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Warm Up to Savings: The Date You Should Circle for Heating Hibernation!

Are you poised above your thermostat, blanket in one hand, utility bill in the other, contemplating when to give your heating system a well-deserved break? According to new research by heating experts, there’s an exact date you should aim for—and it’s not as far off as you might think! Spring is rolling in, and with it comes the chance to save some cash by turning down the dial. The magic moment for frugal temperature moderation is apparently this upcoming weekend, March 9th. No more guessing games or familial debates over that one chilly room; science has spoken!

So clear your calendar, because when this next weekend hits, it’s time for your radiators to chill out. Let’s embrace the sweater weather a little longer and give our bank accounts a breather. Besides, if there’s anything more satisfying than the first warm day of spring, it’s the ringing silence of a dormant boiler and extra money in your bank account!

Atlantic City Restaurant Adding Philly Location



The Tennessee Avenue Restaurant Will Open Its Suburban Station Location in Spring 2024

Atlantic City (February 13, 2024) - Restaurateur Mark Callazzo and food & beverage expert Lee Sanchez are bringing the exciting essence of their dynamic duo to Philadelphia with an expected opening in spring. Rhythm & Spirits, their contemporary Italian-American restaurant on Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City, is opening a second location at Suburban Station in the City of Brotherly Love in early 2024. Callazzo and Sanchez, both distinguished entrepreneurs and visionaries, plan to duplicate the elegantly eclectic vibe of Rhythm & Spirits Atlantic City in Philadelphia, establishing a new upscale yet approachable restaurant and bar destination.


Expanding the brand of Rhythm & Spirits has been a longtime dream for Sanchez, and Philadelphia made the most sense for the next location. A large base of loyal customers reign from Philadelphia, and the proximity to Atlantic City is also a huge bonus.


“Many of our customers are from Philadelphia, so we are really excited to open our second location in Center City,” Sanchez said. “Our Philadelphia customers who have shore homes here have been telling us how much they wish we had a second location in Philadelphia. So, we are really thrilled to open our doors this winter and bring our ‘A.C. Famous’ Rhythm & Spirits in Center City’s world-class culinary scene.”


The vision for Rhythm & Spirits Philadelphia includes the same innovative, carefully curated food and cocktail menu as the Atlantic City location and a nearly identical quirky atmosphere, with a reverse color scheme from dark to bright. The new Rhythm & Spirits will be twice the size of the space in AC at 4,500 square feet. In the rear of the restaurant will be 32 Chocolate Speakeasy, the Philadelphia version of Bar 32 Chocolate on Tennessee Avenue, offering bean-to-bar chocolate creations including desserts, cocktails, candy bars and more.


Residents and visitors of Philadelphia can look forward to enjoying award-winning cocktails, exquisite Italian-American dishes with a twist, and an oasis of trippy, tropical décor all in the heart of the city.


“There isn’t anything like it in Philadelphia,” Callazzo said. “It’s traditional Italian-America food with a twist and our chocolate desserts and cocktails are handmade straight from the bean to the bar. Oh, and our brunch, with an emphasis on chocolate dishes, is out of this world. We can’t wait for Philadelphia to see why we’ve become ‘A.C. Famous’.”



Tennessee Avenue, the most exciting street in Atlantic City is home to four restaurants and bars Bar 32 Chocolate is NJ’s only bean to bar chocolate producer and a destination for decadent desserts and hand-crafted cocktails. Located at 121 S Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ (609)248-6940 Cuzzie’s Pizzeria & Kitchen is an Italian American  restaurant that serves pizza, sandwiches and Italian American favorites. Located at 131 S Tennessee Avenue,  Atlantic City, NJ (609) 350-6852 Rhythm & Spirits is an inspired Italian restaurant and craft cocktail bar known for their weekend brunch. 129 S Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ (609) 350-6852 Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall features 40 rotating draft beers and gastro pub menu with live music on the weekends. Located at 133 S Tennessee Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ. 609-541-4099

Media Contact:   
Lisa Johnson
(609) 788-8548


WOND Celebrates Over 60 Years!


Contact: Noel Stevenson-Lupo     609.653.1400 x111








Presented by Boardwalk Honda, the day-long broadcast on March 30th will take listeners on a trip down memory lane, revisiting highlights from the past 50 years


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 26, 2012) – On Friday, March 30th, South Jersey’s heritage station, 1400AM WOND, will take listeners on a special journey back in time  -- uncovering a figurative time capsule -- revisiting the classic moments, vintage sounds and reliving the memories that have shaped the station’s rich history over the past 50 years.   

            The special Diamond Anniversary broadcast, presented by Boardwalk Honda in Egg Harbor Township, will pay homage to the legacy of WOND and celebrate the station’s 60 years of entertaining southern New Jersey, featuring WOND’s beloved personalities, old friends, classic songs & jingles, best-of highlights from all of WOND’s programs and vintage commercials well-known to the station’s loyal listeners in the region.

            “WOND has been the station that our region has depended on for news and entertainment for more than half a century,” said Dave Coskey, president of Longport Media, LLC.  “After more than 60 years of serving South Jersey, WOND remains the most live & local news talk station in our area, which is a rarity in today’s broadcasting industry.”

            Atlantic City’s “first lady of the airwaves,” WOND’s own Barbara Altman (The Front Porch With Barbara Altman) will launch the trip down memory lane with a special visit deep into her broadcast archives, offering a “best-of” format of highlights and clips of her popular show from the last 50 years.

            Then, local broadcast legend, Pinky Kravitz (Pinky’s Corner), offers listeners a once-in-a-lifetime event when he sits-down with three Atlantic City-area residents who he interviewed nearly 50 years earlier when they were students at Central Junior High School.  The original tape of Kravitz’s fascinating conversation with students Arthur Freeman, 13, Dennis Oldroyd, 12, Sharon Waters, 13, and Yaderia Rosada, 12 , was recently discovered as WOND staffers were preparing for the 60th anniversary event.  Kravitz spent nearly an hour chatting with the students - sampling their views on everything from the nuclear arms race between the United States and the former Soviet Union to the Democratic National Convention that was coming to Atlantic City that summer to the much-anticipated Aug. 31 concert that would bring The Beatles to Atlantic City for their first and only Boardwalk concert.

            Remarkably, all three of the four students (one is deceased) are still living in the area and have agreed to appear on Kravitz’s March 30 show, where they’ll spend the first hour listening to the original recording and the second hour reminiscing with Kravitz about their memories of the day the show was recorded 48 years ago.  The reunion show, which will be broadcast live from Studio 1 in the Borgata Event Center, will mark the first time the former students have seen one another since they graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1969.

            The special Diamond Anniversary broadcast culminates with a special 4-hour edition of The Weekly Recap with Bob Burns from 6pm to 10 pm.  WOND’s Bob Burns will host a reunion of WOND personalities – past & present – reminiscing about broadcasting through the years in Atlantic City – “America’s Playground.”  Special guests including Tom Lamaine, Walt Murphy, Tom Verba, Tom Williams, Bob Elliot, Bruce Ellis and Pinky Kravitz.





LONGPORT MEDIA LLC. is a communications company formed in May of 2011. The corporation is owned and operated by investors from the Atlantic City and greater southern New Jersey area. Longport Media is committed to presenting quality programming that is informative, as well as entertaining and provocative. There is a strong commitment to serve our community as responsible neighbors – in part, by giving a voice to non-profit groups and community organizations. Longport Media took control of radio stations WOND, WMGM, WTKU, WWAC and WBSS on May 13, 2011. Collectively, our stations inform and entertain just about every demographic in the South Jersey area. These five stations are now programmed and broadcast live from Green Broadcast Plaza in Linwood, NJ.


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