Monthly Archives: August 2008

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.

Anthony Gargano’s Wedding

Congratulations to WIP personality Anthony Gargano and Tamara Hummel who were married August 2.  Here are some of the details of the wedding.

Tamara L. Hummel to Anthony L. Gargano

Ceremony: at PAFA historic building.
Reception: at Fuel, 3rd and Arch
The bride attended the ceremony in a classic lace Edgardo Bonilla gown with a beaded Lazaro sash, with red Christian Louboutin heels, while the groom wore a bespoke tuxedo made by tailor Pasquale Scioli.
For the reception, Tamara changed into a beaded organza Badgley Mischka gown — a forties glamour gown with antique beading, more fitting for the reception. Groom then changed into a white dinner jacket.
AMONG THE GUESTS: Pat Croce, director Tim Chambers; Pete Ciarocchi, from Chickie’s and Pete’s, from WIP, Angelo Catladi, Rhea Hughes, Ike Reese, Rob Charry, Marc Rayfield; from 950, Mike Missanelli; as well as former partner Steve Martorano, also in attendance.
CATERER: Tony Cardillo. Chef and co-owner of La Veranda. Wowed the crowd with incredible food. Baby lamb chops, raw bar with crab claws, oysters and jumbo shrimp, a Tuscan table were among the appetizers. The other courses included pasta mista — gorgonzola gnocchi, pesto toretllini and rigatoni matrigiana, insalata pazza — spinach salad with pine nuts, goat cheese, golden raisins and carmelized onions with balsamic vinegearette, intermezzo with limone sorbetto and the entree was surf and turf.
Desserts included a vast selection of Italian specialty pastries, including a groom’s cake called “Ba-ba” consisting of yellow cake soaked in three different liquers, a Cardillo family recipe from Naples, constructed by Giuseppe Cardillo, Tony’s brother and co-owner of La Veranda.
CAKE: Nina of Truli Confectionary Arts desgin a custom-designed four-tier, hexagon-shaped cake embroidered detail to match the bride’s wedding gown. Two tiers devil’s food cake with champagne ganache strawberry and the other two were banana cake with ganache and bavarian cream with caramelized bananas. 
Honeymoon: Greek islands.

36 Joins 950

Eagles’ star running back Brian Westbrook will host his own radio show on ESPN 950 every Monday from 7 – 8 p.m. beginning September 8 from the Stone Grille in Clementon, NJ.

CSN New Set

Here’s a picture of CSN’s new set:

NBC10 Will be Short Another Anchor

NBC10, which is already short an anchor after the departure of Vince DeMentri, will be without weekend morning anchor John Blunt  for a few weeks, as he is scheduled to undergo knee surgery according to industry sources.

Blunt has been with NBC10 since 1984.