DANNY BONADUCE RETURNS TO CONQUER PHILADELPHIA AT WYSP
I’ve got so much to think about. Hey! I think I love you! So what am I so afraid of? … I’d better stay around and love you. Do you think I have a case? I think I love you
– The Partridge Family 1970
Last week WYSP held a “Welcome Back to Philadelphia Party” for The Partridge Family’s Danny Bonaduce. Of course Danny has come a long way from the Partridge Family, in the news, notorious for the better part of two decades whether it’s the hard knocks of being a child star, outspoken on issues close to his heart, a reality show that ended in a big bang, or countless other rumors and innuendo’s what Danny Partridge, er I mean Bonaduce is most famous these past two decades is being a hard ass, rockin’ DJ at various radio stations in the USA.
Hardworking Danny still maintains an afternoon drive program via satellite in LA at KLSX too, but his main focus is here in Philadelphia and he loaded up the truck and moved to center cityDanny’s radio sidekick Shila
Hard Rock Cafe center piece
Megan McCaffrey, Amber Tyson, Monica Kanninen and Michelle Levy, from Harmelin Media
Bonaduce has spent a lifetime in show business. His radio career began in Philadelphia and brought him to Chicago, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles, where he was among the most listened to personality in the market.
Francine Battaglia and Mary Barsky, from Barsky Diamonds. I love their billboards, makes me want to go out and buy a diamond. Also doesn’t hurt with the name recognition, I loved Barsky in the morning, so their advertisements stick in my head.Gotcha shot as Paula Jone would say, but that will be explained another day.
Danny pointed to the ceiling and noted that the Partridge family doves logo was next to the Pink Floyd pig
Suby Ross, WYSP, Jim Loftus, GM WYSP, Danny Bonaduce DJ WYSP, Andy Bloom – Program Director WYSP, Michael Braunstein – WYSP
Gavin McCay the creator of the fusion concept , promoter Matthew Ray, model Nick DeJulius and Scott Conant of Socialite Productions
Party at the Hard Rock Cafe
Next Saturday is “Running with the Santa’s”; Another First for Philadelphia. THE FIRST RUNNING OF THE SANTAS was held on December 23, 1998. 40+ Santas arrived at Pitcher’s Pub in Manayunk donned in red and white and pub crawled up and down Main Street.
In 2002 The Running of the Santas relocated to South Street, Philadelphia. By 2003, the Run amassed hundreds. In 2005, Minneapolis kicked off their first Running of the Santas. Now the Santa’s run occurs in over 10 Cities in the USA and 3 countries.
For the past couple years the running of the Santa’s parade starts at 12PM from Finnigan’s Wake and ends at McFadden’s Winterfest featuring Running of the Santa’s Saturday, December 13th, 2008!! Sponsored by Coors Light and Coors Banquet. (Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade)
L-R from McFadden’s Mike Driscoll, Sue Rosetti and Al Tucker
Cheers to a happy reunion here in Philly, Danny was born and has worked in Philly before, and a doubly happy life with his girlfriend Amy Railsback (who is also his manager). I had a chance to speak to Amy, and she is a great yang to his ying. We all need that balance. But both Danny and Amy are easy to approach for photos or autographs (so much better than that Jennifer Anistion). SO when you see give them a big hello, they don’t bite, they love the fans and they are glad to be in Philadelphia. (A photo from this event appeared in the Inquirer yesterday)
Oh and on my way home I saw that free Tylenol Cab roaming Market Street. From 12/1 – 12/7 these cabs were giving free rides in Center City. This was my one and only sighting, and I was in the mood for a walk, so basically I have no more info on them, except they didn’t help this women with the 3 bags he had to unload from the cab.