Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
November 15, 2005


NBC10’s next new hire is Lori Wilson, weekend anchor and weekday reporter for the CBS affiliate, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Wilson, who will be a reporter here, is scheduled to begin November 28.  Some say that Wilson resembles former NBC10 news anchor Sharon Reed.


No Hard Feelings?

Sharp-eyed viewers probably noticed that one of the sponsors of last weekend’s 6ABC special about Childrens’ Hospital of Philadelphia was “The David Cutler Group.”  David Cutler is the ex-husband of 6ABC news anchor Monica Malpass.


Cheryl Ladd, who will forever be known as one of “Charlie’s Angels,” appears on “10” today at 10 a.m. on NBC10.  Ladd is part of the cast of “Las Vegas.”


2005 continues to be a good year for the WMMR 93.3-FM morning team of “Preston and Steve,” as they won “Best Morning Weekday Host or Team” at the AIR (Achievement in Radio) awards last week.  Some of the other winners were WXTU 92.5-FM’s Leigh Richards for “Best Weekday Midday Host or Team,” WOGL 98.1-FM’s Big Ron O’Brien for “Best Weekday Afternoon Host or Team,” and WYSP 94.1-FM’s “Matt and Huggy” for “Best Weekday Evening Host or Team.”


In the ever-changing world of radio, here are some of the changes from last year’s awards to now.  WPLY 100.3-FM dropped its alternative rock format.  Y-100 disc jockeys “Preston and Steve” moved to WMMR.  Rock station WYSP 94.1-FM changed to “Free-FM” two weeks ago, WPEN 950-AM switched from Oldies to Sports Talk, 103.9-FM changed from “The Beat,” to a gospel format, and “The Beat” moved to the 100.3 frequency. And new station WRNB 107.9-FM immediately became a top ten station.  95.7-FM changed from “Mix” to “BEN.”    The biggest change will be happening soon, when Howard Stern leaves WYSP for Sirius radio.  Stern is scheduled to appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday.


As expected, “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the Terrell Owens story, as Finesse Mitchell played Donovan McNabb and Keenan Thompson reprised his Wilma McNabb on “Weekend Update.”


For those who missed Terrell Owens getting “Punk’d” on MTV Sunday night, there are usually replays of the Ashton Kutcher prank series throughout the week.  Wonder if T.O. wishes his suspension by the Eagles was a “Punk’d” episode.


Brad Must Be the Pitts

One more thought about the T.O. apology-fest last week.  Though he said “Sorry” to everybody this side of the Mississippi, he still neglected to apologize to offensive coordinator Brad Childress, who made the fatal error of saying "hello."
Laura Nachman will be providing commentary for "A Very Brady Marathon" on Thanksgiving Day, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on UPN 57.