The Insider Archive: April, 2009

Ansill revving up the deals

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Ansill at Third and Bainbridge Streets in Queen Village now allows BYOB Tuesdays through Fridays in the dining room with no corkage fee. It's... Read more

Morning radio ratings

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March's Arbitron ratings came out yesterday, and as I slice and dice, here is the ranking of Philly stations in terms of audience share for... Read more

Smerconish's driveway tragedy

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Michael Smerconish went public on his WPHT (1210) talk show with a tragic accident last Saturday, in which he accidentally ran over his son's... Read more

Fur real: Good Dog going into Northern Liberties

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David Garry and Heather Gleason of Good Dog, the bar and burger destination on 15th Street north of Locust, are opening a spot called The Swift... Read more

Behold! It's Charlamagne

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Charlamagne starts May 1 as morning host on The Beat (100.3). The station has been doing a music-intensive show called The Morning Beat since... Read more

Tiffany McElroy is engaged

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NBC10 alumna Tiffany McElroy, now co-hosting the morning news show at New York's WPIX, announced on the air that she's engaged to Jim Gibson... Read more

Maia closes

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Maia, the ambitious Villanova cafe/restaurant/marketplace that opened just off the Blue Route only last May, has shut down, acknowledges general... Read more

Octo to do a job fair

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Octo Waterfront Grille, due to open by Memorial Day weekend on the former Rock Lobster pier on Columbus Boulevard, will host a job fair at... Read more