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September 25, 1997 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WDAS-FM program director Joe "Butterball" Tamburro, who will take his place today on Philadelphia's musical Walk of Fame on South Broad Street, has survived through thick and thin. He recalls one day relatively early in his career. He was playing a new record he thought was wonderful, but his boss didn't like it. "He called me on the hotline and told me to take that piece of garbage and throw it in the trash. And never, ever put another record on his radio station without his permission.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
S PIKE ESKIN is the new program director on SportsRadio WIP. He replaces Jeff Sottolano , who was named director of programming for the CBS radio network late last year. Eskin hosts a weekly talk show on WIP and acts as a sports anchor on KYW Newsradio. He's no stranger to program directing. He served as assistant program director at rock-music station WYSP before the it disappeared from the air, when CBS switched WIP to 'YSP's spot on the FM dial. Spike will now, effectively, be the boss of his dad, Howard Eskin , who runs the 8 to 10 a.m. shift on Saturdays.
NEWS
March 12, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer
BRUCE HARRISON Beale, a director, production manager and program director for WHYY, the public-radio and TV stations in Philadelphia, for 20 years in the 1960s and '70s, died of an apparent heart attack March 8 at his home in Norfolk, Va. He was 82. Bruce left Philadelphia in 1979 and went to WHRO in Norfolk, where he was production manager for more than 30 years. "He was regarded as a craftsman at shaping and coordinating a television product," said his son-in-law, Tom Kranz.
NEWS
August 10, 1992 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two more departures from local radio. At struggling adult-contemporary Kiss 100, program director John Jenkins is out after only 11 months. Jenkins couldn't wipe his fingerprints off that new 50/50 mix of oldies and current hits, which has failed to ignite WKSZ-FM (100.3). He also hired a.m. sidekick John Lodge, who was just axed after only two months. Assistant program director Eric Johnson has been upped to PD. And former Kiss PD Mike Colby (1986-88), now working for a sister station in Boston, has been named corporate PD, meaning he'll have input into Kiss 100 and three other East Coast stations partially owned by Kiss chieftan Dan Lerner.
NEWS
July 8, 2004 | By Michael Klein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tom Bigby, who helped engineer the sports-talk format at WIP-AM (610) and as program director ran the station with an iron fist for 15 years, has announced that he is leaving later this month. Bigby, 61, will become program director at all-news KRLD-AM in Dallas, where his children and grandchildren live. Like WIP, KRLD is a property of Infinity Broadcasting. His last day in Philadelphia will be July 23. The move by Bigby was generally unexpected among the ranks but appears to be voluntary.
NEWS
December 1, 1988 | By Joe Logan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irate callers yesterday besieged the switchboard at black-oriented sister stations WDAS-AM/FM as word swept through the city that the stations indeed had laid off 20 full- and part-time employees Monday and that the AM facility would soon switch to a gospel-and-talk format. "We can't just sit back and let this happen," one caller said on the morning talk show hosted by Georgie Woods, WDAS-AM (1480) program director. Another caller, referring to WDAS's parent company, Unity Broadcasting of New York, which apparently ordered the cutbacks, told Woods: "The African-American community in Philadelphia has got to come together and take buses or whatever up to New York and stand up and fight those people.
NEWS
May 7, 2015
A headline Tuesday misstated the amount of Comcast Corp.'s planned stock buyback, which is $2.5 billion. A photo caption in some editions Wednesday on the preparation of Mother's Day bags by the Occupational Training Center of Burlington County gave an incorrect name for program director Misty Kilgore.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2012
Sellers Dorsey , a national health-care consulting firm based in Philadelphia, said Harvey Hurdle has been promoted to chief executive officer from chief operating officer. He replaces Martin Sellers , Dorsey's founder and chief executive officer, who will now serve as chairman.   Comcast Cable , Trevose, hired John Titus as area vice president of operations for the northern suburbs of Pennsylvania and parts of north and central New Jersey. Titus, a Navy captain with more than 20 years' service, most recently was director of operations, supply-chain business systems, for the Navy Weapon Systems Support Command.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Bonnie traveled north from Collingswood to watch New York's June 2000 Gay Pride Parade, then marched herself into a Hudson Street lesbian bar. Rita, a graphic designer who then lived in New York, had marched in the parade and was in need of a cold drink when she walked into Ruby Fruit and spotted a vision standing in the crowd. What happened next "was almost an out-of-body experience," Rita said. "I just watched myself going up to her. " Bonnie's T-shirt proclaimed her a "Good Catch.
NEWS
January 13, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Lee Paris, a writer, press agent and marketing consultant who helped start and develop the Kennel Club in Center City, died Wednesday. He was 31 and lived in Philadelphia. Paris, also known as Lee Salmons, was a driving force behind the Kennel Club, a showcase for art forms ranging from films to fashion shows. Active in a number of business projects, he still found time work as a reporter and columnist for the South Street Star newspaper/magazine. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he majored in alternative media, and a master's degree in communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
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May 7, 2015
A headline Tuesday misstated the amount of Comcast Corp.'s planned stock buyback, which is $2.5 billion. A photo caption in some editions Wednesday on the preparation of Mother's Day bags by the Occupational Training Center of Burlington County gave an incorrect name for program director Misty Kilgore.
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February 3, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
IF RANDOLPH Sanders is a killer, he's also a phenomenal liar. There he was, sitting on a bench at Turning Points for Children last month, telling a TV news reporter how shocked he was by the execution-style slaying of beloved colleague Kim Jones as she was waiting to catch the bus on Jan. 13. "We're all just stunned, just stunned," Sanders said during an interview with 6ABC reporter Vernon Odom soon after Jones' death. Sporting a plaid scarf, cuffed jeans and a well-groomed beard, Sanders, 36, shook his head in disbelief.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Bonnie traveled north from Collingswood to watch New York's June 2000 Gay Pride Parade, then marched herself into a Hudson Street lesbian bar. Rita, a graphic designer who then lived in New York, had marched in the parade and was in need of a cold drink when she walked into Ruby Fruit and spotted a vision standing in the crowd. What happened next "was almost an out-of-body experience," Rita said. "I just watched myself going up to her. " Bonnie's T-shirt proclaimed her a "Good Catch.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
T OMMY DAVIDSON , the comedian who made a name for himself on "In Living Color," has always had a special place in his heart for Philly. The D.C. native, who will perform at Helium Comedy Club today through Saturday, filmed his first stand-up movie, "Illin' in Philly," here. "Philadelphia is a cinch. You've just got to be careful of the Italians," Davidson said, with a laugh. "It's very easy to me because it's regular people, but if you get pretentious on them, they'll boo you. They'll feel it. They're sensitive to those who think they're better than others.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2014
Sue Aistrop has been promoted to director of community services and RSVP/Philadelphia at Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia. She had been hunger-relief volunteer coordinator. AIM Academy , Conshohocken, has named Allison Enslein head of the Lower School and Edward Gallagher head of the Middle School. Enslein formerly was head of school at the Center School in Abington; Gallagher was assistant Upper School dean at Girard College. YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties , Mount Laurel, has named Dana Collins vice president-operations and Valeria Galarza vice president-strategic expansion.
NEWS
August 24, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don Cannon, 74, a longtime fixture on Philadelphia morning radio, died Friday, Aug. 22, at Lankenau Medical Center after a brief illness. Around the world, fans of the original Rocky movie may remember Mr. Cannon's voice as he played himself talking on WIBG-AM (990) while Sylvester Stallone gulped raw eggs before training. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called Mr. Cannon "an incredible citizen" who volunteered to emcee events benefiting the city when Rendell was mayor.
NEWS
June 27, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
Excited students - the young men in suits, ties, and matching handkerchiefs, the young women in dresses - listened to dance music played by a DJ Tuesday night at their graduation banquet, but they weren't moving their feet and hips to the beat as things got underway. George Bonett, a teacher with the Camden County College Gateway to College program, saw this, but wasn't worried. He knew that in no time at all, James Ingalls would hype people up and get pulses pumping in sync with the strobe lights on the carpeted dance floor in the Camden campus' conference center.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
S PIKE ESKIN is the new program director on SportsRadio WIP. He replaces Jeff Sottolano , who was named director of programming for the CBS radio network late last year. Eskin hosts a weekly talk show on WIP and acts as a sports anchor on KYW Newsradio. He's no stranger to program directing. He served as assistant program director at rock-music station WYSP before the it disappeared from the air, when CBS switched WIP to 'YSP's spot on the FM dial. Spike will now, effectively, be the boss of his dad, Howard Eskin , who runs the 8 to 10 a.m. shift on Saturdays.
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
IT'S BEEN a long time coming, but Philadelphia finally has a clean, safe place for its homeless to recover from hospital visits. Finally, and hallelujah. This time last year, a recovery center for homeless individuals who aren't sick enough to stay in the hospital, but are too sick to recover on the streets, was just an idea. A really good idea that Dr. Bon Ku, an emergency-room physician who cares for many of the city's homeless - sometimes repeatedly - at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, tenaciously pitched to whoever would listen.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Four community leaders were honored Wednesday by the philanthropic arm of one of Camden's most prominent corporate citizens for working to improve life in the city. "A lot of issues get attention in Camden, and what's overlooked are these individuals who really make an impact and try to get to the root of poverty and the different things it affects - be it education, jobs, housing, and health," said Amanda Bauman, program director of the Campbell Soup Foundation, of the awards for Anthony J. Perno 3d, Curtis Myers, Bridget Phifer, and Sabine Mehnert.
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