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December 31, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Get ready for "Minyard & Minyard"--Ken and Rick, father and son. On Monday, they join the lineup of new talk station KRLA-AM (1110) in the 3-7 p.m. afternoon drive slot. But the question is, will you be able to tell them apart? You already know Ken Minyard, the easy-mannered morning-drive guy for more than 25 years on KABC-AM (790)--partnered 17 years with Bob Arthur, nearly six with Roger Barkley and for two, until November when their show was terminated, with Peter Tilden.
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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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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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September 1, 2003 | Steve Young
Does the name Ken Minyard mean anything to you? Unless you've spent any time in the Los Angeles area, you've probably never heard of him. But there is (or was) a Ken Minyard in every city with a radio tower in America. He is an example of what radioland was before talk radio became Talk Radio. Minyard does his hosting weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on KABC-AM (790), right before Bill O'Reilly.
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April 20, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may be a long shot in the race for governor of New York, but Howard Stern definitely is in command of Los Angeles morning radio, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Tuesday. The ribald radio personality--heard on KLSX-FM (97.
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August 21, 1994 | Claudia Puig, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer
On the local radio dial, easygoing banter seems to have more staying power than wild and wacky antics. Witness the longstanding success of KABC-AM (790) morning duo Ken Minyard and Roger Barkley, who over the years have remained in the top five while many of their peers have peaked and dropped--if not outrightly disappeared--from the competitive world of morning drive-time. Minyard has hosted the wakeup show at KABC for 21 years, most of them Bob Arthur. Longtime Los Angeles broadcaster Barkley, (who himself was partnered with Al Lohman for 25 years)
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April 16, 1989
In "Radio Wars" (April 2) Ken Minyard of "The Ken & Bob Company" says his listeners, unlike those of his rivals, can actually spell their names. Well, Ken, I can spell my name and I can even teach those who can't, all despite the fact that I don't listen to your show. Illiteracy is not funny to the 20% of Americans unable to read or to those who tutor them. HELGA RICHARDSON-THOMSEN Sepulveda
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December 25, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
On the Road for Christmas: As Santa points his sleigh homeward to the North Pole this morning, the team of KABC Talkradio's "Ken & Barkley Company" will climb into a van to spread Christmas cheer to some families in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Ken Minyard, Roger Barkley and the rest of the program's regulars will go door to door, singing Christmas carols and delivering gifts, while broadcasting today's show live from 5-9 a.m.
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July 1, 1985 | Associated Press
A slogan from a popular Los Angeles radio program--"EGBOK"--was a rallying theme for the family of recently released TWA hijacking hostage Thomas W. Murry. Murry referred to "EGBOK"--an acronym for "Everything's going to be OK"--in a letter from Beirut during the time he was held by Muslim radicals, writing, "As Ken and Bob say, 'EGBOK.' I bet they have never heard that from a Beirut hostage."
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November 14, 1986
KABC radio personalities Ken Minyard and Bob Arthur got a surprise call on the air this morning from former hostage David P. Jacobsen, who told them that memories of their show had helped keep him in good spirits during his 17 months of captivity in Lebanon. "EGBOK, Ken and Bob," Jacobsen greeted them, employing the word (pronounced egg-bock) the acronym the radio duo coined from their show's motto, "Everything's gonna be OK."
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April 29, 2000
KABC-AM may be in a historic ratings slump, but current management cannot blame it on letting its old-timers go more than a year ago ("KSCA, KIIS Remain at Top; KABC Hits 40-Year Rating Low," by Judith Michaelson, April 26). I note that KRLA-AM, which hired KABC castoffs Michael Jackson, Ken Minyard and Ira Fistell in order to become L.A.'s "new" talk radio station, has "stayed put in 32nd place." That may not give KABC program director Drew Hayes any comfort as he assesses the current ratings, but it vindicates Maureen Lesourd's original housecleaning at KABC.
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December 31, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Get ready for "Minyard & Minyard"--Ken and Rick, father and son. On Monday, they join the lineup of new talk station KRLA-AM (1110) in the 3-7 p.m. afternoon drive slot. But the question is, will you be able to tell them apart? You already know Ken Minyard, the easy-mannered morning-drive guy for more than 25 years on KABC-AM (790)--partnered 17 years with Bob Arthur, nearly six with Roger Barkley and for two, until November when their show was terminated, with Peter Tilden.
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November 19, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another step toward overhauling the station and boosting its sagging ratings, KABC-AM (790) has canceled its morning "Minyard and Tilden" show. Hosts Ken Minyard and Peter Tilden told The Times in separate interviews Wednesday that their services on the topical 5-9 a.m. show were being terminated. Minyard--for more than a quarter-century the morning-drive mainstay on KABC--said that he will be leaving the station on Friday.
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September 21, 1996
KABC Talk Radio's decision to unceremoniously dump Roger Barkley ("KABC Fires Barkley as a Morning Host," Sept. 18) is not only a mistake but yet another indicator as to just how far the station's owner, the Walt Disney Co., has strayed from its core values. Increasingly, the Disney corporate mentality seems determined to put profits over quality entertainment, with the listening and viewing audiences ending up the big losers. In this instance, an apparent overreaction to a recent decline in ratings has prompted the disbanding of an extremely popular and consistently winning morning team, and in doing so, has risked the loss of loyal listeners like myself.
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September 18, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Barkley, the basso-voiced co-host on KABC-AM's (790) popular morning "Ken and Barkley Company," has been fired and will be replaced by the younger, more frenetically funny Peter Tilden, who had been the morning co-host on sister station KMPC-AM (710). The changeover--announced late Monday by KABC, and then during each hour by Ken Minyard on Tuesday's 5-9 a.m. show to the dismay of what sounded like a preponderance of callers--will take place Monday.
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April 29, 2000
KABC-AM may be in a historic ratings slump, but current management cannot blame it on letting its old-timers go more than a year ago ("KSCA, KIIS Remain at Top; KABC Hits 40-Year Rating Low," by Judith Michaelson, April 26). I note that KRLA-AM, which hired KABC castoffs Michael Jackson, Ken Minyard and Ira Fistell in order to become L.A.'s "new" talk radio station, has "stayed put in 32nd place." That may not give KABC program director Drew Hayes any comfort as he assesses the current ratings, but it vindicates Maureen Lesourd's original housecleaning at KABC.
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September 1, 2003 | Steve Young
Does the name Ken Minyard mean anything to you? Unless you've spent any time in the Los Angeles area, you've probably never heard of him. But there is (or was) a Ken Minyard in every city with a radio tower in America. He is an example of what radioland was before talk radio became Talk Radio. Minyard does his hosting weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on KABC-AM (790), right before Bill O'Reilly.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1994 | Claudia Puig, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer
On the local radio dial, easygoing banter seems to have more staying power than wild and wacky antics. Witness the longstanding success of KABC-AM (790) morning duo Ken Minyard and Roger Barkley, who over the years have remained in the top five while many of their peers have peaked and dropped--if not outrightly disappeared--from the competitive world of morning drive-time. Minyard has hosted the wakeup show at KABC for 21 years, most of them Bob Arthur. Longtime Los Angeles broadcaster Barkley, (who himself was partnered with Al Lohman for 25 years)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may be a long shot in the race for governor of New York, but Howard Stern definitely is in command of Los Angeles morning radio, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Tuesday. The ribald radio personality--heard on KLSX-FM (97.
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