Monthly Archives: April 2008

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CBS3 Wins Journalism Award

From CBS3:





Philadelphia, April 15, 2008- CBS 3’s Eyewitness News has won the top honor among major market television stations for the third consecutive year in the  Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association competition.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) was named the winner of the prestigious Joe Snyder Award for providing the best news service in the state of Pennsylvania.  This is the third time in a row CBS 3 has won the Snyder Award. The station earned 12 awards overall including seven first-place honors. Its first place honors included: Best Newscast (Eyewitness News at 11), Best Spot News, Best Continuing Coverage, Best Sportscast, Best Sports Photography, Best News Documentary and Best Feature.  Outstanding work cited included Larry Mendte’s moving Memorial Day documentary about local soldiers killed in Iraq.  The special included the photograph of everyone who was lost to the war.  Also honored was the station’s coverage of the tragic shooting of Officer Chuck Cassidy and its fundraising efforts for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

“The Joe Snyder Award is a particularly great honor,” says Michael Colleran, President and General Manager of the station. “To win this prestigious award three years running is especially gratifying.”

The list represents the breadth of our news coverage from the broadcasts to special reports to documentaries,” says Susan Schiller, Vice President and News Director.  “It’s a team effort; we share this award with those on air and behind the scenes.”

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.


CBS3 Personnel Move – A Hiring, Not a Firing

Former CBS3 intern Ben Simmoneau joins CBS3 as a reporter Wednesday.

Simmoneau spent the last five years as an anchor and reporter at WGAL-TV in Lancaster, PA.

He grew up in Spring City and graduated from Ithaca College in 2003.


Flyers Improving in Ratings

Not surprisingly, since the Flyers are a better team this year, the ratings are also improving.  Friday’s playoff game against Washington on Comcast SportsNet averaged a 3.4 rating (101, 076 households), a 55% increase over the regular season average rating of 2.2.

According to CSN,  the Flyers ratings on Comcast SportsNet increased 47% over last season.

Game three vs. the Capitals airs tonight at 7 p.m.

Stephen Colbert on Larry King Live

Check out Stephen Colbert’s funny appearance on Larry King Live last night.   Colbert is broadcasting Comedy Central’s  “The Colbert Report” from Philadelphia this week.

Another Sports Radio Station in Area

WBUD 1260-AM in Trenton, NJ changed formats to Fox Sports.  Tyronne Johnson will host a local show from 3 – 6 p.m.  The national lineup includes Steve Czaban and the First Team from 6 – 9 a.m., Jim Rome from noon – 3 p.m., Chris Myers from 6 – 7 p.m., and JT The Brick from 10 p.m. – midnight.

Jill Myra will continue with traffic and Alan Kasper will continue with weather.  

The format change will not affect Jack Pinto’s Sunday morning Frank Sinatra show, “Breakfast with Frank.”

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Audition Time

Think you know all the answers on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”  Prove it, as the show is holding its annual auditions in New York City for the show.  Go to to register.

“Millionaire” airs at 12:30 p.m. on 6ABC.




Cheesesteak Challenge on WIP Saturday

Glen Macnow’s “Cheesesteak Challenge” crowns a winner Saturday between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Judges include Vince Papale, Kathy Orr, Jon Runyan, Rhea Hughes, Ray Didinger, and Anthony Gargano.

Radio Insider Comments on First Two Weeks of ESPN 950

Kyle DeWitt, co-host of the radio industry show “The Radio Racket,” has some suggestions for new ESPN 950, which debuted April 1.

In an email, DeWitt wrote, “While I applaud Greater Media and WPEN for bringing in a great local talent like Mike Missanelli and getting Jody Mac (McDonald) into his natural mid-day slot, it still doesn’t seem to me that they are committed to taking on WIP.  A show like “Mike and Mike” in the morning won’t draw an audience in this town and throwing a boat anchor like Mike Tirico in between your best local shows kills any momentum Jody builds.  Now if they bring in Tony Bruno to put inbetween Jody and Mike then they may make some hay. Until then, it looks like more of the same of what we’ve seen since they signed on as a sports station.”

Mary Caraccioli Helps Tennis Foundation

CN8’s Mary Caraccioli co-chairs the “25th Anniversary Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis & Education” benefit gala,  themed “Breaking Barriers,” on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. For the past year, Caraccioli has been following one of the youngsters in AAYTE’s “Love to Serve” program, which provides tennis instruction, academic tutoring, and dinner for boys and girls from three North Philadelphia playgrounds.
Monica Malpass and Sarah Bloomquist of 6ABC, John Bolaris of Fox29, John Clark of NBC10, Beasley Reece of CBS3, Michael Barkann and Leslie Gudel of CSN and Howard Eskin of WIP 610-AM are scheduled to act as auctioneers for the event. 
Caraccioli’s long running “Money Matters Today,” recently moved to a new timeslot, airing live at 11 p.m. weeknights.