Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Best of Philly

Since Philadelphia magazine only named one media award in this year’s Best of Philly issue (Best reason to watch CSN- Amy Fadool!?), I will take it upon myself to give my own awards:

Best thing to happen to Channels 3 and 10 in 25  years – Oprah goes off the air

Worst Trend – Those ridiculously early 4:30 a.m. newscasts

Best Makeover – Petite anchor Sheinelle’s Jones’ longer hair

Channel 10 East – Fox29, with anchors Lauren Cohn, Karen Hepp and news director Steve Schwaid

The Worst Thing To Happen To Miami Since Jersey Shore – Fox29 John Bolaris’ escapades

Best website – with photo galleries ranging from Action News dads to Jamie Apody’s wedding

Best Blast From The Past – The Dancin’ On Air marathon on Channel 17.  How about Al Alberts next, Channel 6?

Best Farm System – NBC10, which brought on NBC10’s Kristen Welker and Aditi Roy

Best Job Switch – NBC10’s Lori Wilson from the 10 Show to straight news, Lesley Van Arsdall to weekend sports anchor on CBS3

You’re Fired – Never Mind – Steve Bucci and Joe Staszak may have lost full-time status at their stations, but came back.

My Biology Teacher – Channel 17 Phillies postgame contributor Marty Bystrom

Dr. Philadelphia – Will Dr. Phil be able to beat the Teen-6 crew at 4p.m. of Brian Taff, Shirleen Allicott, Alicia Vitarelli, and Adam Joseph?

Best Slogan – Trust the Bowtie

No More Orr At 5 & 6

So how do you feel about the report that Kathy Orr is getting replaced by younger version Kate Bilo on the 5 and 6 p.m. shows on CBS3?

Happy 30th Birthday MTV!

I am loving the salute to MTV on VH1 Classic this weekend.  So far I’ve caught parts of Spring Break, Beavis and Butthead, The Real World, Remote Control (which I was lucky enough to be a contestant), and more.

Monday at midnight, the first hour of MTV from August 1, 1981 will be re-broadcast.

Xfinity Spokespeople

Who is your favoirte Xfinity spokesperson – Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris, or Sophia Vergara?

Dancin’ On Air Marathon Scores High in the Ratings

According to Dancin’ On Air producer Mike Nise’s Facebook page, the Dancin’ On Air marathon, which aired on Channel 17 Saturday night was #1 in the 18-49 demographic.


CBS3 Fall Weekday Lineup

4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. – Eyewitness News

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – The Early Show

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Anderson Cooper

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Let’s Make a Deal

11:00 a.m. – noon – The Price is Right

Noon – 12:30 p.m. – Talk Philly

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The Young And the Restlesss

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – The Bold and the Beautiful

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Talk

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Doctors

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Dr. Phil

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 – News

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.- CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Entertainment Tonight

7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – The Insider

Dancin’ On Air Marathon

So did everybody enjoy the Dancin’ On Air marathon on Channel 17 Saturday night?

Broadcast Pioneers Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2011 Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame inductees are:

Cherie Bank
Dann Cuellar
Howard Eskin
Steve Highsmith
Wally Kennedy
Tim Lake
Steve Levy
Andy Musser
Barry Resiman
Stephanie Stahl

In addition, the following will be inducted posthumously in the Hall of Fame:

Larry Brown
Dick Covington
Jack Creamer
Tommy DeNoble
Bob Dome
Randy Kraft
Jack LaMar
Don Lancer
Norman Leebron
Helen Lipkin
Mac McGuire
Tom Moorehead
Roy Heal
Charlie O’Donnell
Joel A. Spivak

Philadelphia native Cardinal John P. Foley will be recognized by the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia as its 2011 Person of the Year. Prior to retiring this year, Cardinal Foley served as a key communicator for the Vatican under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

The Person of the Year and Hall of Fame banquet will be held on November 18.

Dads Of Action News

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NBC10 Fall Lineup

Here is the NBC10 fall lineup:

4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. – NBC10 News Today

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – The Today Show

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – NBC10 News (New)

11:30 a.m. – noon – The 10! Show

Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Family Feud with Steve Harvey

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Days of Our Lives

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – The Nate Berkus Show

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Ellen

4:00 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m.  – NBC10 News

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 – NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Extra

7:30 p.m – 8:00 p.m. – Access Hollywood