May 30, 1992 |
In a contest as intriguing as the flight of a knuckleball, Manager Tom Lasorda claimed to have won dinner from his coaches Friday by catching six of 10 pitches thrown by Tom Candiotti. His coaches disagreed. "Yeah, he caught six . . . out of 20," bullpen coach Mark Cresse said. "Jealous, sore losers," Lasorda said. The contest featured Lasorda wearing a chest protector on his chest and another on his back. Lasorda missed the first three pitches because, he said, he couldn't see through the mask.
September 28, 1991 |
Neither KABC-TV Channel 7 nor KABC-AM (790) will immediately replace Bruce Herschensohn when the commentator leaves next week to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. "We'll probably leave it open for a while and interview a number of potential replacements and see which one we like and is able to perform the commentary in the studio so people can understand it," Channel 7 General Manager Terry Crofoot said. Crofoot said that Herschensohn's successor will be a Republican.
April 5, 1989 |
Responding to a novel use of the radio airwaves, more than 10,000 people called talk-radio station KABC-AM (790) Tuesday morning volunteering to serve as subjects for an experimental cancer detection test. KABC General Manager George Green said he was stunned not only by the size but also by the immediacy of the response. "I didn't expect to get that many people that quick. . . . We got 5,000 in a half hour," he said.
August 9, 2002 |
After his first foray into talk radio a decade ago, Larry Elder said, "I remember saying to myself what a god-awful waste of time that was." Since then, the host, who calls himself "the Sage from South-Central," has changed his viewpoint, and now wants a portion of the rest of the country to spend three hours a day with him. He jumps to national syndication on Monday after eight years at KABC-AM (790), where he's heard weekdays from 3 to 7 p.m.
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July 4, 1997 |
At 8:55 a.m. Thursday, just before going on the air for his last daily broadcast at KABC-AM (790), Michael Jackson was speaking on the phone to his wife, Alana, whom he married in 1966--just a year before he got his six-day-a-week gig at the station. Now, after nearly 31 years at the station, Jackson was seemingly business as usual as he prepared for his show.
May 8, 1991 |
Executives at three Los Angeles television stations criticized KABC-TV Channel 7 for allowing Bruce Herschensohn to remain as a commentator on its news broadcasts after announcing that he has formed a committee to raise money for him to run for the U.S. Senate next year. They maintain that Herschensohn's continued presence on the air gives him an unfair electoral advantage and damages the credibility of the newscast.
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).
October 4, 1991 |
Longtime KABC-AM (790) host Bob Arthur, who last year announced his retirement and left the station's popular morning "Ken and Bob Company" amid much fanfare, now says that he was forced out by management because of his age and that his friend and on-air partner of 17 years, Ken Minyard, "orchestrated it." Arthur departed in September, 1990, after 23 years with KABC, and was replaced by Roger Barkley in October. The show's name was changed to the "The Ken and Barkley Company." "Retirement, hell!
July 3, 1997 |
Suffering declining ratings against conservative powerhouse Rush Limbaugh, longtime KABC-AM radio talk show host Michael Jackson is being dropped from his weekday program in exchange for a weekend time slot. The last installment of Jackson's daily broadcast, which runs from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., is today.
May 28, 1994 |
Ken Minyard, the longtime morning drive-time host and biggest ratings-getter at KABC-AM (790), is not pleased about his new--and unlikely--competition. It's not just that his friend and former KABC colleague Peter Tilden is now on opposite Minyard and partner Roger Barkley on KMPC-AM (710), it's that his own bosses created the conflict.