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Comcast and NBC Universal complete merger
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/29/11 2:25 pm | updated: 01/29/11 2:25 pm
 
The huge merger deal between Philadelphia based Comcast and GE owned NBC Universal was finally completed yesterday, Friday, Jan 28. Comcast acquired a 51% stake in NBC Universal from GE, to create a nearly $30 billion company. The merger was under tight scrutiny from the FCC and Justice Department but got approval Jan 18, but with a few restrictions, mainly in regards to Comcast's new control of content from NBC and access for emerging services such as Hulu and Netflix streaming.
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Is This a Vulgar Expression?
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/29/11 7:59 am | updated: 01/29/11 1:34 pm
 
"Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey." Where did that expression come from?

CANNON BALLS! On old war ships, it was necessary to keep a supply of cannon balls near the cannon. But how to prevent them from rolling about the deck was the problem. The storage method devised was to stack them as a square based pyramid, with one ball on top, resting on four, resting on nine, which rested on sixteen.

A supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a... Read More
 
 
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Riots in Cairo, Internet Turned Off
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/28/11 1:27 pm | updated: 01/28/11 1:27 pm
 
Riots are erupting in the streets of Cairo, Egypt as thousands of protesters revolt against the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. Angry Egyptians want their personal freedom and are demanding the government be brought down. Protesters and are defying curfews, military police and armored baricades. In an attempt to interrupt the communication of organized protesters, the government has ordered that the internet be turned off and all cell phone signals jammed. However that tactic may... Read More
 
 
Sports
Old Fahioned Super Bowl Classic
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/28/11 1:01 pm | updated: 01/28/11 1:01 pm
 
The Super Bowl is coming and this year, worth looking forward to. Two of the oldest NFL teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers will battle it out. Unfortunately it won't be on a frozen tundra. How about turning off the color and watching the game in black and white for that 1960's throwback... Read More
 
 
Sports
Flyers in First Place at All-star break
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/11 2:16 pm | updated: 01/27/11 2:16 pm
 
The Flyboys have been putting together an impressive season after coming off last year's equally surprising Stanley Cup finals appearance. Their 71 points leads the NHL at the break and is the franchises second hights 50 game point total behind '79-80's 82. This Sunday Danny Briere and Claude Giroux will play in the All-Star Game in Raleigh, N.C. The second half begins again on Tuesday at Tampa Bay. Let's go... Read More
 
 
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Jan 27 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/27/11 8:50 am | updated: 01/27/11 8:50 am
 
(1991) 20 Years Ago
The "Star Spangled Banner" is performed by Whitney Houston at Super Bowl... Read More
 
 
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Jan 26 Music Calendar
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/11 10:33 am | updated: 01/26/11 10:33 am
 
(1956) 55 Years Ago

The legendary Buddy Holly records for the first time with Decca... Read More
 
 
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Duck Free Zone on Schuylkill
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/25/11 10:42 am | updated: 01/25/11 10:42 am
 
The Ride The Ducks won't be floating down the Schuylkill River this spring. They were denied the contract proposal to operate their tour boats on the river for a variety of reasons. The city cited traffic concerns, inabilty to operate during special events, and community concerns as a few of the reasons for denying the contract. Thank goodness, keep those noisy eyesores away from Fairmount park. The Schuylkill should be left to the... Read More
 
 
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Oprah or State of The Union?
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/11 6:35 am | updated: 01/25/11 6:35 am
 
This week we hear another State of the Union Address. We also hear that Oprah Winfrey reveals she has a half sister. Doesn't it seem more peopleare talking about Oprah than the State of the Union? Why is that? Are this country's priorities that out of whack? Or are people more interested in the lives of celebrities than the welfare of our... Read More
 
 
News
Lower Merion Teacher Fired over Student Romance
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/25/11 6:32 am | updated: 01/25/11 6:32 am
 
An award winning teacher at Lower Merion High School has been fired for having a romantic relationship with a student. Is the relationship inappropriate? Yes. Is the firing legal? Maybe not. Is the student 18? Neither side's legal team is commenting yet.Read More
 
 
 
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