September 22nd, 2002
MOVING ACROSS TOWN: Dave Williams is the newest addition to
the anchor staff at KFWB-AM/Los Angeles. Williams recently
was working at cross-town KNX, and before that, was a part
of the KABC-AM morning team. Williams was a long-time anchor
at KFBK-AM/Sacramento, as co-anchor of the top-rated morning
GOING NETWORK: Longtime KFWB anchor Ron Kilgore joins the
Wall Street Journal Radio Network.
WAKEUP CALL: Jim Rondo is now the local "Morning Edition"
host for NPR affiliate KCLU-FM Thousand Oaks/Santa Barbara.
He had been program director at KRUZ/Santa Barbara. In addition
to anchoring duties, Rondo is also the station's Operations
September 16th, 2002
HELPING THE KIDS: KCBS-TV and Viacom have set up a scholarship
fund for the two children of KCBS-TV videographer Larry Greene,
who died while on assignment in the Persian Gulf. Contributions
can be sent to: The Lawrence Greene Scholarship Fund/CSFA,
1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, Minn., 56082.
ON LARRY: Much has been said about Larry elsewhere on this
website, but enough can't be said about his great work ethic,
spirit, and sense of humor. Larry was known around Columbia
Square as the "King of the Bloopers", because he
had reels and reels of outtakes from reporters, and newscasts.
He's going to be missed in many ways, but especially for the
"spark" he provided to the KCBS newsroom over the
FROM THE WINDY TO THE SUNNY CITY: Byron Miranda is the new
Chief Meteorologist at KCBS-TV/Los Angeles, moving west from
WMAQ/Chicago. Pamela Wright has left KCBS.
HE'S NOW THE BIG GUY: Kevin Garcia is now the weeknight sports
anchor at KFMB/San Diego.
HE'S GOING TO THE ROCKIES: Tony Lopez is the new weekend Anchor
for KCNC/Denver. He had been at KSAT-TV/San Antonio where
he has served as co-anchor of the morning and noon news since
1998. His career started at KEYT-TV/Santa Barbara, and included
stops in Frenso and Sacramento.
HISPANIC JOURNALISTS DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY: Let's Conga!
That's the theme for NAHJ's region 8 fundraiser September
26, from 7-9 pm at the Conga Room in Los Angeles. There's
a silent auction and a raffle. The grand prize is 2 free roundtrip
tickets to Puerto Vallarta. The ticket gets you in to the
event, with appetizers, and later allows you free access to
the dance club.
DUOPOLY MANIA: How are the growing number of duopolies affecting
news operations in Los Angeles? With KCBS/KCAL, KNBC/KMEX/KWHY,
KTTV/KCOP, KTLA and the L.A. Times, almost everyone is affected.
The Radio Television News Association will use that as its
theme for its annual "State of the Industry" dinner
Thursday, October 10th at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio
City. Some of L.A.'s top news managers will talk about the
situation. The dinner is open to everyone, with cocktails
at 5:30, and dinner at 6:30. Tickets are $30.00, with proceeds
benefitting the RTNA Scholarship Fund. Send your checks to
the RTNA, 1520 N. Hayworth Avenue #17, Los Angeles (Ca) 90046.
You can get information by e-mailing the RTNA, at RTNA@msn.com
IT'S NEWS AT 5, 6, AND 11: Manuel Teodoro joins KNBC/Los
Angeles as a reporter, from his role as anchor of the syndicated
show "Hispanics Today".
September 9, 2002
HE'S BAAAACK! Bob Stodal returns as the top newsman at KLAS/Las
Vegas, as its VP of News. Stodal had been n.d. there for several
years before moving to sister station WTVF/Nashville in the
early 90's. He returned to Las Vegas in 1998 as head of KLAS's
cable channel, Las Vegas One. He'll oversee both
NEBRASKA-BOUND: KEYT-AM/Santa Barbara Sports Director Randy
Lee is headed to Nebraska, where he'll be the voice of the
Cornhuskers Basketball team on its regional radio network.
September 2, 2002
SAVE THE DATE: Immigration, and Radio talk Shows: Entertainment
Or News are among the subjects for the next APTRA Seminar Saturday,
September 21 in San Diego, at the KPBS Studios. Stay tuned to
APTRA.ORG, and the AP State broadcast wire for the full seminar
lineup, and registration information or click here.
BAY AREA MOVE: Valari Dobson Staab is the new President/General
Manager of KGO-TV/San Francisco. Staab had been president and
general manager of ABC-owned WTVD-TV/Raleigh-Durham, N.C. She
takes over for Joe Ahern, who returned to the Windy City as
g.m. of WBBM-TV.
BROADCASTING LOSES A FRIEND: Art Kevin was a key part of Los
Angeles radio news history, spending 20 years at stations like
KHJ and KFI. In 1968, he was broadcasting live from the old
Ambassador Hotel on the RKO Radio Network stations when Robert
Kennedy was assassinated. In the 1980's, he moved to Nevada,
where he started a radio station, which he ran until 1995. Kevin
died August 15th at his Las Vegas home, losing his battle with
lung cancer. He was 67 years old.