Monthly Archives: April 2012

Seven Show Sunday

Here are the seven shows I will be watching or DVRing tonight:

Mob Wives
Family Guy
Wilson Phillips
The Good Wife
Desperate Housewives
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Mad Men

Hurricane Schwartz Recovering From Heart Surgery

From NBC10:


 NBC10 Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is resting comfortably at a Philadelphia-area hospital after undergoing double bypass heart surgery this morning. Schwartz visited the hospital earlier this week complaining of discomfort. Doctors discovered evidence of blockages in two arteries and advised him that surgery would be necessary.

“Glenn is recuperating well and is in good spirits,” said NBC10 News Director Chris Blackman. “He feels fortunate that he recognized the signs of potential trouble. We’re all keeping him in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.”

Aware of his family’s history of heart disease, Schwartz has been vigilant about his own health. Prior to the surgery, he stated “I’m so grateful that I listened to myself.” He also thanked his supporters via twitter, saying “Thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers. They mean a lot to me.”

In response to Schwartz’s surgery, NBC10 has special segments planned, including how to recognize symptoms of heart problems and understanding family history. Schwartz’s recovery time is expected to be several weeks, during which time Meteorologist Sheena Parveen will assume his forecasting duties on NBC10 News at 4, 5, 6, and 11 pm.

Schwartz joined NBC10 in 1995 and was named Chief Meteorologist in 2002. A Philadelphia native, he attended Central High School and went on to graduate from Penn State receiving a B.S. degree in Meteorology. In October 2005, he was named the 79th Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) in the country. Schwartz is one of the first broadcast meteorologists in Philadelphia to earn this prestigious recognition. He is also the co-author of The Philadelphia Area Weather Book.

Viewers are invited to post their get well wishes to Glenn by visiting and searching “Get Well Glenn”, via email at, on the NBC10 Philadelphia Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag #GetWellGlenn.


Survivor Auditions in A.C. Saturday

From CBS3:


Auditions to be held at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City



Philadelphia, April 12, 2012 – If you have what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast, you could be on the hit reality show Survivor. CBS 3 is looking for the next possible $1 million winner to be a part of the new cast. Auditions will be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, April 28th from 12 to 3 p.m.


CBS 3 staff will assist candidates with the application process at the casting call and shoot their audition videos which will be sent directly to the show’s casting department.


Candidates should be interesting personalities, strong-willed, outgoing, adventurous, physically and mentally adept and adaptable to new environments. Applicants must be 18 years or older, and a U.S. citizen living in the U.S. For details and application forms, go to


Survivor: One World currently airs on CBS Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CBS 3 (KYW-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Nydia Han’s Baby Shower

Check out 6ABC reporter Nydia Han’s baby shower.

May Sweeps

May sweeps starts Thursday.  My top shows right now:
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Desperate Housewives
90210 (I don’t know why either)
Saturday Night Live
General Hospital 
Family Guy
Fashion Police
Dancing with the Stars

Howard Stern debuts on America’s Got Talent May 14th.

Steve Trevelise Named NJ 101.5-FM Evening Host



Larry Mendte Trashes Local TV

Here’s former Philly anchorman Larry Mendte’s take on the local television landscape.

Am I A Loser If…

I like the Wilson Phillips reality show on TV Guide Channel Sundays at 9 p.m.?

The Caveman and The Weatherman

6ABC’s Adam Joseph learns stand-up comedy from Defending the Caveman’s Vince Valentine on FYI, Saturday at 7 p.m. on 6ABC.

Defending The Caveman begins a month-long run at the Prince Music Theatre beginning April 18.

KYW Newstudies Winner

KYW Newsradio Awards Richard Monetti Scholarship to Upper Moreland High School’s Gavin Lichtenstein


PHILADELPHIA – April 12,2012 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – KYW Newsradio has awarded the Richard Monetti Scholarship to Gavin Lichtenstein, a junior at Upper Moreland High School. Lichtenstein, one of the 171 students to graduate from KYW Newsradio’s 2012 Newstudies program, received a $2,000 scholarship. The award was announced at the Newstudies Graduation ceremony on April 11th at The Independence Seaport Museum.


The Richard Monetti Scholarship is awarded every year to the Newstudies student who demonstrates the most potential and enthusiasm throughout the six-week student reporter program. The scholarship is named for Richard Monetti, a 1986 Newstudies graduate who was killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Richard’s parents, Bob and Eileen Monetti were on hand to announce the winner of the 2012 Monetti Scholarship.


“KYW Newsradio is proud to continue the tradition of introducing high school students to the broadcast industry,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President & Market Manager of CBS Radio Philadelphia. “It’s also nice to be able to award those that did exceptionally well, and keep the memory of a former Newstudies graduate alive.”


KYW Newsradio 1060 has given high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a major market radio and TV station through this program for over 45 years. On six consecutive Saturdays beginning in February, students from high schools throughout the Philadelphia region come to KYW to learn news writing, reporting, ethics and interviewing skills from station managers, editors, reporters, anchors. This year, students were also treated to guest speakers from CBS3 and 94 WIP Sportsradio.



About KYW Newsradio

KYW Newsradio has been providing the Greater Philadelphia region with “All News. All the Time.” since 1965. The station is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates WPHT-AM, WIP-FM/AM and WOGL-FM in Philadelphia.