October 24, 1989 |
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.
November 3, 1990 |
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.
May 27, 1994 |
Gov. Pete Wilson has agreed to a Los Angeles radio debate today with Ron Unz, the wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneur who was a political unknown before launching a late primary campaign challenge to the state's Republican chief executive. The two candidates will face off on KABC radio for one hour beginning at 2 p.m. The debate will be moderated by radio host Michael Jackson.
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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.
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.
April 20, 1993 |
Of all local mainstream radio stations, KABC-AM on South La Cienega stands closest to the 'hood. At the microphone for the last 27 years, presiding these days weekdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is the other Michael Jackson--dean of Los Angeles talk radio, silver-haired and dulcet-toned, whose voice itself conveys a certain reasoned, reflective calm. So it was not surprising--50 hours after the verdicts in the second Rodney G.
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.