Monthly Archives: April 2013

Jim Donovan and “Annie” Headline Press Club Luncheon


Phillies Have Great Opening Day Ratings-Wise

PHL17 and the Philadelphia Phillies Set Opening Day Ratings Record!

PHILADELPHIA – Tuesday, April 2, 2013 – PHL17, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is proud to announce that last night’s 2013 Season Opener against the Atlanta Braves on PHL17 achieved a record-breaking household rating for an Opening Day regular season telecast.

In Nielsen ratings, last night’s game averaged an 11.5 household rating, which is the highest Opening Day rating in the last 17 years. The broadcast was also the number one rated program in the Philadelphia market. Throughout each quarter hour of the broadcast, an average of 339,170 homes tuned in to watch the first game of the 2013 Phillies season.

The Phillies return tomorrow night against the Atlanta Braves at 7:10 p.m. on PHL17. Immediately following the broadcast will be the Phillies Post Game Show live from SugarHouse Casino.

Note: 1 household rating point = 29,493 Homes in the Philadelphia DMA

Source: 4/1/13 Philadelphia Nielsen Live + Same Day Preliminary Ratings

About Tribune Broadcasting

PHL17 serves as the Philadelphia affiliate of MyNetworkTV and is wholly owned by Tribune Company. Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23

television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

Starting To Get Excited for Mad Men

The two-hour sixth season premiere is Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.  I’ll just add it to the list of other Sunday night shows I watch – The Good Wife, Oprah’s Next Chapter, and Family Guy.

GH Alerts

For my fellow General Hospital fans, there will be a behind-the-scenes special on Katie, Thursday at 3 p.m. on ABC and a special 20/20 on ABC, Saturday at 9 p.m.

Frank’s – Popping with Flavor!

In honor of the new season, here’s the classic Frank’s soda commercial that aired during Phillies games in the past.

6 on 6

Ryan Howard of the Phillies will be contributing to 6ABC this season.

OT – Krispy Kreme Komes To Havertown


Grand Opening Activities April 9th, 2013 to include T-Shirts and Tasty Prizes for First 200 Fans!

Havertown, PA – At 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9th, the Hot Light will shine bright at the grand opening of Krispy Kreme’s Delaware County location on Eagle Road and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) at the Manoa Shopping Center, approximately one mile from Route 476 (Blue Route).


The location will feature more than 15 varieties of Krispy Kreme’s one-of-a-kind doughnuts, including the signature hot Original Glazed®, as well as a complete menu of Krispy Kreme Chillers®, espresso beverages and Krispy Kreme Signature Coffee Blends.

“We look forward to becoming a part of the Delaware County Community with the grand opening of our Havertown location, “ said Keith Morgan, CEO, “We welcome all residents to join us at 6:30 a.m. as we turn on our Hot Doughnuts Now® sign and stay throughout the day as we celebrate the joy of Krispy Kreme!”

Shop hours will be (M-Sat) 6:00AM – 930 PM and Sundays 7:00AM– 9:30PM. Plenty of parking is available in the rear parking lot.

Krispy Kreme has hired 30 local residents for full and part-time team member positions at the shop.

Residents of Havertown and nearby communities are invited to participate in the grand opening activities. A variety of prizes will be given away including:

One free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every week for a year to the first customer in line.

One free dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts every month for a year to the next 99 customers in line.

A commemorative Krispy Kreme Havertown Grand Opening t-shirt to the next 100 customers in line.

Follow Krispy Kreme Havertown Grand Opening events on and Twitter @KrispyKremePHL for updates on the grand opening festivities, chances to win some tasty prizes, and to apply to Krispy Kreme’s Ambassador program.

Krispy Kreme will also host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on grand opening day featuring community leaders, Krispy Kreme staff and local dignitaries.



About Krispy Kreme Philadelphia – Dough Nuts for Doughnuts, LLC

Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme shops can be found in over 730 locations in 22 countries around the world

Dough Nuts for Doughnuts, LLC is the franchisee and area developer for Krispy Kreme in Philadelphia and the surrounding 13 counties. Owned by Philadelphia-natives and cousins, Keith Morgan and Brian Zaslow, Dough Nuts for Doughnuts stands by its mission to bring the celebrated Krispy Kreme experience to the community.

Dough Nut for Doughnuts currently operates Krispy Kreme locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey that include ShopRite Supermarkets, Harrah’s and Parx casinos in the Greater Philadelphia region.