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Archive: October, 2008

For the Phillies fan who has everything

Friday, October 31, 2008, 11:30 AM
How about the "Go Phillies. Beat the Rays!" banner that Resorts had up on the Walt Whitman Bridge? The casino has put the 60-foot-by-20-foot banner on eBay -- starting bid $500, free shipping -- with proceeds destined to the United Way of Atlantic County. Bidding ends Thursday afternoon... Read more

Why go to the parade?

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 10:07 PM
CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and Comcast SportsNet will televise Friday's Phillies parade, which starts at noon at 20th and Market Streets and heads to the sports complex. CBS3's Eyewitness News and its sister station, CW Philly 57, will be on from noon to 4 p.m. (with a repeat from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday)... Read more

A Hurricane in Bolaris' forecast

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 6:19 PM
Look who joined Fox29's John Bolaris for his weather forecast before the second part of World Series Game 5. It's his former NBC10 compatriot, Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz. NBC10 could use the additional face time for one of its stars. The station curiously chose to ignore live coverage of... Read more

It's Christmas on the radio

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 1:38 PM
The Phillies are world champions and radio station Now 97.5 likens it to Christmas coming early. The station will start playing Christmas music starting Friday at 5 p.m. It has not been determined how long the yule tunes will last. Could this be the first station in Philly to go all-Christmas? Read more

The mission: Getting Cole Hamels' car out of there

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 12:10 AM
You wouldn't expect Cole Hamels to drive home from the ballpark after the Phils won the World Series. And get champagne all over the interior of his red 2010 Camaro? Or risk damage from the jubilant mob? The World Series MVP arranged for a truck to take it away. Presumably, he and his teammates have... Read more

No anthem at tonight's World Series game

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 1:58 PM
The national anthem won't be sung tonight as Game 5 of the World Series resumes in the bottom of the sixth inning. (Remember, this is not a new game.) Navy Petty Officer Dorcus Whigham, who sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch Monday, will be back before the first... Read more

Sources: Danny Bonaduce has a Nov. 10 start date on WYSP

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 12:03 PM
Danny Bonaduce, the Delco-bred former Partridge and current L.A. radio host, supposedly will start on the rock station on Nov. 10. Two sources say that the contract is in Bonaduce's hands and that Bonaduce's sidekick Shila will be relocated with him. Metro will produce, as he did for the last regular... Read more

Q102 alumna Angi Taylor gets a new job

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 5:18 PM
Angi Taylor, who was Chris Booker's sidekick on his Q102 morning show until Clear Channel blew it up over the summer, has landed regular work. She's joined the morning show at Clear Channel's KISS-FM in Chicago, according to the trade site KISS's program director is Rick Vaughn, who until... Read more

Drink up, Phils fans

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 2:05 PM
The Phillies normally cut off beer sales after the seventh inning at home games at Citizens Bank Park. What will they do for Game 5, which will start in the bottom of the sixth inning? The beer sales continue till "sometime near the end of the game," says spokeswoman Bonnie Clark, adding... Read more

Sovalo in Northern Liberties closes

Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:58 PM
The chef-driven Sovalo, arguably the swankiest restaurant in Northern Liberties, closed over the weekend. Co-owner Joe Scarpone, who got great notices (including a three-bell from Craig LaBan) for his Napa-style cuisine, featuring fresh pasta, says weeknight business had slacked off, probably because... Read more
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