CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2006 |
Viola Elder, the mother of radio and television talk-show commentator Larry Elder who became a beloved figure on her son's syndicated radio program, died June 13 in Los Angeles. She was 81. A Democrat, Viola Elder often engaged in spirited exchanges with her son, a registered Republican who takes a conservative, libertarian view, in her weekly appearances on his show, where she was known as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Born July 2, 1924, Viola Elder was raised on a farm in Toney, Ala.
November 10, 1997 |
Talk-radio station KABC-AM (790) is revamping its weekday afternoon schedule today, cutting Larry Elder's show in half to accommodate the arrival of Ed Tyll, most recently the host of a midday talk program in Orlando, Fla. In the new lineup, Elder will air from 3 to 5 p.m. and Tyll will get the last portion of Elder's former four-hour slot, 5 to 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2009 |
Tune in to conservative talk radio in California, and the insults quickly fly. Capturing the angry mood of listeners the other day, a popular host in Los Angeles called Republican lawmakers who voted to raise state taxes "a bunch of weak slobs." With their trademark ferocity, radio stars who helped engineer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise in the 2003 recall have turned on him over the new tax increases.
June 1, 2000 |
Although women co-anchor every single local newscast in Los Angeles--the second-largest market in the country--most earn, on average, 28% less than the men they share the screen with, according to a new survey by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In radio, pay disparity pales in comparison to the lack of opportunity for women, according to the report.
August 30, 2004 |
When the Republican National Convention gets underway tonight, PBS will again be alone among the major over-the-air broadcasters to offer full live coverage of events from the podium. The decision this year by the big broadcast networks to pare their political convention coverage of each party to major speeches on just three of the four nights opened the door for PBS to attract more viewers.
December 7, 2003
Regarding Michael Ramirez's editorial cartoon showing a "meeting" of the "self-important Hollywood liberal elite" (Commentary, Dec. 4): I don't loathe or even hate George W. Bush. I do alternate between alarm, disgust, bewilderment and occasional anger at his policies regarding the environment, gun control, choice for women, civil unions for committed adults and who gets the real tax benefits. All of these reactions are there regarding his smug, self-righteous "no plan, no clue" actions in Iraq.
October 17, 1998
Judith Michaelson's article on KABC-AM's new afternoon host, Al Rantel, was informative, fair and balanced ("Defying Expectations," Oct. 8). I wish I could say the same for the station's new program direction. The "rightward turn" at KABC to which Michaelson refers is neither a coincidence nor a result of quiet design of station management. When KABC replaces its liberal/moderate hosts in favor of 10 straight hours of conservative rhetoric, the plea "we want a new audience" comes through loud and clear--and it is no secret that the audience they covet lives at KFI. One can only wonder about the future of the liberal duo of Ken & Peter on the station's morning show.