August 28, 1997 |
The commercials for KTZN-AM (710) boasted that "talk radio isn't just a guy thing." But apparently it is. Lackluster ratings and what insiders called a lack of patience and an effective programming strategy by the Walt Disney Co. led to the abrupt demise Tuesday of KTZN, which billed itself as "The Zone," a talk outlet aimed primarily at women.
January 14, 1997 |
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.'
March 22, 1997 |
Long before the ubiquitous Dr. Laura, there was Dr. Toni--and her sedate, calming voice dispensing instant radio wisdom about Jung and the Restless. Today, there is a slight curl of the eyebrow when pioneering media psychologist Toni Grant hears mention of latter-day advice-meisters, especially that occasionally combative Dr. Laura Schlessinger. "I don't seek, frankly, to critique anyone else.