On The Air
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
September 23, 2005

CBS3 weekend sports anchor Steve Bucci won the big sports category - Sports Anchor - at the Mid-Atlantic Emmys.

Matt Yallof of Comcast SportsNet won Best Sports Reporter. Marc Zumoff of Comcast SportsNet won Sports Play by Play for his work on Sixers games. The Eagles Television Network won five Emmys, including Live Sports Coverage Series Eagles preseason 2004. Comcast SportsNet won eight Emmys, including "SportsNite" for Best Sportscast.

Anchor's away

The recent announcement that WB17 will stop producing its own newscast in December means that sports anchor Matt Biondi will be out of a job. Biondi was a one-man sports staff for more than a year. NBC10 will produce WB17's "News at 10" beginning Saturday, Dec. 10.

Hefty payoff

Every Friday at 5:20 p.m., ESPN 920-AM listeners can Guess the Score of this weekend's Eagles game for a chance to win a cash prize. The pot started at $10,000 and increases by $5,000 each week if there isn't a winner. This week's prize is $20,000. My guess: Eagles 27, Oakland 17.

Hall of a guy

Congratulations to long-time Eagles commentator Tom Cardella, who will be inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame this fall. Cardella hosts "Monday Night Kickoff" every Monday at 7 p.m. on WBCB 1490-AM.

Book it

WIP 610-AM host Anthony Gargano will be signing copies of his new book, "A Sunday Pilgrimage," at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Borders in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Channel flipping

Because this is a road game for the Oakland Raiders, this week's Eagles game will be on CBS (Yea, no Tony Siragusa). Dick Enberg, Dan Dierdorf and Amren Keteyian are the announcers.

Surprise, surprise

Remember when Comcast made a play for Disney this year? Disney, which owns ESPN, signed a deal with Comcast's archrival, Verizon. Under the agreement, Verizon will carry 12 television services on Verizon FiOS TV's expanded basic, including seven ESPN Channels, and Verizon will carry major ESPN programming on its Broadband services.

Adamle returns

As Mike Adamle's career has taken him from announcing NFL games with Lynn Swann to two-hand touch football with Rachel Love Fraser, "The Swan," on "Battle of the Network Reality Stars," the former NBC analyst will get back into football as part of Comcast SportsNet's "Bears Post Game Live" in Chicago.


"The Jon Ritchie Show" was slated to be on WMMR 93.3-FM this season, not ESPN 920-AM as previously reported. We'll keep you informed if "The Jon Ritchie Show" will air in Cincinnati (his new team) this year. Meanwhile, Eagles players Sam Rayburn and Jason Short will contribute to WMMR this season.

September 23, 2005 6:11 AM