by Laura Nachman
April 1, 2003
Some local television casualties
of the war have been “10” and “The Hollywood Squares.”
WCAU’s locally produced entertainment/magazine show “10” was shut
down the entire week due to war coverage on NBC. The
expanded “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” blocked the “Squares” as KYW
opted to run “Entertainment Tonight” at 7:30 p.m.
On the other hand, Lynn Doyle has been the good soldier for CN8 as her
talk show “It’s Your Call” has been doing expanded shows as well as extra
shows on the weekend.
Philadelphia’s Viacom/Infinity stations are reviving “Operation
Brotherly Love” which collected supplies for the rescue workers after the 9/11
attacks. Now the items will go to
local military bases for the troops scheduled to leave for Iraq.
Batteries, disposable cameras, CDs, books, hard candy, sunblock, and
toothbrushes and toothpaste are some of the things that stations such as KYW and
WPSG will accept.
WPVI news and sports anchor Scott Palmer knows first-hand on what it is
like to be in the military since he spent three years in the Navy from
1971-1974. After getting drafted,
Palmer was an air-traffic controller for two years and a Lieutenant for one year
while stationed in Jacksonville, FL. He
also spent two years in the reserve.
Former “Good Day Philadelphia” Hollywood reporter Molly Mayock hit
the big-time Sunday night as she was an analyst for Joan and Melissa Rivers’
“Academy Awards Pre-Show” on E! Since
the show had to be revamped due to the Academy cutting out interviews from the
red carpet, Mayock was recruited to give Oscar predictions.
Things are sunny at WSNI “Sunny 104.5-FM” as the station jumped to
fifth place in the recent Arbitron radio ratings for ages twelve and above.
The top station is KYW 1060-AM with a 7.5 share of the over four-million
listeners in the Philadelphia market.
The rest of the top twenty are WDAS-FM (2), WUSL-FM (3), WBEB-FM (4),
WSNI-FM (5), WIOQ-FM (6), WJJZ-FM (7), WYSP-FM (8), WOGL-FM (9), WXTU-FM (10),
WIP-AM (11), WPHI-FM (12), WMGK-FM (13), WPHT-AM (14), WMMR-FM (15), WPEN-AM
(16), WPLY-FM (17), WPTP-FM (18), WEMG-AM/FM (19), and WMWX-FM (20).
Syndicated disc jockey Delilah, whose night-time dedication show had a
couple of tours of duty here, popped up on the awesome “Hall and Oates:
Live by Request” special on A & E Monday night, requesting a song
from their vast collection of hits.
WPHL entertainment reporter Tracy Humphrey will emcee the opening night
of the “Philadelphia Film Festival” April 3 at the Prince Music Theater
featuring the screening of “Confidence” starring Dustin Hoffman, Andy
Garcia, and Edward Burns. Burns