Monthly Archives: October 2018

Former Eagle Featured on Real Sports

Former Eagle Jon Dorenbos is featured on this month’s edition of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on HBO. The piece updates us on the progress of the former Eagles’ long snapper, who after he was traded to the New Orleans Saints learned he had a heart condition that forced him to retire on the spot at the age of 37.


The Classic TV Stars Cruise

Barry Williams, Greg Evigan, Jerry Mathers, Jimmie “JJ” Walker, Judy Norton, John Schneider, Butch Patrick, Kathy Garver and others will headline the Classic TV Stars Cruise November 8-14 of 2019.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Barry Williams and the Traveliers and the Ultimate 70’s Ladies of Rock (a Stevie Nicks/Christine McVie tribute band).

The cruise will commence from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and travel to George Town, Grand Cayman; Costa Maya, Mexico; and Cozumel, Mexico.



The Battle of Thursday

The Eagles-Giants game Thursday on Fox night adds to an already busy night of TV for me as I already watch Jersey Shore, Will and Grace, Murphy Brown, and How to Get Away with Murder.

Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Erin Andrews, who are doing two games a week now for Fox will handle the game.

Besides football on Sunday and Thursday for Andrews, she also co-hosts Dancing with the Stars on Monday on ABC.


Kathy Griffin in Philly

Kathy Griffin performed for a Bruce Springsteen-esque three hours Saturday night at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia. The hysterical show included Griffin’s trademark celebrity stories (Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde, Kim and Kanye, Martha Stewart, Cher, Joan Rivers, and more). Plus, she managed to make her ordeal with the President and U.S. government entertaining and important.

I cannot believe that Netflix, the home of a million comedy specials, doesn’t have room for her.

Maybe MSNBC could put her back on TV for New Year’s Eve? She could team up with MNSBC star Rachel Maddow. Wouldn’t it be sweet revenge if Griffin could beat Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on CNN?

I’d watch Kathy and Maddow over them!



Sports Radio Needs to Get With the Times

So tomorrow on The Fanatic, 97.5 FM, former WIP personalities Marc Farzetta and Tra Thomas begin as the morning drive hosts and Anthony Gargano moves to the mid-day shift. Farzetta, Thomas, and Gargano are just a few of the many sports radio hosts who have moved back and forth between the stations.  Instead of recycling the sames hosts like Gargano, Farzetta, Thomas, Mike Missanelli, Rob Ellis, Joe DeCamara, and Jon Marks, wouldn’t it be nice to give a female a chance?

For the last 25 years, Rhea Hughes of WIP’s morning show has been the only female host with a significant role in Philadelphia.


The Fox A Team For Vikings – Eagles

The Fox A Team of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Erin Andrews will announce the Vikings – Eagles game at 4:25 p.m. Sunday.

Monday Night Football’s Jason Witten joins fellow former Cowboys, Aikman, Fox’s Daryl Johnston, and CBS’ Tony Romo in the broadcast booth this  year.


Capital Number Ones

Capital One is breaking the bank by using Let’s Go Crazy, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, and I Wanna Dance with Somebody in its ads.

Gargano Mystery Solved

After two weeks off the air, The Fanatic’s Anthony Gargano will remain with the station, but will be demoted to the mid-day shift from morning drive. Gargano will join current mid-day co-host Jason Myrtetus and Harry Mayes will be the odd man out after over a dozen years with the station.

Gargano, who spent most of his career on mid-days at WIP will return to the air on Monday.

The Fanatic announced that former WIP personality Marc Farzetta will take over morning drive with former Eagle player Tra Thomas, and Fanatic morning show leftovers Bob Cooney and Jamie Lynch.

When Gargano moved to morning drive, it reminded me of when WMMR’s Pierre Robert unsuccessfully moved to that slot years ago. Like Robert, Gargano is more of a mid-day guy to me.

The entire story is on


First Week of Television Season Thoughts

Little did we know a few months ago, the big “stars” of the first week of the television season would be Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford and former television icon, Bill Cosby, but here are my thoughts on the rest of week one of the fall season.

Funniest show of the week – Although Saturday Night Live gets twice the publicity, the flat-out funniest show is Family Guy.

Mild disappointments- Murphy Brown and the heavily hyped A Million Little Things

Welcome returns – This is Us, How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Mom, The Goldbergs, Dancing with the Stars

The Courtney Thorne Smith Award (Melrose Place/Ally McBeal/According to Jim) – Chris Carmack, joins Grey’s Anatomy off of Nashville and The O.C.

N-Fox-L – Fox must be loving the high ratings of Thursday Night Football.

The battle of Shondaland and Dick Wolf – Dick Wolf dominates NBC with Chicago Wednesday and Shonda Rhimes takes over Thursday on ABC with Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Station 18 (starting this week)

Ted Danson Award – Jim Parsons, even though the ratings for The Big Bang Theory are as strong as ever, didn’t want to return, so the show will end in May.

Is there room for two Magnums on one network? – The new Magnum p.i. debuted Sunday, while the original Magnum, Tom Selleck will continue on his wildly popular Blue Bloods.



Eagles’ Loss

I hate when the Eagles lose, but love listening to the post-mortem on WIP Monday morning. Nobody does rage like Angelo Cataldi and the morning team.