Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman

Bucks County Courier Times
August 29, 2006


Personalities from WMMR 93.3-FM and WMGK 102.9-FM are nominated for 2006 “Radio and Records” Industry Achievement Awards. The “Preston and Steve” show on WMMR is up for “Morning Show of the Year,” and the hosts, Preston and Steve are up for “Rock Personality.”  Afternoon drive host Andre Gardner of WMGK is nominated for “Classic Rock Personality.” Also, WMMR is nominated for “Rock Station of the Year.”  The winners will be announced September 21.


My new hero is comedian Lisa Lampenelli, who was the highlight of the “Roast of William Shatner” on Comedy Central two Sundays ago.  Actually, the entire 90-minute special was hysterical.  Clips can be accessed at


Philly’s David Boreanaz will talk up the new season of “Bones” on “Good Day Philadelphia” tomorrow (Wednesday) between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.  Boreanaz is the son of 6ABC weather anchor Dave Roberts.


After covering Smarty Jones and Afleet Alex, “Good Day Philadelphia’s” George Mallet started riding and jumping horses this year.  Mallet’s horse blog can be found at:


Meanwhile, Scott Engler, who was a weekend anchor in Washington, D.C. before joining “Good Day Philadelphia” last month was recently named one of the “Hottest Male On-Air” personalities on the media web site,  Engler finished in third place behind Washington based anchors John Hendren and Tucker Carlson.


It’s official, say “Ola” to the new Spanish 104.5-FM.   After a week or so of simulcasting sister station 106.1-FM, 104.5-FM changed to Spanish a few days ago.


"South Beach Diet" author Arthur Agatston has tips to beat the “Freshman 15” on “10” Friday at 10 a.m. on NBC10.


“WOGL 98.1-FM will air a “Labor Day” edition of “I Love the 70’s” next weekend.


Recently appointed KYW 1060-AM news director Dee Patel got her radio start at WBCB 1490-AM in Bucks County.  WBCB is co-owned by Eagles' announcer Merrill Reese, who is going into his 30th year with the team.


Laura and “Channel Surfing” are featured in the September issue of “Philadelphia” magazine.