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August 18, 2009 | Lee Margulies
Talk radio station KGIL-AM (1260) unveiled a revamped lineup Monday that left out hosts Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Monica Crowley and John Ziegler. Added were former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and CNN veteran Larry King, plus a big dose of music from the Great American Songbook that was once a staple on the station. Ziegler, a former host at KFI-AM (640) who had joined KGIL last June, told fans in an e-mail Monday that the station would be switching to an all-music format.
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August 27, 2009 | Lee Margulies
Low-rated talk-radio station KGIL-AM (1260) is officially going retro at 5 p.m. today, adopting a format that will feature what it calls "timeless music for all ages" -- meaning everyone from Frank Sinatra to Frankie Valli, the Beatles and Diana Krall. The station -- formerly known as KSUR-AM and then KMZT-AM -- had switched from classical music to talk in October 2007, and at various times had been home to such well-known chatterers as Michael Jackson, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham and Lou Dobbs.
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May 5, 1988
"Food With Jackie Olden," hosted by the long time radio food show personality, debuted Monday on KGIL/NewsTalk 1260. The show will run weekdays from 9:10 to 10 a.m. The program offers recipes, suggestions for best buys and gadgets for the cook and interviews with in-studio guests. Olden also will take listener calls.
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August 18, 2009 | Lee Margulies
Talk radio station KGIL-AM (1260) unveiled a revamped lineup Monday that left out hosts Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Monica Crowley and John Ziegler. Added were former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) and CNN veteran Larry King, plus a big dose of music from the Great American Songbook that was once a staple on the station. Ziegler, a former host at KFI-AM (640) who had joined KGIL last June, told fans in an e-mail Monday that the station would be switching to an all-music format.
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February 21, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
Lou Dobbs, the longtime program host at CNN who has drawn attention in recent years because of his fervent stand against illegal immigration, is launching a syndicated radio talk show that will be heard locally on KGIL-AM (1260). "The Lou Dobbs Show" will air weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. on the talk station, beginning March 3. To make room for it, KGIL will drop the program hosted by psychologist Joy Browne from 1 to 3 p.m. and shorten the show hosted by Lars Larson, which will now air from 4 to 6 p.m.
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January 3, 2009 | Lee Margulies
When Saul Levine turned classical music station KMZT-AM into talk outlet KGIL-AM (1260) 14 months ago, he said the theme of the station "is going to be the word 'balanced.' " Not anymore. Starting Monday, liberal morning host Ed Schultz will be gone, and the KGIL weekday lineup will feature conservative hosts Laura Ingraham (6-9 a.m.), Glenn Beck (9 a.m.-noon), Monica Crowley (noon-3 p.m.), Michael Savage (3-5 p.m.) and Lars Larson (5-7 p.m.). Only Alan Colmes, airing from 7 to 10 p.m., will offer a left-of-center perspective.
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April 3, 1999
There was another programming change at KGIL-AM not mentioned by Steve Hochman (Around the Dial, March 18). KGIL canceled Donald Feltham's "Showtune Spotlight," which had aired Sunday afternoons. The loss of "Showtune Spotlight" is the final nail in the coffin of the all-show-tunes format KGIL debuted in August 1997. It's a shame there can't be one radio station devoted to the music of Broadway and Hollywood. LAURA TURTLEDOVE Canoga Park
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April 5, 1998 | Danny Feingold
Stuck in rush-hour traffic without your tape of Stephen Sondheim's 1964 flop-turned-cult-classic "Anyone Can Whistle"? No need to panic. Just tune the dial to KGIL 1260. If L.A. show-tune junkies have seemed a little less edgy lately, credit goes to this AM station, which reinvented itself last July with an unlikely "all musicals, all the time" format. (This came on the heels of a seven-month all-Beatles stint.) Eight months of radio nirvana for show-tune fanatics followed.
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July 30, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Gentlemen, start your mouths. The dwindling audience that still prefers AM radio to the smooth stereo of FM had better get used to jawboning because music is steadily dying out on the AM band. No fewer than five Los Angeles stations now offer all-talk and/or all-news and at least a half-dozen more devote at least part of their programming to talk shows.
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November 1, 2008 | Lee Margulies
Talk station KGIL-AM (1260) is shaking up its weekday afternoon and evening lineup, moving host Michael Savage into a more prominent spot and adding a new show at night hosted by Monica Crowley. Savage, who had been airing weeknights from 10 p.m. to midnight, will be heard from 5 to 7 p.m., beginning Monday. Crowley, a former Fox News analyst, joins the lineup from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. To accommodate those changes, several other hosts are moving to new time slots and, in some cases, getting less air time.
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September 12, 2008 | Susan King
Radio station KGIL-AM (1260) on Monday is replacing veteran talk-show host Michael Jackson with Laura Ingraham. Ingraham will be heard on KGIL weekdays from 6-9 a.m. The British-born Jackson began on L.A. airwaves in 1963 and was heard on KABC-AM (790) for three decades. He came out of retirement last October after five years to take the gig on KGIL. The conservative Ingraham, the most listened-to woman in political talk radio, is currently heard in 23 of the top 25 metropolitan markets.
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February 21, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
Lou Dobbs, the longtime program host at CNN who has drawn attention in recent years because of his fervent stand against illegal immigration, is launching a syndicated radio talk show that will be heard locally on KGIL-AM (1260). "The Lou Dobbs Show" will air weekdays from 1 to 4 p.m. on the talk station, beginning March 3. To make room for it, KGIL will drop the program hosted by psychologist Joy Browne from 1 to 3 p.m. and shorten the show hosted by Lars Larson, which will now air from 4 to 6 p.m.
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November 27, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
The Los Angeles area's newest talk radio station, KGIL-AM (1260), expands to San Diego today with a full-time simulcast on XSUR-AM (540), which is owned by the same company, Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters. The month-old station will use the occasion to introduce a new weekday lineup that features the addition of Dr. Drew Pinsky from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and syndicated host Lars Larson from 3 to 5 p.m. Veteran local host Michael Jackson will continue to be heard from 9 to 11 a.m.
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