On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
September 4, 2007

Although television icon Merv Griffin passed away this summer, he lives on through his new game show “Merv Griffin’s Crosswords,” which debuts around the country, including CBS3, Monday, September 10.  (CBS3 - 9:30 a.m.)

Trenton, New Jersey native Ty Treadway, of “Soap Talk” and “One Life to Live” hosts.

In an interview at the CBS3 studios this summer, the enthusiastic Treadway said he was thrilled to follow in the footsteps of game show hosts such as Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, who were personally selected by Griffin.

“When I was interviewing for the show, I had a two hour meeting with Merv.  He put me through the ringer.  He was completely involved in the process,” Treadway said.

Before Treadway entered show business, the College of New Jersey graduate worked as an accountant for seven years.  When his mother died of breast cancer, he decided to change his life.

“When my mother died, it changed my perception of life.  She had always told me I should go into acting.  I didn’t want to be stuck in a cubicle forever.”

After that, it wasn’t long before Treadway landed roles on daytime dramas, including a five-year stint on “One Life to Live.”

Treadway is hoping “Crosswords” turns into a lifetime job.

Chris May, of the CBS affiliate in Boston, MA will join Mary Stoker Smith to co-anchor the CBS3 evening weekend news.  May, 37, begins October 15. He is a graduate of Arizona State’s “Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications,” joining fellow alums Kerri Lee Halkett of Fox29 and Jamison Uhler of NBC10.

Skin Radio Sheds Its Skin
Alternative “Skin Radio,” which debuted a few months ago changed its format to “Standards.”  WHAT 1340-AM’s new name is “Martini Lounge Radio.”  It features classic standards from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., and more.

According to the industry web site www.tvspy.com, former NBC10 reporter Beth McDonough, who works as a reporter in Minneapolis, MN, was arrested last week on suspicion of drunken driving after she allegedly hit a U.S. postal service mailbox.

Police said she had no previous drunken driving arrests on her record.

CN8 officially announced that it will change the time of “Your Morning” from 7 – 10 a.m. to 6 – 8 a.m. on September 10.  Connie Colla and Greg Coy remain the hosts.