Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
June 14, 2005

Applications for “Survivor 12” will be accepted at until Friday.  For those that think the summer is still “throwaway time” for the networks, “Survivor,” which is one of television’s most popular shows, began as a summer series in 2000.  “Survivor” was the first network series for producer Mark Burnett, who went on to produce “The Apprentice,” “The Restaurant,” “The Casino,” and “The Contender.”  Burnett is also behind the upcoming “Rock Star: INXS” and “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.”

The most successful former “Survivor” is Elisabeth Filarski Hasselback, who is a co-host of “The View.” 

Mary Caraccioli of CN8’s “Money Matters Today” and her husband, Tom Caraccioli, a publicist for NBC Sports are expecting their first child, a girl, at the end of July.  Tom’s twin brother, Jerry is a publicist for CBS Sports.  It has not been determined yet who will fill in for Caraccioli when she is on maternity leave.

“Money Matters Today” airs weeknights at 8 p.m.

B-101’s annual “Saturday at the 70’s” is back for the summer.

WMMR 93.3-FM comedian Joe Conklin is performing at the “Borgata Comedy Club” in Atlantic City every Sunday night this summer.


Take a ride on the new roller coaster at Dorney Park on “10” today at 10 a.m. on NBC-10.

Syndicated shows “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer” and “Starting Over” were renewed for next season.  All three air on WB-17.

Unfortunately, for departing sports talk WIP 610-AM host Steve Martorano, who is probably better suited for general talk, it doesn’t seem that WPHT 1210-AM will budge from its syndicated lineup of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity.  At least WPHT has local hosts, Michael Smerconish and Dom Giordano in the morning and evening.  And shame on WNTP 990-AM, which is 100% syndicated programming.