Published on Saturday, 21 August 2010 21:44
In tonight's News & Notes, we get stories about Jay Mariotti getting busted, Susan Carlson getting more exposure, Kevin Manno getting into an Empire State of Mind, Neal Boortz getting to host a special show in Chicago, Wendy Snyder getting to celebrate her podcast anniversary with her fans, Sam Sylk & Warren Ballentine getting jiggy wit' it, Waddle & Silvy getting a free lunch at Ditka's, and Govia getting paid.
* * Former Chicago Sun-Times columnist and longtime Chicago sports figure antagonist, Jay Mariotti was arrested early this morning in Los Angeles on suspicion of felony domestic assault. Multiple reports have Mariotti arguing with his girlfriend at a Santa Monica nightclub, where he was angry at her supposed flirting with another man. The arguing continued as they went to Mariotti's car and escalated further at their apartment. Police called to the apartment claim Mariotti's girlfriend had cuts and bruises on her arm. Allegedly, she was also shoved and grabbed roughly by her boyfriend. Mariotti was arrested at approximately 4:30am (Pacific time) and booked at 5:45am. According to the LA County Sheriff's Department's online Inmate Information Center
, Mariotti posted a $50,000 bond and will be due in court on the morning of September 17th. The outspoken 51 year old Mariotti is currently working for AOL's Fanhouse.com site and ESPN as a contributor to their TV show "Around The Horn." He resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times in 2008. In addition to his LA apartment, Mariotti still owns a residence in north suburban Lincolnshire.
* * The new WBBM-TV early morning news program
continues to come together quickly for CSB2. Steve Bartelstein's co-anchor will now be Susan Carlson. The original choice was said to have been Roseanne Tellez, with Susan Carlson under consideration for traffic reports, but station officials decided to go with Carlson for news. Insiders are saying Tellez's more serious approach to delivering headlines was not quite the perfect fit for the more "happy feel" producers want for the program, whereas Carlson's perky personality certainly is. The final show line-up, along with the show's new name are expected to be officially unveiled to the press next week. Show graphics and staff photos will be made ready next week, as well. The new early morning news program will be making its debut at 4:30am on August 30th.
* * Speaking of new shows coming together, Kevin Manno's new show on MTV
continues to take shape, as well. Kevin Manno's last day on the air for WKQX/Q101 will be Wednesday, August 25th, after which he heads off to New York to get settled in and begin working on the new show. Kevin Manno is still not allowed to talk publicly about it and MTV is keeping very tight lipped about their new schedule for later next month and their new shows. What has come out is that Manno will have a female co-host (still unnamed, officially) and the show will be a look at the top seven entertainment & music news stories of the day, but it will not necessary be a music-based program. As far as a name for this new show, MTV is still keeping that under wraps until the official press release comes out. However, this graffiti that was newly painted on the side of a wall in New York may give a pretty good clue to that...
* * Also beginning to take shape is the 2010 National Radio Hall of Fame induction
ceremonies. They are set to take place at 9:00pm on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Chicago's Mayne Stage (1328 Morse Ave., Chicago). The host for the evening will be Neal Boortz, himself an inductee into the museum just last year. Boortz, the sometimes-controversial Libertarian talk show host, will also join past inductee Jim Bohannon for the Westwood One Radio Network broadcast of the event. The six speakers who will take the stage to introduce this year's inductees (Ralph Emery, Terri Hemmert, Carl Kasell, "Music and the Spoken Word," Sam Phillips, and Cathy Hughes) have yet to be announced. That announcement, along with ticket sale information, is expected in the next two weeks.
* * This was mentioned here
a few weeks ago, but as a reminder... the podcast, SnydeRemarksRadio
starring Wendy Snyder & "Jimmy Mac" McInerney, will celebrating its 1st Anniversary with a party and live remote at the Westwood Tavern (1385 N. Meacham Rd, Schaumburg) tomorrow from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Stop on by!
* * WPWX-FM's Sam Sylk, along with WVON-AM's Warren Ballentine are throwing a party "for the grown and sexy" next month! "Sam Sylk's Black & White Extravaganza" will take place on September 4th from 9:00pm until 3:00am at KnockOuts Sports Bar, located at 4800 Lincoln Highway in Matteson, IL. Music will be provided by DJ Swoope, DJ G Spot, and DJ Tysco. Surprise special guests are being advertised, too. Tickets are only $10. Visit this link HERE
to purchase or call 773-449-7659.
* * "Da Coach" is back on da radio! Mike Dikta will be coming back to do a weekly live show with ESPN1000's Tom Waddle & Marc Silverman every Thursday at Noon, beginning on September 9th. The shows will be broadcasting live from either Mike Ditka's restaurant at The Tremont Hotel in Chicago (100 E. Chesnut) or from Ditka's restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace (Two Mid America Plaza, Suite 100). Each Thursday during the football season through the rest of this year, Waddle & Silvy will have an hour-long talk about the Bears and the NFL with the Super Bowl winning coach. Fans can make reservations at the restaurants in advance to be part of the live WMVP-AM remotes.
* * Former WKSC-FM personality (with Tic Tak), intern & promotions man John Govia has been keeping very busy since leaving Chicago. Not only is he the Program Director of WBEA-FM in the Hampton, NY, as well as an afternoon host for the station, he has also been the afternoon host for WPIA-FM in Peoria, IL. It was announced this week that in addition to all that, the Chicago native will also be taking over as Program Director for WPIA-FM. It is extremely rare for somebody to program two separate stations in two separate states with two separate owners, plus do afternoon shows on both separate stations.