Channel 9 on Myspace
My Oh My Space
Did you see that Channel 9’s “Good Morning Tri-State” has a page at myspace.com?
I saw it on the station’s website Wednesday, with photos of anchors Kathrine Nero and David Rose.
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Who I’d Like To Meet: Anyone with GMTS story ideas or a guest suggestion.
Friends: Just one as of this morning, Tom from
Just like old times on WMKV
Now we know that more than just old-time radio shows and some announcers moved this summer from Xavier's old WVXU-FM by WMKV-FM (89.3). They’ve also picked up WVXU-FM’s old fund drives! I turned on the station last night for "Mystery Playhouse" old radio shows and heard Doc King – for WVXU-FM general manager Dr. Jim King, a WMKV-FM consultant – back on the air, asking listeners for money, along with Mike Martini and Mark Magistrelli, former WVXU guys now working on WMKV. And his morning, station manager George Zahn was doing the fund-drive pitches. Just like old times. I bet the pledge breaks came as a shock to the long-time WMKV listeners...
Stephen J. Cannell in town
Caught Stephen J. Cannell at Joseph-Beth Booksellers last night, before he signed copies of his "White Sister" novel. He’s written 11 novels since selling his Cannell Studios in 1995, when government rules changed to allow the networks to own studios. (At the time he employed about 2,000 people, one of the largest independent studios in LA.)
Besides writing a book a year, Cannell has kept his hand in the business by doing some producing (including the upcoming "The A-Team" movie) and by acting. He just completed shooting "Cold Snap," a two-hour Sci Fi Channel movie. He’s one of the three leads, along with Patrick Muldoon and Denise Williams.
Cannell is one of my favorite people from the TV world, because of what he overcame to become such a prolific writer. He didn’t figure out he was dyslexic until after college. He flunked four grades (4th, 6th, 10th and 11th), and graduated next-to-last in his high school class, where he was a star running back. He attended the
He also retold one of my favorite stories -- how he was called by Brandon Tartikoff, the legendary NBC programmer, and pitched a show called "MTV Cops." Cannell didn't have cable, and didn't know what he was talking about, so he turned it down. Tartikoff then called producer Michael Mann, who got the concept -- and created "Miami Vice."