PPRA Honors Meryl Levitz with 2018 Gold Medal Award

The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will present the prestigious 2018 Gold Medal Award to Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of VISIT PHILADELPHIA®, on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.  The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments leave a lasting impact … Continued

2018 MID-ATLANTIC EMMY® AWARDS PRESENTED

NBC10 Philadelphia/Telemundo 62 and WQED Multimedia led the chapter with 11 awards each   The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) tonight presented the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards during a ceremony held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  A total of 83 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards were awarded in 79 categories as the sold-out … Continued

We’re saddened by death of H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest

We’re saddened by the death of Gerry Lenfest. Watch for the September Philly AD NEWS for our tribute. Below is from the Philadelphia Inquirer:   Peter Dobrin / Staff Writer, pdobrin@phillynews.com Sunday, August 5, 2018 H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, 88, who substantially remade the educational, cultural, and media sectors of the city and well beyond to … Continued

Beasley acquires WXTU-FM

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: BBGI) (“Beasley” or “the Company”), a large- and mid-size market radio broadcaster, announced  that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire WXTU-FM in Philadelphia, PA from Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) (“Entercom”)for $38.0 million in cash. Excluding one-time transaction costs, the acquisition of WXTU-FM is expected to be immediately accretive to … Continued

SMG names new GM for Convention Center

Senior executive Kelvin D. Moore will move from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Philadelphia in July SMG, the world’s leader in public facilities management, has selected a new top executive to lead the helm of its operations at the 2 million-square-foot Pennsylvania Convention Center.  SMG, which is based in West Conshohocken, Pa., has overseen the day-to-day … Continued

WBEB-FM gets three PAB Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting

101.1 More FM, WBEB-FM Philadelphia was awarded three PAB Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters in Hershey, PA.  The PAB honors outstanding achievements in radio and television across the station of Pennsylvania.   The following is a list of WBEB-FM’s 2018 PAB awards:   Outstanding Radio Public Service Announcement/Campaign:  101.1 … Continued

Michael Barkann expands role–host for all network pre and postgame shows

Amy Fadool and Marc Farzetta Named New Hosts of Philly Sports Talk   NBC Sports Philadelphia announced today that Michael Barkann, the venerable day-one voice of the network, has been elevated to primary host of all pre and postgame shows. As the network seeks to further cultivate its relationship with Authentic Fans, Barkann will focus … Continued

Beasley Media Group’s Mike Missanelli Show Simulcast on NBC Sports

ONE WEEK TO LAUNCH: BEASLEY MEDIA GROUP’S MIKE MISSANELLI SHOW SIMULCAST DEBUTS ON NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA APRIL 16   Show Will Be Available on All Platforms – NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, and on the NBC Sports App   NBC Sports Philadelphia and Beasley Media Group will launch the highly anticipated simulcast of “The Mike Missanelli … Continued

Telemundo62 Adds New Weekday Newscasts

Telemundo62 Adds New Weekday Newscasts, ‘Primera Edición’ At 6 AM, And ‘Telemundo62 Al Mediodía’ At 12 PM, Starting Monday, April 2 Syrmarie Villalobos and Alondra Anaya join Telemundo62 team to bring more than 17 hours of local news, weather and traffic information to Spanish-language viewers every week  Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI announced the addition of weekday … Continued

Partnering with a WBENC-Certified WBE supplier . . .is good for business too

Partnering with a WBENC-Certified WBE supplier isn’t just good for gender parity, it’s good for business (yours!) Published by  Lisa Samara   March 8th is International Women’s Day, and 2018 is proving to be the year for a strong and growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support among women in the workplace. There’s never been a … Continued