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Atlantic City Weekly
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)Lew Steiner
PublisherLew Steiner
EditorPamela Dollak
Founded1974 (1974)
Headquarters1000 West Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232-3100
CountryUnited States

Atlantic City Weekly (ACW) is a free newspaper in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City Weekly is the source for what's happening in South Jersey. Published every Thursday, it covers entertainment, casinos, dining, real estate, sports, movies, nightlife, gambling, news, and photos of the local Atlantic City .


Originally started by Lewis B. Steiner with the help of his parents, Herb and Marcia Steiner under the name Whoot!, Lew Steiner started the paper when he was a Junior at Stockton College in Pomona, New Jersey, in 1974.[1] Herb Steiner became the Feature Editor and after he died in 1989, Marcia Steiner became the Editor and Food Reviewer until she died in 1998. After Lew Steiner married Christine Steiner in 1981, she became the office manager. The newspaper covered the Atlantic City nightlife prior to the popularized casino scene of the present. As the city went under a period of economic growth Whoot! followed by touching on more matters such as sports, arts and film. Lew Steiner has a background in Television Direction and film and was a TV Director of the March of Dimes Telethon (Atlantic City) and was a TV Director of the Diabetes Telethon (Atlantic City) for two years. Steiner began shooting videos of local entertainment in the Casinos as well as interviews with celebrities and locals. The videos have been an integral part of the Web site, Steiner also has over 400 videos on

In 2000, Review Publishing LP of Philadelphia purchased the paper making it a sister publication to the Philadelphia Weekly. From there it adopted a similar format as well as changing its name to Atlantic City Weekly. Lew Steiner remained the Founder, Sales Manager & Publisher. Editors included Jeff Schwachter, Editor; Lori Hoffman, Ray Schweibert, Associate Editors; and Craig Billow, Art Director. Atlantic City Weekly can be found in Atlantic County and Cape May County.

In 2015, Review Publishing sold its newspapers; the Weekly was acquired by BH Media, parent of The Press of Atlantic City.[2]

Weekly columns

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Ask the Geator

Jerry Blavat, the legendary DJ known as "“The Geator” with the heater, the boss with the hot sauce,” answers your music and trivia questions as only the Geator can.

Jeff Schwachter, an award-winning editor/columnist offers his thoughtful observations in stories and contributions on the AC Weekly blog.

Curtain Call

Veteran reporter David Spatz, in Curtain Call, takes you backstage with celebrity interviews, show reviews and breaking casino entertainment news.

Movies, Sports, Entertainment

Associate editor and award-winning film critic Lori Hoffman has been expressing her passion for movies, casino entertainment and sports in these pages for over thirty years as well as breaking news on the AC Weekly blog.


Associate editor Ray Schweibert delves into what’s hot after dark as the nightlife columnist, plus entertainment features and lively contributions to the AC Weekly blog.


  1. ^ "About Us". Atlantic City Weekly. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  2. ^ "BH Media Group Acquires Atlantic City Weekly". Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. Retrieved 2015-04-26.