August 19, 2011 |
AT 9:41 a.m yesterday, 610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi announced what Daily News readers have known for weeks: That the sports-talk station will take over the FM signal of 94.1 WYSP on Sept. 6. WYSP staff members were informed at 8:30 a.m that they would be off-air after Labor Day. The announcement came exactly 25 years to the day since Howard Stern first broadcast on the long-running rock-music station. Stern couldn't help but gloat on his SiriusXM satellite radio show yesterday that the flip proves that his old station can't survive without him. WYSP morning host Danny Bonaduce told us yesterday that he hopes to stay on in some fashion with CBS Radio in Philadelphia.
January 8, 2009
From: Gonzalez, John To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil Subject: Family feud Was listening to the radio, and someone suggested that - like the Pats after the Spygate scandal broke - the Phillies' title is somehow tainted because of the J.C. Romero situation. What say you? In other, more Southern news, Jessica Simpson was included in the Dallas Cowboys wives' cookbook. First, I love that such a cookbook exists. Second, I love that Simpson is in it, even though she and Tony Romo aren't married.
March 25, 2001 |
How many remember those days of yesteryear when family gathered in the living room to listen to programs such as The Lone Ranger or The Glen Miller Orchestra on the console radio? It's a safe bet that everyone older than 60 fits into that pre-television category. The era of nostalgic radio is back, at least in 47 centers in and around Philadelphia, including Delaware County. And you can enjoy it free. A company called Golden Age Entertainment in Rochester, N.Y., has contracted with more than 1,000 adult centers in the United States to furnish vintage radio programs from the 1950s and '60s through a small rooftop satellite dish.
February 6, 1998 |
Growing up in Morgantown, W. Va., there never was much doubt in Don Knotts' mind that he would find his place in the world of show business. It wasn't that he had a plan or knew just what direction he would take, but the pieces kept falling into place. Then he was drafted into the Army during World War II and sent to the South Pacific. With that experience under his belt, Knotts knew for sure. "I started out in a combat unit," said Knotts, who is currently starring in Norman, Is That You?
January 14, 1997 |
Maurice Page wants to major in communications in college and pursue a career in broadcasting. Um, make that continue a career in broadcasting. Page, a 6-4, 180-pound senior forward and center at Parkway Program, co-hosts a radio show called "Don't Believe the Hype" every Monday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on WPEB-FM, 88.1 on your dial. "We talk about current issues, mostly those that affect teenagers," Page said. "Maybe AIDS, maybe pregnancy. This is what I want to get into. I'm taking it as an entry-level position.
July 16, 1993 |
Today marks the second anniversary of Frank Rizzo's death. While some people, at this juncture, may wish to recall his colorful career as mayor and policeman, or wax prosaic about his equally illustrious political comeback, I remember his radio days as his on-air sidekick. Talk radio is a lot like deep sea fishing: You set the bait, cast your rod and hope you'll get a good catch. The charm and the challenge of any talk radio show, particularly Frank Talk with Frank Rizzo is that we never knew just what sort of a "fish" we were going to snare each day from the legions of listeners jamming the phone lines, all wanting to talk to the former mayor.
December 10, 1991 |
Of the scores of specials commemorating the 50th anniversary of Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor that were broadcast this past weekend, the one program that most vividly brought back the memories of that era for me was public radio station WHYY-FM's program on Saturday. Using recordings, actual news bulletins and commentaries that were broadcast by NBC and CBS, interspersed with vintage popular music and interviews with people recalling where they were on that day and servicemen who survived the Pearl Harbor attack, WHYY re-created the radio of that day with stark reality.
August 15, 1991 |
In the old days, you could tune in your radio, settle into an armchair, and drift away to places like the Roseland Ballroom in New York or the Palladium in Hollywood, where live radio shows broadcast the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and the like. Some remnants of that bygone era remain - even in South Jersey. Every Saturday from 8 p.m. until midnight, radio station WVSJ-AM (1360) broadcasts the big band music of the Jay-Vons live from the Greentree Inn in Marlton.
May 12, 1989 |
It's one of the earliest songs I can remember hearing on the radio, which was our link, our cultural arbiter - in short, our television when I was growing up in Shreveport. Those were the Radio Days, as Woody Allen would call his memoir of a movie, and the song was Phil Harris singing "That's What I Like About the South. " Like everything that I associated with the South, it was not serious but a reprieve from all things serious - the daily news, the store, Hebrew School . . . . Growing up, there were decisions to be made, work to be done, obligations to be fulfilled, but the South just came naturally.
July 28, 1988 |
Three movies from unexpected places top this week's new video arrivals: a comedy from London's Chinatown, a fantasy from the always unpredictable Dennis Hopper and a drama of Chekhovian proportions from Woody Allen. PING PONG (1987) (Virgin Vision) $79.95. 100 minutes. David Yip, Lucy Sheen, Robert Lee. Where there's a will, there's not necessarily a way, as the family of the late Sam Wong discovers when it hears the conditions of his last testament. Set in London's Chinatown, this is a comedy of colliding cultures and the hopeless task all immigrants face in striking a balance between their roots and the often alien society they live in. RIDERS OF THE STORM (1988)