Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bolaris In Philly Mag

There is a blurb about Fox29 weather anchor John Bolaris in the new issue of Philadelphia magazine.

In another weather note, former weekend weather anchor Karen Thomas has been filling in on Fox lately.

Whose Snow Coverage Did You Watch

I watched lots of Fox29 and 6ABC. Good Day Philadelphia stayed on the air for a gut-busting 7 hours.

6ABC To Start 4 P.M. Newscast

6ABC will launch a 4 p.m. newscast with news anchors Brian Taff and Shirleen Alicott in May after Oprah ends her 25 year run.

We hear that Adam Joseph and new reporter Alicia Vitarelli will also be part of the newscast.

I Want Joy Back At 9

I’m disappointed they moved Joy Behar to 10 p.m. I’m sure HLN moved her not to compete with sister station CNN’s new Piers Morgan show, but I’d rather watch Joy over Piers at 9.

See Oprah in Person

6ABC is giving you a chance to see the Oprah show in person.  I would love to win that.  Oprah has been great this year.

Alycia Lane and Dan Gross Settle Lawsuit

Philly Home Show Special

From 6ABC:

(Philadelphia, PA) – FYI Philly is dreaming and scheming at the 2011 Philadelphia Home Show!  On Saturday, January 15th, 6abc’s Adam Joseph and Karen Rogers give you an inside look at all that’s hot and happening in the world of home improvement.  Tour a suburban dream home that’s “green” from the ground up.  See if you can spot the huge hidden spaces in a tiny city apartment.  Plus, HGTV’s Chip Wade shares his tips for home remodeling projects, and Mary Caraccioli from the Live Well Network’s “Mary Talks Money” has a strategy to help pay for them.  Also, Adam Joseph reveals his own magnificent master bedroom makeover!  FYI Philly’s Home Show Preview packs aisles of ideas into one action packed half-hour, starting at 7 p.m.  Be sure to catch the rebroadcast of FYI Philly on Sunday, January 16th at 11:35 p.m., immediately following Action News at 11.

FYI Philly’s Home Show Preview is sponsored by Avalon Carpet Tile and Flooring.

FYI Philly is locally produced by 6abc, and highlights many of the features seen in Philadelphia Magazine.  Philadelphia Magazine is the official content partner of FYI Philly. For more information on FYI Philly and 6abc’s local programming, go to

WPVI-TV is the ABC-owned station serving the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.

Big Love Is Back

I’m excited for the fifth and final season of Big Love on HBO Sunday night.

Howard TV Continues




Fans will Continue to Have Uncensored Television Access

to Howard and His Hilarious Cast of Characters

New York, NY- Jan.13, 2011 –Howard Stern Productions and iN DEMAND have reached an agreement to continue the Howard TV On Demand subscription Video On Demand television channel. The service will continue without any programming interruptions. The Howard TV service (HTV) includes over 40 hours of uncensored programming each month, with unlimited access to the video versions of Howard Stern’s daily radio show, selections from the extensive television archives (including the uncensored versions of the E! shows), original programming and outrageous behind-the-scenes content. Howard TV is available to more than 40 million digital cable households via major cable systems in the U.S. and Canada.

Howard TV is the place to see uncensored telecasts of Stern and his wide variety of guests. Howard TV cameras capture the action every morning from a state-of-the-art High Definition studio at Sirius XM Radio headquarters in NYC. Fans can access any of the programming, any time, with just a touch of their cable remotes, along with the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind. Howard TV also has a very robust Facebook page with tens of thousands of fans:  For more information, go to

“After nearly 30 years in terrestrial and satellite radio, Howard Stern has secured his spot as a ‘must listen’ for legions of fans,” said Bob Benya, iN DEMAND President & CEO. “We are thrilled that he will be continuing his iconic show, and proud to be able to deliver Howard TV to cable audiences around North America who want to see Howard Stern in action.”

“The production staff at Howard TV looks forward to continuing to entertain Howard Stern fans with our one-of-a-kind programming via original series, specials and the exclusive Daily Shows from Howard’s radio studio,” said Howard TV Executive Producer Doug Z. Goodstein. Our commitment is to give fans an in-depth viewpoint of the world of Howard Stern unlike anything on television.”

Howard Stern made history in 2006, when he moved to satellite radio, giving him a new-found freedom. As a compliment to that service, cable launched the television version, Howard TV On Demand also in 2006. Besides the daily shows and originals, HTV includes shows from the television archives covering more than 16 years of the best programming from both HTV and E!

Doug Z. Goodstein is the Executive Producer for Howard TV On Demand.  Mike Gange is Supervising ProducerScott DePace is Director.

About Howard TV On Demand

Digital cable’s subscription video-on-demand service Howard TV On Demand is the television version of The Howard Stern Show on satellite radio. Subscribers get an uncensored window into the show and its colorful cast of characters, plus a wealth of favorite library content from the show’s complete television catalogue, plus original series. Viewers have unlimited access to more than 40 hours of content per month. Howard TV On Demand is currently available to over 40 million digital cable subscribers through Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks and Rogers Cable Systems (Canada).  It is a service of iN DEMAND L.L.C.  More info at             

BEN 95.7’s Mile of Meet Returns

From Ben 95.7-FM


Bala Cynwyd, PA (January 13, 2011): Let 95.7 BEN-FM help you find your Valentine on Friday February 11 (6-10p) at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant (4120 Main St, Manayunk, PA) at the 7th Annual Mile of Meet. BEN-FM will line up a mile of eligible bachelors on Main St. Each bachelor will be holding a number. Single women will be able to walk down the street and “man shop”, jotting down the numbers of the men they are interested in on their “shopping list”. The women can then head inside to the “Check Him Out Counter” to look up bio/profile information on the man/men they were interested in. At 7:45p everyone will head inside for a party hosted by BEN-FM’s morning host Marilyn Russell and Steve Ward Host/Executive Producer of VH1’s Tough Love (and CEO of where the mixing, matching and mingling will begin.

This party will feature a variety of activities aimed at making the introduction/mingling process less stressful. BEN staffers will serve as “Icebreakers” and “Wingmen” to help shy attendees make their initial introduction to someone they are interested in. Attendees can also express interest in someone they’re attracted to by sending a text message that will be displayed on multiple TV screens throughout the venue. There will be an activity called “Take Him for A Spin” where women can write down the number of a bachelor their interested in and choose from among 4 tasks they’d like him to perform on stage. Russell and Ward will then invite the bachelor on stage to perform his task. Tasks may include: showing off “sexy” dance moves, doing pushups, taking off his shirt.

Women do not need to preregister for the event. All they need to do is show up. Guys need to preregister on 2/11 between 6p-7p or by going to as soon as today.