From Boston Sports Media
If you grew up in the Boston area and remember “Candlepins for Cash” and other such bowling classics, get ready for a revival of sorts:
BOSTON, Wed., Feb. 22, 2006 – WLVI-TV (Boston’s WB) is proud to announce the revival of candlepin bowling on local television: “Candlepins for Dollars” will premiere on Boston’s WB Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Anchor Frank Mallicoat will host the show with color commentary by Mike Morin, host of WZID-FM’s “NH in the Morning” and the late “Candlepin Stars and Strikes” on WNDS-TV, Ch. 50. The show will feature professional bowlers and be taped at Pilgrim Lanes in Haverhill, Mass.
“Candlepins for Dollars” will air Saturdays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., with a rebroadcast on Sundays from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
I’m sorry, but “Candlepins For Dollars” doesn’t have the alliteration of “Candlepins For Cash”, nor, apparently, has the latter’s host, Bob Gamere (inspiration for the Bob Gamere’s Cock record label) been invited. No word from Boston’s WB (not for long!) on whether or not Gamere’s successor, former Red Sox 3B/SS Rico Petrocelli was contacted, either.