November 14, 2007 |
"The John Ziegler Show" aired for the final time on Tuesday night on KFI-AM (640) and its firebrand host said his three-hour, five-nights-a-week broadcast had become a grind. "I have always had a love-hate relationship with talk radio," Ziegler told The Times. "At its best, it's a fantastic medium. At its worst it can drain your lifeblood. And I have had the lifeblood drained out of me for a period of time. It's time for me to move on from KFI's perspective and mine."
December 22, 2006 |
Two KFI-AM (640) hosts will fill in for the station's popular morning man Bill Handel while he serves a one-week suspension for an expletive-filled outburst during Jamie White's show on sister station KYSR-FM (98.7) last Friday. Clear Channel Radio, which owns both radio stations, said Thursday that Gary Hoffman, who is already part of Handel's morning crew, and Wayne Resnick, one of the station's weekend hosts, will sit in for Handel next week.
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November 22, 2006 |
It seemed like a slam-dunk when the Los Angeles City Council made a near-unanimous decision to pay black firefighter Tennie Pierce $2.7 million to settle a racial harassment lawsuit that claimed he had been tricked into eating dog food by station mates, then taunted for months. But almost immediately, other voices in Los Angeles demanded to be heard.
October 21, 2006 |
Bill Handel's small personal office in Burbank doesn't have a window, but he still revels in the view. His desk faces what the KFI-AM (640) morning drive-time host calls his "wall of hate" -- a jumbo-sized bulletin board writhing with red-faced and flaming letters that essentially wish he'd go straight to a very hot, uncomfortable place.
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September 14, 2006 |
A popular Los Angeles radio station Wednesday disputed the Schwarzenegger administration's claim that the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides improperly obtained audiotapes of the governor bantering with staff. On Monday's John Ziegler talk show on KFI-AM (640), a former producer for the show said that he had many times accessed the same trove of audiotapes without a password and without hacking.
July 19, 2006 |
Who said AM radio is dead? On the strength of its news and talk format, KFI-AM (640) vaulted into a tie for first place in the local radio ratings this spring -- marking the first time in almost two decades an AM station has claimed No. 1. Powered by morning drive-time host Bill Handel, whose humorous skewering of current events has apparently pulled in some of Howard Stern's former listeners, KFI's audience share jumped nearly a full percentage point from the last quarterly survey, averaging 4.