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Archive: November, 2008

GM out at 950ESPN

Sunday, November 30, 2008, 10:12 PM
Bob DeBlois, the former general sales manager who led 950 from to oldies to sports, was relieved of his command Friday, and is expected to clean out his desk at One Bala on Monday. It's not clear what direction the station will take -- mixing local and ESPN programming or simply going all-ESPN. Representatives... Read more

What's going on at Rae?

Friday, November 28, 2008, 12:04 PM
Something is going on at the Cira Centre across from 30th Street Station. But there's nothing going on now at Rae, the upscale eatery owned by Daniel Stern and Sue Mahoney. It's dark, but Mahoney told me today that it is just closed for this holiday weekend. Two weeks ago, I reported that Rae would... Read more

The Coffee Man soldiers on to the South Pole

Friday, November 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
Todd Carmichael, the globetrotting co-owner of La Colombe coffee and husband of singer Lauren Hart, is on a quest to be the first America to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole, solo. Check out my story about him just before he left Gladwyne. Thanksgiving's blog entry reads: "Thanksgiving... Read more

Need Thanksgiving dinner?

Thursday, November 27, 2008, 9:00 AM
Stuck for Thanksgiving? I can't help you with a nagging mother or dullard uncle, but I'll try to hook you up with dining ideas. Look to the right side of the blog page (, head down a bit, and try my Thanksgiving Dinner Finder. Enter a zip code, or name of city, town... Read more

Eagles get cheers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 5:01 PM
After 35 years, The Eagles are smart about playing to a Philly crowd. During Tuesday's concert at the Wachovia Center, Joe Walsh popped on a Phillies cap for "In the City," which included video scenes of the city of Philadelphia and Brad Lidge throwing the final out in the World Series,... Read more

Thanksgiving comes early to Jose Garces' employees

Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 3:47 PM
About 150 workers from Jose Garces' empire gathered Wednesday for staff lunch at Distrito in West Philly. Every year, the day before Thanksgiving, Garces closes for lunch. Garces made deep-fried turkeys. Distrito provided pumpkin bread pudding, while Tinto and Amada staff brought the side dishes,... Read more

Do you hear what I hear?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 4:41 PM
Would you believe four stations are Christmas-sing this holiday season. Now 97.5 went to all-yule first, followed by B101. Then WHAT (1340), the standards station, pulled the switch. At 6 a.m. Wednesday, WOGL (98.1) will go all-Christmas, calling itself "Philadelphia's Christmas Classic Station"... Read more

Philly Mag goes in-house for food editor

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 4:28 PM
Philly Mag has shaken up the masthead for its new food editor, giving the job to managing/lifestyle editor Ashley Primis, whose title will become food editor/lifestyle editor. Primis, a graduate of the California Culinary Institute, is a former cook at the Four Seasons. Janine White will become managing... Read more

Public record: The Larry Mendte sentencing documents

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 11:30 AM
These are the federal court documents related to yesterday's sentencing of ex-CBS3 news anchor Larry Mendte, including more than 70 letters of support from friends, former co-workers and others. Read more

Jim McGuinn leaving XPN

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 8:31 AM
Jim McGuinn, who programmed alt rock in Philly since 1995, is moving to Minneapolis to program The Current, a public station. McGuinn called the shots on the old WDRE and Y100. When the programming geniuses at Radio One silenced Y100, he helped start, an online successor. The station... Read more
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