Geator with the Heater really cookin' this weekend
radio legend Jerry Blavat will be inducted into the Philadelphia
Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Beginning Jan. 1, KYW will start calling itself CBS-3. A
station source said that the KYW name is already being downplayed, the
old logos have been taken down, and new graphics are coming for the
newscasts. This is just the latest in a series of changes since Dennis
Swanson took over the CBS stations a few months ago.
WMMR 93.3-FM's Pierre Robert won awards for news at the
ninth annual March of Dimes Achievement in Radio (A.I.R) awards last
week. The reason? KYW 1060-AM did not submit entries. That could also
explain why no one from WIP 610-AM won in the sports categories.
However, WIP morning comedian Joe Conklin won for Best Original Feature.
Also noteworthy: WPLY 95.7-FM's Preston and Steve were named Best
Weekday Morning Team, WPTP' 96.5-FM's Kim Douglas was named Best Weekday
Midday Host, WPTP's Rich Kaminski was named Best Weekday Afternoon Host
and WPTP's Dave Cruise was named Best Weekday Evening Host. WPLY led all
stations with seven awards, of which one recipient quipped at the podium
"I'm glad we've been in format long enough to win something."
Former WTXF news anchor Jill Chernekoff will be teaching
the class Writing and Speaking for Television at Rosemont College
beginning in January. Chernekoff already has a star pupil in Linda
Swain, whom she trained to become television-ready for WCAU's show
"10." Swain does "Moms on the Move" reports for the
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports are now on
WPHL. Newcomer Tracy Sabol will handle the business updates for 10 p.m.
newscast. Meanwhile, Mary Fay, who anchored the reports for CN8 has
become a full-time employee of CN8 and is hosting her own financial show
called "Money Matters Today" weeknights at 8 p.m.
Yes, that was former "Good Day Philadelphia"
entertainment reporter Molly Mayock doing "Holiday Movie
Guide" segments on E!'s "Die Another Day Premiere
Special" on Monday ... Former WCAU reporter Andrew Glassman is
producing a pilot for NBC called "24-Hour Pass," a primetime
reality series featuring unmarried couples who get one day apart to
explore "inner fantasies." Wonder if he got that idea when he
dated former WCAU news anchor Jane Robelot?