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.
August 27, 2009 |
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.
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.