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By Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

October 11, 2005


The “10” show on NBC10 is moving from the Loews hotel (No more dining room background noise!) to a studio at the station on City Line Avenue at the beginning of 2006.  According to a memo that was distributed to newsroom employees, the show will be done in front of a live audience and include a live house band (no doubt to be joined sometimes by co-host/musician Lauren Hart).  If Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band can work for Conan O’Brien, how about the Hooters for “10?”


According to industry sources, when 6ABC switches its traffic service from “SmarTraveler to, long-time afternoon traffic reporter John Valerio will no longer be the on-air talent. Valerio was taken off mornings a few months ago and replaced with 6ABC personality Karen Rogers. 


WHAT 1340-AM’s Mary Mason will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th annual March of Dimes “Achievement in Radio” Awards next month.  The AIR Milestone in Radio Honorees will be E. Steven Collins, David Dye, Patty Jackson, Leigh Richards, Juan Varleta, and KYW Newsradio.


Congratulations to CBS3 meteorologist Kathy Orr and her husband Peter, who are the parents of a new baby boy William, born September 30.  Williams weighed in a 6 pounds, 15 ounces.  He joins big sister Isabella.


WB17 newsmen Steve Highsmith and Jim Sinkovitz were spotted in the NBC10 newsroom last week.  NBC10 will be producing a newscast for WB17 beginning in December.



Luann Cahn’s Emmy-winning investigative report about an illegal bar, “Dirty Little Secret” did not lose this year’s local Emmy to Tamsen Fadal’s report “Illegal Slaughterhouse” as was previously reported.  “Dirty Little Secret,” was a report from last year.  Each year’s local winners are eligible for the national Emmy, the following year.  Another Luann Cahn report, “Liposuction Doctor,” was nominated this year (which lost to Fadal).  And “Dirty Little Secret” won the national Emmy.



Spotlight – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.


ABC’s “Lost” is the dominant show in this timeslot.  It averages over 20-million viewers a show and already chased NBC’s “E-Ring” to 8 p.m.  NBC replaced it with “Martha Stewart:  The Apprentice.”   “Lost” lovers should watch “Lost,” live, but switch to Martha for the last five minutes to see her write her goodbye letter to the week’s loser.  Also, tape “Veronica Mars” on UPN. It’s worth it.  I want to be like Veronica when I grow up. Your other choices are new shows, “Criminal Minds” with Mandy Patinkin on CBS and the “Sex and the City” clone “Related” on WB.  Currently, baseball is on Fox.


New Weather Man in Town


David Aldrich is Fox29's new "Ten O'clock News" weekend weather anchor.  The Delaware native will also produce and report weather three days a week on "Good Day Philadelphia." Aldrich, replaces Karen Thomas, whose last day on the air was two Sundays ago. 

Oh My Nose!

NBC10 meteorologist Doug Kammerer was bonked in the face with a softball during a celebrity game and broke his nose.


Final Thoughts 

Here are two words for CBS3 co-anchors Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane, who reportedly had words following a newscast recently – Dr. Phil!