Smorgasbord of Eagles programming
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
January 14, 2005

There will be plenty of Eagles programming to keep fans occupied until kickoff of the Vikings-Eagles game at 1 p.m. Sunday.

"Good Day Philadelphia" is having a pep rally from 7-9 a.m. today on WTXF. KYW will sponsor a pep rally at City Hall at noon.

At 5 tonight, viewers are invited to a Comcast SportsNet tailgate party with Michael Barkann.

Two hours later, WCAU's "Unfinished Business" with Vai Sikahema, John Clark and Howard Eskin returns to the Loews hotel. WPVI counters with "The Philadelphia Eagles: Playoff Frenzy" with Gary Papa and Cecily Tynan.

CN8 will air "Road to Victory" with Lou Tilley at 10:30 p.m. each Friday as long as the Eagles win.

Comcast SportsNet will add a "Pre-Game Live" at noon and do its usual "Post-Game Live" following the game. WTXF will air its usual "Eagles Game Day Live" at 11 a.m. and add a postgame show after the game.

Joe Buck, Cris Collinsworth, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver will do the game for Fox at 1 p.m.

Channel flipping

  • WIP and WCAU's Howard Eskin raised $30,000 for local charities with sales of his bobble-head doll.

  • The makers of the "Philly Sports Challenge CD Rom" game will donate a portion of proceeds to the tsunami relief fund. Go to

  • WIP personality Big Daddy Graham's book "Last Call: Remembering My Dad" will become a one-man show at Adrienne Theatre in October.

  • Philadelphia Soul games will be broadcast on WNTP 990-AM this season. Ari Wolfe returns as the Soul play-by-play man. A pep rally featuring a mini-concert by owner Jon Bon Jovi will be held Monday.

  • For those looking to change careers, adult sports broadcasting classes are being held at Cabrini College beginning Feb. 9. Guest instructors include ESPN's Sal Paolantonio, WIP's Glen Macnow, the Flyers' Jim Jackson, KYW's Steve Bucci, CN8's Gregg Murphy and WTXF's Bill Vargus. Go to to register.

  • WIP's Anthony Gargano has his own Web site,  that features a clothing line called "Cuz Wear." I'll stick to Garaminals.

Trivia question

Name the "Desperate Housewife" who starred with Fox pregame show analyst Howie Long in Radio Shack commercials a few years ago. Correct answers will be printed in an upcoming column.

January 14, 2005 5:48 AM