CADEkids in Action


Observed CADEkids prevention specialist Tony Smith at Franklin Elementary School today in Philadelphia. Principal Roslynn Sample Greene is an active, engaged leader. Tony conducted an impactful session with 8th graders on impulse control, making decisions and avoiding drugs, alcohol and violence. CADEkids works. Wonder what would happen if it were in all schools?

Swingin’ w/ CHOP


At Polish American String Band as the Autism fundraising event gets underway on Westmoreland. Wiffle ball tourney underway down the street. Great job by Chris D’Amore and P-A.

Swingin w/ CHOP


Auction hopping at PA String Band where autism event is going on this afternoon. Lots of folks from Mummers Clubs here…Ferko, Quaker City, Greater Overbrook and more. Great auction items. WiredFM playing jams. Blooper is here. So cool how many people care about kids. Benefit helps autism programs at CHOP.

Entrepreneurs! Pitch Day at VU


Being a judge this afternoon of the annual Villanova University Student Entrepreneurship Competition. 8 finalists. The Business School really has its act together with this competition. Future success in embryo today.

Debella & De-Future

DebellaIMG_20140416_135926_705Loved listening to John DeBella of WMGK this afternoon hilariously talking about how he got fired years ago because his ratings were too high.  True story.

DeBella today joined Sue Serio of Fox29, Blaise Howard of MoreFM, Matt Delucia of NBC10 and Kristin Long of Tribune Broadcasting (company that owns PHL17) in giving advice to 20 college students who this afternoon received scholarships from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia.  Lauren HightIMG_20140416_133742_555Lauren Hight (seen to the right) of Cabrini College is one of the recipients.

Insight was the main course served today to these future journalists and broadcasters.  Kristin Long read from obituaries and commencement addresses and you know what, it was good stuff.   All 5 speakers offered solid career advice and glimpses into career paths in the broadcasting business.  The event was  funny, real and thoughtful, and took place at Bala Golf Club in Philadelphia.  Nice job, Broadcast Pioneers.  And, John, you’ll always have Pittsburgh.

Future Broadcast Pioneers


The annual scholarship luncheon of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia is underway at the Bala CC in Wynnefield. 20 students at area colleges and universities are getting the awards.

This just in…Wendy Wins! Woo-Hoo!

Wendy H IMG_20130604_151906_966Wendy Hamilton has won a significant award and congratulations to her and to all who voted for her.  Here’s the beginning of the press release that just came out.


Wendy Hamilton Honored by 95.7 BEN FM at Woman of the Week Awards Event

PHILADELPHIA — April 14, 2014 — SugarHouse Casino General Manager Wendy Hamilton was honored today with the “Woman Who Empowers Us” award from 95.7 BEN FM at the radio station’s annual Woman of the Week main event.


Philadelphia Futures!


The Phil’s’ Carlos Ruiz and me bowling tonight at North Bowl in Northern Liberties. Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Domonic Brown and other Phillies and some media types helping to raise awareness and funds for Phila. Futures, which helps low-income students get into college and succeed. Ryan just knocked down 9. Great win for Phil’s today!.

Newest Honorary Member is…


Murray Comic Club tonight made Wendy Hamilton of SugarHouse Casino an honorary member of Murray!

Mum to the Future


Murray Comic Club banquet is underway at King’s Caterers. Congratulations to the 2000 Murray club members who took part in the 2014 SugarHouse Casino Mummers parade including these young champions!