by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
December 19, 2006
industry sources, NBC10 news anchor Lori Delgado misinterpreted instructions
from a producer when she mistakenly reported that three teenagers were
killed, when a student committed suicide at Springfield High School last week
Sources said the
producer told Delgado through her earpiece, “Pages 12, 13, and 14 are
dead,” because the producer was eliminating stories to make room for the
breaking news coverage Delgado then said, “We’ve just been informed that
three children at the high school ages 12, 13, and 14 are dead.”
Delgado did not
answer a phone message seeking comment. A
station spokesperson did not reply to an email about the situation.
breaking news story in 2004, NBC10 reporter Ted Greenberg and former reporter
Beth McDonough were suspended for falsely reporting that a North Philadelphia
boy was shot and killed. At the
time of the report, the child was alive.
reporter Bill Baldini is retiring from the station after over forty years on
the job. He will file his last
report on Friday. Baldini was
inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in November and was honored
by Philadelphia City Council this year.
meteorologist Kathy Orr has signed a new multi-year contract with the station.
Channel 3 wouldn’t give details of how many years or the terms, but
estimates place her salary in the four-hundred thousand to five-hundred
thousand dollar a year range. Orr previously worked as the evening weekend
weather anchor for NBC10. When
former chief meteorologist for 10, John Bolaris departed for New York City,
NBC10 promoted Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz into Bolaris’ position and Orr
Clayton Morris is
the latest to join our favorite local revolving door, “Good Day
Philadelphia” on Fox29. Morris
arrives from “The Daily Buzz” morning show in Orlando, Florida.
The new Channel 10 4
p.m. offering, “All That and More,” is not earning more ratings for NBC10.
The consumer-oriented show, which premiered December 4, is down around
20-percent in the ratings compared to November sweeps.
WDAS 105.3-FM took
the top spot for listeners ages 12 and over in the Arbitron ratings released
last week with a 7.1 share of the audience.
Here are the top 20 out of 28 stations in the market.
WDAS 105.3-FM (7.1) – Urban Adult Contemporary
KYW 1060-AM (6.2) - News
WBEB 101.1-FM (6.1) – Adult Contemporary
WMMR 93.3-FM (5.2) - Rock
WUSL 98.9-FM (4.7) - Urban
WOGL 98.1-FM (4.6) - Oldies
WXTU 92.5-FM (4.1) - Country
WMGK 102.9-FM (3.8) – Classic Rock
WPHT 1210-AM (3.6) - Talk
WPHI-FM (3.2) – Contemporary Hit Radio/Rythmic
WRNB 107.9-FM (3.1) – Urban Adult Contemporary
WBEN 95.7-FM (2.8) – Adult Hits
WIOQ 102.1-FM (2.8) – Contemporary Hit Radio/Pop
WIP 610-AM (2.8) - Sports
WRDW 96.5-FM (2.8) – Contemporary Hit Radio/Rhythmic
WPPZ-FM (2.6) – Gospel
WISX 106.1-FM (2.5) – Hot Adult Contemporary
WYSP 94.1-FM (2.0) – Talk/Active Rock
19. WUBA 104.5-FM (1.8) – Tropical
20. WKXW-FM – (1.2) – News/Talk