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Michael Klein, editor/producer of Philly.com/food, has written about Philadelphia’s restaurant scene since 1993 in his Inquirer column, “Table Talk,” and on his Philly.com blog, “The Insider.” 
 
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610 WIP

QWhere is Glenn Macnow? It's seems like he's been gone about 3 weeks now.
Shelley, Philadelphia, PA  08/25/09
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Glen is on vacation. Back next week.

Michael Klein

John Anderson

QMike,

How come John Anderson has been put on the back burner of Good Day Philadelphia while Mike Jerrick is getting another push? For a while, it seemed like the Fox execs were smitten over John
Phillyguy, phila, PA  08/22/09
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Jerrick was under contract to Fox, and after the national show fizzled it wanted to find him a home. Philly is a great fit, as he did well here last time out. Fox perceives Jerrick to be more of an entertainer than the low-key Anderson. Although the station won't say it, I suspect that Anderson will get a bigger role in Fox29 sports, which right now seems to be an afterthought.

Michael Klein

6abc weekdayers working weekends

QHow come Monica Malpass was anchoring the weekend mornings on channel 6? Cecily Tynan was doing the weather on Sunday night? Dan Cuellar was reporting on Saturday. I can't remember the last time I've seen them on the news on the weekends.
Jason, Malvern, PA  08/16/09
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No surprise. TV stations' ranks are so depleted lately, especially for summer vacations, and they need to staff their various newscasts.

Michael Klein

19th Street Famous 4th St. Deli

QWhen is it opening?????? We're tired of looking for parking on Bainbridge.
Ellen, Phila., PA  08/10/09
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Had this item on the blog just the other day.

Michael Klein

younger demographic

QI'm interested in knowing which radio stations in philly are the teens and young adults listening to?
klove, burlington, NJ  07/17/09
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June's Arbitron ratings for the age 12-24 age group shows Wired 96.5 at No. 1 (as it has been for some time), followed by WRFF (104.5), Q102, B101, The Beat 100.3, Power 99 and WMMR (93.3).

Michael Klein

Movie in Center City?

QMichael, I saw a couple booms and cameras set up at the entrance to the Widener Building next to the Wannamaker Building and across the Street from City Hall. Do you know what is being filmed?
Dan, Media, PA  07/14/09
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That's the "untitled James L. Brooks" comedy starring Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson that I have written about in just about every INQlings column for the last three weeks! See back issues at http://go.philly.com/michaelklein.

It'll be here (but not in the same building) till October.

Michael Klein

New 6abc Reporter

QHey Michael,

Why no word on new 6abc reporter Katherine Scott?
Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA  07/14/09
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Because I seldom write about new TV reporters, only anchors.

But since so few are being hired nowadays, why not: The Kremlin (aka Channel 6) released the skimpiest of bios, which describes her as a veteran of News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn, a New Jersey native, and 2003 Harvard grad with a B.A. in anthropology. She was the captain of the varsity field hockey team. "While not at work, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, going for runs, and reading," it concludes.

Here's her wedding announcement from the New York Times last summer, and here's a quiz he co-authored on "Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head." (No fair peeking at the answers.)

Michael Klein

Ed Benkin

QI have heard him a couple weeks in a row doing a sports update on WIP, maybe it was Sunday. Fill in or has he left 1060?
Anonymous, skippack, PA  07/13/09
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Both are CBS stations, so I'd image it was fill-in. Awhile back, management toyed with having WIP people do the weekend sports updates on 1060 but that plan died.

Michael Klein

What happened to Lori Delgado

QHey Michael,

Whatever happened to Lori Delgado? I know she quit NBC10 as the whole Vince DeMentri drama was unfolding. DeMentri is now somewhere in RI, but where did Lori go. I tried to google her and couldn't find anything.
Steve, Media, PA  07/10/09
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As far as I know, she is living in NY but is not working in TV.

Michael Klein

1210 AM Sinatra Sundays

QI just moved back to the area and baffled how this station still plays Sinatra on Sunday. I realize it's a tradition but is there any market left for an AM format like this and does it get ratings as that is the bottom line.
Ben, Mt Laurel, PA  07/04/09
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Yes, Sid Mark's "Sunday With Sinatra" show (and his Friday night "Friday With Frank" show) is a tradition in town. I don't have accurate ratings breakdowns for either show (my data cover the entire Monday-Friday week, and on Sundays, his show's times do not neatly fit the time periods for which I have info). But the bottom line with a specialty show is not ratings; it's revenue and to a degree, image. Sid's shows seem to be generating enough revenue, and they're a selling point for the station.

Michael Klein
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