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Don Cannon, Philadelphia Radio Legend, Has Passed

A Philadelphia radio legend, Don Cannon, has passed away. Cannon was known as “The Dean of Philadelphia Radio.” He was a voice on morning radio […]

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HEADS UP: Terry Gross Chats With George Takei

The latest episode of Philly-produced radio talk show Fresh Air finds host Terry Gross chatting with legendary gay advocate George Takei. It’s a good listen. […]


Michael Smerconish Writes Novel, Has Pillows with His Own Silhouette On Them

The Washington Post returns to the main line in Friday’s paper with a profile of Michael Smerconish. Smerconish was once seen as a rising star […]

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Chris Stigall Gives Away “Karen Hepp Snow Survival Bags”

Hey, remember this? Radio host Chris Stigall does. And after Fox 29 reporter Karen Hepp’s panicky video went viral during last week’s ice storm, he […]

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Mike Missanelli Offers Apology

Crossing Broad offers a formal apology from Mike Missanelli for the homophobic emails published this week by Deadspin. Missanelli, a host for 97.5 The Fanatic, […]

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Mike Missanelli Responds: Deadspin Is Journalistically Corrupt

There is so much wrong with the Deadspin story “Philly Radio Host Gets All Homophobic In Email Fight With Listener,” I am not sure where […]

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Mike Missanelli’s Alleged Homophobic E-mail Taunts (Updated)

[Update]  Deadspin now has now posted the other half of some of the emails that were allegedly exchanged between 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli and […]

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Mighty Writers Documentary
Going Black Airing on WXPN

On Feb. 3, WXPN will air the Mighty Writers-produced audio documentary Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio. The two-hour documentary — narrated by Sound […]

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“In Bed With Butch” Star Butch Cordora Starts LGBT Radio Show

Philly visual artist Butch Cordora is a few weeks into his latest project, a radio show on G-town Radio named after one of his recent […]

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Jon Solomon’s Top 5 Hip-Hop Christmas Songs

For a quarter of a century now, WPRB DJ Jon Solomon has been staying up all night playing holiday music from Christmas Eve deep into […]

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B101 to Change Name, Keep Format

The Daily News reports that the station now known as B101 is changing its name, the day after Christmas, to MoreFM at 101.1 Nothing else—not […]

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Philly Needs an All-Chanukah Radio Station

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s5GY2NY2wY What does Philadelphia radio have against the Jews? For years, we Christ Killers have been subjected to non-stop Christmas music, beginning before Thanksgiving and […]

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Rush Limbaugh Coming Back to 1210 AM

WPHT host Chris Stigall had been promising a big announcement for 7:30 a.m. today. Here it is:

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Gov. Corbett Compares Gay Marriage to Incest

Towleroad reports that our esteemed Governor Tom Corbett compared gay marriage to incest this morning on a TV interview broadcast by WHP-TV in Harrisburg. When questioned about the comment […]

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Why Gtown Radio, the Little Internet Station with the Global Reach, Wants to Jump to Low-Power FM

Jim Bear, the founder and station manager of Gtown Radio, “The Sound from Germantown,” was an early and enthusiastic adopter of Internet radio. In the […]