Bush joined the airstaff in August 2005 after serving as a desk/production assistant since October 2002. In 2008, he was named one of national radio’s ’30 Under 30′ by Edison Media Research.
Bush is a 2004 graduate of Villanova University. A proud Wildcat, he served as News Director at the campus radio station, WXVU-FM, where his documentary ‘Voices of Reading (Pa.)’ earned the first Associated Press award for station. At WXVU, he was host and managing editor of ’20/20 Hindsight’ and ‘Villanova’s Afternoon News’, for which he won Villanova’s Outstanding Service Award. Bush is also the voice of Villanova Athletics and Villanova’s Men’s Basketball team.
Bush also holds a certificate in strategic communication from Villanova. He earned his master’s degree in May 2006 — and had the distinction of being the first to graduate in the school’s new master’s program in communication.
He got his start in radio anchoring local news as afternoon program host on WDIY-FM in Bethlehem, Pa., an NPR affiliate, while at Notre Dame High School (Green Pond) and as an undergraduate at Villanova.
But the radio bug bit early: Bush recalls defying his parents’ go-to-bed orders by sneaking an AM radio under his pillow. He tried to find something new to listen to every night, but quickly developed favorites, like Yankees baseball broadcasts, the late David Brudnoy, Art Bell, and (of course) CBS Radio’s all-news stations.
An only child, Bush attempted to amuse himself by broadcasting political news on a karaoke machine to the Lego town that took up most of the basement. In grammar school and prep school, he’d try to spice up afternoon PA announcements with time checks and weather updates — ‘I’m surprised the kids didn’t beat me up,’ Bush says.
Bush is an avid — and decorated — swimmer. In 1995, he swam one of the Top 16 times in the nation as runner-up in the Pa. State Swimming Championships. He is a five-time Pa. District XI medalist; some of his backstroke records still stand at YMCAs and high school pools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He coached several Penn-Jersey League championship teams and US Swimming Nationals qualifiers.
He lives (in a pool house — naturally!) in Wayne, Pa., where he enjoys the more leisurely pace of aquatics — and life.
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KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports baseball fans are invited to geek out on Saturday in Center City.
A new car offers relief from speeding tickets by paying attention to speed limit signs when the driver might not be.
Earning a medical degree is one way to be a doctor, but online it’s the only way — that is if an Internet regulator gets its way.
Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.
It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.
There’s a new kind of Internet address that likely will appeal to those with grievances to air.
KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it’s the latest planned offering for cable cord-cutters.
Verizon says you don’t need Jim Cantore or Sam Champion to tell you what it’s going to do outside when there are so many other ways to get the weather.
Apple’s new device makes calls, checks email, and lets you use apps. Sounds like an iPhone — but this touch screen is strapped to your wrist. KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it comes out late next month.
Paying with a credit card while traveling outside of the country isn’t always a seamless experience, but one company says your smartphone could make it much easier.
The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking the hard line after President Obama said, “I’m urging the Federal Communications Commission to do everything they can to protect net neutrality for everyone.”
Nearly two million people are expected to swarm Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit in September. Many will want to share the events from their phones in real-time. But will cell networks be able to handle all that traffic?
Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.
Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.