The male voice on a radio commercial for Broadway.com cited current New York stage hits, including the Elton John musical "Aida," pronouncing it with two syllables, as in "Aid-ah."
All in the family: for a dozen years or so, Dick Schaap has been hosting the "Sports Reporters" show over ESPN. Now son Jeremy Schaap, 30, will host "Classic Sports Reporters," also ESPN, a show featuring Jack Whitaker, Curt Gowdy, Jim McKay and like that.
Southern Accents in Birmingham promoted David Vaughan to director of home projects.
Playboy has a new East Coast PR person, Alison "Lulu" Raleigh. They unveiled her (so to speak) last week at Judson Grill in Manhattan. Longtime PR whiz Diane Stefani left to join Ziff-Davis' Yahoo! Internet Life and sister mag, eshopper, as PR director.
Erica Springer joined Parade as an ad sales rep in L.A.
I got the date wrong for that big Met Home bash at the Four Seasons. It was May 24. Sorry.
Oh, come now. We all know what a smashing job Graydon Carter's doing at Vanity Fair. But do we need an officious note from Beth Kseniak accompanying a new photo of the editor with this caveat: "Please note that with each use, the photo credit should read: Copyright Annie Leibovitz/Exclusively for Vanity Fair. Please discard any out-of-date photos."
Upside, a San Francisco-based magazine that covers the biz of technology, raised its rate base to 250,000 and expects to go to 300,000 before the year is out.
New group publisher for the skateboarding and snowboarding books of TransWorld Media (Oceanside, Calif.) is Tim Wrisley.
Cosmetic Executive Women honored the lifetime achievements of the great Estee Lauder over dinner at the Waldorf and saluted Managing Editor Martha Nelson of InStyle.
Sonia David's new marketing director at USA Weekend; also, Charlie Williams is the new Western region newspaper relations director.
Good House promoted Gary Martin to associate publisher-sales.