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May 19, 1994 | LARRY STEWART
Steve Physioc, a Bay Area free-lance play-by-play announcer, will replace Bob Starr and will be joined by Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones on Ram radio broadcasts next season, The Times has learned. Jack Snow will return as a commentator, making it a three-man team. KMPC will continue as the Ram flagship station.
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October 19, 2006 | Larry Stewart
General Manager Roger Nadel was among KMPC 1540 employees who lost their jobs Wednesday, although the all-sports radio station for now will remain on the air. As has been the case the last couple of weeks, all the programming will be provided by the Sporting News Radio network. That includes Tony Bruno and Mark Willard in the morning, Dave Smith in midday, Arnie Spanier in the afternoon and David Stein overnight. All those network shows originate from the KMPC studio in Santa Monica.
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November 22, 2002 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
KMPC gave Southern California the Angels and the SigAlert, but the memories at a staff reunion Wednesday night were of the talents -- on- and off-air -- that made the station a fixture on L.A. radio dials in the 1960s and '70s. Before singing cowboy Gene Autry sold the station to ABC in 1994, 710 on the AM band was where listeners could get "a little happiness, a little news," according to former general manager Stan Spero. "We tried to be everywhere anything happened.
SPORTS
October 11, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Petros Papadakis and radio station 1540 parted company Tuesday. Papadakis' decision to leave came after meeting with station officials and executives from the Sporting News radio network, which owns the station. "After carefully considering my growing broadcasting responsibilities at FSN and Spike TV ... I feel it's time to put 100% of my focus into my TV career," Papadakis said in an e-mail. Papadakis has been a talk show host at 1540 for five years and has been in the 4-7 p.m.
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October 21, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
Conservative talk-show host Michael Reagan has lost his local radio berth. Beginning today, he will be replaced in the 3-7 p.m. slot on KMPC-AM (710) by former station host Joe Crummey. Meanwhile, Joy Browne, a psychologist, will begin airing weeknights from midnight-5 a.m. This is the second time in a week that KMPC has replaced political talk hosts. Last week, conservative Bob Heckler was removed from the 9 a.m.-noon slot and replaced by therapist Marilyn Kagan.
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June 6, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The caller to the radio show is a young woman who isn't sure if what she's feeling during sex is an orgasm. Going down the checklist in her head, Suzi Landolphi, the show's host, ticks off the numerous changes that occur in a woman's body during climax. "You're feeling all of those?" she asks. "OK, great!" The next caller is a man who wants to talk about submissive role-playing with a dominant partner. "Now what does this mean exactly?"
SPORTS
June 14, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here is the general rule of thumb regarding radio talk-show wars: When everybody concerned says they couldn't care less about the other station--Bingo!--you have a genuine airwave brouhaha on your hands. Which brings us to San Diego-based XTRA (690 AM) and Los Angeles-based KMPC (710 AM), stations undergoing serious denial. "We don't need to look to anybody else to show us what to do," said Howard Freedman, vice president of programming for Noble Broadcasting Group, XTRA's parent company.
BUSINESS
April 14, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Capital Cities/ABC Inc. to Buy Second L.A. Radio Station: The company said it has agreed to purchase KMPC-AM from Golden West Broadcasters. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. New York-based Capital Cities owns the ABC television network and 18 other radio stations, including KABC-AM in Los Angeles. A spokesman said it is too early to say if any format changes will be made at KMPC, an all-sports station.
SPORTS
October 8, 1993 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
David Norrie no longer calls plays for the UCLA football team, but the former Bruin quarterback is making a name for himself with his descriptions and insights about them. Norrie, who led UCLA to the 1986 Rose Bowl, is in his third season as the color commentator for Bruin radio broadcasts. A novice when he was hired in 1991 by KMPC-710, Norrie has learned and improved quickly. His experience as a player is evident in his analysis.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry King's nationally syndicated radio show was abruptly dropped from KFI-AM because of the talk-show host's on-air announcement last week that his Los Angeles listeners could soon hear him on a competing station. Broadcasts of King's three-hour radio show--which is part of the Mutual Broadcasting System network--will switch to KMPC-AM (710) on May 20. His final broadcast on KFI (640) was last Friday.
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December 27, 2002 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
This past season, the Anaheim Angels ended up in a place they'd never been, among the company of major league baseball's world champions. Next season, their fans will find them in a more familiar spot: back at 710 on the AM radio dial. The move is part of a reshuffling that takes effect Wednesday when the Southland affiliates of Radio Disney and ESPN -- KDIS-AM (710) and KSPN-AM (1110) -- switch frequencies.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2002 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
KMPC gave Southern California the Angels and the SigAlert, but the memories at a staff reunion Wednesday night were of the talents -- on- and off-air -- that made the station a fixture on L.A. radio dials in the 1960s and '70s. Before singing cowboy Gene Autry sold the station to ABC in 1994, 710 on the AM band was where listeners could get "a little happiness, a little news," according to former general manager Stan Spero. "We tried to be everywhere anything happened.
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January 14, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 21, she was Maureen O'Connor Reilly, separated from her husband, a single mother with a year-old son. Having dropped out of a local college, where she had been an English major, she moved back home with her parents and started looking for a job. She answered an ad for a post in the billing department at the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey "but it was filled. They said, 'Well, we have something open in traffic in the radio station.' I figured it was traffic reporting--'I can do that.'
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
Conservative talk-show host Michael Reagan has lost his local radio berth. Beginning today, he will be replaced in the 3-7 p.m. slot on KMPC-AM (710) by former station host Joe Crummey. Meanwhile, Joy Browne, a psychologist, will begin airing weeknights from midnight-5 a.m. This is the second time in a week that KMPC has replaced political talk hosts. Last week, conservative Bob Heckler was removed from the 9 a.m.-noon slot and replaced by therapist Marilyn Kagan.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1996
Bob Heckler, a conservative talk-show host at KMPC-AM (710) since last November, was fired Friday and will be replaced in the 9 a.m.-noon slot beginning today by former KFI-AM (640) advice host Marilyn Kagan. Dave Cooke, operations manager and program director for KMPC, said that Heckler was let go because "we're heading in a new direction, and Marilyn fits with that direction of lifestyle-oriented programming."
NEWS
June 6, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The caller to the radio show is a young woman who isn't sure if what she's feeling during sex is an orgasm. Going down the checklist in her head, Suzi Landolphi, the show's host, ticks off the numerous changes that occur in a woman's body during climax. "You're feeling all of those?" she asks. "OK, great!" The next caller is a man who wants to talk about submissive role-playing with a dominant partner. "Now what does this mean exactly?"
SPORTS
January 13, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Billy Sample, who played for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves during an eight-year career, has signed a three-year contract with KMPC to broadcast Angel games. Sample will be the No. 2 announcer with Bob Starr, said Bill Ward, general manager of KMPC. Sample has most recently broadcast games for ESPN and CBS radio.
SPORTS
August 2, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Joe McDonnell, formerly of KFI, has been hired by KMPC as the host of sports-talk shows after Ram and UCLA football games this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Minyard, the longtime morning drive-time host and biggest ratings-getter at KABC-AM (790), is not pleased about his new--and unlikely--competition. It's not just that his friend and former KABC colleague Peter Tilden is now on opposite Minyard and partner Roger Barkley on KMPC-AM (710), it's that his own bosses created the conflict.
SPORTS
May 19, 1994 | LARRY STEWART
Steve Physioc, a Bay Area free-lance play-by-play announcer, will replace Bob Starr and will be joined by Hall of Fame member Deacon Jones on Ram radio broadcasts next season, The Times has learned. Jack Snow will return as a commentator, making it a three-man team. KMPC will continue as the Ram flagship station.
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