Be the Match!

ChadandSarahI had a great conversation today with Chad Gehman, of Montgomery County, and Sarah Brooks Hart, of Philadelphia, about the “Be the Match” program.  The “In Focus” show runs Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m.and 11:30 a.m., but, if you can, support the walk run Saturday.  Chad is doing great after a bone marrow transplant to overcome acute myeloid leukemia.  For more information, check out the show and go to

Goodbye, Stan Hochman


Hundreds of admirers and friends of Stan Hochman joined his family on this beautiful spring afternoon for the  final, formal farewell to Stan Hochman. TV, radio and newspaper colleagues gathered with Gloria Hochman and other loved ones of Stan’s at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park.  A folded flag of the United States of America lay beside a forest of flowers atop the wood coffin bearing the body of the veteran, columnist, commentator, writer and humanitarian. Stan was remembered as smart, wise, loving, compassionate, talented and honest.  If Stan were to have described today’s service, he just might have called it “dazzling.”

Celebrating with Murray Comic Club


Murray Comic Club tonight is packing Falls Manor in Bucks County for its annual banquet.


Awards are ready for the participants in the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.


President Rich Porco and his family again mark a year of Murray finishing first for the 17th straight year. As Jessica Porco said tonight, success is measured by the hard work 365 days a year by the members of Murray.


Congratulations to the club and all the individuals, groups and brigades. Also,  good luck tonight to the folks in South Philadelphia Dancing with the Mummers Stars.

Vicki Lawrence This Morning

Steve-Vicki-Wide(1)This morning at 6:30 and at 11:30 on “In Focus” I talk with legendary television and stage actress Vicki Lawrence who is raising awareness about Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a severe, chronic form of hives lasting more than 6 weeks.  Lawrence details her own experience with CIU, what the 1.5 million Americans year go through with CIU, and how they might get help.  image2Also on this “In Focus,” Matt McCloskey, Executive Director of the Take a Breather Foundation talks about living with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic, progressive disease, often fatal disease and how his Foundation helps children and their families fight the disease and create an optimistic outlook.



The String Band serenade has made this a great afternoon in South Philadelphia. Polish American SB and the other bands are parading by the members of Fralinger SB, honoring the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade. One of the great Mummer traditions.



Thank you to Steve Coper, chairman of Fralinger String Band , and the entire Fralinger family for this recognition tonight at the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fralinger String Band.

Happy 100th Anniversary Fralinger!


Fralinger String Band tonight is holding its 100th anniversary gala at the IATSE ballroom in South Philadelphia. Quite a story of success for this the 2015 String Band Champion. Masquerade is playing. Fabulous band. Congrats Fralinger.


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