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January 7, 1998
Memorial services for Southern California radio co-host Roger Barkley are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Barkley, who died Dec. 21 of pancreatic cancer at age 61, is survived by his wife, Nila; son, Christopher; daughter, Angela, and two grandchildren. Barkley headed the Roger Barkley Community Foundation.
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January 7, 1998
Memorial services for Southern California radio co-host Roger Barkley are scheduled for 3 p.m. today at the Hall of the Crucifixion-Resurrection at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Barkley, who died Dec. 21 of pancreatic cancer at age 61, is survived by his wife, Nila; son, Christopher; daughter, Angela, and two grandchildren. Barkley headed the Roger Barkley Community Foundation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio broadcaster Roger Barkley, whose basso-voiced dry wit and common sense soothed early morning listeners in Southern California for more than three decades, died Sunday night of pancreatic cancer. Barkley, who was nearly as well-known as a mainstay of local charities, had been diagnosed as having the disease just a month ago. He was 61.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1998
Re "Broadcaster Roger Barkley Dies," Dec. 23: Roger Barkley and Al Lohman provided us with morning drive comedy that was great. The daily activities of Maynard Farmer, Ted J. Baloney, his wife W. and the rest of the cast was so funny it was repeated by most of us attending meetings. The annual coverage of the Odebolt 500 was always very funny. Maynard was my favorite member of the staff, but I will always remember Roger's response when Ted complained, "Shut up, Ted." It was a pleasure listening to them, and I shall always remember Roger's laugh.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio broadcaster Roger Barkley, whose basso-voiced dry wit and common sense soothed early morning listeners in Southern California for more than three decades, died Sunday night of pancreatic cancer. Barkley, who was nearly as well-known as a mainstay of local charities, had been diagnosed as having the disease just a month ago. He was 61.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1994 | JOHN DART
Businessman Roger Barkley and his wife gave up a combined yearly income of $200,000 so that he could enter the ministry, a career he began this month as a pastor in Northridge. Sadly, however, the Rev. Roger Barkley, 47, brings to the Congregational Church of Northridge not only insights from their sacrifice of material comfort for spiritual fulfillment but also the perspectives on life the couple gained from wife Amy's battle with cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Minyard, who has occupied the morning drive slot at KABC-AM (790) for 17 years, had a gut feeling all along that everything was going to be OK when his popular show took an unexpected turn last year. "I was never really worried," Minyard said, referring to the retirement of his longtime partner, Bob Arthur, and his replacement by radio veteran Roger Barkley. "I had a tremendous sense that Roger should be the guy that should step in."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1994 | Claudia Puig, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer
On the local radio dial, easygoing banter seems to have more staying power than wild and wacky antics. Witness the longstanding success of KABC-AM (790) morning duo Ken Minyard and Roger Barkley, who over the years have remained in the top five while many of their peers have peaked and dropped--if not outrightly disappeared--from the competitive world of morning drive-time. Minyard has hosted the wakeup show at KABC for 21 years, most of them Bob Arthur. Longtime Los Angeles broadcaster Barkley, (who himself was partnered with Al Lohman for 25 years)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
On the Road for Christmas: As Santa points his sleigh homeward to the North Pole this morning, the team of KABC Talkradio's "Ken & Barkley Company" will climb into a van to spread Christmas cheer to some families in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Ken Minyard, Roger Barkley and the rest of the program's regulars will go door to door, singing Christmas carols and delivering gifts, while broadcasting today's show live from 5-9 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1996
KABC Talk Radio's decision to unceremoniously dump Roger Barkley ("KABC Fires Barkley as a Morning Host," Sept. 18) is not only a mistake but yet another indicator as to just how far the station's owner, the Walt Disney Co., has strayed from its core values. Increasingly, the Disney corporate mentality seems determined to put profits over quality entertainment, with the listening and viewing audiences ending up the big losers. In this instance, an apparent overreaction to a recent decline in ratings has prompted the disbanding of an extremely popular and consistently winning morning team, and in doing so, has risked the loss of loyal listeners like myself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio broadcaster Roger Barkley, whose basso-voiced dry wit and common sense soothed early morning listeners in Southern California for more than three decades, died Sunday night of pancreatic cancer. Barkley, who was nearly as well-known as a mainstay of local charities, had been diagnosed as having the disease just a month ago. He was 61.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio broadcaster Roger Barkley, whose basso-voiced dry wit and common sense soothed early morning listeners in Southern California for more than three decades, died Sunday night of pancreatic cancer. Barkley, who was nearly as well-known as a mainstay of local charities, had been diagnosed as having the disease just a month ago. He was 61.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 1996
Rhoda Harrison Tuit's regrets about the firing of Roger Barkley at KABC ("Barkley's Firing Is, Sadly, a Sign of Our Times," Calendar, Sept. 30), bring to mind the declining quality of radio programming since the last time Roger Barkley left a show just over 10 years ago. As astute Los Angeles-area radio listeners can tell you, that was the end of the Lohman & Barkley program on KFI. What do we have on the radio now? A lot of talentless, no-taste people who have substituted a radio microphone for the psychiatrist's couch.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1996 | RHODA HARRISON TUIT, Rhoda Harrison Tuit teaches music at Santa Monica College
As a longtime listener to KABC, I was disheartened by the news of Roger Barkley's firing from the "Ken and Barkley Company" ("KABC Fires Barkley as a Morning Radio Host," Calendar, Sept. 18). In a way, I saw the dismissal coming a long time ago. It was in 1992 that I first felt that adolescent and demeaning comments were becoming all too frequent on the show I had long admired.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1996
KABC Talk Radio's decision to unceremoniously dump Roger Barkley ("KABC Fires Barkley as a Morning Host," Sept. 18) is not only a mistake but yet another indicator as to just how far the station's owner, the Walt Disney Co., has strayed from its core values. Increasingly, the Disney corporate mentality seems determined to put profits over quality entertainment, with the listening and viewing audiences ending up the big losers. In this instance, an apparent overreaction to a recent decline in ratings has prompted the disbanding of an extremely popular and consistently winning morning team, and in doing so, has risked the loss of loyal listeners like myself.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Barkley, the basso-voiced co-host on KABC-AM's (790) popular morning "Ken and Barkley Company," has been fired and will be replaced by the younger, more frenetically funny Peter Tilden, who had been the morning co-host on sister station KMPC-AM (710). The changeover--announced late Monday by KABC, and then during each hour by Ken Minyard on Tuesday's 5-9 a.m. show to the dismay of what sounded like a preponderance of callers--will take place Monday.
NEWS
May 13, 1986
The radio comedy team of Lohman and Barkley has abruptly disappeared from the air in a reported split-up after 23 years on KFI. The move apparently came as a surprise to the station, where general manager Don Dalton said Roger Barkley called him to say he was resigning immediately. Al Lohman could not go on the air when he showed up last Friday because the pair's contract, which had three more years to run, calls for them to work as a team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1994 | JOHN DART
Businessman Roger Barkley and his wife gave up a combined yearly income of $200,000 so that he could enter the ministry, a career he began this month as a pastor in Northridge. Sadly, however, the Rev. Roger Barkley, 47, brings to the Congregational Church of Northridge not only insights from their sacrifice of material comfort for spiritual fulfillment but also the perspectives on life the couple gained from wife Amy's battle with cancer.
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