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U.S. Open TV Appearance

Jim Kelly was interviewed by Philadelphia sports anchor Phil Andrews for his show "Philly Sports Talk" on WMCN.  They discussed the U.S. Open, Kelly's experience announcing golf around the world, and his involvement with "Death on the 16th Fairway."

The program airs Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.  WMCN is seen in nearly 3 million homes in the Philadelphia Market.

Golf Month in Media

With all the buzz around the U.S. Open at Merion, The Media Message is spreading the word about Golf Month in Media.  One of the highlights of Golf Month is the premiere of Death on the 16th Fairway at Media Theatre.

TV broadcaster Jim "Sports" Kelly will appear as narrator "Speedy Greens" live on stage.  His former station, Channel 10 in Philadelphia, came to the theatre to get the details.

For more details about Golf Month in Media, click here



R&R Hall of Fame Radio Personality Dick Summer’s Tell-All Guide to Keeping your Fires Burning

MEDIA,PA –February 1, 2013 – Baby Boomers, look out. Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame radio host Dick Summer has some eye-opening news for his so-called “Louie Louie Generation. ” Summer’s “Louie Ladies and Lads” may no longer have bodies like the people in the beer commercials, with their fancy abs and perky breasts, but as their namesake theme song suggests, they have a happy attitude.  And that “Gratitude Attitude,” as he calls it, leads to being healthy and hot.

Staying Healthy, Happy and Hot is a collection of true stories about Summer’s life as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and an everyday neighbor and friend.  He tells us tales of becoming a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame broadcasting personality and his passion for flying his airplane.  Most of all, he brings us into the most intimate part of his life – his long, hot romance with his wife, Barbara, who he affectionately calls, “My Lady Wonder Wench.”  He says, “She makes me feel powerful, because she lets me make her feel beautiful.”

He’s funny.  He’s blunt.  He’s edgy.  He bares all.  His stories are engrossing, and his advice insightful.  It’s his humor and honesty that captures readers and listeners, and leaves them wanting to hear more.  Summer’s words will make you laugh and cry, will give you courage, and will make you feel safe and comfortable.  He says, "As long as you have some moving parts left, for cryin' out loud, move 'em."

Staying Healthy, Happy, and Hot has received accolades from the well-respected Kirkus Reviews.

“Summer adroitly covers the waterfront of topics relevant to seniors from work to retirement, from the slights of aging to the joys of fulfilled relationships,” according to Kirkus.  [Summer’s vignettes] “display a keen sense of humor and a sharp understanding about how to live a happy, healthy, and hot life.  After all, ‘Louie Louie Generation guys and gals have a big advantage in figuring things out: it’s called been there, done that.’”

Dick Summer was one of the most popular disc jockeys in New York City and Boston and on the NBC Radio Network in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Today, his uniquely comfortable voice is heard every day on national radio and television commercials.  He has worked with many famous radio personalities, including, Wolfman Jack, Imus, Cousin Brucie, and has interviewed countless famous musicians on his radio shows.  Fans everywhere still love listening to his voice.

For more information about Dick Summer and Staying Happy, Healthy, and Hot, visit


Off to the PGA Show in Orlando

The Media Message team is on the way to the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held January 24th through 26th in Orlando, FL.

We'll mingle with national and international media to promote "Death on the 16th Fairway," and renowned TV celebrity, Jim "Sports" Kelly. As one of the 15 unique character voices, Kelly plays the part of "Speedy Greens," and narrates the audio drama.

Over the course of the next four days, Kelly will join more than 40,000 golf professionals from around the world. 1000 top golf companies and brands will be represented. Kelly will mingle with PGA pros, retailers, and industry leaders uncovering and testing the latest trends. He'll network with other friends and colleagues from the world of golf, including Davis Love III, the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and winner of the 1997 PGA Championship. Annika Sorenstam, Dottie Pepper, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Lee Trevino, among many other notable players and renowned PGA teachers, will be on hand.

Follow Kelly on his tour of the Show, which spans an astonishing ten miles of aisles through the Orange County Convention Center.

Visit to get an exlusive look behind the scenes and find out what he's up to

Sandy Cleanup Video

We created a video for a client whose employees went to assist with Sandy cleanup in the aftermath of the hurricane this fall.

They had about 9 amateur snapshot photos and some video clips shot with a phone. "Is that enough to make a video out of?" they asked. "It doesn't have to be long, we just want to show that we had folks there helping with the effort."

Here's the video -- we customized it with their logo and branding and tried to keep it visually interesting to make a fun finished product.

District Attorney's Public Awareness Video

ON VIDEO spent the day with Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan videotaping several public awareness videos. There are many dangers lurking on our streets, and the DA’s office is doing everything it can to keep us informed and educated about the prevention and prosecution of crime. DA Whelan’s message is clear – he wants to help build a safer place for us to live, work, and play.

The upcoming videos focus on scams against senior citizens, as well as internet crimes against children. Along with Chief Joe Ryan of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division, we visited the Residences at Chestnut Ridge in Chester. DA Whelan and Chief Ryan met with concerned seniors and tried to calm their fears. We also went to a library in Chester to talk to some local kids about online predators.

The finished videos will be posted on the County’s website soon. Check back with us to view them, and learn some vital information on keeping your loved ones safe.

Salvation Army Red Kettle

This is the first year there have been bell-ringers and kettles at the Plum Street Mall in Media. I think it adds a fun, festive mood to State Street. Our friends from Hedgerow Theatre -- members of the cast of "A Christmas Carol" -- have been taking turns ringing the bells to gather donations for the Salvation Army.

I think it's a very worthwhile cause: The Salvation Army helps those in need, all year long, at no cost. People who are hungry, addicted, without shelter, out of work, can turn to the Salvation Army for help in turning their life around.

SA consistently shows up at the top of the lists of charities with very low administrative costs. Donations actually go to help the people in need. And I even like that the cash donations in the kettle are anonymous - people who contribute are not doing so to attract attention or to get special recognition, and they won't end up on yet another mailing list to get constantly bombarded with mail or email.

I learned a lot about The Salvation Army when I produced a video commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Chester Corps. The people who work there are truly dedicated to serving others and "Doing The Most Good".

You can see that video here:

And you can contribute to the Salvation Army at the red kettle in Plum Street Mall or wherever you hear a volunteer ringing that familiar bell . . .

--David Sibley