December 7, 2013
Filed under News and Events
The holidays are all about family members getting together and celebrating. Unfortunately, families with a member serving active duty in our country’s military aren’t able to enjoy their loved one’s company during this joyous season. 102.9 WMGK-FM, Arasapha Farms and Mealey’s Furniture want to make the holidays a little brighter for active duty families in the Philadelphia area by providing them with a free Christmas tree. Starting today, anyone with a family member actively serving in our countries armed services can go to wmgk.com to obtain information on how to receive a free Christmas tree. “Having a family member away for Christmas is hard enough. Let’s make Christmas a little easier on these families”, said DeBella. Arasapha Farms will be providing the free Christmas trees and Mealey’s Furniture in Warminster, PA will be hosting the tree pickup.
Active duty families will be able to pick up their free tree on Saturday, December 14 from 11am to 1pm at Mealey’s Furniture (908 W Street Rd Warminster, PA 18974) in Warminster, PA. WMGK asks that only those that have received a confirmation email or phone call from WMGK show up on December 14. If a family has submitted a request but has not received a confirmation phone call or email, they should not attend.
Arasapha Farms is proud to present The Arasapha Farms Holiday Hayride. This heartwarming attraction includes a delightful ride on one of their sound equipped hay wagons, through the rolling hills of Arasapha Farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings, bridges and brooks. Attendees can also meet live reindeer, get their picture taken with Santa & choose from beautiful fresh cut Christmas trees.
In addition to hosting John DeBella’s Trees for Troops, Mealey’s Furniture is involved in another charitable endeavor this holiday season, Mealey’s Houseful of Furniture giveaway. Each year Mealey’s Furniture gives 3 rooms of free furniture to a local family in special need. Those interested in receiving more information can go to mealeysfurniture.com or go to a Mealey’s Furniture Showroom.
December 6, 2013
Filed under News and Events
Greater Media Philadelphia announces award winning radio veteran Charley Lake will be officially retiring as program director of WMGK-FM at the end of January 2014.
“Charley Lake has been and will always be an important and beloved member of the Greater Media family” said Greater Media Chairman and CEO Peter Smyth. “Under his leadership, WMGK-FM has become one of the premiere Classic Rock stations in America. I wish him all the best as he begins the next chapter of his life.”
“Charley has done an extraordinary job for Greater Media and helped WMGK achieve some of its highest ratings,” said Greater Media Philadelphia Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager John Fullam. “Charley is one of the top Program Directors in our business and one of the nicest people. We will miss him dearly and wish him all the best.”
“Charley Lake has built an amazing radio legacy and leaves our business with an indelible mark of success,” said Greater Media Vice President of Program Development Buzz Knight. “We will miss him greatly and I congratulate him for all of his accomplishments.”
“I’m extraordinarily grateful to Greater Media, John Fullam, Peter Smyth and Buzz Knight for letting me hang my hat here for the past 7 years,” said Lake. “It’s an honor to wrap up my career, which has involved both the radio and music industries, in Philadelphia, a city as famous for its legendary radio stations and air talent as it is for its legacy of wonderful music and musicians. I look forward to my retirement, but for now I’m just looking forward to spending a few more weeks in the company of the nicest and most talented group of radio professionals I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.”
Lake has served as program director of Greater Media’s WMGK-FM in Philadelphia since January of 2007. Prior to that, he worked as the program director of KOOL in Phoenix, AZ. Previous to that, Charley programmed Classic Hits station WJMK-FM in Chicago and spent seven years working in the Classic Rock format at WRNO-FM in New Orleans and WLVQ-FM in Columbus, Ohio.
In addition, he has received numerous radio programming and music business related awards, including having WMGK-FM named as a past Marconi Awards Finalist.