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Etta James Dies at 73
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/20/12 7:02 am | updated: 01/20/12 7:10 am
 
Etta James, the powerhouse singer who combined blues, gospel and R&B and emerged as a major star in the '50s and '60s, has died after a long battle with leukemia.

Best known for her 1961 version of 'At Last,' James enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than a half-century. Over the years, she won six Grammy awards, and in 1993, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

James died in a Riverside, Calif., hospital. She was 73.
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News
Snow Expected in Philadelphia Area Late Friday into Saturday
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/20/12 6:06 am | updated: 01/20/12 6:06 am
 
The first snowfall of any significance this whole winter is expected to affect the region late tonight and into Saturday morning and afternoon. The entire snowfall for the month of January is at .2 inches. The last storm with any kind of accumulating wintry precipitation was way back on Halloween weekend.

This event will not be nearly as devastating or impacting, it's only worth noting because of the sheer lack of snow the Philadelphia area has seen thus far this winter. Read More

 
 
News
Philadelphia Population Continues to Grow
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:34 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:34 am
 
After 50 years of declining population, Philadelphia has seen a significant rebound and the future looks bright. According to new population projections from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the nine-county region will be home to 6.26 million people by 2040, an 11.3 percent increase over the 2010 population of 5.63 million.

Chester and Gloucester are likely to be the fastest-growing counties in the region over the next three decades, while Philadelphia is poised... Read More
 
 
News
Kevin Kless Deadly Beating Reward Increases
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:32 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:32 am
 
Philadelphia police continue to ask for the public's help as they try to find the men involved in a deadly beating in Old City last weekend. And the reward for information continues to grow.

The reward for information leading to an arrest in the death of 23-year-old Kevin Kless is now up to $20,000, as the Citizen’s Crime Commission is announcing another $5,000.

Police continue to hunt for the three men involved, and the car they were in, which has been described... Read More
 
 
Eleven
Van Halen New Song "Tattoo"
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:28 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:28 am
 
Tattoo is Van Halen's first new song with David Lee Roth in more than 15 years.

The song's got a stomping blues rock groove, lots of signature Roth howls along with Eddie Van Halen as razor sharp and on form as VH fans could hope.

The group's upcoming album "A Different Kind of Truth," has Van Halen touring and coming to Philly in early March.

Listen for Tattoo, now playing on iradiophilly.com’s rock station, Read More
 
 
Libra
New Bruce Springsteen Song, "We Take Care Of Our Own"
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/19/12 6:21 am | updated: 01/19/12 6:21 am
 
Bruce Springsteen's seventeenth studio album, Wrecking Ball comes out in March.

The first single, "We Take Care Of Our Own", tackles the concept of American citizens changed morals. The song sounds like vintage Springsteen, but the big man’s saxophone is definitely missing.

Listen for We Take Care Of Our Own, now playing on iradiophilly.com’s progressive rock station, Read More
 
 
Bell Bottoms
Funk Legend Jimmy Castor Passes
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/18/12 5:30 am | updated: 01/18/12 5:30 am
 
Jimmy Castor, Funk Legend, Band Leader, and Saxophonist passed away Tuesday in Henderson, NV, of heart failure at age 71. Castor was born in Manhattan in 1940 and grew up in Harlem and Washington Heights playing with rock n' roll singer Frankie Lymon. He branched out on his own and took his mastery of R&B, doo woo, Latin soul, and Funk with him.

Castor released some 16 albums. His most known hits are "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "Bertha Butt Boogie". His funky hit “It’s Just... Read More
 
 
News
Philly Undercover Debuts on Nat Geo Wild
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/16/12 8:15 am | updated: 01/17/12 10:22 am
 
The fight against animal cruelty in Philadelphia is getting national exposure in a National Geographic channel show.

The series, "Philly Undercover", covers everything from dog - and bird - fighting to pet hoarding.

The show is the result of video crews following Philadelphia animal cops on their rounds for eight months.

Philly Undercover airs on Nat Geo Monday nights at 9.



"Animal fighting, especially, has escalated in... Read More
 
 
Sports
Cole Hamels and Wilson Valdez Sign 1-year Contracts With Phillies and Avoid Arbitration
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 9:19 am | updated: 01/17/12 9:19 am
 
Left-hander Cole Hamels and infielder Wilson Valdez have both agreed to one-year contracts with the Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced the deals today. Both players were eligible for salary arbitration but avoided those proceedings by signing these deals.

Cole Hamels, 28, will earn $15 million next season. Last year he was 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA in 31 starts (32 games) for the Phillies. He was also selected to his second All-Star Game and finished 5th in the NL Cy... Read More
 
 
Business
Gino's Burger Joints Poised to Make a Comeback in Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/17/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/17/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia lost the last of its Gino's Hamburger joints in 1982 when Marriott bought the company and replaced them with Roy Rogers restaurants. But now, Gino's is making a comeback, led by the original founder Gino Marchetti. A few Gino's are open already including King of Prussia, where 85 year old Gino Marchetti himself can be found working in the kitchen. Gino hopes to expand into downtown Philly this year. Who's up for a Gino Giant?

Gino's last shop closed in Maryland... Read More
 
 
 
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