On the Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
March 4, 2005

Here is your chance to speak out. Vote for your favorites at lauranachman@verizon.net. Results will be printed in an upcoming column:

Favorite Sports Anchor/Personality: Phil Andrews, WPVI; Michael Barkann, CSN; Matt Biondi, WPHL; Steve Bucci, KYW; Ron Burke, CSN; John Clark, WCAU; Garry Cobb, KYW; Lance Crawford, CSN; Howard Eskin, WCAU; Matt Fine, CSN; Leslie Gudel, CSN; Derrick Gunn, CSN; Neil Hartman, CSN; Dei Lynam, CSN; Gregg Murphy, CN8; Scott Palmer, WPVI; Gary Papa, WPVI; Beasley Reece, KYW; Vai Sikahema, WCAU; Lou Tilley, CN8; Don Tollefson, WTXF; Bill Vargus, WTXF; Matt Yallof , CSN.

Favorite Source of Sports News: Broadcast television; CSN, ESPN.

Favorite ESPN Personality: Too many to list. Write-in votes only.

Favorite Weekday WIP Personality: Angelo Cataldi; Howard Eskin; Anthony Gargano; Big Daddy Graham; Rhea Hughes; Keith Jones; Glen Macnow; Steve Martorano; Al Morganti.

Favorite Part-Time or Fill-In WIP Host: Tony Bruno; Rob Charry; Ray Didinger; Mark Eckel; Reuben Frank; Sonny Hill; Jim Jackson; Dick Jerardi; Paul Jolovitz; Mike Kern; Luci Jones; Jack McCaffery; Jody McDonald; Mike Missanelli.

Favorite WIP Sportscaster: Joe Altamonte; James Bishop; Rob Charry; Tom Collins; Kathy Donnelly; Jan Gorham; Rhea Hughes; Sue Schilling; Brian Startare; Steve Trevelise.

Favorite Radio Station: WIP 610-AM; ESPN 920-AM; WFAN 660-AM; WBCB 1490-AM

Favorite Play-by-Play Announcer: Scott Graham; Harry Kalas; Jim Jackson; Tom McCarthy; Tom McGinnis; Merrill Reese; Tim Saunders; Marc Zumoff.

Favorite Analyst: Larry Anderson; Steve Coates; Gary Dornhoefer;  Todd MacCulloch; Steve Mix; Brian Propp; Mike Quick; Chris Wheeler.

Favorite Comcast SportsNet ''Post Game Live'' Analyst: Rico Brogna, Phillies; Fred Carter, Sixers; Steve Coates, Flyers; Ray Didinger, Eagles; Vaughn Hebron, Eagles; Keith Jones, Flyers; John Marzano, Phillies; Al Morganti, Flyers; Gov. Ed Rendell, Eagles; Bob Salmi, Sixers.

Favorite Sunday Night Sports Show: Football Frenzy, WPVI; Sports Final, WCAU; Eagles Total Access, KYW; Sports Sunday, WTXF.

Favorite Weekday Sports Show: Daily News Live, Comcast SportsNet; Lou Tilley's Sports Connection, CN8; SportsNite, Comcast SportsNet.

Favorite Eagles Show: The Angelo Cataldi Show, Comcast SportsNet; Eagles Post Game Live, Comcast SportsNet; Eagles Kickoff, KYW; Eagles Total Access, KYW; Football Frenzy, WPVI; Game Day Live, WTXF; The Donovan McNabb Show, KYW; The Andy Reid Show, UPN 57.

Best Radio Broadcast (Professional Teams): Eagles, WYSP; Flyers, WIP; Phillies, WPEN; Sixers, WIP.

Favorite KYW Newsradio Sportscaster: Tom Maloney; Phil Neuman; Ed Benkin; Ron Corbin; Harry Donahue; Jeff Asch; Jack O'Rourke.

Channel flipping

Mike Rodgers, who was let go by Comcast SportsNet last summer, and more recently did fill-in work on WTXF, returned to Dallas where he worked before coming to Philadelphia. ... Sixers star Allen Iverson was named the most popular basketball player of the week by the viewers of Nickelodeon. ... Tom Arnold's contract will not be renewed on "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" on Fox Sports Net. Maybe now he can devote more time to projects like "Soul Plane 2." ... Merrill Reese and Mike Quick's annual "Kickoff to Tee-off" show from the Hamilton Golf Center airs at noon Sunday on WBCB 1490-AM. ... The second season of the comedy show "Cheap Seats" airs on ESPN Classic at 10 p.m. Monday.

March 4, 2005 7:33 AM