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LENFEST BROADCASTING’S WMCN44 LAUNCHES NEW FALL LINE-UP ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 7:00PM

17 Sep 2013
In: News

LENFEST BROADCASTING’S WMCN44 LAUNCHES NEW FALL LINE-UP ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 7:00PM

NEW ORIGINAL SHOWS WITH PHILLY’S BROADCAST VETERANS DOM GIORDANO, DON TOLLEFSON, PHIL ANDREWS AND DAWN STENSLAND-MENDTE
PHILADELPHIA, PA – (OCTOBER 26, 2012) – WMCN44 launches its new original programming line-up beginning Monday, October 29th with “Dom Time” hosted by current 1210AM radio veteran Dom Giordano.  On Tuesday, October 30th local television legend Don Tollefson hosts “Tolly’s Awesome Friends,” followed on Wednesday October 31st by “Philly Sports Spotlight” with former 6ABC anchor Phil Andrews.  On Thursday, November 1st, “A New Dawn” premieres, hosted by former FOX29 news anchor Dawn Stensland-Mendte.  Finally, on Friday, November 2nd, catch the best of Philadelphia food in “Best of the Best.”  All shows are weekly and will air on their respective days at 7:00pm and again at 11:30pm.
“Dom Time” will focus on the hot news topics of the week with Dom Giordano’s unique spin, as well different guests each week.  With the Presidential Election coming down to the wire, Dom’s first episode will focus on the up to the minute news regarding the candidates, as well as an interview with U.S. Senator (FL) Marco Rubio.
“Tolly’s Awesome Friends” will feature inspiring people and their stories. Don’s first show will tell the story of Bill Bishop, golf pro at the Freeway Golf Course in Sicklerville, NJ. Freeway is an African American owned golf course that opened in 1967 and the episode will showcase Bishop’s and the “Freeway’s” impact on golfers young and old, as well as their involvement in the community.
Phil Andrews’, “Philly Sports Spotlight” will take a behind the scenes look at all kinds of sports, and get to know the personalities involved. In his first show, Phil will be joined by former Eagle Ken Dunek to break down the ‘birds vs the birds’, Eagles-Falcons game. He’ll also interview Philadelphia High School Hoop standout–Rasheed Wallace. He’s out of retirement and back in the NBA.
Finally, “A New Dawn” will feature Dawn Stensland-Mendte in a new role, hosting a local lifestyle show that talks about everything we talk about every day.  In their first ever television appearance together, Dawn Stensland and her husband, former news anchor, Larry Mendte will talk about the very public scandal. She will tell the truth about why she stayed with her husband, and for the first time Larry will talk publicly about love, forgiveness and rebuilding their marriage.
Last fall, WMCN44 launched “Propper Hockey” with Lou Tilley and Flyers great Brian Propp.  “Propper Hockey” will return for a second season when the NHL returns to the ice.
“We are thrilled to bring so many of Philly’s beloved local broadcasters to our new HD studios.” says Jon Gorchow, President, Lenfest Broadcasting. “Dom, Don, Phil and Dawn bring a breadth of experience as well as a fresh perspective with their new shows, and we are looking forward to making an impact in the local media landscape” says Gorchow.   “Each show is unique and viewers won’t find similar shows being done elsewhere in Philadelphia, and we think our viewers will respond.”
WMCN44 airs on Comcast HD Channel 794.  For other channel listings or for more information on WMCN44, visit www.wmcn.tv or follow the network on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wmcn44.
ABOUT LENFEST BROADCASTING LLC
Lenfest Broadcasting, LLC, the licensee of WMCN44 and the Philadelphia affiliate for Bounce TV, is dedicated to providing an “independent voice” in the Philadelphia television market. Our programming schedule features a variety of original programming, direct response television, entertainment, community affairs, religious, and children’s programs.  The station is available throughout the Delaware Valley over the air, as well as on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DIRECTV and The Dish Network.  Lenfest Broadcasting, LLC is affiliated with Lenfest Media Group, LLC, a Pennsylvania based company that is a leader and innovator in the direct response television marketing industry.
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