Inqlings | Power 99 says see ya to Sylk
Sam Sylk's morning show on Power 99 is finis. Sylk, who started on urban WUSL (98.9) a year ago after a starry career in Chicago, couldn't seem to get traction here. More recently, sidekicks Q-Deezy and Erica Kane left. Sylk didn't return my calls, and station management is tight-lipped about his replacement.
morning show on Power 99 is
Sylk, who started on urban WUSL (98.9) a year ago after a starry career in Chicago, couldn't seem to get traction here. More recently, sidekicks Q-Deezy and Erica Kane left. Sylk didn't return my calls, and station management is tight-lipped about his replacement.
In the latest Arbitron ratings, the show was a tepid tied-for-10th among listeners ages 18 to 34, lagging behind rivals The Beat 100.3 and Wired 96.5 in audience share.
Weep not for Atco's
, a creator of the Fox series
. So what if it was canceled 18 hours after its premiere aired Wednesday?
"I feel fine. Really," said Damiani, 35, a Paul VI and Rutgers-Camden grad and former Inquirer editorial assistant who writes for Ryan Seacrest's radio show in L.A.
Anchorwoman, about a bimbo-turned-newswoman in small-town Texas, created a stir within the Damiani family when Fox gave it the green light. "I sent a mass e-mail," Damiani says. "My female cousins cc'd me on their cc's to friends, and they added a big disclaimer because they're feminists - basically, 'I had to send this out because I'm a relative.' "
The show got few plaudits; the negative reviews were "the baddest, meanest reviews you'd ever read," he says. "They accused us of holding back social progress a hundred years."
Alycia Lane's new guy?
Is there a new guy in the life of CBS3 anchor
? Newsies at New York's CBS2 are linking her to
, that station's alpha anchormale. I hear that the Jersey-bred Wragge, 37, has been separated from Swedish Playboy model
, whom he married in 2000. (References to their marriage have been excised from his CBS2 bio and from Silvstedt's Web site.) Lane, 35, twice divorced, would not comment.
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and his callers had better start talkinglikethis. WPEN (950), his radio home of 29 years, has ordered his Sunday morning show trimmed from two hours to one hour (10 to 11 a.m.) during football season, effective Sept. 9. Not that Lamont isn't bringing in ears or ad bucks, but WPEN has chosen to air two-hour Eagles pregame shows starting at 11, hosted by
. (In other words: Listen to the Eagles pregame on 950 even though the game is on WYSP, 94.1.) WPEN will air a national around-the-league show from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. And to its credit, WPEN - at the bottom of the ratings heap as it's about to mark two years of sports talk - has sealed local rights to Sunday night and Monday night NFL games, plus the playoffs and Super Bowl, a steal from WYSP sister station WIP (610). WPEN, though, is shut out of the Eagles' four Sunday night/Monday night regular-season games, as well as any playoff/Super Bowl action.
learned last week that he'll get the 2007 March of Dimes Philadelphia AIR Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 1. Response: "Am I dying or getting fired?" The morning man on WMGK (102.9) will be feted for his 25 years in Philly radio and his charity work (including veterans, Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and City Team Ministries).
With George Anastasia on vacation, Philly D.A. Lynne Abraham will join CBS3's Walt Hunter on The Crime Guys call-in show from 8 to 10 tonight on WPHT (1210).
Newsman Larry Kane has become an Atlantic City casino lounge act. He'll host Thursday's 8 p.m. performance by the Beatles tribute band Yesterday at the Tropicana. A cut of the $25 tickets will benefit Covenant House in Atlantic City. Kane, along for the Fab Four's U.S. tours in 1964-65, also will roll out the audio version of his book Ticket to Ride, recorded at Sine Studios and out next month through iTunes.
hit the dance floor early Friday at the nightspot mur.mur at the Borgata in Atlantic City. (No vestiges of Mango, his old
Saturday Night Live
character.) Kattan was hosting an afterparty for Coors Cold 'Em, a poker tournament.
TKO and TLC: Longtime couple Eagles LB Takeo "TKO" Spikes and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of TLC fame had a quiet dinner Wednesday at Philadelphia Fish & Co. in Old City.
Blues-rocker G Love's national tour stopped at Festival Pier Thursday, drawing his hometown crowd, including his father, Garrett "Gary" Dutton, and Eagles QB A.J. Feeley. Outdoor shows in August can be iffy, as G Love's fans in Pittsburgh learned last weekend. That show was canceled because of thunderstorms, but G Love performed seven songs in the parking lot for about 100 soggy people.
A Philadelphia native turns up in September's Playboy. Down, boys. It's Bluecoat Gin out of Northeast Philly, featured in a round-up of American-made gins.
has made it to the Urban Dictionary (
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). "Lynn Doyle" is translated as: "You decide - it's your call."