Sunday, February 3, 2008

An interview, and a luncheon

This coming Tuesday (February 5), at 12:15 p.m., I’ll be interviewed on the radio talk show Speak Your Piece, on station WBCB-AM, in Bucks County, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. The host of the show is Pat Wandling, a former reporter for The Bucks County Courier Times. She's been the host of Speak Your Piece for many years.

As it happens, I’m quite familiar with WBCB—having been the host of “Speak Your Piece” between 1991 and 1995. I once interviewed Pat on the program, when she was reporting for the Courier Times.

WBCB’s Vice President and General Manager, by the way, is Merrill Reese, the longtime play-by-play announcer for The Philadelphia Eagles. His autobiography, It’s Gooooood!, was brought out in 1998, by the publishing house Sports Publishing Inc. The book was written with sportswriter Mark Eckel.

In 2005, Merrill--widely popular and much-honored--was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. The same year, he was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia’s Hall of Fame.

Also: at noontime, on Thursday (February 7), I’ll be speaking about The Lucky Strike Papers at the Butler/Tri-Boro Rotary Club luncheon, in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The luncheon will take place at Bella Sera restaurant, on Main Street in Bloomingdale.