HughE Dillon: G-N Kang Gone From Wired 96.5

Plus: Stone Harbor vacation pics, and an Eagles' birthday party

I heard some sad news today. My friend G-N Kang, from Chio in the Morning, and Wired 96.5 have parted ways. She’s been in the radio industry for eight years and with Wired for almost four years. We talked this morning and she was in good spirits about her future. She says she would love to stay in Philadelphia and that she would keep me posted on what her next move will be. Recently, Chio renegotiated his contract to stay with Wired 96.5.


This past week I’ve been in Stone Harbor, where my family summered for years. We had a Dillon family reunion, which coincided with my sister Crista’s husband’s family reunion, the Bateman/Munley clan.

We had the most terrific weather; I couldn’t believe how much rain the Delaware Valley received. The only weather we saw was these beautiful cloudscapes, for the most part.

So there were a lot of beach days. Here’s my brother-in-Law Michael Bateman, with his son Michael Jr., playing in the surf. Crista and Michael Bateman lived in Gladwyne before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina a few years back.

My nephew Bo Bateman and his cousin Alyssa Janoch.

There was also fishing! ABOVE: My brother-in-law Frank Goleash, from Exton, Dillon Goleash, and Michael Bateman (hidden is Kevin Goleash) at the Stone Harbor Marina with Wednesday’s catch of the day. Thursday I went out with them, and while I was reading the paper and tweeting to my followers, I caught the biggest fish of the week, a 24-inch flounder. Aww, sweet success.

ABOVE: Claire, Meg, Mark, Kevin and Sarah Reardon. Mark is a big fan of my blog PhillyChitChat and this Post column. He’s hoping to meet Chase Utley one day soon. Claire works at the most popular ice cream spot in all of Stone Harbor—probably the world—Springer’s Ice Cream. So stop by and say hi to her; maybe she’ll go heavy on the chocolate syrup for you.


Dinner with Mom
When I ran into Michelle Cassidy (AnEmptyFridge) a few weeks back at the Down The Shore party at Zahav, she raved about the Diving Horse in Avalon. July is my Mom’s birthday month, and I knew that the Diving Horse would be perfect for her. And it was.

It’s a BYOB, which completely slipped my mind, so I quickly ran across the street to Avalon Liquors and got a bottle of merlot. For appetizers, Mom had bibb lettuce salad w/crab meat, and I had watermelon gazpacho soup. OMG, seriously so good. For entrees, Mom had the char fish, and I ordered the New Jersey fluke.

Sitting next to us, friends since high school in Delaware County, Cindy Laub Cohen, now of Baltimore, and Missy O’Reilly Laidlaw, from Sea Isle City. They were having a mini-reunion of their own at the Diving Horse, having connected through Facebook. The two now see each other every couple of years.

I think next time I would like to sit outside at one of the Diving Horse’s four communal tables.  There’s no reservations for outside seating, so on the weekends be prepared to wait. We were there on a Wednesday night, and it was full. Check out the menu here.

Out and About
Quentin Michaelof the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated his birthday at 32 Degrees last night. Guests included: Joselio Hanson, Amani Hassoun, DeSean Jackson, LeSean <McCoy and Caesar Walter

If you’re at the  Susquehanna Center tonight check out who’s on stage singing with Reel Big Fish at the Warped Tour—none other than my pal Maria Papadakis, who used to have quite a singing career before becoming a D.C. talk show hostess. She’s friends with the group. “Every time they come into town they invite me to come and perform with them,” Maria tells me.

Wednesday night at 7 p.m. there will be another big event in the Philly party world as Delilah’s hosts the 8th Annual Diamond G-String Award, with celebrity judges: WYSP’s Danny Bonaduce; Playmate Megan Heaton; infamous blogger/model Arthur Kade; Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corporation’s Sabrina Tamburino-Thorne; president and founder of Matrix Fights Jimmy Binns Jr.; Red Bull’s Heather Boling; nightlife guru Brian Taylor; and Jessica Scott, of Jessica Scott, LLC. As for Arthur Kade, it will be quite a feat since he is also scheduled to share his wisdom on famedom at the Big Bang Talent PhillyWood presentation in West Chester at 8 p.m., along with Warrington Gillete, a.k.a. Jason Voorhees, from Friday the 13th.

Congratulations are in order for Midtown Village’s Absolute Abstract’s James McManaman who was appointed Thursday by Governor Rendell to the Pennsylvania Small Business Advisory Council.

Special Note: Happy 16th Anniversary and ??? birthday to my life partner Mike Toub. Without his support, this column and my blog would not exist!