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Archive: September, 2008

CBS3's Maria LaRosa has a boy

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 10:35 AM
CBS3 just announced that meteorologist Maria LaRosa on Monday delivered a second son, Justin Jerzy (Yair-She) Kolakowski, 8 pounds, 1 ounce and 19 inches long. LaRosa and husband Mariusz Kolakowski have a son, Michael, who is almost 3. Her last day at work was Friday. Read more

Who's that singing?

Monday, September 8, 2008, 11:01 PM
Tastykake did a casting call for an actor to sing the Tastykake version of "Fly Eagles Fly" for an advertising campaign offering season tickets. After listening to various tapes, execs settled on one "Tony" from South Philly. Day of the recording, "Tony" walked in: Tony... Read more

Upper Darby's Tina Fey to visit 'SNL'?

Monday, September 8, 2008, 11:30 AM
Chatter in high-level "Saturday Night Live" circles has Tina Fey, the pride of Upper Darby, returning to "SNL" for Saturday's season premiere to play Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a skit. The possibility of this scenario -- the hair! the glasses! -- had been playing out in many... Read more

What's happening NOW?

Monday, September 8, 2008, 9:56 AM
Why did Greater Media go the safe route with its choice of soft rock for 97.5, especially when it owns another station in town (Ben 95.7) that shares a good hunk of its playlist? $$ Ratings, of course. Arbitron's Portable People Meter, an electronic ratings system that replaced the paper diaries... Read more

Aerosmith wedding in Montco

Monday, September 8, 2008, 12:29 AM
Wedding planner Gina Sole of Rittenhouse Square says she didn't know what to make of the couple from out of town who wanted to get married at Church of the Holy Trinity on Saturday, with a reception following at Cairnwood mansion in Bryn Athyn with food by Peachtree & Ward. Sole says she was one... Read more

CBS3's Jamie Smith off the market

Saturday, September 6, 2008, 10:39 AM
CBS3 reporter Jamie Smith, 33, picked 8-8-08 at sunset on a New Jersey beach to propose to his girlfriend of two years, Shanna Knight. She's 29, a Bucks County native and a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. Read more

Smooth Jazz being dumped

Friday, September 5, 2008, 4:05 PM
This just in: Greater Media will take smooth jazz off WJJZ (97.5) at 6 p.m. Friday. There will be "stunting" over the weekend, and the new format, still unspecified, will launch at 9 a.m. Monday. Adult contemporary, maybe? News/talk, a la the old WWDB? Smooth jazz was heard at 106.1 for... Read more

The French Canadian connection

Friday, September 5, 2008, 3:03 PM
Keep an eye out for Flyers forwards Danny Briere and Simon Gagne, along with their wives, Sylvie and Karine, at tonight's Celine Dion concert at the Wachovia Center. What's French for "homies"? Dion was raised in Montreal, Briere in Gatineau, and Gagne in Sainte-Foy. Read more

Alisa Cafe closes

Friday, September 5, 2008, 2:42 PM
Alisa Cafe in Cherry Hill has called it a career. The BYOB started 24 years ago in Upper Darby and moved to Cherry Hill in 2004. Chef/owner Tony Kanjanakorn is unsure of his next steps. Read more

The unusual suspects

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 2:50 PM
Larry Kane, working it at the Republican National Convention, was all lined up to interview former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge for CN8 today when who popped up but a photo-op-sensing Stephen Baldwin. Ridge told Kane that he supports Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin against what he sees as sexism in the campaign... Read more
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