On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
April 15, 2005

Because this is her second marriage, WIP 610-AM's Rhea Hughes said her wedding next week will be a non-traditional affair.

Hughes, 36, and her fiance‚ Joseph Cohn, 33, will marry in the offices of Philadelphia Judge Shamus McCaffery, the judge at the Eagles games. A party at Chickie's and Pete's sports bar follows for 100 friends and family.

There is no truth to the rumors that former Phillies' mascots Phil and Phillis will be the ring-bearer and flower girl; the happy couple will say "Play ball" instead of "I do"; or that Phillies organist Paul Richardson will play "Charge" instead of "Here Comes the Bride."

Hughes, one of nine children, and her family will make up most of the guest list. WIP co-workers Angelo Cataldi, Al Morganti, morning show producer Joe Weachter, Rob Charry, Anthony Gargano and Steve Martorano are also invited.

The newlyweds will honeymoon in Key West, Fla.

Not camera shy

Don't think that a little players' strike will keep Jeremy Roenick away from a camera. Roenick and Flyers goalie Sean Burke participated in the new show "Teammates" on ESPN this week. "Teammates" is a variation of "The Newlywed Game" with sports personalities instead of married couples.

Welcome, Don

Don Robertson, "The Voice of CBS Sports" for 30 years, is living at Ann's Choice retirement community in Warminster. Robertson moved to the area to live closer to his children and grandchildren who reside in Bucks County.

Strange characters

With the news that Mark Wahlberg is being considered to play former Eagle Vince Papale in a Disney movie, here's who I'd cast for some of the other principal roles: Jeff Probst from "Survivor" as Dick Vermeil, Ashton Kutcher as Ron Jaworski, and Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons" as Leonard Tose.

April Fool's

My April Fool's Day story about the Philadelphia sports reality show managed to trick Banyan Production's owner and former "Evening Magazine" host Ray Murray, even though it was his company that was allegedly behind the phony project.

In an e-mail Murray wrote: "I fell for it. I only got halfway through it when I started firing off e-mails to the staff asking how this show slipped through the cracks and why didn't I know anything about it?! So didn't I feel like a dodo when I got replies saying "Did you read the last line?" I'm planning my revenge, Laura, for when you least expect it."

Channel flipping

Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots hosts "Saturday Night Live" on NBC at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. ... Former major league baseball catcher John Marzano returns as the analyst for "Phillies Post Game Live" on Comcast SportsNet this season. ... Former Sixer Manute Bol is the subject of "Beyond the Glory" on FSN Sunday at 6 p.m.

April 15, 2005 7:00 AM