Ex-WOND host Mike Elliott dies

Tom Williams AT LARGE Radio has changed a lot in the last four decades. Today people can listen to personalized music on Pandora, Sirius-XM and other streaming sources in their car or right on their cellphone. Broadcast radio stations need now, more than ever, to find ways to attract listeners. Mike Elliott would have found …

Things that aren’t there anymore

Tom Williams AT LARGE: It’s been nearly eight years since these flashbacks began appearing here. An attempt is made regularly to spend at least one week remembering the places we all used to visit that are no longer there. Probably the biggest absences recently are J.C. Penney and Sears in the Hamilton Mall, leaving Macy’s …

Their favorites by The Beatles

Tom Williams AT LARGE: It was 50 years ago next week, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play, they’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise the smile, so may I introduce to you, the act you’ve known for all these years, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. With apologies …

Regis comes to town .. with Rickles

Tom Williams AT LARGE: Everybody knows Regis Philbin. For more than half a century he has been entertaining America and hosting some of television’s most popular shows. He will be in Atlantic City on Saturday with Don Rickles, doing one show at The Borgata. “There is nobody funnier than Don Rickles,” Regis said. “More than …

Bobby Rydell tells his story

Tom Williams AT LARGE: Bobby Rydell wrote a book. A book about his life in the spotlight and behind the scenes. It’s called “Bobby Rydell – Teen Idol on the Rocks.” The book tells about the Philadelphia native’s rise to fame and his struggles with alcoholism and other problems. This is one of the biggest …