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Radio broadcaster Joel A. Spivak passed away at his home yesterday in Alexandria Virginia. Mr. Spivak worked at several east coast radio stations including WPRO in Providence RI., WWRC in Washington, and WWDB here in Philadelphia. He'll be remembered for his tagline, "This is Joel A. Spivak speaking ..." and his sometimes cranky demeanor on air. In real life Joel had a great sense of humor and very personable.
At 1,000 watts 1180 is hardly a blowtorch but will allow at least 3 national talk shows to be able to boast show clearance in Philadelphia. Laura Ingraham, who used to have the 9am slot on 990-AM now occupied by Mike Gallagher, will be live at 9am until 11.. At noon will be a very tape delayed Michael Savage who is now running tape delayed on 990 at 3am. From 4 to 6pm will be Jerry Doyle who also used to be on 990 until a couple years ago.
Personally I'm looking forward to hearing Jerry Doyle again. He's kinda a right winger with enough mental OCD issues to make him entertaining. His fans will remember his obsessions like having to have all the screws on lightswitch covers point up and down (so they don't collect dust) and the horror of sticky residue leftover from price stickers on drinking glasses. He's also notable for the phrase, "Congress is Hollywood for ugly people."
There's a lot of tribute videos of Carl Sagan on the web. This one deals with the famous picture called ...
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Sagan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the solar system, to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth. It was subsequently used by Sagan as the title of his 1994 book of the same name.
EDIT: PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE TRYING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT 1210's lineup changes. go to cbsphilly.com and bitch there.
1210-AM fully starts its new lineup for the year 2011 today. Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are no longer on the station replaced with Dom Giordano's local show in the morning and Michael Smerconish's syndicated show in the afternoons. Gary R'nel takes Dom's spot in the evening.
Monday through Friday 5:40-9 AM Chris Stigall Show 9-12 PM Dom Giordano Show 12-3 PM Rush Limbaugh Show 3-7 PM Michael Smerconish Show 7-10 PM Gary R’nel Show 10-12 Mid. Various Hosts (including Rick Grimaldi and Buzz Bissinger) 12-5:30 AM Coast to Coast
Dom will be starting off in typical Dom fashion. His first guest will be Rick Santelii of the famous CNC economic rant fame and audio from his tour of Northeast Philly.
New Morning Man Chris Stigall starts on 1210-AM this morning, 5am to 9am.
Here's a lazy copy and paste ...
Chris brings a unique brand of opinionated talk and humor to mornings on 1210 WPHT.
Chris studied comedy writing and television production as an intern with Late Show with David Letterman in New York. His diverse background also found Chris taking two years away from the microphone to work as a representative and press assistant to U.S. Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06).
Chris has been a contributor to CNN and serves as a guest host for the country’s top talk show hosts including Senator Fred Thompson, Michael Savage, and Lou Dobbs.