Monthly Archives: August 2008

New Head Shot – Yes or No?

Here’s a new head shot from a photo taken last week while I was on vacation.  Should I keep it or go back to the other?

Temple Veteran Battling Cancer

Rick Beardsley, who has been part of the Temple University RTF department for over two decades, is currently on medical leave battling Colon Cancer.  He has set up a web site called  This is his third time with the disease since 2002.


The R in RTF, could stand for “Rick,” but it’s for Radio, as in Radio, Television, Film.

Message from Jody Mac

To the hundreds of my fans and friends who have attempted to call me, and the thousands that have attempted to e-mail me, I thank you all very much. As you have probably heard by now, I needed to have quadruple bypass surgery. The procedure to this point has been a success. I now start the process of healing and getting better. This was way too close of a call, and will serve as a wake-up call for me. I am hoping to be back, talking Phillies pennant race, Eagles good September start, and all things Philly sports before you know it. Thanks for the support you have shown my show during my absence, and I would appreeeciate it if you continue in that vain.
    I would love to reply to everyone individually, but I am just not up to the task. But know, your concern makes the fight I am fighting a little easier everyday.
                                            Talk to you soon…
                                                Jody Mac

myPHL17 Schedule

7 a.m. – Law and Order: Criminal Intent

8 a.m. – Better Philly

9 a.m. – Cheaters

10 a.m. – Maury

11 a.m. – Jerry Springer

12 p.m. – Maury

1 p.m. – Jerry Springer

2 p.m. – Steve Wilkos

3 p.m. – Maury

4 p.m. – Judge Karen

5 p.m. – Half and Half

5:30 p.m. – House of Payne

6 p.m. – My Wife and Kids

6:30 p.m. – Two and a Half Men

7:30 p.m. – Family Guy

Big Ron Replacement to Be Named Soon

According to WOGL 98.1-FM, a replacement for afternoon drive host Big Ron O’Brien will be named soon.

Big Ron died in the spring.

6ABC and NBC10 Schedules

The 6ABC schedule is unchanged and the only new show on NBC10 is Deal or No Deal. 


News – 5  a.m.

Good Morning America – 7 a.m.

Regis and Kelly – 9 a.m.

Rachael Ray – 10 a.m.

The View – 11 a.m.

News – 12 p.m.

All My Children – 1 p.m.

One Life to Live – 2 p.m.

General Hospital – 3 p.m.

Oprah – 4 p.m.

News – 5 p.m.

World News Tonight – 6:30 p.m.

Jeopardy – 7 p.m.

Wheel of Fortune – 7 :30 p.m.



News – 5 a.m.

The Today Show – 7 a.m.

10 – 11 a.m.

Deal or No Deal – 12 p.m.

Days of Our Lives – 1 p.m.

Martha – 2 p.m.

Ellen – 3 p.m.

News – 4 p.m.

All That and More – 5 p.m.

News – 6 p.m.

Nightly News with Brian Williams – 6:30 p.m.

Access Hollywood – 7 p.m.

Extra – 7:30 p.m.

WIP’s Suicide Pool is Back

The 10th annual WIP Suicide Football Pool is back.

Each week, players pick a pro team to win.  The same team cannot be chosen twice.

Good luck!

Hugh Douglas Joins Fox29 for Football Season

Former Eagle and current WIP personality Hugh Douglas will join Bill Vargus and Joe Staszak for football season on Fox29.

Fox continues to actively search for a replacement for former sports director Don Tollefson.

With TV Season Here, Think of Me For Your Group

As the fall television season approaches, I wanted to give a reminder that I give speeches to groups and organizations about TV.

My presentation combines trivia, gossip, Q & A, and prizes.

Email me at  if you’d like to book me for your group.

Stormy Relations Between Bolaris and Stensland

According to newsroom sources things are “awkward to say the least” between Fox29 news anchor Dawn Stensland and meteorologist John Bolaris.

Bolaris, who previously worked with Stensland’s husband Larry Mendte at NBC10 seems to be squarely on “Team Lane,” as it was reported that he helped Fox29 reporter Dave Schratweiser secure an interview with Alycia Lane’s attorney Paul Rosen after Larry Mendte’s court appearance on Friday.

Bolaris has also previously spoken out again Mendte who pleaded guilty to a felony for illegally accessing Lane’s email.