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Jason knew from a very early age what he wanted to do with his life. “My goal…really, my dream since I was a little kid…was to be a broadcaster. I was always fascinated by radio and TV. This isn’t just my job. It’s truly my passion.” Jason is a lifelong Philadelphian and has been in broadcasting in this market since 1992. In fact, this is his second tour of duty here at Channel 17. Jason was a fill in weatherguy for “WB17 News at 10” from 2000-2002. He has also done weather for WFMZ in Allentown, and been a traffic reporter for 6ABC Action News, as well as Tango Traffic. Jason began in radio, having worked full-time at the old B101 from 1994 – 2006. He also worked for 95.7 BEN-FM, Sportsradio WIP, and various stations in New Jersey. These days, Jason is back at 101.1 FM, now known as “More FM”, every Sunday morning from 6-9AM. Jason is a three-time Philadelphia AIR Award winner for his work on the radio. Having an appreciation for the history of broadcasting, Jason loves being a part of the news team at PHL17, a station with such a rich and storied history in Philadelphia. Jason’s upbeat attitude and witty jokes (well…HE thinks they are witty) will add sunshine to your mornings.

Recent Articles
  • Justine Santaniello’s Fall Favorites

    Fall is known for great food and fun times with friends and family. Luckily, we have lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello who will share some great products to make your fall get togethers both delicious and fun!  As always, Justine brings some great things to our PHL17 studio.   In this segment, she has items that are both delicious and nutritious.  Everything from cereals to snacks, drinks to the main course, and accessories too.  Plus a cool app to get folks together […]

  • Healthy Solutions: IV Vitamin Therapy

    *The following post is sponsored. PHL17’s Jason Lee visited Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano in Ivyland, Bucks County to learn about IV Vitamin Therapy. Board-Certified Family Doctor Michael C. Luciano explained what the treatment actually is. “IV Vitamin Therapy is a way of infusing vitamins through the bloodstream bypassing the digestive track for maximum absorption of these vital nutrients.” Patients maintaining general wellness or those treating symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, inflammation or generalized pain can benefit from the […]

  • Villanova’s PA Announcer Talks March Madness

    All eyes on the Villanova Wildcats as they take on West Virginia for March Madness. PHL17’s Jason Lee sat down with Nova’s PA Announcer Jim Bachman to talk about the game. Bachman talked about some of the upsets the overall tournament has seen thus far. “Shocked is a great way to put it, but you know what – March Madness… it’s just that. It’s madness. Any team can lose, any team can win. Virginia going down. You knew a one […]

  • Merril Reese Interview

    He is as synonymous with Eagles football as anyone who ever wore the midnight or kelly green…but even more so because he has been a constant presence for 41 years.  The legendary voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese.   Our Jason Lee spent some time with Merrill at the suburban radio station he runs, 1490 WBCB in Levittown.  Merrill talked about Sunday’s big game, and about what the Philly fans have meant to him over the years.

  • Emmett The Cat Predicts The Super Bowl Winner

    Jason’s furry friend makes a prediction on how the Super Bowl will turn out… check out the video to see which team Emmett chooses! GO EAGLES!  

  • Treat Yourself This Holiday Season

    The following post is sponsored. It’s the holiday season and while you’re shopping for everyone else, don’t forget to buy a little something for yourself! Beauty & Wellness Expert Grace Gold joins us in studio to talk about some of the best products out there. A study shows that 65% of people buy gifts for themselves during the holidays. Gold said when it comes to spending money on ourselves, treatments that help us look our best really top the list. […]

  • Lee by the Sea

    Jason Lee attempts to master the lifeguard whistle at Cape May Point, New Jersey. Jason Lee tests out his mini golf ‘skills’, pirate style, on the Avalon boardwalk. How did salt water taffy get it’s name? Jason finds out at James’ Candy Company. I scream, you scream, Jason is screaming over this amazing ice cream at Duffer’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor! Jason Lee plays a new shore favorite, Pickleball! Jason Lee visits the iconic Lucy the Elephant in Margate […]

  • The voice behind the Mummers Parade

    Now there’s a book that looks at the colorful history of Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade and it comes from a very familiar voice. “Philadelphia Mummers is a photo-driven book.  It’s a big picture look at the Mummers.  It looks at who they are, how they work, the differences in the presentations and a little bit  on the challenges and opportunities that have existed in the modern era, which is 1965 until now,” said Philadelphia broadcasting icon Steve Highsmith. Highsmith has been […]

  • Aqua String Band prepares for their 97th Mummers Parade

    The Aqua String Band has been performing in the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade for nearly a century and have never missed a parade. Take a look back at their 97 year history… In the Bridesburg section of the city, the Aqua String Band has spent all year planning their routine for the 2017 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade. They are one of the oldest and the smallest of the string bands performing. Third year Aqua Captain, Ken Maminsky, says this year […]

  • Spinning classes are NOT easy

      PHL17’S Jason Lee visited Lifetime Athletic, an amazing workout facility (that is actually WAY more than just a place to work out) in Mount Laurel, NJ, to give a spin class a try.  Many people LOVE spinning classes for the great workout it gives them, and because it’s fun.  There’s music…and it’s a party atmosphere.  As Jason found out, it’s not easy.  He spoke to Leah Quatararo from Lifetime Fitness, and Leah gives some encouragement, as well as some […]