Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
September 6, 2006


KYW 1060-AM is offering several features such as movie reviews and garden reports for “Podcasts.”  Ipod and MP3 users will be able to download content from the station’s web site to personal systems.


According to Bob Burke, vice president of the radio trade publication, “Friday Morning Quarterback,” podcasts are here to stay.


“Podcasting has a future as long as the content remains unique and is easily accessible. If you have a 30 minute train ride to work. You wake up grab a coffee, check your e-mail, and download a podcast to your iPod, and then listen to it on your way to work.


The radio industry needs to fine a way on to these popular devices. It'll be with exclusive content you can't get anywhere. From interviews to topical information on lifestyle topics.


Radio needs to be a part of the iPod world or it will be another listener lost to a computerized jukebox with no commercials.” 


Speaking of, at noon, B101-FM is airing the “Shuffle Lunch.”  Of course, BEN 95.7-FM’s has a “Shuffle” format.


6ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan announced on the air that she is expecting her first child in January.  Tynan, 36, married fellow duathlete Greg Watson, 38 in April.  This is the second marriage for both, who do not have children from their previous marriages. 


Tynan said she’s “cutting” back her training regimen to running five miles a day.  “My doctor said that exercising is good for the baby, so I’ll keep working out, but not four hours a day anymore,” she said. 


Tynan said she’ll find out the sex of the baby, but won’t do any on-air “ultrasounds,” or other pregnancy-related stories for the station.  “Some things should be kept private.”


Tynan, who lost ten pounds on the South Beach diet before her wedding in April, has gained ten since she became pregnant.


She can get plenty of tips on motherhood from 6ABC weekend meteorologist Sally Ann Mosey, who has four children.


Fox29 meteorologist Rob Guarino made the cover of the recent “Philly Fit” magazine.


And in more weather news, CBS3 meteorologist Kathy Orr and the Eyewitness News Weather Team are conducting another Kidcaster Search.”  Auditions for children aged 6-14 will be held at Morgantown Furniture Outlet on Saturday, September 10.  Two winners will be selected to deliver an actual forecast on CBS3.  For details, go to


NBC10 did not renew the contract of reporter Robert Lyles.  His last day was last Wednesday.


Steve Martorano, who was the strongest general talker on sports radio WIP 610-AM, finished a week-long substitute stint for Michael Smerconish on 1210-AM.