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Ed Hurst Returns – WOND on Saturday!

Friday, October 7th, 2011
Radio legend Ed Hurst (right), pictured with WPEN co-host Joe Grady and Frank Sinatra.

Radio legend Ed Hurst (right), pictured with WPEN co-host Joe Grady and Frank Sinatra.

This just in….
Tony Bennett will kick-off the first show of WOND’s re-launch of Ed Hurst’s Steel Pier Show on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 4PM, playing tracks from his new Duets II album, which includes the following duet with Lady Gaga on “Lady is a Tramp.”

From WOND:

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic radio & television personalities — Ed Hurst & his show The Steel Pier Show —  airs on Longport Media’s newstalk station, 1400 AM WOND starting this Saturday, Oct. 8.

Ed was a pioneer of the American Bandstand-style dance party in Philadelphia in the 1960s and ’70s, hosting his popular television show on all the network affiliates in Philly, including Channel 3 and WCAU, before finding a home on WPVI ABC 6 for many years.

The biggest names in music of the time – from The Rolling Stones to Smokey Robinson to Frank Sinatra & Bing Crosby, all appeared on The Steel Pier Show. Throughout his long career, Hurst received numerous awards – including the prestigious Billboard magazine award; earning the title of the city’s top disc jockey and his TV show is often credited as the forerunner to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

Ed kicks off his first show on WOND this Saturday at 4PM, with his very first guest — music legend Tony Bennett.  Bennett even personally cut the attached promo for the inaugural show this weekend (attached is a raw demo of the promo), which is really very neat as Bennett notes that Ed was one of the very first DJs to discover him & play his record.

During his radio appearance on the show this Saturday, Bennett will preview songs from his Duets II album, which features a host of high-profile music pairings including Bennett with Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey.

Read more about Ed Hurst and the Steel Pier Show here.

Dave Coskey Exits the Borgata

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

acw_200_lb_dave_coskyATLANTIC CITY — Veteran marketing guru Dave Coskey (Mediaworks, Philadelphia 76ers, the House of Blues, the Borgata) is leaving his four-year post as VP of marketing at the Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa.

According to a published report, Coskey (pictured), who has a residence in Avalon, Cape May County, is the new president of Longport Media, LLC, a company that purchased five of the Atlantic Broadcasting radio company’s stations for $4.2 million earlier this month.

The five local stations, based in Linwood, include WOND 1400AM, WBSS-AM 1490,  WTKU-FM 98.3, WWAC-FM 102.7 and The Shark: WMGM-FM 103.7.

Reached via e-mail, Joe Lupo, senior vice president of operations at the Borgata, says that Coskey will be missed.

“I would like to thank Dave for the numerous contributions he has made to Borgata over the last four years,” Lupo tells Atlantic City Weekly.  “The expertise, passion and integrity that he brought to our management team, as well as his leadership within Borgata and the community, have contributed to Borgata’s continued success. We have been fortunate to have been associated with Dave, who is universally well-liked and well known within both the Atlantic City and Philadelphia regions. While we will certainly miss him, we wish him much success in his new position.”

Lupo says for the “immediate future, he will continue to oversee the marketing department as has been in the past.”