May 4, 2015
Classic Rock 102.9 WMGK-FM is throwing a huge party on September 5th at Susquehanna Bank Center to wrap up what will be an exceptional summer concert season in the Philadelphia area. The party, dubbed WMGK’s Big Gig, will feature two bands that have each sold over 40 million records – blues rock virtuoso, Steve Miller Band and melodic chart toppers, The Doobie Brothers. WMGK’s House Band, Work Release (from Valley Forge, PA), will kick off the festivities.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 8 at Noon via Ticketmaster.com, the Live Nation box office, the Susquehanna Bank Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800-745-3000. This weekend only, lawn tickets are just $10.29. Children under nine years of age will be admitted free with parents holding lawn tickets. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit local veterans via the Philadelphia Multi-Service Center.
The MGK air staff will host the festivities. From the moment the doors open at 5:00pm until the last note, there will be plenty of activities for concert goers to engage in. In addition, members of our nation’s military will be honored on and off stage throughout the event.
One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 40 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. Miller’s trademark blues-rock sound made him one of the key artists in classic rock radio. His impeccable catalog of hits includes: “Fly Like an Eagle”, “Take the Money and Run”, “Rock’n Me”, “The Joker”, “Jungle Love”, “Swingtown” and “Jet Airliner”.
The Doobie Brothers propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style draws from virtually every imaginable tributary of American music. The band has sold over 40 million albums, thanks in part to huge hit songs such as: “Black Water”, “What A Fool Believes”, “Jesus Is Just All Right”, “Rockin’ Down the Highway”, “Long Train Runnin’”, “China Grove” and “Takin’ it to the Streets”. The band’s current line-up features founding members Patrick Simmons (Vocals/Guitar) & Tom Johnston (Vocals/Guitar) as well as John McFee (Guitar/Strings/Vocals).
April 28, 2015
Greater Media staff members captured 12 awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. Reporters Adam Uzialko, Jeremy Grossman, Executive Editor Donna Kenyon and Managing Editor Jessica D’Amico attended the event at the Hamilton Manor on April 23. RICHARD MCCLELLAN Members of Greater Media Newspapers’ editorial and photography staffs received a dozen awards during the New Jersey Press Association’s annual awards night.
The dinner was held April 23 at the Hamilton Manor. Winners of the NJPA 2014 Better Newspaper Contest were announced Feb. 10.
Greater Media Newspapers Staff Photographer Eric Sucar won three first-place awards and two second-place awards.
Managing Editor Jessica D’Amico won first place in the Business and Economic Writing category for a story on an uptick in the real estate market, as well as second place in Special Subject Writing for a story on domestic violence.
Staff Photographer Eric Sucar and reporters Taylor Lier and Kenny Walter display their awards from the New Jersey Press Association. Reporter Jeremy Grossman took first place in Special Subject Writing for a story about interfaith families and how they celebrate religious holidays.
Reporter Adam Uzialko won second place in Coverage of Crime, Police, Courts for a series of stories about home invasions in central New Jersey.
Reporter Kenny Walter took third place in the Responsible Journalism – Enterprise category for a story on taxpayers sharing the burden.
Reporter Taylor Lier won third place in a Reporting, Writing & Illustration – Feature Writing category for a story about women building homes for families.
Former Greater Media reporter Jack Murtha took first place in the Responsible Journalism – Enterprise category for a series on people with autism.
Greater Media publishes 10 weekly community newspapers and one online publication, as well as the weekly “Greater Media Broadcast News.” Publications covering parts of Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties include the News Transcript, Atlanticville, Suburban, Independent, Tri-Town News, Examiner, The Hub and four Sentinels. Visit gmnews.com.