by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
November 1, 2005
WYSP 94.1-FM unveiled its post-Howard Stern plans, as it changed from rock to “Free-FM” Tuesday. Instead of one Howard Stern in the morning, there will be lots of Howard Stern-types, as the station is dumping rock music during the week and will have personalities doing talk, bits, and not playing music. One of the new personalities is "Barsky," who also was the morning man at the old “Hot Hits 98,” WPLY-FM, WPTP-FM, and WMMR-FM. He’ll man the 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. shift with former WMMR co-hort, Vinnie the Crumb, and Philly radio veteran Kim Douglas. The rest of the weekday lineup is Kidd Chris from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Couzin Ed from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Matt and Huggy from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., and Rick Allen from 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. As expected, David Lee Roth will take over for East coast Infinity stations for Stern at the beginning of 2006.
Valerio, the afternoon traffic reporter for 6ABC since 1999, filed his last
report for the station Friday. As
was previously reported, 6ABC switched traffic services from SmarTraveler to
announcer Marc Zumoff and CBS3 news anchor Pat Ciarrocchi’s “Breaking into
Broadcasting” workshop returns for another five-week session November 8.
Sessions will be held at Videolink studios in Center City.
Go to www.ontheairworkshops.com.
news anchor Arthur Fennell is serving as the keynote speaker for the Bucks
County NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration Saturday at the Bucks County Sheraton
Hotel in Langhorne. For more information, go to www.bucksnaacp.org.
– Former 6ABC reporter Michele McCormack is now the morning news anchor for
the Milwaukee, WI CBS affiliate, not the ABC affiliate, which was previously
Loves Raymond” star Peter Boyle was the recipient of the LaSalle University
Communications department’s “Shining Star” award Saturday night.
Boyle graduated from LaSalle in 1957.
Also, LaSalle graduate Ralph Garman, the host of Spike TV’s “Joe
Schmo,” had a part in the recent movie “Two for the Money.”
Know You’ve Made It When…
sports writer and ESPN2 host Stephen A. Smith was parodied on “Saturday
Night Live.” Finesse Mitchell
was the impersonator.
High’s Tina Kim, a reporter for Fox29, is leaving town to join fiancé Karl
Kottke, a Navy pilot based in Virginia Beach, VA.
(Hey Tina, I know some good seafood restaurants there.) Kim, 34, and
Kottke met when they were students at Duke University and reconnected this
year. Their wedding date is January 15. Kim
was a reporter for WB17 for three years and Fox the last two years.
Fox recently hired new reporter John Atwater, Fox is planning to hire another
reporter to replace Kim (get those resumes over there Channel 17 people).
person who need not apply is WB17 reporter Tim Furlong, who will join the
WB17/NBC10 hybrid news in December.
county resident and former “Love Boat” regular Jill Whelan, who has been
popping up on WPHT 1210-AM, was one of the talking heads on the hilarious “I
Love the 80’s 3-D” on VH1 last week.
My favorites on the show are Mo Rocca, Hal Sparks, Michael Ian Smith,
Rachael Harris, and Loni Love.