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August 19, 1994 | LARRY STEWART
You couldn't blame Steve Bailey if in the wee hours of the night he screamed, "This job is not that . . . easy." He may end up going "the Leonard Tose route," but for now he is enjoying every minute of putting together the 90-minute Jim Healy tribute that will be broadcast on the new KMPC next Wednesday at, naturally, 5:30 p.m.
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July 20, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
It was an innocent question. All Paul Olden wanted to know was, what did then-Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda think of Dave Kingman's performance against the Dodgers that afternoon in Dodger Stadium. More specifically, what was Lasorda's opinion of it? The towering Kingman had just hit three home runs in a 10-7 Chicago Cubs victory on May 14, 1978, the last a three-run shot against Rick Rhoden in the top of the 15th inning.
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February 20, 1987 | Larry Stewart
Is the Southland ready for Jim Healy on television? Healy and Channel 2 are close to an agreement that would allow the irreverent sportscaster to remain at radio station KMPC and, at the same time, work for the television station. Channel 2 General Manager Tom Van Amburg's idea is for Healy to do something similar to what he now does on radio, only in a much shorter time period. Healy would appear on one or two of the weekday early news shows.
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July 22, 2006 | Bill Dwyre
Our mission this morning, and we choose to accept it, is to tell you about a man that many of you never knew. Sadly. Twelve years ago today, Jim Healy died. He was a local broadcaster who had an evening drive-time sports show. A form of it started in 1961 and it didn't end until May 1994, less than two months before he died. For most of his career, he was on KLAC, but he moved to KMPC for the last seven or eight years.
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July 23, 1994 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Healy, longtime Los Angeles broadcast personality, died Friday morning of complications of liver cancer. He was 70. Although Healy had lost weight in the last year, he had told only his closest friends of his illness, which was diagnosed about a year ago. He was hospitalized last Sunday at Cedars Sinai and died there. According to family members, his illness had not taken a turn for the worse until about a month ago.
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July 30, 1994
For more than 20 years, I have scheduled my appointments before or after 5:30. I have tried not to return telephone calls between 5:30 and 6 p.m., and leave work as close to 5:30 as possible for one reason--Jim Healy. Jim had an extraordinary talent that this town might never see again. I didn't always agree with Jim, but I never once stopped enjoying that wonderful half-hour of sports. HAL BRAND Lake Forest The drive home at 5:30 will never be the same for Jim Healy fans, knowing he will never be back.
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April 24, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Batter Up: After several decades of playing musical standards from the '30s, '40s and '50s, KMPC (AM 710) will switch to an all-sports format on Monday. The sole remaining deejay will be the station's morning man, Robert W. Morgan, who will be joined by sports commentator Scott St. James. The new lineup includes sports shows hosted by Jim Lampley, Joe McDonell, Jim Healy, Todd Christensen and Steve Yeager.
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January 8, 1994
The sale-demise of KMPC is certainly no surprise to the longtime L.A. radio listener. I can sum it up in one word: Boooo -ring (sing it out a la Joanne Worley). Only Jim Healy was a consistent high spot. Doug Krikorian had a little pizazz, but he was eventually pushed out. The political correctness of having Paola (uh uh uh) Boivin was greeted with disinterest by the average beer-guzzling sports fanatic, like myself. So long, KMPC sports talk. You won't be missed. VINCE McDONOUGH Costa Mesa
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May 25, 1991
As Jim Healy would say, Allan Malamud has gone the Leonard Tose route; he's lost it. Trying to say that John Stockton is proof that Bob Cousy could play in the NBA today is a joke. Cousy would be overmatched. He never had one season in the NBA where he shot 40%. The game today is faster and better. Today's guards would run him into the ground. A playmaking guard that doesn't shoot 40% wouldn't make it through training camp. HAL PEABODY, Torrance
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July 29, 1995
On the anniversary month of my husband Jim Healy's death, I would like to extend both thanks and a promise to his many friends and listeners. First, the thanks, for the continued words of kindness and support this past year. Second, the promise, it won't be much longer before you'll once again be able to hear Jim's programs and infamous tapes. I'm putting together a collection for the Museum of Television and Radio, which will be opening a West Coast branch in Beverly Hills next year.
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June 16, 2001
You're missing a great one, pal. Lakers-76ers. But what would really have caught your attention is this guard, Iverson. Great athlete . . . great shooter . . . lots of determination . . . and the biggest crybaby since Mary Decker. He may even be the heir to the throne. You could call him "Little Allie Weeper" and play the same tape of the baby wailing every time you mention his name. We miss you, Jimbo. Steve Henzel Los Angeles I thought all those new rules were to begin next season.
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August 3, 1996 | STEVE HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Tom Lasorda retired as Dodger manager, we heard more than one person say, "Too bad Healy isn't around." It was only a few days after the second anniversary of radio broadcaster Jim Healy's death. Voice-tracks of Lasorda (along with Charles Barkley, Howard Cosell and others) were a big part of Healy's long-time show. But, in a sense, Healy is still here.
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August 1, 1995 | STEVE HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Healy, an L.A. radio sports personality for 43 years, died one year ago July 22 at age 70 from complications of liver cancer. For those who have missed his equal-opportunity barbs and his chorus of taped friends and fiends, we offer the following: Scientists scanning the heavens for cosmic radio transmissions recently were surprised to pick up a sports broadcast.
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July 29, 1995
On the anniversary month of my husband Jim Healy's death, I would like to extend both thanks and a promise to his many friends and listeners. First, the thanks, for the continued words of kindness and support this past year. Second, the promise, it won't be much longer before you'll once again be able to hear Jim's programs and infamous tapes. I'm putting together a collection for the Museum of Television and Radio, which will be opening a West Coast branch in Beverly Hills next year.
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May 7, 1994
Looking back on four decades of L.A. sports, I count myself and my pals as blessed. Scully. Wooden. Sandy and Big D. Elg and Jerry. Fernando. Kareem and Magic. Having read my Morning Briefing each day and having eaten the fruits of victory and choked down the bitter pills of defeat, I now find myself broken and confused, sick at heart. No more Healy at 5:30? Has KMPC totally taken the Tose turnout? Say it ain't so, L.A. CLEATS CREASON Silver Lake How can it be that Jim Healy, an L.A. institution, is off the air and Silver-Tip Stu, who belongs in an L.A. institution, is on radio and television?
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July 20, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
It was an innocent question. All Paul Olden wanted to know was, what did then-Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda think of Dave Kingman's performance against the Dodgers that afternoon in Dodger Stadium. More specifically, what was Lasorda's opinion of it? The towering Kingman had just hit three home runs in a 10-7 Chicago Cubs victory on May 14, 1978, the last a three-run shot against Rick Rhoden in the top of the 15th inning.
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August 19, 1994 | LARRY STEWART
You couldn't blame Steve Bailey if in the wee hours of the night he screamed, "This job is not that . . . easy." He may end up going "the Leonard Tose route," but for now he is enjoying every minute of putting together the 90-minute Jim Healy tribute that will be broadcast on the new KMPC next Wednesday at, naturally, 5:30 p.m.
SPORTS
July 30, 1994
For more than 20 years, I have scheduled my appointments before or after 5:30. I have tried not to return telephone calls between 5:30 and 6 p.m., and leave work as close to 5:30 as possible for one reason--Jim Healy. Jim had an extraordinary talent that this town might never see again. I didn't always agree with Jim, but I never once stopped enjoying that wonderful half-hour of sports. HAL BRAND Lake Forest The drive home at 5:30 will never be the same for Jim Healy fans, knowing he will never be back.
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