Monthly Archives: October 2018

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┬áJason 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 philly.com.

 

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.

New iPhone Commercial

Since the new iphone commercials started featuring the Alessia Cara song “Here,” I cannot get the song out of my mind.