On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
July 3, 2007


According to industry sources, Fox29 weekend news anchor Tom Burlington was suspended by station management Friday. 
Although the reason he was suspended could not be confirmed, Burlington did not co-anchor the news on Saturday and Sunday. 
When reached by phone, station spokesperson Jennifer Best said the station does not comment on personnel matters. 
A call to Burlington's extension at the station was not answered.
Burlington, who also worked as a reporter for Channel 10 a few years, ago was named Fox weekend co-anchor around a year ago.

With former NBC10 meteorologist John Bolaris getting demoted from weekdays to weekends at WCBS in New York City and his contract up at the end of the year, could the former popular Philly weatherman be returning to town?


At Channel 10, former weekend meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is now the chief meteorologist and weekday 5 p.m. meteorologist Doug Kammerer’s contract is set to expire soon.


There is a vacancy in the Earthwatch department since weekend evening weather anchor Amy Freeze departed for Chicago a few months ago.


Bolaris could not be reached for comment.


An NBC10 spokesperson had no comment.


Philly favorites Hall and Oates and Patti LaBelle headline the annual “Welcome America” concert tomorrow night on 6ABC.


Hall and Oates ruled the charts for years with hits such as “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “She’s Gone,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go for That,” “Did it in a Minute,” “Maneater,” “Say it Isn’t So,” “Out of Touch,” “Wait for Me,” “Adult Education,” and “Method of Modern Love.” (M-E-T-H-O-D O-F L-O-V-E)


Kansas (“Carry On Wayward Son,” “Point of No Return,” “Dust in the Wind”) headlines the annual WMGK 102.9-FM “Let Freedom River Rock” free concert at Cooper River Park in New Jersey. “Dust in the Wind” was recently named one of the top “Softsational” songs on VH1.


Never say never in radio!  John DeBella, who was almost run off radio by Howard Stern, just signed a new two-year contract with WMGK.  Meanwhile, Stern’s former station, WYSP, which has been dying without Howard, just dropped the “Free FM” moniker, but will continue with its talk format (for now). 


There is industry speculation that CN8 may change the time slot of its three-hour morning show, “Your Morning.”  Currently, the weekday show hosted by Connie Colla and Greg Coy airs from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.


A CN8 spokesperson had no comment about the situation.