiland's reformed Stone Temple Pilots, Staind, Everclear and the Hooters, to say nothing of new-ish Philadelphia bands Jealousy Curve and Silvertide - well, 14 years ago this would have been a radio-ready alterna-rock-fest coup de grace, more Y100 than WMMR (save for the Hooters)
March 19, 2005 |
Former Y100 radio personality Matt Cord has found work. He will start at 10 a.m. today on WMMR-FM (93.3). Cord, who worked at WMMR until he joined Y100 seven years ago, initially will fill in and work weekends. He also is the announcer for 76ers games. Y100, the city's only alternative-rock station, was silenced on Feb. 25. Muti to be ousted? Reality at La Scala has become more melodramatic than the most flamboyant operas ever staged there, with a no-confidence vote this week by 700 of its workers demanding the resignation of music director Riccardo Muti.
April 24, 2001 |
A vaccine that has been the cornerstone of pediatric health in the United States for three decades is not responsible for a dramatic rise in autism among the nation's children, according to a comprehensive scientific review released yesterday. The review by a panel of 15 experts could find no epidemiological evidence to link the onset of autism among toddlers with shots of the so-called MMR vaccine, a single vaccine that protects children against three diseases - measles, mumps and rubella (German measles)
August 23, 1999 |
The life of every member of the family revs up at the start of the new school year. Daily routines get more complicated. Shopping lists grow. Budgets get strained. "To Do" lists never seem to end. We want to help. Here, then, is a checklist of things to do, items to check out, telephone numbers and Web sites to clip and save and, we hope, other helpful info: ORDER IN THE HOUSE House rules help every family member manage his time better. Decide on the new school-year rules now, before the grind begins, and post them on the fridge for easy reference.
January 6, 1998 |
While gearing up for a year-long 30th anniversary celebration, WMMR has decided to do it without the three remaining air talents who best remember the station's progressive heritage. Full timer "Bubba" John Stevens and weekend/fill-in jocks Helen Leicht and Ed Sciaky have all been given their walking papers. "It was the nicest firing I've ever gone through," mused Sciaky yesterday after getting the news. "I was told I'd done well, but that Helen, John and I appeal to an older demographic, and that the station has to go after a younger audience.
November 15, 1996 |
When it was announced Tuesday that rock station WMMR-FM would shortly be sold or swapped, it was just the latest maneuver in the increasingly volatile Philadelphia radio market. It's a playing field on which two radio titans - CBS/Infinity and Evergreen Media - are battling for dominance in the nation's fifth-largest radio market. The reason WMMR was put on the block by its owner, Westinghouse Electric, was to win Justice Department approval of a much bigger sales package: the purchase by Westinghouse, the nation's biggest broadcasting company, of the No. 2 company, Infinity Broadcasting.
July 29, 1996 |
Pierre Robert is coming back to WMMR-FM (93.3). But he's not going to be on mornings anymore. After a monthlong holdout, the long-haired DJ, who had manned the 6-to-10 a.m. shift, will be returning to the 'MMR airwaves on the midday shift (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), the one he worked for about seven years before taking over mornings three years ago. Robert left the air June 28 after the expiration of his contract, and station management had offered him a pay cut to come back. WMMR general manager Chuck Fee said Friday that the station had reached a "long-term deal" with the laid-back DJ. Robert said the contract, which he signed Friday, is for three years.