Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
April 4, 2006


“Free FM” should be renamed “Free Fall FM,” as the ratings for WYSP continue to plummet since the departure of Howard Stern for Sirius Satellite radio.  In the Arbritron Winter “Trends,” WYSP dropped to 19th place overall for listeners 12 and up.  A year ago WYSP was tied for fourth place.  Meanwhile radio insiders are already speculating about how long morning man David Lee Roth will last.



With the announcement that 6ABC weekend weather anchor Sally Ann Mosey will go to WNBC in New York City next month, my guess is that morning weekend meteorologist Adam Joseph will get promoted to weekend evenings.


The Unsinkable Jim Sinkovitz

Former WB17 weekend anchor Jim Sinkovitz is at NBC10 working as a writer/fill-in reporter.


Emmy Changes
There will be two new categories for the Mid-Atlantic Emmys this year – Crime News and Station Excellence.  Nominations are due this month and the awards are handed out in September.  How about a category for “Television Columnist?”


Field of 64

“Boston Legal” is our Cinderella team in our television “Field of 64.”  The number 14 seed upset number 2 seed “Lost” in the drama bracket.  Here are the rest of this week’s results:


(1) Desperate Housewives (over Scrubs)
(11) The Daily Show (over My Name is Earl)

(1) American Idol (over America’s Next Top Model)
(3) Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition (over Survivor)

(1) The Sopranos (over Gray’s Anatomy)

(14) Boston Legal (over Lost)

(4) Ellen (over Good Morning America)
(2) Regis & Kelly (over The Price is Right)

Please email this week’s winners to

The best awards show of the season was the “TV Land Awards” on TV Land. These people were actually happy to be there and didn’t cop an attitude like the snobs at the Oscars.  The opening production number with the theme songs from “The Muppet Show,” “Chico and the Man,” “Dallas,” “Dukes of Hazzard,” “Greatest American Hero” and “Good Times” was great.  The major winners were:


Dallas – Pop Culture Award
Good Times – Impact Award
Cheers – Legend Award


For next year’s opening television theme production number they should use the themes from “Welcome Back Kotter,” “Alice,” One Day at a Time,” “Family Ties,” “Angie,” “Laverne and Shirley,” and “Hill Street Blues.”