February 21, 2008 |
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.
January 3, 2009 |
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.
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
April 5, 1998 |
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.
July 30, 1985 |
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.