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The Buzz
Lance Orozco has been a part of since our first launch and we'll miss his weekly updates of what's new in the world of broadcasting. Lance has handed the reigns over to Joy Short. She'll now be covering our weekly feature, The Buzz, and you can read it here.

January 2002

Note From Hal: Congrats to Lance for winning big at the Golden Mike Awards on January 19th, 2002....for details, check out the RTNA awards page

January 21st, 2002

MOVING SOUTH: JEFF RANERI moves from meteorologist at KDRV-TV in Medford, Oregon to the weather center at KCRA/Sacramento.

OFF TO TOLEDO TOWN: Tess Rafols moves from weekday morning anchor/reporter at KEYT/Santa Barbara to the same position at WTOL/Toledo, Ohio.

Anchoring In Indy: Ray Cortopassi is now the 6 and 11 p.m. anchor at WRTV/Indianapolis. He had been the station's weekend anchor. Among his career stops: A western outpost, KTNV/Las Vegas.

January 14th, 2002

GOLDEN MIKES LOOMING: Who will win the awards for "Best Radio" and "Best Television" newscasts in Southern California? Only the Radio/Television News Association's accountant knows for sure! The awards for the best in Southern California broadcast journalism will be presented Saturday, January 19th at the Universal City Hilton. The RTNA includes broadcast stations from San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield to the Mexican border. You don't need to be a winner to attend. Tickets are still the RTNA at (818) 986-8168 for details.

MOVING FROM FRESNO...TO SAN DIEGO...TO NEW YORK: Reischea Canidate is the new weekend sports anchor at WNYW/Fox 5 in New York, moving east from KSWB/San Diego.

KEITH RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS: Former KCBS and KTLA/Los Angeles sports anchor Keith Olberman is returning to CNN, with commentaries for the "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" program. Olberman worked at CNN in the early 1980's. More recently, he did a series of award-winning reports on 9/11's impacts in New York for KFWB-AM/Los Angeles.

January 7th, 2002

HANNITY COMES TO LOS ANGELES: You know him from the Fox News Channel's "Hannity & Colmes". Now, conservative talk show host Sean Hannity is on from 12-3 p.m. weekdays on KABC/AM in Los Angeles. ABC is syndicated the radio talk show, which is now airing on more than 90 stations nationwide. Hannity is a New Yorker who got his radio start in Santa Barbara in the mid-80's.

ROGGIN ON THE RADIO: Fred Roggin is now a "Roggan's Hero" to KMPC-AM/Los Angeles. Roggin is now hosting his own talk show on the Sporting News Radio Network station for Southern California.

AWARDS TIME: Did you do something brilliant in broadcast journalism in 2001? Or, at least think you did? It's time to enter the 2001 Associated Press Television Radio Awards. Anyone who works at a radio or television station in California or Nevada that gets the AP wire service is eligible...and it's one of the few awards competitions where you can enter as an individual. Stations can also enter more than one award per category, which means there's no dogfight over "Best Feature!" The deadline is less than two weeks away...get complete details, and entry forms at APTRA.ORG.