Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
October 26, 2004

While celebrating CN8's eighth anniversary at Tangerine in Old City last Wednesday evening, news anchor Arthur Fennell shared that he also had a personal event to celebrate. 

Two days after the CN8 party, Fennell, 44, married pharmaceutical representative Stephanie Anderson, (Fennell would only say "under 30"), in the bride's home state of Maryland.  Right now they are on their honeymoon in Hawaii. 

This is the first marriage for Anderson, and the second marriage for Fennell, who has daughters ten and nine-years-old with his first wife, news anchor Toni Yates of WPHL.  Yates remarried and had a baby boy last year.

New Kids in Town
KYW's newest hire is general assignment reporter Anne-Marie Green, via CITY-TV in Toronto, Canada.  WCAU's newest hire is reporter Stacy Weaver, who will head up the station's new Lehigh Valley/Berks County bureau.

Hall of Famer
Congratulations to WCAU's Steve Levy, who will be inducted into the Temple University Communications Hall of Fame next month.  Levy graduated from Temple in 1970.

Goodbye to WTXF reporter and anchor Janet Zappala, whose last day at the station is December 10.  Many viewers also remember Zappala from her anchoring days at WCAU.

Snowy mornings won't be the same this winter as KYW 1060-AM suburban bureau chief Jay Lloyd is retiring.

Backcourt of Marc and Pat
KYW's Pat Ciarrocchi and the Sixers' Marc Zumoff are leading a "Breaking into Broadcasting" workshop for recent college graduates this fall. To register, call 1-888-664-4999.

Blast from the Past
Former WPVI reporter Jeff Barnes, now known as Jeff Barnd is the narrator of the piece about presidential candidate John Kerry that is scheduled to run on Sinclair stations Friday.  Barnes had a brief marriage to former KYW news anchor Terri Merryman, who is now married to former WCAU news anchor Alan Frio.  Merryman and Frio anchor the weekend evening news for WSMV-4 in Nashville, TN.

Commercial Hits
Many hits from the past are popping up on today's commercials such as The Cars' "Just What I Needed" for Circuit City, Devo's "Whip It" for Swiffer mops, The Who's "I Can See for Miles (and Miles) for headlights, The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" for Dodge, The Village People's "YMCA" turned into "E-L-M-O," Snap's "I've Got the Power" for Huggies, Men at Work's "Who Can It Be Now" for Halloween costumes at K-Mart, "LIPPS, Inc.'s "Funkytown" for an energy company, John Lennon's "Across the Universe" for Canon, The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go" for Pontiac, and Katrina and the Waves' "I'm Walking On Sunshine" for Fisher Price toys.

More Music
The annual Q-102 Jingle Ball features Alicia Keys, Simple Plan, Ryan Cabrera ("All The Way Down"), Chingy, and Bowling for Soup ("1985").  The concert is December 13th at the Tweeter Center (indoors).  It's worth it to go just for Alicia Keys, who has one of the top selling albums in the country, "The Diary of Alicia Keys." 

Flying High
KYW was cited by the National Air Disaster Alliance for its reports on security failures at Philadelphia International and Atlantic City airports with Tamsen Fadal and Walt Hunter.