Well-known Philadelphia on-air personality John DeBella, with stripes and the handlebar mustache, recently celebrated 35 years on the air in the City of Brotherly Love. DeBella first came to note as part of a morning zoo crew at WMMR back in the 1980s. He’s spent the last 15 or so years with WMGK. Over the years DeBella has put a lot of effort into charity work, most recently collecting almost 13,000 turkeys for the needy at Thanksgiving.
It was a big week for large group owner Entercom, what with the merger with CBS Radio finalizing.
Earlier in the week, CEO David Field rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. He was accompanied by Entercom founder, his father, Joe Field, along with Entercom brass including Deborah Kane, Andrew Sutor, Mike Dee, Weezie Kramer, Bob Philips, Pat Paxton, Ruth Gaviria, Richard Schmaeling, Chris Oliviero and JD Crowley.
Field’s son William was also present, making three generations of Fields on the perch.
College Broadcasters Inc. President John Morris addresses college radio station personnel and managers at the recent National Student Electronic Media Convention in San Antonio.
Houston sports talk station KBME(AM) 790’s “The Josh Innes Show” conducted a remote from Gallery Furniture on Tuesday morning in Houston. From that remote seven attendees and their guests were selected for free World Series tickets to Tuesday night’s game along with a free private plane charter to Los Angeles, where the game was played. They joined 20 first responders previously selected along with station staff for a dream road trip.
Getting into the seasonal swing, Abby, the daughter of Radio World’s Off the Beaten Path columnist Dan Slentz has decided to be a radio zombie for Halloween. Here she adds the appropriate attire, an authentic Radio World t-shirt.