Monthly Archives: April 2011

VH1 Top 20 Countdown in Philly

This weekend’s VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown was taped in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center in town and the Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

Comcast SportsNet Wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Comcast SportsNet’s special about the Spectrum, “Building A Memory” won a regional Edward R. Murrow award.  Philly TV veteran Brad Nau served as executive producer.

Game 7 Sets Ratings Record for CSN

Tuesday night’s Flyers’ victory over Buffalo was the highest rated Flyers’ game in Comcast SportsNet history with a 12.6 rating (383,000 households).

I even tore myself away from the Dancing With The Stars results show to watch because it is the law to watch a Game 7.

Sweeps Starts Thursday

May sweeps starts Thursday. My hero, Oprah, kicks things off with Rob Lowe.

90210 Renewed

I am happy to report that 90210 is one of the shows that CW is renewing for next season.  The others are Top Model, Supernatural, Gossip Girl, and The Vampire Diaries.

Sounds Like GH Will Be The Next Soap To Go

There are rumblings that General Hospital will end in September 2012.  Can’t Luke Spencer, who once saved the world from Mikos Cassadine and his evil weather machine, save the show?

CBS3 and Former CBS3 Anchor Win Awards


Philadelphia, April 25, 2011 – The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded CBS 3 with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this spring for its news, sports and online efforts.    

The judges recognized Eyewitness News with a Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the Duck Boat Collision on the Delaware River last July as dozens of stranded passengers were rescued and a desperate search was underway for two missing Hungarian students.  Anchors Chris May, Susan Barnett and Dave Huddleston along with reporters Jim Donovan, Ben Simmoneau, Jim Osman, Valerie Levesque and Todd Quinones were first on the scene and covered every detail of the compelling story under the direction of Vice President and News Director, Susan Schiller.

The Eyewitness Sports team also fared well in the sports reporting category for Andy Wheeler, Paul Pozniak, Manny Noguera and Mike Henry’s video tribute “Fans Remember Halladay No-Hitter,” which was an overview of fans thoughts and reactions to Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Roy Halladay’s performance as he threw only the second no-hitter in Major League Baseball post-season history.  And, under the leadership of executive editor Jessica McWilliams, and her team, the station’s website took top honors for online news operation. 

Also former CBS3 news anchor Alycia Lane, who currently anchors the morning news for the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles won an Edward R. Murrow award for writing.

New Radio Ratings

Check out the latest Philly radio ratings.

The top ten:

1. KYW
10. WHYY

Jimmy Rollins On Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is featured on the latest edition of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel on HBO.

Cinema Verite

Just watched Cinema Verite on HBO with Diane Lane, Tom Robbins, and James Gandolfini.  I did not think of Tony Soprano once while watching Gandolfini as filmmaker Craig Gilbert.