Pete Scalia, the keyboard player from Freekbass, debuts as Ch 5’s traffic reporter Thursday morning on “News 5 Today” (5-7 a.m., and during local “Today” show breaks at :25 and :55), then comes back for traffic reports on the 5-6 p.m. news. It also will be our first look at Ch 5’s new “Traffic Pulse” 3-D traffic graphics.
On the air
Christian radio WAKW-FM (93.3) conducts its annual “Sharathon” fund-raising drive today through Friday. The station hopes to raise $680,000 for operating expenses for 2006, says Alexia Workman, general manager. Donations can be made at www.wakw.com, or by calling 513-542-9393, or by snail mail to P.O Box 24 G, Cincinnati, OH 45224.
New “Amazing Race” Talk Show
“The Finish Line,” a new half-hour online “Amazing Race” streaming video talk show, premieres at 1 p.m. today on www.CBS.com. It also will be available as a podcast at the CBS Netcast section of the website. “New York” magazine contributing editor Sarah Bernard and former “TAR” participant Jon Weiss will host.
Apocalypse Not Now
NBC has pulled “10.5: Apocalypse,” a two-part miniseries, originally scheduled for Nov. 27-28. The network says it will air sometime next year. “Apocalypse” never?