by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
December 27, 2005
native, Neshaminy High and Bucks County Community college graduate Anita
Gevinson, in the midst of her second stint subbing for Andre Gardner on WMGK
102.9-FM from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., is thrilled to be back home.
former Philadelphia radio personality who relocated to Los Angeles twenty
years ago said, “I’ve always
worked in L.A., but never clicked there like I did here.”
rock fans remember Gevinson from her days as Philly’s first female morning
drive host on WMMR 93.3-FM and her “Ask Anita” lunchtime segment on WYSP
had a devoted following in Philly, but was fired from the morning shift on
WYSP the summer of 1986 to make way for Howard Stern.
WMGK 102.9-FM broadcast a salute to rocker Warren Zevon, who died a couple of
years ago, ‘MGK personality Debbi Calton called on Gevinson, who had a
relationship with Zevon, to contribute to the tribute.
that appearance, she was asked to substitute for Gardner in August.
response was so positive from the listeners, that management brought her back
for this week.
wrote her memoirs about her adventures in rock and radio.
Though excerpts were printed in “Philadelphia” magazine, she is
still looking for a publisher.
days hobnobbing with Zevon, Jackson Browne, and Jefferson Starship are
chronicled in the book. A couple of her former boyfriends included Daryl Hall
of Hall and Oates and Maury Povich.
a girl from Bucks county who would run to (the old department store)
Korvette’s when the latest Jefferson Airplane album would come out, to
eventually go to a party with Marty Balin (of Airplane/Starship) hosted by Roy
Orbison, it was pretty incredible.”
were some drawbacks.
who did the morning shift were never paid the same amount as men,” she
though she occasionally dated some famous people, Gevinson joked, “It
wasn’t great when my stalker was the only person sending me flowers on
will Anita ever return to her hometown permanently?