Radio station KMPC, seeking to boost sagging ratings, has hired longtime Los Angeles radio personality Charlie Tuna to serve as host of the station's morning show.
Beginning Monday, Tuna will replace Fred Wallin and Paola Boivin, who will both remain at the station on a part-time basis.
KMPC also is bringing back Brian Golden and Doug Krikorian full time beginning Monday. They will work together as co-hosts of the midday show, replacing Tony Femino, who will move to weekends.
Concerning the addition of Tuna, program director Scott O'Neil said, "We're thrilled to add the dean of radio personalities to KMPC." O'Neil said Tuna's show will be a mix of sports and entertainment.
Tuna, part of the highly recognized KHJ boss jock lineup in the '60s, helped start KROQ-FM in 1972 and served as program director and morning host for KIIS-AM and FM in the mid '70s. Most recently, he was the morning drive personality at KCBS-FM.