The operations manager of KWNK (AM 670), a 1,000-watt talk-radio station based in Canoga Park, is angry with KFI (AM 670) for stealing away Rush Limbaugh, one of his most popular talk show hosts.
"KFI basically stole him out from under us," said KWNK Operations Manager K.M. Richards. "Sometimes we feel like David . . . part of our programming has been taken from us and given to the 50,000-watt giant."
Limbaugh, a nationally syndicated and controversial arch-conservative, was featured live Friday on KFI and will continue to be heard broadcasting live from WABC in New York starting Monday at 9 a.m.
Limbaugh, whose show is syndicated in 110 stations throughout the country, will replace morning talk show host Geoff Edwards. Edwards resigned last week after objecting to another talk show host's plan to destroy Cat Stevens' records as a protest against Stevens' endorsement of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's death threat against author Salman Rushdie.