Everyone is welcome to attend. Just playing a hit from is 34 years old. Russia can completely dump US dollar in 5 years — snr lawmaker. As I recall, nothing was said. Now Chris is joining the 1 station in Los Angeles.
Christian history is full of schisms and it looks like there may be another one coming. The million-strong global Orthodox community may soon be forced to choose sides as the patriarchates of Moscow and Constantinople wrangle over the fate of The crash of turned the whole US and global economy upside down. Fyodor Yurchikhin always wanted to be a cosmonaut. After 11 years of trying, Fyodor was finally accepted as a cosmonaut candidate at the ripe I want my sex back: Transgender people who regretted changing sex.
Earlier this week, he played an orchestral suite by English composer Frederick Delius. This is a car tune as an anti-road rage melody featuring the Ulster Orchestra. Keith Sweat's program, Keith Sweat Hotel , will also be dropped.
This morning's funnie is from Harvey Kern: We toured the Latino Marketing studios at S. He was my best radio pal and I miss him a lot and think of him often.
We kept in touch all through the years and both ended up in Southern California when I managing a Westinghouse station in San Diego and he was back in L. After we both left the business, we used to lunch together often and talk about everything that had gone wrong in radio, and what we would do if we were in charge. It's hard to believe he's been gone 10 years. He was a sweetheart of a guy. He told the reporters the cause of the pipe failure and they went with this breaking information.
So much for the two source rule? Wow, you'd think that the hometown radio would embrace this. Best use of natural sound. Hats off to you, Mr. Where was San Diego radio? They had some tents and interns around. As I scanned the dial, no local remote broadcasts.
For a city that thrives on an event that grabs national attention, it takes an out of town station like KROQ and KFI [respectively] to do it right.
Could this be why Anaheim and other locations are just prancing with no local radio support? Added to an earlier sale of the former transmitter site near the Westside of L.
Like its counterparts on the English language dial, playing music has become an unsuccessful venture on AM. Across the border, AM is perceived as dated at best. Still, one often viable option for AM stations in the States has been news and talk formats. But it was expensive. It never got above a 0. Gleason said that talk formats work in Mexico, but it would difficult to duplicate the success of the format locally.
In Mexico City, there are a dozen signals doing talk, many among the billing leaders. Also, talk attracts a more affluent listener and in Mexico buys are made against income level much more than against age. That strategy does not work in the US. He changed the format to country and the call letters to KBBQ and took over as manager in Ward became general manager in He was promoted to vice president of Metromedia in and became president a year later.
Healy would move to KMPC in He retired in We GET Email …. I get a kick out of reading some of the more sanctimonious postings of some LARPs as to how if they were running things this station or that station would be 1 with this demographic or that demographic.
I came, I tried, I did my best. If the world had more people with his smarts, the world would be such a greater place. The mark of a REAL mensche. The became in the mid 's, still as KBLA. In it came back on the air. I believe that it was just a little later in the 70's that the I left the LA area at the end of summer and only heard about the later happenings from friends in the biz.
The station's in a trust you know! Why would you choose to compete in a gunfight with a butter knife? Truth is that beat up little butter knife did a lot of work for a lot of listeners. I know nothing about ratings and such but the record stands for itself, the ratings were right there. I think the office microwave is that strong now. The only part of this story that was missing was the part that included me. And I think the truth makes a more interesting story.
Not only was the staff remarkable and not being paid, everyone was going bankrupt but holding together because the station was so exciting and the ratings were going through the roof.
Finally, I could no longer take the pain of the ongoing lies and watching everyone — including myself — suffer so much.
The station went back on 24 hours later without a staff but it only lasted a few days. I vowed never to be in radio again and started my production company. Then, two years later when KROQ finally went back on the air, I was brought back to help the station keep going, consult programming, and do shows for another four years before quitting again. And Ken Roberts , put as little money into sustaining the station as possible. And the staff suffered for their programming because it was so good and so exciting.
And it became a huge success and Ken made a fortune. He was a good business man. And now you know He has strong credentials in the area of news formats.
Roger graduated from the University of the Pacific in majoring in psychology. I do know that no one likes to see more good broadcasters facing the possibility of having to look for work.
Everyone who worked for KFWB in the glory days of all-news was part of something special that can never be taken from them, but the industry is changing and businesses have to evolve.
Before you go any further this morning, click the Shirley Strawberry artwork above to see her heartwarming and surprise birthday gift.
A progressive rock format debuted in In he became president of the station and took KROQ off the air for two years while he worked to pay off the debt. Roberts put KROQ back on the air in and bought out his partners until he was sole owner. The station is now owned by CBS. Roberts passed away May 22, , three months after suffering a heart attack.
Kriski Has Weathered the Storm. Last weekend, Mark won an Emmy for his voiceover and on-camera impersonation of Rod Serling for the station's Twilight Zone Marathon spot which ran last November. This was his second award for the same spot. He's also won a prestigious Clio Award.
He also does MMA fights. If you want to check out Mark's award-winning Rod Serling spot, click his artwork. You can check out Mark's website at: I did as a child, I do not now.
I liked Hughes a lot. It was my pleasure to work there many years ago, under Group W, when it was an important resource for the Los Angeles market. By the time I rejoined the station, it was clear the end was near. Yes, demographic shifts have taken their toll. Yet, the ultimate responsibility for the failure of the station lies elsewhere. As John says, there were opportunities to increase the power and move the transmitter east, as more competent owners have done with their properties. This was not done.
Instead, the station was allowed to wallow with its 5kw near Lincoln Park, which could not put a decent signal where potential listeners lived. Add to these impossible sales demands from New York. Then there was the merry-go-round of managers, program directors, executive editors — whatever they were called at any particular moment — who added their special touches to the format. All through this, a cadre of professionals soldiered on, never knowing from month to month who would be calling the shots, or what the format would be that month.
I could write a book describing my disbelief and disappointment on seeing what the station had become when I rejoined. That may come later. I HAD to retire for my own well-being. It was my choice, pushed hard by my doctors. I was simply describing the obvious. The writing was already on the wall.
Then came the bloodbath — although I have been chastised for calling it what it was. Most of the news staff was sent packing, although a few were picked up by KNX. Not much of a long arm, IMHO. My heart goes out to those who did their very best to keep their heads high, knowing full-well they were living under the Sword of Damocles — a sword which could fall at any moment.
I feel so deeply for so many who gave so much, only to see their efforts foiled at every turn from above. Can it be possible that there have been multiple opportunities to increase the power of this 5, watter to which Westinghouse, Group W, Infinity and CBS have all decided over the years not to pursue?
I would love to hear both some technical opinions [ Marvin Collins? I retired from my work in and lost contact. A year ago I 'un-retired' and would like to make contact with Bill. I'm sure he would appreciate the renewed contact. Can you point me in a direction to find him? I would be so very thankful. We have been steadily growing our audience in both the morning with Travis 6aa and the afternoons with Roger 3p-7p.
This is an interesting sports radio market. Five years ago, KFWB dropped the all-news format that the station had offered for over four decades. Laura Schesinger in middays, surrounded by morning and afternoon news blocks. Later, the station offered Dave Ramsey and his program about personal finance, as well as other shows hosted by Les Brown and Laura Ingraham. Weekends include syndicated programs and infomercials. Sutter was interviewed by phone late Friday afternoon, after the aforementioned staff meeting.
She said the station is looking for a new program director and other senior staff. There have been rumors that when the switch is made, KFWB will have a live and local morning show, which would be the only local show among the L. She also said that no decisions have been made about changing the current weekend programming.
It would be inappropriate to have a discussion now about renewing the broadcast rights since we still have to get the ownership of the team determined. We enjoy a great relationship with them and hope to continue it. Kevin Ryder , Daniel Radcliffe, and Bean. In the station was revived online at KNAC. The i3 and i8 will indeed not have AM radio. Rather than provide an inferior listening experience,we left AM radio off.
HD radio is standard and, though multi-casting, many of the traditional AM stations in major markets are available on secondary and tertiary signals.
I have driven several of the current BMW models, and can assure you that AM is present and accounted for in their non-electric cars. Couldn't find KFI, however, even after looking through the entire assortment of HD sub-frequencies twice. Saw Boyhood this weekend. When is new music an Oldie? Don Elliot weighs in on the subject with this funnie. My mother told me when I returned home that I looked as if I had stepped out of a monster flick.
I was not asked to return. They may be right. Will they call it K-F-W-Beast? Or will those in charge decide to change the traditional KFWB call letters after 89 years?
The entire lineup is boring old time schlock radio. He needs his late mom. A search is on for executive positions to launch the new format. No one from the Trust, general management or programming will respond to repeated inquiries to stories about the format flip. Some of the questions might be answered this morning about whether any current KFWB employees will hold over into the all-Sports network.
Will there be a live and local morning sports show? The station is currently running NBC Sports programming late at night. Was the Trust able to get out of that contract or was it month to month? And how about the infomercials that run on the weekend. Will the market be able to support a fourth full-time sports station? Then in , the station asked us to give them 22 minutes and they would give us the world.
Since then, the station has been under a Trust until the station is sold. The format has been a hybrid of news blocks, talk programming, syndicated sports shows, play-by-play, infomercials, and NBA basketball.
In recent years the station has not fared well in the ratings, but in all fairness, the Trust leadership has done little to promote the station and programming. The new format is expected to launch within 30 days. Click the artwork to view the segment. I asked Al if he could do a Midnight Special kind of performance, for me, lip-syncing the song while playing guitar so I could show my mastery of camera cuts, pans, and dissolves and the like.
Here is the video on Youtube. Randy got an A on the project. Puzzled, I asked what they were talking about and I was directed to Al's Q and A page on his website where Al credited me for producing and directing his first ever video. You can see new parody of Happy by clicking the photo of Duncan and Al.
AND remember the words of Hunter S. The Weird Turn Pro. General Electric's 2XAG in Schenectady becomes the first radio station to broadcast with a 50,watt transmitter. The station became WGY and is still on the air today. In , WGY experimented with a ,watt transmitter but interference with other stations necessitated a return to 50, watts.
In , KFI became the first 50,watt station in California. This morning beginning at 10 a. The recent influx of unaccompanied child immigrants has triggered an onslaught of questions from affected border residents and local governments alike. This news special will do a deep dive, not just interviewing those involved but also attempting to answer the tough questions surrounding this escalating situation, according to a KFI press release.
KFWB in from Mr. Pop Culture Click the Artwork. The picture of Mike, when he was 16, what are all those flat cartridge like looking things behind him? The rest of the day parts must have problems. He-he] Also, lost in the discussion is the fact that KFI is still the top talk format by a long way.
The only spoken word format to beat them is KNX, a news only format. Does KFI have some soul searching to do? Of course, they do. Do they need to do something to bring a younger audience to them? Are they destined for a format change? We should have an open mind and review the total picture. Perhaps my thoughts will help others look at KFI a little differently.
I hardly even tune in any more, and removed it from the presets in my car months ago. Get a new AM drive host. Handel is an overbearing, obnoxious blowhard [which can be entertaining, I know] but he jumped the shark at least 6 years ago, maybe even before that. Bring Phil Hendrie back in the evening, from KFI Marc Germain for 9-midnight. Find spots in the lineup for Tammy Bruce and April Winchell.
The programming was entertaining, edgy at times, and original. Surely somebody heard this before it went on the air. Oh well, plenty of people are hearing it now that's for certain. Somebody doesn't like her. It's distracting to the cause, it's an insult to her and it certainly would be worthwhile getting rerecorded, thereby showing some respect to the Office of the President. I mean, really, come on, and give her some respect.
Everybody has an outtake now and then, but it's not fair to put it on the air. Netflix Part of the Media Future. I am one of the 50 million. We are almost through season four.
Aaron Sorkin created the series with Thomas Schlamme. They delved into the personal and professional lives of those in the White House who worked directly for the President of the United States.
It was fascinating to learn some of the back stories. The series had its challenges: Rob Lowe, deputy communications director, departed midway through season four; John Spencer, chief of staff and the glue that held all story lines together, died during season seven; and creators Sorkin and Schlamme exited after season four.
NBC executives were underwhelmed with the pilot script. Sidney Poitier was first offered the role of the President. Since the show began in , if Sidney had taken the role, that sure would have been a portent of things to come. Since the original focus was on the White House staffers, Sheen was to appear in only 4 of the first 13 episodes, but he ended up being the highest testing character in the pilot.
The role of the press secretary C. Schiff said that she became the heartbeat of the show. She was in Calgary on a layover when she got the call from her agent. For her audition, she was thrown into an evening gown and had to descend a staircase with the President. It was not even in the top five shows on NBC in the first year, but the attractive demographics were strong. Joshua Malina played Will Bailey, deputy communications director.
I sent Aaron an email: When looking for that next assignment or next opportunity, be amazed at how Mary-Louise Parker made it happen, even when there was no job. Day at the Races with Conway, Jr. Is it true that we are hours away from learning where Jim Rome will land on an LA radio station? While in high school, Bergman formed a comedy group and worked as an announcer for the campus intercom radio station.
They recorded 29 comedy albums and starred in several films. Bergman died of leukemia in Passion and excitement brought me to radio, and kept me there my whole life! I'll never forget my special time at 93 KHJ or any of the incredibly talented people I had the privilege of working with at that 'three-letter-legend. I remember a gargantuan studio which held a sizeable audience. Musical instruments adorned the empty stage. Must have been live shows at the time. Those were real radio days.
After being there for a while, one of my friends asked me which waitress I would like to be stuck in an elevator with. I told them "The one who knows how to fix elevators. I'm old, tired, and pee a lot! I also got the impression he did not suffer fools gladly. There are plenty of good reasons to have people [with guns] patrolling the Texas-Mexican border staring into Mexico.
I think in Stephanie's little finger pointing exercise, the four pointing back at her are more telling. Rick Perry is being a good manager of an awful big piece of real estate. This is a station that has been adrift for quite some time. Formerly a consistent Top 10 station, albeit many years ago, it has floundered around 40th in the recent past. With rumors flying that KABC would once again become the Dodgers flagship, it is a bit of a surprise that a deal was made with the hockey Kings.
I totally agree that it will certainly wreak havoc with the on air line up. This will consume lots of air time. Other changes must be forthcoming at KABC. As for Rush leaving KFI and the ratings falling, I believe the ratings were already heading south while he was still there.
KFI sounds tired and continues to be overloaded with repetitive commercials. Changes need to be made at KFI to return to the Top An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Frank currently anchors the business reports on KNX. Frank began his career in broadcast journalism in high school at a top-rated fm station in Miami where he was promoted to news director at the age of During that time, he provided the live descriptions of all space shuttle launches for the CBS Radio Network from through In , he was an eyewitness to the Challenger disaster at the Kennedy Space Center.
Cool, precise, no hysterics financial reporting. It is so much fun when people discover LARadio. Then to business manager at KFWB then into cable. Rusty retired with Lou to Palm Springs.
They were together 36 years. He had fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one sister. I guess I did. I believe he was brainwashed in the prison camps. He should be there. I might end up being even busier than before.
Prior major market experience is required and a background in Country is a plus. Morgan — the W stood for Wilbur — is born in Mansfield, Ohio. Was he destined to be in radio? Robert died in at age Phyllis, Michael Jackson and Vladimir Putin! Name a Diller, a Thriller and a cold blooded Killer! Jim had the most entertaining sports show ever.
Lasorda never could figure out how Healy got his profane laced comments on tape. But then again Tommy is a total honest and down to earth guy with a big heart, especially for kids. He was addicted to the word and sprinkled it in everyone conversation about anything and everything, you know like the guys down the pier unloading ships back in the old days before cargo containers. Vin Scully is the classic baseball story teller.
I miss him to this day. BZ Was a Pirate. Ben went on to radio station ownership in North Dakota at Ben was born in Glendale and moved to San Diego at age 6, where he listened to many of the radio talent that would influence his future. As a young boy he knew that he wanted to be that voice in the radio someday.
Shotgun Tom Kelly was also a big influence and his now a friend. He then returned to San Diego to work at Country outlet In , he partnered with Jim Babbitt and they are still a team in North Dakota. Ben has done it all from programming to operations. Ben loves morning radio best. The long lead time is due to the construction materials arriving in pieces.
Bradley is looking for information on the original KRKD, especially airchecks. I am not sure if they had any jingles or other imaging. I am with REC Networks. I have been involved with LPFM advocacy for the past 15 years. I lived in Los Angeles from the s to the early s. IHR is a Catholic Radio network. We had delightful dinner at the Tee-Off on State Street. He really had a wonderful time in his career working with Art Laboe and shared so many wonderful stories.
I guess you have to do something when your ratings are nearing 40th place. Programmers should be ashamed of themselves by representing one of the largest radio audiences in the US with such poor program choices. It seems every station I turn to at night is now all sports programming and we don't need another. Very disappointed in this decision. I am sure KFI is jumping with joy over this stupid move. This report validates what anyone with common sense knows. The Red Cross effort expects to draw more than 6, pints of blood.
The timing is once again perfect, as there is a severe summer shortage of the community blood supply. All blood donors will receive one voucher for a single event ticket. Event vouchers are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Walk-ins will be accepted, but donors with scheduled appointments will receive priority. More than three decades later, the KLOS Blood Drive has grown from a single-site, single-day event to a multi-site, multi-day event — making it one of the largest media-sponsored blood drives in the country.
With the help of thousands of Southern California blood donors, the KLOS Blood Drive has collected more than , units of blood since for patients needing blood and blood products.
This summer, the Red Cross and KLOS anticipate a phenomenal public turnout to break past records for the most blood collected. The LA Times ran a story this morning on the front page of the Sports section that poses more questions than answers. The story indicates that there is a 5-year deal between KABC and the Kings hockey team to broadcast the games. Is this the precursor to a format flip to sports for KABC? If not, running a sports franchise plays havoc with regular programming.
Larry Elder , Mark Levin , and Peter Tilden depending on where a game is being played East coast games will begin at 4 p. Tough to get an audience on tv, let alone radio. Dan Avey , former Kings broadcaster once said, "There are 17, hockey fans who come and watch the game.
There are only 17, fans who care about hockey. Just when you thought the Casey Kasem story couldn't get any worse, now we get reports from the Northwest that his body is missing. They went to an Ouija board and weird things happened and they definitely decided to keep the name for the band.
A year later, he was moved to mornings and his show began syndication. At its peak, it was heard by 20 million listeners in 60 radio markets in the United States and Canada.
In KLSX switched to a talk format on weekdays but continued to play music on weekends. Thanks to your overwhelming support and generosity, I'm paying off her prior medical bills and hospital costs, and feel optimistic about covering the medical bills that are yet to arrive. As a result, I'm suspending the fund-raising appeal, at least for now.
But I'm not fooling myself into believing that this nightmare is over. Even with a great support group of friends and relatives, the shock, horror, and depression runs deep. I don't know what to do with all her stuff. Once again, thanks for all of your love and support. My thoughts go out to Marlene during this sad time. Fond memories of great dinners with the two of them and my Lou. Thanks for having Lou as part of this history.
To get to that level would mean increasing the sample size by a factor of 10 or more. While this would be more accurate, who would pay for it? Radio stations are the customer here. They would have to pay much more for any rating process that delivered real significantly reliable numbers.
Will they pay our just continue to gripe? They are paying for a Kia and they expect a BMW. LARadio Archives from September For over four decades KFWB was where you went if you had 22 minutes and wanted the news.
The station has flipped to a Talk format and left hundreds of KFWBers with a chance to rekindle memories. Pete Demetriou; front row: Earlier this month he had a function where Joe Vinyl was the dj and Bill paid some high compliments to Joe.
He was playing songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and the 90s. These kids in their late 20s knew every word to every song. In an internal memo to staff, Ed Krampf wrote: We wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors. The well-liked sales executive has had various positions including: After nearly 20 years of performing on the Rick Dees morning show and Weekly Top 40, Greg Berg checks in to say that he continues his work as a comedy actor and voice talent.
Many of his colleagues staged a farewell gathering for Howard. Maggie got Roland to come to the party to surprise Bob and to share some pictures of them from 45 years ago, which were used to decorate the party, it was a big hit.
Larry Van Nuys and Bill Polish; 2. Roland Bynum and Howard. Paul Lowe, Howard, Ted Sobel; 2. Andi Marshall, Howard; and 3. Sheryl and Bob Howard.
He spent over 15 years with Cox. He may finally be the general manager who gets his arms around the CBS cluster. The team has never felt more appreciated. He had a lung infection, a bladder infection and was not doing well when I finally got to see him.
Much of her journey has already been documented but there was one area that I missed. We actually thought this might happen. So, we had a heads up on this that this may happen to our family. One of her guests was Mike Gatto, supporter of a visitation bill to protect the rights of children to visit ailing parents, a bill that is getting traction.
The bill was inspired by the plight of the Kasem kids. KFWB switched to a news format in and Angel remained as a news anchor, finally retiring on his 64th birthday in Want to know how the Texas Long Horn symbol was created? Stan White of Seattle provides the answer to the mystery if you will scroll down.
These clients are the ones that need to step up now and demand change. We as radio can scream and yell until we are blue in the face [and we are].
Once that happens then we might begin to see some change from Nielsen. Hal was my boss at KRLA and a hero to me. Honest, strong and fearless. I'm sure that was true when he served in World War Two.
Ken was President of our group. Ken exuded leadership from the first time we met. He was admired and well respected by all. Over the years we took several trips with our families and became very dear friends. Ken loved KMPC and was involved in all aspects of the station. He was always articulate and knowledgeable. Hal had traveled back to Beltsville, Maryland to find out about the methodology of Arbitron and to actually look at the diaries.
He spent hours talking to me about independent variables, samples sizes, projections, and the horror of seeing diaries almost written in crayon being the foundation of an entire industry. The politics of big money interests and well established survey protocols kept him from ever getting it off the ground. This was in Yes, the smaller the sample size and the less random that it is [where every member of the population does not have an equal chance to be selected] makes commercial surveys wildly inaccurate and unreliable.
My doctoral dissertation covered all the media and focused on what best predicts mass media behavior. Killer sampling and controls. Mike Lee researched the effect of independent variables, such as demographics, location, consumer habits, etc. Demographics like age, sex, income and education had no predictive ability for radio listening.
There was only one variable that did: An index of political cynicism. He called her a pig, right? Gary was always upbeat, cheerful, and happy to be on the air presenting the music he loved. A potential health emergency looms, firefighters are changing the way they battle fires and some areas are already on the verge of running out of water.