August 8, 2008 |
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.
October 16, 2007 |
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.
March 27, 2007 |
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 |
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 |
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.
March 4, 2005 |
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.