March 19, 1986 |
Tommy Hawkins, a KABC radio sportscaster and regular on the Dodger pregame show "Dodger Talk" for several years, quit the all-talk outlet without explanation Monday. A terse announcement was read Tuesday on the morning "Ken and Bob Show." According to station spokesman Judith Lerner, Hawkins left the station because of "irreconcilable differences." She said she could not elaborate and added only that his five-year contract with KABC ended as of this month.
March 22, 1988 |
KABC-AM(790) program director Wally Sherwin, best known to Los Angeles TV audiences as the mustachioed commercial spokesman for Adee Plumbing, is leaving the radio station after eight years to become a promotion consultant for radio and television. All-talk KABC will be one of the stations Sherwin will consult, so his brand of mixing journalism with entertainment won't be abandoned altogether by the station. "I approached radio as show biz," Sherwin said.
June 19, 1987 |
Less than a week after radio station KABC's announcement that Bud Furillo was leaving comes word that Lisa Bowman and Al Downing are returning. They will work some of the "Dodgertalk" shows before and after games, sometimes as a team. Downing will start Sunday, Bowman a week from Sunday. Wes Parker will continue doing some of the "Dodgertalk" shows, as well. Bowman was previously with KABC for 2 1/2 years after winning the job in a 1983 talent-search contest.
August 13, 1986 |
We get letters. . . . Most of today's concern KABC-TV's "Eyewitness News" and KABC Radio. In one column, I noted the tumult surrounding the return of commentator Bruce Herschensohn. Another mentioned the rough treatment given Jeff Cohen, head of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, on Tom Snyder's TV talk show. A third column observed Tawny Little's return as an "Eyewitness News" anchor. Other mail concerns the dropping of Maria Shriver and Forrest Sawyer as co-anchors of "The CBS Morning News" and also my review of the ABC "Closeup" special "After the Sexual Revolution."
July 13, 2011 |
The Major League Baseball Players' Assn., the family of Bryan Stow and KABC radio are among five parties appointed Wednesday to represent the interests of unsecured creditors in the Dodgers' bankruptcy case. The committee, selected by a United States trustee, acts to ensure the interests of all unsecured creditors in the case. The Dodgers, as the debtor, are responsible for covering the legal bills incurred by the committee. The Dodgers' bankruptcy petition listed the team's top 40 unsecured creditors, in accordance with bankruptcy law. The majority of those 40 are current and former players, led by Manny Ramirez , to whom the Dodgers owe $21 million.
July 17, 1986
TV commentator Bruce Herschensohn, who in June lost his California primary bid for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination, will return to two political commentary jobs on Tuesday, replacing Murray Fromson's morning spot on KABC radio as well as resuming his commentary on KABC-TV's "Eyewitness News." Fromson had taken over Herschensohn's commentary spot during "The Ken & Bob Co." morning broadcast in January after Herschensohn left to concentrate on his political campaign.