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March 8, 2000 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie Miller, whose radio talk show is syndicated in about 20 markets by ABC Radio Today, learned late Monday that the syndicator was pulling the show at least temporarily, if not indefinitely. The action, according to sources close to the show, was taken so that ABC's legal department could investigate whether recent comments she made on her Web site and to various print and television media put her in breach of contract.
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December 22, 2008 | Lee Margulies
When David G. Hall first went to work at KFI-AM (640) in 1989, the station had just adopted a talk format and people were scoffing at the notion of an upstart thinking it could challenge the dominance of KABC-AM (790), the nation's first talk-radio station. When he gave up the program director's job in 2002, KFI was one of the most popular outlets in Southern California, and KABC wasn't even a close runner-up. Can he now turn the tables and do for KABC what he did for KFI?
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December 13, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 27 years on the graveyard shift, KABC-AM's Ray Briem says he'll miss the political patter and the crusades he conducted on the air, but he's ready to give it all up for a good night's sleep. "I'm 65 and my body says staying up all night ain't the right thing to do," said Briem, whose midnight-to-5 a.m. talk show on KABC (790) is one of the longest-running in the market. "You never get used to it. Your biological clock, your circadian rhythms are always upset.
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December 12, 2008 | Greg Braxton
Larry Elder, the African American talk-show host on KABC-AM (790) who often angered black listeners with his conservative views, said he would be departing the station today. Elder, who started at the station 15 years ago and called himself "The Sage of Los Angeles," announced during his afternoon show Thursday that he and station management had mutually decided to part ways. He did not elaborate. He added that he was looking forward to new opportunities, and that he would inform fans on his website, larryelder.
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September 30, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Minyard, who has occupied the morning drive slot at KABC-AM (790) for 17 years, had a gut feeling all along that everything was going to be OK when his popular show took an unexpected turn last year. "I was never really worried," Minyard said, referring to the retirement of his longtime partner, Bob Arthur, and his replacement by radio veteran Roger Barkley. "I had a tremendous sense that Roger should be the guy that should step in."
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April 14, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KABC-AM radio psychiatrist David Viscott dispensed his final piece of advice Monday night after 13 years as a regular call-in host, after announcing early in the show that he is leaving the station in order to pursue other career opportunities. "This represents a milestone in the career we've shared together," Viscott said to his listeners as he began his nightly 7-9 p.m. show. "Tonight marks my last program on KABC.
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August 6, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Little more than a year after replacing local radio staple Michael Jackson on the morning shift at KABC-AM (790), talk-show host Ronn Owens has been ousted from the station. Drew Hayes, KABC's new program director, said Owens' last show was Friday. Owens will continue to broadcast at his home station of KGO-AM in San Francisco, with which he'd been simulcasting since joining KABC in July 1997.
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October 16, 2007 | Dylan Hernandez, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Dodgers will switch their flagship radio station next month with their broadcast team of Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner intact. On the day that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt announced a deal that would make KABC 790 the team's flagship station, the club revealed that Monday and Steiner were signed to contract extensions through the 2009 season.
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February 18, 1995 | PAUL FELDMAN and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A KABC radio talk show host who left the scene of a fatal traffic collision and reported to his late night broadcast shift was free on bail Friday after his early morning arrest on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. Ira Fistell, 53, was taken into custody by Los Angeles police after finishing his five-hour broadcast at 4 a.m. Friday.
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October 24, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest round of radio moniker wars, a federal court judge has ruled that talk radio is not a generic term and that KABC-AM (790) has a right to use it as an identifying slogan while rival talk station KFI-AM (640) does not. In an order handed down late Friday but not received by the stations' attorneys until Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Gadbois ruled against talk station KFI-AM (640), which had claimed that the term was generic.
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August 8, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
After being off the air at KABC-AM (790) for more than four months this year to undergo treatment for lymphoma, veteran talk-show host Al Rantel is sidelined again -- this time for a fall in which he fractured his hip and shoulder. "I am working through this situation with the support of my doctors at Cedars-Sinai," Rantel said in a statement released by the station. He said he expects to return to work "after a few weeks of recovery." Rantel is heard weekdays from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. In his absence, Curtis Sliwa will host the morning shift and John Phillips will fill in at night, KABC said.
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October 16, 2007 | Dylan Hernandez, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Dodgers will switch their flagship radio station next month with their broadcast team of Vin Scully, Rick Monday and Charley Steiner intact. On the day that Dodgers owner Frank McCourt announced a deal that would make KABC 790 the team's flagship station, the club revealed that Monday and Steiner were signed to contract extensions through the 2009 season.
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March 27, 2007 | Lee Margulies
Peter Tilden, a morning host at country music station KZLA-FM (93.9) until it changed formats (and call letters) last August, is rejoining talk station KABC-AM (790), where he toiled for most of the 1990s. Tilden will be heard weeknights from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., starting April 9. Although the hours are different, he is replacing Marc Germain, who had billed himself as Mr. KABC. Germain left in February and now works weekday afternoons at talk station KTLK-AM (1150).
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September 23, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Police arrested a Boyle Heights man on suspicion of assaulting a reporter from a radio station that has criticized an El Sereno charter school for allegedly promoting racial separatism for Latinos. Ramon Flores, 31, was arrested about 8:15 a.m. Thursday near the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School, Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Vernon said. Flores was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and robbery, he said.
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June 2, 2006 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles radio reporter was assaulted outside a charter school Thursday morning by a man driving a sedan who first tried to run him down and then stole his audiotape, police said. The incident occurred after the reporter, Sandy Wells of KABC-AM (790) radio, had just finished interviewing parents, students and administrators of the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School in El Sereno.
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March 4, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Kevin James, a former legal analyst and substitute host at KABC-AM (790), has been chosen to host the talk station's night-owl show, "Red Eye Radio," beginning Tuesday. James is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has hosted a morning show in Oklahoma City. On "Red Eye Radio," which airs Tuesdays through Saturdays from midnight to 5 a.m., he replaces Doug McIntyre, who now hosts the weekday morning show on KABC.
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November 3, 1990 | LARRY STEWART
Ed (Superfan) Bieler's second stint at radio station KABC is over. Bieler announced on the air Friday that he has resigned. Bieler, who served as the host of KABC's "Sportstalk" from 1973 through '76 before being fired, was rehired last fall. He said on the air Friday that, for some time now, he and station management have disagreed on the direction "Sportstalk" should go. It was recently cut from four hours to two.
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October 20, 1996
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will field questions from students at three Southland schools during an appearance on KABC-AM (790) Monday morning with talk show host Michael Jackson. The 9-10 a.m. broadcast from Washington will feature inquiries submitted via the Internet and fax from students at Fenton Avenue Charter School in Lakeview Terrace, Pio Pico Elementary in Los Angeles and Cal State Fullerton. From 10 a.m. to noon, Jackson will interview other administration officials, including U.
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October 8, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
No more red eyes for Doug McIntyre. McIntyre, 46, host of the overnight show "Red Eye Radio" at talk station KABC-AM (790) for the past 23 months, was named Thursday to take over the station's morning drive-time shift when Ken Minyard retires Oct. 15 after 35 years on the air in L.A. "McIntyre in the Morning" will be heard weekdays 5-9 a.m. beginning Oct. 18. A native of Glen Cove, N.Y.
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September 10, 2004 | Lee Margulies
Radio personality Ken Minyard told listeners on his KABC-AM (790) program Thursday that he plans to retire Oct. 15, marking his 35th anniversary on the air in Los Angeles. "It's been a great run, but I need to get some sleep," Minyard joked, a reference to his long run as a morning host. His current show, "Ken & Company," airs weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. Minyard, 65, began working in radio when he was in high school in his hometown of McAlester, Okla.
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