by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
August 15, 2006
to sources at Metro Traffic, veteran traffic reporter Dave Solomon was laid off,
along with others two weeks ago. Solomon
did traffic on KYW 1060-AM for years. Also, familiar voice Bennett Halpern left
the company and is said to be doing real estate.
the first week of the “Wake Up with Whoopi” show on the new 106.1-FM, which
was “Smooth Jazz” up until last week. This
is going to be the “nice” Whoopi Goldberg, not the political Whoopi.
The new 106.1-FM is similar to the last format of fellow Clear Channel
station 104.5-FM, which will simulcast 106.1 until its new format is announced.
will be the final day for the CN8 newscasts at 1 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m.
In the fall, at 7 p.m., CN8 will air a live panel-based sports show
hosted by Gregg Murphy and at 10 p.m. it will air “Art Fennell Presents.”
again the “Good Day Philadelphia” lineup is being tweaked.
The new 7-9 a.m. co-hosts are recent hire Scott Engler, along with
Shenielle Jones at the desk and Jennaphr Frederick out in the field.
Sue Serio moves from the field to the studio for weather and George
Mallet moves from “Good Day” to the 5-7 a.m. news with former “Good Day”
host Kerri Lee Halkett. Mallet and
Halkett will co-anchor the new 11 a.m. news scheduled to begin in October.
Britney Spears, Kevin Federline will discuss his upcoming performance on the
“Teen Choice Awards” on “Good Day Philadelphia Friday.
show “Philly Brunch” featuring “The Philadelphia Sound” will air every
Sunday at noon on Sirius Satellite radio, “Soul Town” Channel 53.
meantime, I caught dueling infomercials with Barry Williams and Issac Hayes for
“70’s Music Explosion” and “70’s Soul” recently.