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August 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe McDonnell, formerly of KFI, has been hired by KMPC as the host of sports-talk shows after Ram and UCLA football games this season.
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November 20, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
He was the biggest man in town. Joe McDonnell always got the scoop, whether it was Pat Riley being fired or Wayne Gretzky being traded, Magic Johnson's comeback or Mike Scioscia's contract, no secret too deep, no detail too obscure. Athletes loved him. Sources trusted him. Fans followed him. Nobody beat him. He was the biggest man in town. Joe McDonnell weighed 740 pounds. That is not a misprint. Visiting players would gasp. Insensitive fans would jeer. Everywhere he lumbered, somebody would stare.
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SPORTS
August 29, 1992
In response to Larry Stewart's column last week, I personally enjoy very much the chatter between Joe McDonnell and Doug Krikorian on their KMPC show. Listening to some half-baked caller constantly can get awfully boring. I liken McDonnell-Krikorian to a cross between Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy. Goofy, yet most of the time well informed. VAN BARBIERI San Pedro
SPORTS
September 26, 2008 | Steve Springer
To those who have heard him on L.A. radio for more than three decades, he is The Big Nasty. To those who have seen him at local sports venues, he is simply Mr. Big, his body ballooning to nearly 700 pounds at his worst. To those who depend on him for information, he has long been among the most plugged-in sports personalities in town with solid sources and an always loud, often controversial, sometimes bitter opinion on everything from Dodger blue to Showtime.
SPORTS
January 16, 1993
In reference to Larry Stewart's column on Jan. 8 in which he defends John Robinson from "unfair" attacks from Joe McDonnell and Doug Krikorian, isn't truth a legitimate defense in the case of these two KMPC broadcasters? Robinson was and is a back-stabber who was loyal toward the people who signed his healthy paycheck and a total betrayer to his Ram assistants, whom he sacrificed to cover his own shortcomings. There are times when I think that McDonnell-Douglas are excessively brutal, but John Robinson is deserving of their scorn.
SPORTS
April 2, 1990
Joe McDonnell had a phony scoop to begin his Sunday night talk show on KFI radio, and it was a biggie. A trade: the Lakers sending Michael Cooper and Byron Scott to the Clippers for Benoit Benjamin and Jeff Martin. So-called real news. Tape from Cooper and Scott. Everybody had an opinion on, uh, the deal. For 55 minutes, McDonnell led the listeners on. "We must have had at least a half-dozen calls," said Don Marx, associate producer at KFI.
SPORTS
June 8, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation that Pat Riley will not be back next season as the Laker coach. On May 23, KMPC's Jim Healy said, "He's Sayonara City." In this space two weeks ago, it was reported that it was a good possibility that Riley and Detroit Coach Chuck Daly would end up at NBC next season. Last Sunday, Joe McDonnell, on his KFI talk show, reported that Riley and owner Jerry Buss had met and that Riley was gone.
SPORTS
September 26, 2008 | Steve Springer
To those who have heard him on L.A. radio for more than three decades, he is The Big Nasty. To those who have seen him at local sports venues, he is simply Mr. Big, his body ballooning to nearly 700 pounds at his worst. To those who depend on him for information, he has long been among the most plugged-in sports personalities in town with solid sources and an always loud, often controversial, sometimes bitter opinion on everything from Dodger blue to Showtime.
SPORTS
December 11, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
In broadcasting, sometimes that nice person you see or hear on the air is really a jerk. In the case of KMPC's Joe McDonnell, it's the other way around. McDonnell goes through some kind of transformation when he gets behind a microphone. Nice-guy Joe suddenly becomes an ogre. He has been described as a Howard Cosell without brains--or worse.
SPORTS
November 5, 2004 | LARRY STEWART
Joe McDonnell, who years ago was tabbed "the Big Nasty" by KSPN (710) sports talk show partner Doug Krikorian, is not quite as big these days. McDonnell, 48, had gastric bypass surgery Oct. 20 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. He has since lost more than 70 pounds. And he says he's just getting started. "I'm not saying how much I'm going to lose," McDonnell said, "but I'm off to a great start. "I'll never be thin. But I want to have a normal life."
SPORTS
November 5, 2004 | LARRY STEWART
Joe McDonnell, who years ago was tabbed "the Big Nasty" by KSPN (710) sports talk show partner Doug Krikorian, is not quite as big these days. McDonnell, 48, had gastric bypass surgery Oct. 20 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. He has since lost more than 70 pounds. And he says he's just getting started. "I'm not saying how much I'm going to lose," McDonnell said, "but I'm off to a great start. "I'll never be thin. But I want to have a normal life."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Joe McDONNELL and Doug Krikorian (or "Joe and Doug," as they're known to regular listeners of local sports talk radio) held an on-air listener bash recently, on the occasion of their anniversary. The party was set up in the bar at Phil Trani's, a dark, low-ceilinged place a few blocks from the 405 Freeway in Long Beach.
SPORTS
January 16, 1993
In reference to Larry Stewart's column on Jan. 8 in which he defends John Robinson from "unfair" attacks from Joe McDonnell and Doug Krikorian, isn't truth a legitimate defense in the case of these two KMPC broadcasters? Robinson was and is a back-stabber who was loyal toward the people who signed his healthy paycheck and a total betrayer to his Ram assistants, whom he sacrificed to cover his own shortcomings. There are times when I think that McDonnell-Douglas are excessively brutal, but John Robinson is deserving of their scorn.
SPORTS
December 11, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
In broadcasting, sometimes that nice person you see or hear on the air is really a jerk. In the case of KMPC's Joe McDonnell, it's the other way around. McDonnell goes through some kind of transformation when he gets behind a microphone. Nice-guy Joe suddenly becomes an ogre. He has been described as a Howard Cosell without brains--or worse.
SPORTS
August 29, 1992
In response to Larry Stewart's column last week, I personally enjoy very much the chatter between Joe McDonnell and Doug Krikorian on their KMPC show. Listening to some half-baked caller constantly can get awfully boring. I liken McDonnell-Krikorian to a cross between Abbott and Costello and Laurel and Hardy. Goofy, yet most of the time well informed. VAN BARBIERI San Pedro
SPORTS
August 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe McDonnell, formerly of KFI, has been hired by KMPC as the host of sports-talk shows after Ram and UCLA football games this season.
SPORTS
May 17, 1991 | LARRY STEWART
A new sports talk show is coming to KMPC on June 3 with Scott St. James as the host. The station dropped "Sportsline" with Paul Olden after last baseball season. "The Scott St. James Show" will be broadcast from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays when there is no Angel game, with, of course, a half-hour out for Jim Healy at 5:30. On nights the Angels are home or playing a West Coast game, St. James will go off the air at 7. He will be preempted when there are East Coast games.
SPORTS
November 20, 2010 | Bill Plaschke
He was the biggest man in town. Joe McDonnell always got the scoop, whether it was Pat Riley being fired or Wayne Gretzky being traded, Magic Johnson's comeback or Mike Scioscia's contract, no secret too deep, no detail too obscure. Athletes loved him. Sources trusted him. Fans followed him. Nobody beat him. He was the biggest man in town. Joe McDonnell weighed 740 pounds. That is not a misprint. Visiting players would gasp. Insensitive fans would jeer. Everywhere he lumbered, somebody would stare.
SPORTS
June 8, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
In the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation that Pat Riley will not be back next season as the Laker coach. On May 23, KMPC's Jim Healy said, "He's Sayonara City." In this space two weeks ago, it was reported that it was a good possibility that Riley and Detroit Coach Chuck Daly would end up at NBC next season. Last Sunday, Joe McDonnell, on his KFI talk show, reported that Riley and owner Jerry Buss had met and that Riley was gone.
SPORTS
April 2, 1990
Joe McDonnell had a phony scoop to begin his Sunday night talk show on KFI radio, and it was a biggie. A trade: the Lakers sending Michael Cooper and Byron Scott to the Clippers for Benoit Benjamin and Jeff Martin. So-called real news. Tape from Cooper and Scott. Everybody had an opinion on, uh, the deal. For 55 minutes, McDonnell led the listeners on. "We must have had at least a half-dozen calls," said Don Marx, associate producer at KFI.
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