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YES, WCBS-AM Announcers Celebrate Derek Jeter’s 3000th Hit in ‘Style’

He was already “Mr. November” for a World Series home run in 2001. Now, Derek Jeter has added to his amazing legacy, becoming the first player in New York Yankees history to become “Mr. 3000.”  

But, it was another longball that lifted the Yankee captain into history.

YES Network’s Michael Kay was behind the mic Saturday afternoon in the Bronx as Jeter became just the 28th member of the exclusive club.

‘That’s drilled, deep to left field, going back [Matt] Joyce, looking up— See Ya! 3,000! History with an exclamation point!” Kay screamed. “Oh, what a way to join the 3,000 hit club! Derek Jeter has done it in grand style.” (Watch the clip)

As teammates mobbed Jeter at home plate, Kay and his colleague John Flaherty paused to let the pictures speak for themselves.

After a one minute 45-second respite, Kay resumed his exuberance for the unlikely entrance into 3,000.

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MSG Network and WPIX, Big Winners at 2011 New York Emmys

A packed ballroom gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square last night for the 2011 New York Emmy Awards. Right from the outset, we knew this going to be a special night, as it was the largest crowd ever and most awards being handed out (123). FishbowlNY was on hand tweeting results and providing photos from the red carpet.

MSG Network took home the most Emmys with 11. WPIX got the most trophies (10) among over-the-air stations. WNBC had an eight-Emmy night, while WCBS garnered seven awards.

Among the winners:

Daytime Newscast —WABC Eyewitness News at Noon with anchors Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato, meterologist Bill Evans.

Evening Newscast Over 35 Minutes—
CBS 2 Winter Storm Coverage, March 15, 2010. Kristine Johnson and Chris Wragge anchors. Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn.

Quinn was also named the Top Weather Anchor, while his former WCBS colleague Wragge was named Top News Anchor and Live Reporter.

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Jodi Applegate Reportedly in Talks to Join WPIX


As rumors swirl around WPIX anchor Jim Watkins’ contract situation, a new wrinkle as been added to the picture.

News 12 Long Island weeknight anchor Jodi Applegate is reportedly having discussions with WPIX to anchor the news at 10 p.m.

The New York Daily News reports that one possible scenario has Applegate replacing veterans Watkins and Kaity Tong to anchor the newscast solo, leaving Watkins and Tong to anchor other slots.

(In June, Tribune-owned WPIX pulled the plug on a 6:30 p.m. newscast.)

Sources tell FishbowlNY that, while wooing may be going on, there’s nothing definite.

The veteran duo, Watkins and Tong have been an on-air team since 1998.

A WPIX spokesperson had no comment, while messages left for Applegate were not returned.

Sources say there seems to be a sense that management needs to do something to impress new Tribune buyers, despite the fact that Watkins and Tong’s ratings are better than ever.

Applegate, who recently made news for her engagement to ESPN Radio/WEPN and Yankee announcer (YES Network) Michael Kay, is probably best known for her time at WNYW/Fox 5′s Good Day New York with Ron Corning.

Corning and Applegate are together again nightly at News 12.

Applegate joined News 12 in February 2009, after losing her Good Day anchor slot the previous September.

Watkins’ contract was to expire at the end of August. As Watkins remains on the air, reports indicate that both sides are still working toward figuring out his next step with the station.