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Archive: October, 2009

Bonaduce's sidekick let go

Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:38 PM
Shila, the femme voice on Danny Bonaduce's morning show on WYSP (94.1), parted company with the station, effective Friday. Station manager Andy Bloom says the decision was mutual. While they search for a replacement, the show will include Bonaduce and producer Metro. Read more

Local comedian among those beaned by Victorino's bat

Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:38 AM
"Like a fragmentation grenade" is how South Jersey comedian Spins Nitely describes the feeling of being hit by the baseball bat that flew out of Shane Victorino's hands Sunday night. Nitely says he was the third person to be hit by the projectile. "It hit me [in the top of the head]... Read more

"Little Steven" live on the radio

Monday, October 19, 2009, 10:14 AM
Tune-in alert: "Little Steven" Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band will control the playlist when he joins Andre Gardner on WMGK (102.9) today (10/19) at 3 p.m. It streams online here. Read more

The circuit

Sunday, October 18, 2009, 2:57 PM
Saturday night sightings: Chase and Jennifer Utley sharing pizzas at Pizzeria Stella in Society Hill. He wore a cap and was largely unrecognized in the jampacked eatery. Raul Ibanez and Jayson Werth among a large party at El Vez in Midtown Village. Bam Margera and his wife, Missy, partying at the... Read more

Bonaduce: Glenn Beck made me start drinking again

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 5:57 PM
Why is WYSP morning man Danny Bonaduce drinking again? Not a reaction to his recent ratings, which were up. (September was his best month among men 18-49.) As a panelist on Joy Behar's show on HLN (formerly Headline News), Bonaduce blamed remarks by syndicated talker Glenn Beck's on the Fox News... Read more

Live from ... Chickie's & Pete's... It's "SNL"

Saturday, October 17, 2009, 3:47 PM
Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring tonight's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and the show will air spots from at least three sports bars around the country -- including a viewing party from Chickie's & Pete's on Packer Avenue in South Philly. Details are mostly under wraps, but the skits (which... Read more

B101 goes Christmas ... sort of

Friday, October 16, 2009, 4:10 PM
A day after WOGL (98.1) went to a Christmas format on its Web stream and on assorted Philly CBS HD stations, B101 has joined the party. "We are the Christmas station," said B101 general manager Blaise Howard, who said he and his team had planned since January to roll out an HD/Web presence... Read more

Leonard Cohen show moved to the Tower

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 8:18 PM
Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s show next Thursday (10/22) has been moved from the Spectrum to the considerably smaller Tower Theater. As promoter Live Nation spins it: "Tower Theater offers fans a special opportunity to get up close and experience Leonard Cohen in a more personal setting... Read more

Tina Fey, on the importance of saving

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 3:43 PM
Upper Darby's Tina Fey explained to Letterman last night why she was a virgin until age 24: "[I] couldn't give it away. That's just good, Christian values, or, being homely." Fey made People's "50 most beautiful" list in 2003, and Rolling Stone once hailed her as "the thinking-man's... Read more

How to score free champagne at Square 1682

Thursday, October 15, 2009, 11:41 AM
Square 1682, the bistro that opened Wednesday at Kimpton's new Hotel Palomar (17th and Sansom Streets), is giving away free glasses of champagne. All you have to do is say, "Bubbly," to your server through Nov. 30. Read more
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