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|SAAVEDRA, Neil:KKLA, 1990-92;KFI, 1996-2022. Neil is Marketing Manager at KFI and on KFI's Sunday morning “Jesus”. He also hosts The Fork Report. Born into a large family of seven children and raised in Southern California, Neil began his radio career in January 1990. Armed with a desire to defend the truth and his diverse studies in logic, theology, philosophy and religion, Neil embarked on his first radio show Answers with Shield of Faith, an hour-long question and answer program, brought Neil together with his partner Bobby Lownsdale at Ventura's premier Christian radio station, KDAR 98.3/fm. In the early 90's Neil continued to answer people's tough questions about God and religion. In addition to bringing Answers with Shield of Faith to other South Country Christian stations such as KKLA 99.5/fm and KBRT 740 AM, Neil has also been a frequent guest on several other radio programs.|
Neil joined America's number one news radio station, KFI AM 640, as an intern in March 1994 and has never been happier. In addition to producing the radio show, Neil occasionally lectures and teaches at various churches and schools on everything from live Q&A to logic and philosophy of religion. Neil calls himself a "self-taught lay apologist," not because he hasn't been taught anything by wonderful teachers (he has), but because while he's warmed up the seats in many classrooms, he doesn't currently have a degree (and he hates it when people trying to sound more educated than they actually are).(Neil's bio is from his website)
|SABO, Walter:KHJ, 1983;KRTH1983-90,KLSX1994-96. Walter is President of Sabo Media. He helped launch All-News in Chicago and New York with Merlin in 2011. Walt left at the end of the year. He was responsible for the program strategy and implementation of all Sirius satellite stations for 9 years. During that time, he recruited the original KROQ Air staff, hired the original MTV Air staff, launched the Elvis Channel and completed the first hiring jobHoward Stern.|
He is now a talk show host on CBS' WPHT-Philadelphia and WABC-New York and continues to consult radio stations. Walt can now be heard on Westwood One under the name Walter Sterling.
Sabo, Bob: KUTE/KGFJ, 1974-79. Unknown.
|SACCACIO, Jeff:KFI, 1989-96. The Notre Dame graduate hosted a financial and tax planning radio show, "Talkin' $ with Jeff Saccacio," in which he provided on-air advice and expertise to improve people's ability to meet their financial goals and goals to reach. He is now the Director of Wealth Planning and Family Office Services at Intellectus Partners, LLC.|
bags, Glenn: KRLA, 2003; KMPC, 2003-04; KTIE, 2004-06.Glenn is a men's and fathers' columnist and a national radio talk show host. his radio show, His page with Glenn Sacks, was heard on KTIE-Inland Empire.
SAPHRONTIC, Vytas:KKAR, 1971-73;KPOL, 1976-79;KNX, 2001-09 and 2011-13. vjtas was a news reporteratKNX. He left the All News station in September 2009. So did heowns BornAgainRadio.com, an Internet-based contemporary Christian music radio station. He returned part-time in the summer of 2011 and left the company at the end of 2013.In his early radio career, he was a music personality with KMEN-San Bernardino, KHNY-Riverside, KERN-Bakersfield and KPOL. He was program director at KSOM-Ontario and KLYD-Bakersfield. In his first full-time news job at KKAR in Pomona, he became the station's news director. As news director at KBET in Canyon Country, Vytas assumed operations manager duties.
After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, he co-anchored weeks of coverage in the badly damaged Santa Clarita Valley, providing a local lifeline for residents grappling with freeway damage, contaminated drinking water, and red-flagged homes and businesses. As program director for KTRO in Ventura County, he hosted the morning news. Before joining KNX he hosted the morning news show at KVEN in Ventura.
|SAHL, Mort:COUPLING, 1967-68;KABC, 1968. Mort did everything. He was a political satirist, comedian and screenwriter. Always thinking he knew what made America sick, Mort became a darling of San Francisco's liberal coffeehouse scene in the 1950s. He began in San Francisco's hungry nightclub, verbally firing at President Eisenhower and attacking the establishment. (Thanks toDeadlinefor the artwork)|
He was allegedly fired from KLAC for promoting a conspiracy theory surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Mort appeared frequently on a one-man political satirist show. mortsThe groundbreaking style paved the way for such groundbreaking comedians as Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin. He died at his Mill Valley home on October 26, 2021. He was 94.
He hosted the first Grammy Awards in 1959, co-hosted the Academy Awards in 1959, and a year later became the first comedian to be on the cover oftimeMagazine. He also hosted as a guestThe Tonight Show with Johnny Carsonseveral times in the 1960s. Born on May 11, 1927 in Montreal, Sahl's family moved to Los Angeles when he was a child. After a stint in the Air Force, he graduated from USC in 1950.
St. Done, Claudine: KJOI, 1986-89; KXEZ, 1993-96. Unknown.
SaintJohn: KBIG, 2007-09. Saint John joined 104.3 MY/fm for evenings in early fall 2007 and left in early 2009. He went on to KMVQ (Movin' 99.7/fm) in San Francisco.
|SAINT, Dick:KRLA, 1969-71, pd;KHJ, 1971-72;FALL, 1972. Born Dick Middleton in McMinnville, Oregon, he started in his home state and worked at KISN-Portland and WIFE-Indianapolis, eventually affiliated withJohnnie Darinat the KGB-San Diego. His next stop was KFRC-San Francisco in 1968.The real Don Steelegave Dick his on-air name and added an "e" to the end of his name in 1970 at the suggestion of Dionne Warwick(e).|
Dick joined KRLA in late 1969 and became pd in 1971, replacing Darin. At the 30th KRLA meeting, hostCasey Kasemsaid of Dick, "He had an exciting style that can really only be matched by Dick's longtime friend The Real Don Steele." Before the end of 1971, Dick became a "boss jock" at KHJ. He worked at KEX-Portland in the early 1980s. Beginning in 1993, Dick worked on country for KFMS-Las Vegas.
In 2004, Dick was transferred to an extended care facility in The Dalles, Oregon. A year later he called the family [his four children] and told them he was signing waivers to stop giving him insulin etc. because he was lonely and sick. He died on December 10, 2005 at the age of 67.
„The world famous Tom Murphyworked with Dick at KISN in Portland in 1964. "I last saw Dick at a KISN reunion in 1997, although we spoke on the phone now and then. He was fun to be with, a great talent and a good friend. I remember KRLA in early 1970 asBob Dayton[12.00 – 15.00] was told that after his shift ended that afternoon he would have to work some overtime as the Scot who normally followed him on the air, Dick Sainte [15.00 – 18.00] would not be coming into work to finish his show since he was home sick," emailed Bill Earldream house, andIf Radio BOSS war. "Dayton said, 'Looks like I'm going to be filling in for Dick Sainte this afternoon. Look, Dick has the flu today. He doesn't look like it...but he is."
| Sakellariden, Mike:KGFJ/KUTE, 1976;KPOL, 1976-78;KZLA, 1979-82;KFI/ DIET, 1982-2007;KGIL, 2009-10;KTWV, 2010-20. Mike was the original lunchtime presenter on AC KOST until November 30, 2007. Now he works at WAVE on weekends.|
Mike was born in the borough of Queens. "I grew up with the world's best pizza and great radio stations like WABC, WMCA and WNEW/fm with their legendary air talent." In 1968 he began his college career at the State University of New York at Albany, where he moved to the campus station and Pd. became area at WDKC, WTRY, WABY and WPTR. In the fall of 1972, Mike and his wife, Barbara, immigrated to KQIV-Portland. "I was inspired to move after reading Ken Kesey's 'Sometimes a Great Show.'" His pd wasJim LaFawn. "Jim referred to me as 'the mad Greek,' which resonated with the audience, and we remained friends in Los Angeles until Jim's untimely death." In 1974 he joined KGW-Portland and flew a Cessna making traffic reports. Mike became Mike Steele when he joined KGFJ/KUTE. "We left the wet Pacific Northwest because we felt the need to literally dry up!"
Within a year of arriving in Southland, he joined KPOL as executive producer and won the prestigious 1977 Golden Mike Award for Public Affairs. At KPOL he produced the music library for the new format "Rocking You Softly" which debuted on November 22, 1976. He became a lunchtime host and voiced the automated late-night show called The Greek's All Night Diner.
In 1978 KPOL became KZLA. "Thanks to MDRolly Bornstein, I had Murray the K co-hosting my special guest one night. How many nights had I listened to this man while hiding my pocket radio under my pillow? He died of cancer not long after that show." Mike remained with KZLA while it transitioned to country music in the fall of 1980. He joined KOST for lunch on November 15, 1982 and was their lunchtime host for 19 years. 1987billboardnominated Mike for "Best Major Market Air Talent".
|SACRISON,Paul:KFWB/KNX, 2002-08;CLAA, 2008-21. Paul served as chief engineer at the two All-News stations until February 2008 after CBS Radio made major staff cuts. "I've been with CBS for six years," Paul wrote via email. "They hired me in early 2002 to get the Dodgers up and running at KFWB." He is chief engineer and program director at KLAA, the Angels station.|
Paul graduated from Long Beach City College with an AA in Radio/Television/Communications and went on to California State University, Long Beach for a similar major.
Since 1993, Paul has been a partner in the Radio Services Group, a contract service for radio engineers. He retired at the end of 2021.
Hall, Bob: KPPC, 1969-73; KROQ, 1978. Bob lives in Santa Rosa.
Solomon, Eds. KGBS/KTNQ, 1978. Ed consults and has authored two books on radio history:Pittsburgh's golden age of radioandWHN: When New York City became country.
Salazar, Liz: KWST, 1978-82. Liz is a registered nurse in Northern California.
|I'M GOING OUT, Jeff:KRHM; KBIG, 1970;COUPLING, 1970;KKDJ, 1971-72;KWST/KMGG, 1982-84;KEZY, 1985-89;KROQ/KCBS/fm, 2002-15. Since 2002 he has been Market IT Manager for Entercom (CBS) Radio Los Angeles.Born in Los Angeles in 1951, he went south to KBZT-San Diego in 1972 and returned a decade later as Pd from KWST. In 1975, between his LA assignments, he programmed KU16 and OK 102½ in Seattle. In the late 1970's and early 80's Jeff worked at KFXM and KBZT-San Diego. In 1982 he changed KWST to KMGG. Jeff described his new format on Magic 106 as "KIIS with more kick".|
After his experience with Magic 106, he bought KIVR-Cave Junction, Oregon. By 1989, Jeff had become Vp of Anaheim Broadcasting. In 1990 Jeff joined KUFO-Portland as vp/gm. In the summer of 1994, he left a GM spot at KHTX-Riverside to run sister station KRQC/KDON-Monterey. In late 1995 he became vp/gm of KCTC/KYMX-Sacramento. He continued to be responsible for programming the 16-station Henry Radio chain. In late 1997 he added GM duties at sister station KZZO-Sacramento.
|SALINAS, Joseph: KJLH, 1992; TO SAY, 1992-93; KPWR, 1993-98; KHHT, 2001-03;KQIE, 2019-22 . Known as "the Angelita de la Noche", Josefa (pictured with Art Laboe) worked in the big markets along the California coast.Josefa worked in the Inland Empire at noon at KQIE (Old School 104.7). As a child, Josefa dreamed of one day making the world a better place. She was honored in a White House ceremony in 2016. Josefa died unexpectedly on November 16, 2022.|
Her colleagueJimmy Reyeswrote: "Today was an emotional day, I found out that our Hermana Josefa Salinas passed away. There is so much to say about her, she was an amazing person with a beautiful soul! She loved making a difference in the community, she touched so many lives with EVERYTHING she did. From her "how to be a girl camp" to wanting to give EVERYONE a free Christmas tree/gifts on the radio. Over 22 years of friendship and I will never forget that. It was an honor to call you a friend and to have worked with you on radio all these years, we've been through a lot! I know you will live in our hearts forever. It's going to be so hard for me not to say you're going to be on the radio next. I'll never forget you. Salinas' death comes two months after the death of her ex-husband, rap star Coolio."
This pioneering Latina female personality had become a role model for women and a powerful symbol for Latinos. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked on juvenile probation. Josefa wanted a forum to express herself in the mid-1980s and convinced KSOL-San Francisco management to give her an opportunity. From there she joined KKSF and hosted "Lights Out San Francisco". She moved to KBLX-San Francisco before joining KJLH as Air Personality and Promotion Director. While at KACE, she orchestrated the first-ever all-day hip-hop show called "Jam for Peace" at the Irvine Amphitheater.
"Within days of the successful show, 'Power 106' hired me to improve their community image." She was the founder of her Knowledge is Power Foundation and raised $750,000 for a CD project. Josefa worked with the Maybe guysand had her own "Slo Jam" show. In 1998, she took a break from radio and managed recording artists, most notably Grammy-winning Coolio. She wrote the bestseller 101 Things You Should Know Before Dating My Daughter, My Best Friend, Or Me!In 2001 she joined HOT 92 Jamz as Community Director. During the Iraq War, Josefa appeared on many cable news programs.The National Diversity Council named her one of "California's Most Influential Women" and Hispanic Lifestyle Magazine listed her as a "Latina of Influence" in 2016. Josefa has also been recognized by the Fathers and Families Coalition of America for the National Leader of the Year Award, the National Latina Business Woman of the Year Award, the Spirit of Peace Award, and the Volunteer Service Award. of the President, among many others.
|Salley, John:KKBT, 2005-06. The NBA star and co-host of theBest Damn Sports Show Period!worked at BEAT in the mornings for almost a year.|
John Thomas Salley was born on May 16, 1964. He was the first player inNBAHistory to win championships with three franchises (a list that also includes Robert Horry, Danny Green and LeBron James, and the first player in the NBA to win a championship in three different decades.
After being drafted in the first round by Georgia Tech in the 1986 NBA draft.
He is a vegan activist, chef and wellness entrepreneur. John is now a motivational speaker and he is writing a book.
| SALVATORE, Jack:KNX, 1984-2011. Jack was a newsreader at KNX for 27 years and retired in early 2011.|
Several speakers at his retirement party shared stories of Salvatore's tenacity and professionalism as a journalist. He was also presented with a letter from his beloved saints of New Orleans congratulating him on his retirement. "I love the idea that I can play a lot more [mediocre] golf and hit the links with some old friends," Salvatore said.
Jack first came to KNX in 1984. He didn't wait until adulthood to work and perform. "I was inDamn Yankeesat the age of 9 for two years until it closed on Broadway. I actually sang the show's big hityou must have heartwith the inimitable Jean Stapleton fromEveryone in the familyGlory." He also joined the first touring company ofGoodbye Birdielike a teenager
Salvatore joined the US Army and began as a print journalist in 1964. “All my friends switched to radio and television. They convinced me to try for the radio and television course based on my early acting experience and I was accepted “He started with the American Forces Korea Network. After the Army, Salvatore moved to western Pennsylvania before finding a job as a radio and television news anchor in Youngstown, Ohio, "a great education that I did everything and eventually ended up being their primary television and radio news anchor."
A year later, Salvatore was offered a position with the New Orleans powerhouse WWL as a radio news anchor during both the morning and afternoon drives. "That's basically what locked me on the radio. I've done a bit of television work over the years [including KCBS/tv in L.A.], but radio has been my power and for more than a quarter of a century it's been a great ride at KNX.”
When asked what has changed in his career as a journalist over four decades, Salvatore said: "I think it's well documented that in recent years the news has taken on more of a tabloid tone. As a news veteran, I often bemoan the 'get-it-on-the-air-first-ask-questions-later' mentality, only to have to go back on a story later.” Still, he appreciates that KNX "has tried to maintain objectivity and accuracy, even with an eye on immediacy... very few times have we had to do that kind of tracing, and often it's up to the greyed-up old news vets to take a baby - step back and you say, "wow, slow down a little, are we sure about that?"
Salvatore likes the pace of news these days and uses one word - "Wow!" - to describe the new technologies. “The machines that can do so much. I know I will never see a more desolate image in the KNX newsroom than the day the computers were installed and there, against the wall, were dozens of typewriters, piled in a heap and ready to be thrown away. Like a massacre of old friends.” Salvatore recalled covering the Challenger disaster, the O.J. Simpson trial, the North Hollywood police shooting, the Rodney King riots and the election of Barack Obama, “too many to immediately remember”. Most memorable for him, however, are "the wildfires, floods, mudslides, earthquakes, riots... times when our phone banks lit up with frantic, anxious Angelenos seeking information about what's happening, what's likely to happen, what they and their families are doing." should do where to seek help -- questions people turned to the United States for answers, and fortunately we were mostly able to do interviews with the officials who had solid facts." He'd exhausted the microphone left, but Salvatore said he was "satisfied that I have fulfilled a very important task of keeping the community informed".
In addition to being a veteran journalist, Salvatore is well established and respected by those who have worked with him.Andy Game, director of news programs at KNX and KFWB, recalled the 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland, which paralyzed air traffic across Europe. It was breaking news, but there was a problem - nobody wanted to try to pronounce "Eyjafjallajökull", the name of the volcano. Nobody... except Salvatore. "Jack was the only one willing to name the volcano, and he did it with authority," Ludlum said. "For me it takes courage - that's why Jack is a pro."
Current Lunch presenter Linda Nunez said: "What I will miss most about Jack is his leadership, his influence and his calm demeanor. I learned from him as a young presenter. I've watched and learned from the best. He belongs on the 'Mount Rushmore' of the KNX anchors!” Dave Zorn, together with Salvatore, moderated the news during the KNX morning drive. “Jack and I hit it off straight away when he came to KNX both personally and professionally. With all due respect to the other men and women I sat next to on the air on KNX, Jack was the best.” Zorn recalls the days the two chatted during breaks. "As is so often the case, what was said when the mics were off was more entertaining and far less informative, which is why it wasn't broadcast. In today's radio world, the opposite might be more successful." Zorn paid tribute to his former partner: "Jack Salvatore - respected broadcast journalist, very smart guy, great friend."
Now that he's leaving the all-news channel, Salvatore is already looking forward to recreating his day-to-day life. "I've been on the night shift for several years now, so my sleeping habits have gotten royally messed up. It will take me a few months to reset my body clock from 'nap' to 'sleep all night' mode." Salvatore also wants to travel more, "particularly to some football games with my beloved New Orleans Saints and wherever there's a warm beach." But spending time with his family is a top priority for Salvatore. "I think I'll probably miss the adrenaline rush of some of those hectic news moments, but it's time to slow down and smell some roses." (Story penned by LARadio senior correspondent Alan Oda)
Salvin, Linda: KLSX, 2005-08; KABC, 2008-09. Linda hosted a weekend show on KABC about Psychics, Visions & Solutions.
| SAMUEL, Brad:KYSR, 2003-05. Brad was appointed Station Manager on Star 98.7 by DOS at KFI/KLAC in late 2003. He then served as vice president of sales at Clear Channel/San Diego until September 2010. He is now the CEO of Epic Media Consulting in San Diego.|
Brad's story begins in San Diego. His father opened a chain of 3 unfinished furniture stores. The family was very close. "We talked about everything over dinner, especially the family business," Brad enthused. "When I was 10, I started hanging out at my dad's store after school and on weekends. To address Brad's dad, Brad noticed a big difference between TV and radio people. “TV people came with numbers and charts. Radio guys came with passion and belief in what they were selling,” Brad recalled. "They had so much play. Guys like Bruce Walton and Mike Stafford were gifted. They were the EF Huttons of radio. They talked and people listened. The passion with which radio salespeople sold was contagious.” Bruce Walton, basketball Bill Walton's older brother, was General Sales Manager at KCBQ/fm. Walton frequently visited Brad's father to sell radio time.
“I fell in love with radio the day I started. My mother drove me to Santee [a suburb of San Diego] in our Country Squire. My mother took me there and picked me up. I was an intern in advertising. I was an intern in sales. I was a programming intern. I was a maker intern. I did what had to be done. I didn't care what it was, I would do it."
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Sánchez, Elizabeth: KFI, 1990-93. Elizabeth is the host of the national PBS parenting showA place of its own.
(Ricardo Santiago, Billy Ray Smith, Bill Sommers, Matt Stevens,andall in slate)
Sánchez, Ernie: KIQQ, 1982-84. Unknown.
| SANCHEZ, Maria:KFI, 1997-98;KCLU, 2003-04;KKZZ; 2006-07. Maria hosts a morning talk show at themariasanchezshow.com/.|
A native of California, she graduated from the University of California, Davis, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with two majors in Public Relations and Human Resources. She also acted as the opening speaker at their graduation ceremonies.
After taking some time off, she decided to pursue her education at Portland State University's Masters in Theater Arts program with a concentration in Screenwriting. Ms. Sanchez began her professional broadcasting career as a producer for KOST's "Markus & KimShow,” at the time the longest-running morning radio crew in Los Angeles radio history. She produced the weekly public affairs program.
During her time at KFI she was a permanent weekend host and often served as a backup host. Maria became her own talk show host at KSTE-Sacramento. Back in the Southlands, she produced a sitcom pilot for NBC Television. She currently hosts infomercials for a variety of products.
SANCHEZ, Ricardo „Der Pavian“:KLAX, 2013-19. In June 2013, the 47-year-old Mexican immigrant became L.A.'s top-rated local morning radio host. In early 2013, Sanchez was named Radio Personality of the YearRadiotinte, one of the leading specialist publications.
Sanchez came to the United States from a popular broadcasting job in Tijuana. His success came after years of working as a janitor, first in a school and then at a radio station, where he gradually worked his way up into the sales force and, to keep his budget down, doing commercials on the air. Even today, despite being considered a Spanish-speaking media star, he says he's still being reminded of his outsider status.
Sánchez, Ron: KHTZ, 1980-82 and 1984. Ron is Local Sales Manager at KZZO-Sacramento.
Sancho, Willie: KKHR, 1983; KGFJ, 1984. Unknown.
Sandblüte, Gen: KROQ, 1993-2017. Gene was at KROQ apd. He left the company at the end of 2017 and has traveled extensively. In the summer of 2019, he was named Operations Manager for the Portland Alpha stations.
| SANDALS, Watch:KFWB, 1995-2000. In the fall of 2000, Clayton left the all-news network for a television career at ABC's Washington, DC bureau. He is now a news reporter for ABC News.|
Clayton was the Inland Empire reporter for KFWB. He studied political science at the University of California, Riverside. His professional broadcasting work began in 1993 with KRTM-Temecula. Clayton joined KCKC-San Bernardino in late 1994 as a news reporter. He was born in Riverside on March 28, 1973 and grew up in the Inland Empire. "I'm one of those lucky people who have always known that broadcasting is my calling," Clayton said. "Ultimately I would like to work in television, but when I was in school radio was really the only way to get on the airwaves. Nothing beats the adrenaline rush and immediacy of live radio news.”…”
For a time, Sandell was a producer on World News with Charles Gibson. In October 2007, he traveled to the cities of Beijing and Shenzhen with correspondent David Kerley to produce a special series - "Made in China" - on toy recalls and food safety. Earlier this year he was in Greenland covering global warming for ABC News broadcasts and platforms. In April 2007, Sandell was part of the ABC News team that covered the tragic shooting massacre at Virginia Tech University. He has reported on numerous hurricanes. Before joining World News, Sandell was Associate Producer on Sam Donaldson: Live in America.
SANDER, Dean:COUPLING, 1961-97. Dean lives in Northridge and is retired.
In 2005, the Radio-TV News Association honored Dean with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Mikes Dinner. ThatLA timescalled Dean's voice "coal mine acoustics". Dean has mentored a large number of people who now call the radio business their career.Steve Kindred,Peter Demetriou,David Douglass,Paul Altenjust to name a few.
"There wasn't a nicer, more sincere guy than Dean," said the colleagueLeo McElroy"We had a lot of rampant egos rattling around in the business [we know who we were, don't we!!!] but Dean remained just a decent, humble nice guy despite his enormous talent." Dean Sanders, who from 1957 more than three decades at KLAC. "News was really my calling," Dean shared with the group. “KLAC was the only broadcaster I worked for. My heart, mind and love have always been with KLAC.”
| GRINDER, Arlen:KXLA/KRLA, 1956-63;KEZY, 1964-65;Kyiv, 1967;KFOX, 1972-77. Arlen died of a stroke in 1994. He was 64 years old.|
Arlen was one of the "11-10 Men" during KRLA's rock heyday.
Born in Roxburg, Oregon, he grew up in Texas. Arlen worked in a number of markets including Klamath Falls prior to his time in Southern California. He joined KXLA in 1956 as an engineer and switched to broadcasting when the station changed callsigns to KRLA.
In the 1980's Arlen became a stage actor and consulted with WWVA-Wheeling and stations in Oklahoma and Cincinnati.
Sanders, Brian: KCRW, 2001-06. Brian is Program Director at Arizona Public Radio KNAU in Flagstaff.
| GRINDER, Laurie:COST, 1985-91;KXEZ, 1991-92. Laurie hosted a nightly love song theme show at KOIT-San Francisco for two decades. She left the company in March 2012. She now works in Pleasanton, CA.|
Laurie became a LARP in 1985 when she came to Southland from Chicago Radio. you replacedLiz Kileyin the very successful evening program "Love Songs auf der KOST" and achieved enormous evening ratings. She worked for KOST for six years, followed by two years at KXEZ. Laurie went to KOIT-San Francisco and has stayed in the Bay Area ever since. She does weekends at BIG103.7/fm. "I sound like Bonnie Tyler after a long day, but it felt so good to be behind the mic practicing and stretching my vocal cords," Laurie said.
|GRINDER, Stu:KFOX, 1957-60. Stu was a program director and athlete at KFOX, which was located on the Long Beach pier. He worked for Navy Intelligence when he was a manager at KFOX. According to his girlfriend Alijandra Mogilner, he died in 2018.|
"Stu also ghost-wrote a few books," Mogilner continued. "Stu solved the 'Falcon and the Snowman' case in which two young men stole military secrets. As a child he lived in Hermosa Beach, Stu was orphaned around the age of 12 and during World War II he was cared for by the ladies of that town. He received a football scholarship to UCLA and later a theater scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. As a theater major, he had a rough time with the jocks. He was drafted into Korea and was a paratrooper. After that, he taught CIA and Mossad how to kill quietly. After quite an adventurous life, KFOX was his fondest memory. He loved the radio and eventually I got interested and followed your page."
|SANDLER, Nicole:KLSX, 1987;KNX/fm, 1988;CODJ, 1988-90;KLOS, 1990-94;KSCA, 1994-97;KACD, 1998-2000. Nicole was born on November 4, 1959 in New York, spent her teenage years in Hollywood, Florida and attended the University of South Florida in Tampa. Her radio career began there at WUSF, WMNF and WNSI.|
A year after graduating, she moved back to New York and spent the next three years at WMCA, where she earned the highly controversial "Bob GrantShow" while also holding weekend air shifts at AOR WRCN-Long Island. She then transferred to WPLJ to work with Jim Kerr and the Morning Crew. After two years she moved west.
Her career in the Southlands began in 1987 with KLSX as a producer on the morning showPhil Hendrie. She then switched to KNX/fm as a morning co-presenter and joined KLOS in the summer of 1990 toMarkus & BrianShow." She left exactly four years later to be a lunchtime personality for the launch of AAA KSCA.
In April 1995, Nicole was reunited with herChuck Moshontzco-host in the morning. (Chuck was news anchor for Mark & Brian while Nicole was with KLOS.) In the fall of 1996, she was promoted to music director and moved back to lunchtime. When KSCA changed hands, Nicole took a position as music director/rock editor atThe Album Network, a national trade publication. In early 1998 she started in the mornings at XTRA ("91X")-San Diego. In October 1998, Nicole returned to L.A. to program KACD's Channel 103.1/World Class Rock. When the station was sold in August 2000, Clear Channel moved the station to the Internet as WorldClassRock.com, where she was general manager/director of programming and air personality. Nicole left WINZ Florida in late summer 2008.
She hostsa live talk show four days a week on nicolesandler.com, which is then posted as a podcast. She put her show online on Jan. 21, 2010 — the day Air America went off the air. In 2017, Nicole joined the Progressive Voices Network lineup.
Sandmeier, Willa: KCLU, 2012-20. Willa hosts theKCLU morning edition.
|SANDOVAL, Toni:KHHT, 2010-15. Tony worked at HOT 92.3 (KHHT) at lunch time. He now plays relaxing favorites at 98.1 The Breeze in San Francisco in the afternoons and 92.5 The Breeze in Sacramento in the mornings.|
He began radio in 1996 as an intern at KFRC-San Francisco while attending CCSF. In 1999 he moved to KISQ 98.1 San Francisco. A year later he launched The Sunday Night Oldies Show which aired in 5 markets including KHYL Sacramento. "I was in the middle of a four-year auto mechanic program when I became interested in college radio and realized that would be my calling. I quit my job at the post office and have been playing old school ever since." His lunchtime show on HOT 92.3 was canceled in early February 2015 after a format change.
From the Breeze website: “Tony is a simple but complicated man. Very little is known about his radio past other than what he reveals on the air. Even then, one has to question its validity.”
|SAND, Steve:KEZY, 1971 and 1974-76;KGBS, 1971;KROQ, 1972;FALL, 1973;KGBS, 1973;KKDJ, 1973;QUIZ, 1977;XTRA, 1983. Steve was working in Chicago in 1992 when he suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 45.|
Steve was born Stephen Sandoz in Ventura in 1947 and grew up in the area. He started hanging out at KVEN-Ventura at the age of 10 and was on the air from time to time. During his school days he went to Haiti as a missionary, where he helped establish a Christian station. He worked at KACY-Oxnard before enlisting in the summer of 1967. Before his release, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant E-6 and received four decorations, including the Army Medal of Commendation.
During his stay in Vietnam, he served in the Department of Psychological Operations. He was involved with Armed Forces Radio. After the military, Steve went to WSB-Atlanta before joining KEZY. In 1978 he joined KEZL-San Diego and eventually transferred to the Bonneville station in Milwaukee. In the early 1980's Steve moved to Chicago and worked for a number of networks until his death in 1992. Steve's wife Cathy opened up about the day he died: "He called me from the station to say he wasn't feeling well and probably wouldn't have mowed the lawn when he got home. I came home and he had suffered a massive heart attack and was dead on the couch." Recalling Steve, Cathy said, "He was a tremendously talented man who always supported his peers. From a young age it was his passion. I always envied him that he knew what he wanted to do since he was 10. One of his big thrills was when his father took him to see himBob Cranedo his show at KNX. Steve loved having a drum kit in the studio. He also had a passion for trains and his biggest thrill was when they allowed him to drive the train all the way from Chicago to St. Charles.”
|RIGHT, Cherie:KHJ;KRTH, 1979-82;KMGG, 1982-83. A Bay Area registered nurse, Cherie came to KMBY-Monterey by accident: she became their on-air "symbol woman" while maintaining her day job as a nurse. "It was a coveted gig and I'm sure some people were offended that I got the job with very little experience in the business. I risked it and it paid off.”|
Born in 1946, she saidbroadcastMagazine: "I wanted to be a doctor and I did what every middle-class girl does, and that's become a registered nurse." When a position opened up on KFMB ("B-100")-San Diego, she auditioned on the air and became the station's first female athlete. "B-100" pdBobby Reichrecalled, "Cherie flew in from Monterey and we drove around town for a couple of hours and talked. I really thought she had potential, so even though she didn't have an audition tape, I put her on the air for a live rehearsal. She did so well, I offered her the job on my way to the airport the next morning!" In 1983, she hosted a 90-second syndicated feature entitled "California Way of Life" on the California Radio Network and worked briefly for the L.A. Traffic Network .
Leaving Southland, she moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1987 and combined her radio and advertising experiences in addition to her RN background to become the Marketing and Communications Director for the Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, winning numerous regional and local marketing and communication prices . Cherie has also grown into a respected mixed media artist with exhibits throughout Monterey County. She recently voiced contributions for Bobby Rich's internet radio station. Cherie volunteers with the Monterey County Make a Wish Foundation, serves as co-chair of the Marketing Committee and works with Chair Dina Eastwood. She lives in Oak Hills, California with her husband Bob and four cats.
| SANTANA, John:KFAC, 1977-89;KKGO/KMZT, 1989-2005;KMZT, 2006-07 and 2011. John was program director at K-Mozart 1260 AM for part of his stay at the Classical Station. He returned to 1260AM in April 2011 with a format change. John is a composer and conductor and holds a Masters of Music degree from Cal State, Fullerton. In 1970 he made his first classic radio program at KNEU-El Centro. John joined KFAC in 1977 and became the morning man from 1986-89. In the spring of 1996, John became PD of KKGO and now works part-time. He owns his own computer consulting company. John is the voice of our L.A. Chamber Orchestra Concerts.|
Part of his time as program director for the California Classical Network, which consisted of multiple stations covering San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, John juggled programming for three major markets. Juggling is also the word as most of the programs were different for each market.
“Outside the studio, I have produced and hosted telecasts of concerts and other classical music-related events, including the popular Hollywood Bowl Guest Conductor Competition. I have served as a keynote speaker before concerts for several organizations and regularly perform as a Master of Ceremonies at their concerts and events. Speaking of involvement in listener activities, it has been my pleasure to host listener tours to Europe. Along the way I earned a Masters of Music degree in composition and I do my part in composing, conducting, arranging and recording. My work also includes independent voiceover sessions, some television shows and appearances in two films about the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra," John wrote on his website.
|SANTIAGO, Larry:KZLA, 2002-06. Larry worked weekends at country radio station KZLA until a format change in 2006. After that he was promotion manager on the West Coast for Epic Records.|
Larry began his career as an on-air talent at KFYE Radio in Fresno. From 1986 to 1996 he worked as a pdfor KJUG in Tulare and over the next three years managed more than 15 employees at KNAX in Fresno. In 1998 he accepted the PD position at Premiere Radio Networks where he oversaw all aspects of programming on After MidNiteBlair Garner, Club Country Live with Tony & Kris and several other syndicated programs.
Santiago is a California native and graduated from California State University with a BA in Radio-TV Communications.
Santiago, Ricardo: Ricardo is now PIO with the Los Angeles County Attorney's Office.
Santiago, Richard: KKHJ, 1991–92; CRC 1992-1997; KLVE, 1997-2015. KLVE is now part of Univision Radio.
Santos, Karla: KDAY, 2007-08. Karla is Market Manager for Magic Broadcasting.
| SANTOSUOSSO, Michelle:KKBT, 1997-98;KHHT, 2002-03. Michelle joined KHHT as PD in January 2002 and left her post at the end of 2003. She is a correspondent forMEETINGMagazine. Michelle is now a professor of practice in the Newhouse School's Banding program at Syracuse University.|
In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, she wrote an essay fordiversity: “Radio, I've just had enough of you and your mission as a broadcaster. As the coronavirus pandemic now ravages everyday life, suspending every reliable comfort from work routines to sports and entertainment to actual human contact, we must be looking for consistency somewhere—an echo of the familiar, a related connection. Something that binds us to something recognizable. A service that radio clocks used to provide - and public radio still does. Throw away the rule book. This is a new normal. You have absolutely no reason not to figure out how to fill in the void in a way that might actually create a new lane for you. INNOVATE. Instead, what is radio doing right now? Completely ignores his greatest and probably ultimate strength. smh I've had enough of you radio. Perhaps you are finally paying the price for your fundamental misunderstanding of how people have always used this medium. And maybe you deserve it.”
|SANTOYO, Oskar:KOCM/KSRF, 1991-92;QUIZ, 1987-92. Oscar left radio and served on the board of directors for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for four years.In 2018 he was appointed Director of Community Engagement at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas.|
On October 24, 2021, Oscar was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Dallas that claimed his life. He was 57. His family wrote on Facebook: "Since hearing the news, our family has struggled to come to terms with the pain of this tragic loss. So many of you have supported Oscar throughout his battle with cancer and other health struggles he has endured with willpower, determination and courage. There is a huge hole in our hearts that will be difficult to heal, especially for our mom and dad and their two sons, Nico and Joey." Oscar detailed his journey on his website. "
His family wrote on Facebook: "Since hearing the news, our family has struggled to come to terms with the pain of this tragic loss. So many of you have supported Oscar throughout his battle with cancer and other health struggles he has endured with willpower, determination and courage. There is a huge hole in our hearts that will be difficult to heal, especially for our mom and dad and their two sons, Nico and Joey."
Oscar detailed his journey on his website. "
“While working for WEZW in Milwaukee, I began working and mentoring at-risk youth in the Southside Milwaukee area in my free time. In mid-1993 I returned to my hometown of Costa Mesain Orange County, where I was Executive Director for Save Our Youth and Director of Program Services for the Boys & Girls Clubs Contacted and recruited in Ana, California and mid-2007, my experience and proven commitment to scouting quickly distinguished me and quickly advanced me to the position of Assistant Regional Director for Hispanic Scouting for the Atlanta Southern Region. I attended Fullerton College and Clemson University and have had numerous accomplishments throughout my career. including being recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach for 10 consecutive years.
| SARGENT, Kenny:KQLZ, 1991-93;KLOS, 1994-97;KLSX, 2001-03;KSPN, 2003-08;KLSX, 2008-09. Kenny hosts a syndicated car racing show, SpeedFreaks. His syndicated show was born during a vigil at the computer. Frustrated by what he continued to see in motorsport coverage, The Sarge decided to embark on a journey that would last a year and a half. After tireless meetings of "maybe" and "let's wait," his big old dream came true in 2000.|
In 1996 Kenny was recruited by KLOS as an entertainment reporter on KCOP/UPN-13. He remained with KLOS until late summer 1996, then left to devote himself fully to his expanding UPN-13Pop-WeltSegment that included the youth political beat as well as the fill-in sport. Originally from Dallas, he first found fame as an All-State football kicker, turning down then-OSU coach Jimmy Johnson to attend show-focused Sam Houston State on an NCAA football scholarship.
After graduating, "Sarge" joined KTXQ-Dallas and contributed to FOX/TV's entertainment programming. He demonstrated his advertising and sports versatility by appearing on KQLZ-sponsored halftime shows at L.A. games. After Pirate Radio went under, Kenny starred on the Coca-Cola-sponsored TV music/interview show AX-WAVE, which has over 20 million reached viewers on the Nippon TV Network in Japan. He has been an active participant in the Big Brothers program for many years. Kenny lives in the San Fernando Valley with the two survivors of three fat cats he rescued from a shelter.
Sartori, Maxanne: KLIT, 1994. Maxanne lives in New York and is in the record business.
Saunders, Art: KZLA, 1983. Unknown.
Saunders, Michael: KKBT, 1998-99. Michael is Program Director at Power 105.1-New York.
brutal, Don: KACE, 1979-83; KNAC, 1984-85. Don works for Spafax Airline Network and is a producer, writer, interviewer andHost for inflight audio entertainment for 25 airlines. He also does voiceovers and a lot of theatre.
brutal, Jack: KABC, 2000-07. Jack worked for one of the traffic services.
|WILD, Michael:KRLA2004-07;CLAA, 2007-08;KGIL, 2008-09. Michael's show could be heard on Morning Drive at KGIL 1260 and 540 through Spring 2009. He continued national syndication until leaving the medium in late 2020 to focus solely on podcasts.|
dr Michael Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement, he was heard by 10 million listeners a week on The Savage Nation. In 2019 he launched the podcast The Savage Nation. He is also the author of more than 25 books, including nineNew York TimesBestseller. In 2007,SPEAKERThe magazine presented Michael with the "Freedom of Speech Award".
In 2016 he was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Savage was also instrumental in the populist movement that catapulted Donald Trump to the White House in the 2016 presidential election. dr Savage has a master's degree in medical botany and a second in medical anthropology. In addition, he received his doctorate. from the University of California at Berkeley in Epidemiology and Nutrition Sciences. He is a passionate conservationist, committed to his family and a proud patriot of his country.
|WILD, Rick:KROQ, 2005-09. Rick worked weekends and filled in at KROQ.|
Rick hosts a podcast. “We talk Crossfit, Party Wagons in Nashville and what the rock equivalent of Drake vs. Pusha T is. I don't think you will like my example."
WILD, Tracy:KFWB, 2001-09. Tracie worked afternoons at All-News KFWB until a format change in early fall 2009. She owns Tracie Savage Communications, which provides corporate media and presentation training. She is a motivational speaker.
She is currently an assistant professor at Pierce College, where she teaches courses in journalism, broadcasting and multimedia. Before joining Pierce as a full-time teacher in the fall of 2015, Savage served as an adjunct professor at USC-Annenberg School of Journalism, Santa Monica College, and LA Valley College, where he taught journalism, media studies, and film production.
Tracieis one of those rare talents who has excelled in numerous places: KFWB presenter for almost a decade in the 2000s, TV presenter/reporter for KCAL/Channel 9 and KNBC/Channel 4. She began her news career in Southland in 1991 after five years at WHIO/TV in Dayton, Ohio.
Tracie has appeared in a number of television and film projects and has starred in indie production.The Bone Garden. Production notes describe the film: “Students, townsfolk and hunks are disappearing at an alarming rate. Who is responsible? Follow us on an exciting, sometimes terrifying journey to uncover the truth!”
Tracie has been very busy since KFWB laid off 85% of its staff in 2009 to convert the news-only channel into a talk-only channel. "I've been an adjunct professor at LA Valley College for three years, teaching broadcast and film production," said Tracie. "I love it. It's so amazing."
She has hosted a biweekly newscast for West Hollywood that airs on the local West Hollywood cable channel. “I've been on the air for Time Warner Cable for three years, doing LIVE traffic in front of a green screen.
Born in Chicago, Savage graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Communications and Public Relations. Her mother became a talent agent after Tracie started her acting career. From a hit in the mid 70'sLittle house on the prairie, in which she played an important roleFriday the 13thth III. Her varied television career includes guest appearances inAmerican style love,Markus Welby,MD,Happy Days, andThis is Boomer. After filmingFriday the 13thth, Tracie retired from acting to pursue journalism.
|Savage covered the civil lawsuits against Heidi Fleiss and O.J. Simpson. During O.J. Simpson's trial, Savage was called to the stand to reveal her confidential sources and was threatened with imprisonment by Judge Ito. In 2005, Savage briefly returned to acting and starred in the filmLoretta.|
Saxon, Mike: KRHM, 1965-68. Mike is retired and battling MS. He lives in Northwest Florida.
|Saxony, Richard:KFWB, 2000-06. Richard was a business reporter at All-News KFWB. After 12 years as a sports reporter, he wanted a new challenge and became a stockbroker, which became difficult after the 1987 stock market crash. In 1988 he combined both careers and joined the Financial News Network as a presenter. He won four Golden Mike Awards. He has appeared in a number of television shows and films.|
Saxton was a sports reporter for 12 years but wanted a new challenge. He became a stockbroker in the 1980s, but after the 1987 stock market crash, he combined his careers and joined the Financial News Network as a news anchor. He could be heard on every morning drive at KFWBMoney messages with Richard.
SCHAFNER, Dr. Irving,KNJO. . . . In the 1960s,dr conductor ppurchased KNJO/fm-Thousand Oaks, fromSandy Kufax, the original owner. The station featured adult contemporary music, as well as local news and community events. Schaffner later sold KNJOAlan Fischlerfor $75,000.
Schaffner, who practiced medicine in the Conejo Valley for over 40 years, died at his home in Oakhurst on December 14, 2014. He was 84 years old.
Scan, Ed.: KNX. Ed later worked for the Southern California Rapid Transit District.
|SCAN, Kraut:KPCC2019-22. Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) named Herb President/CEO in early 2019. Herb, who has successfully run Nickelodeon, MTV Networks and TV Land, among others, is the new head of local public radio. It follows the inception of the President/CEOBill Davis, who is retiring after 18 years. |
SCPR operates KPCC/Pasadena and is the publisher of LAist, a digital L.A.-centric news source. "We're in the midst of an audio renaissance," he said. “Podcasts are thriving and local public radio is filling a journalistic void left by the dwindling number of local newspapers. At the same time, technology is changing the game with the advent of smart speakers and - very soon - smart cars. California and Los Angeles are at the center of culture and innovation, and what happens here matters everywhere.
Scannell acquires a newsroom with an annual budget of nearly $33 million, approximately 155 employees and an audience of nearly one million. "I started my career in radio and couldn't think of a better time, place or city to return to this medium that I love," Scannell said in the statement. "
Scannell plans to expand KPCC's foray into podcasts, and realizes that Hollywood is in the network's backyard. He used the technique when he was on the board of New York Public Radio. SCPR has not disclosed Scannell's compensation, although tax forms show the current CEO's compensation package is approximately $476,600.
Scarborough, Ed.: KKHR, 1983-86. Ed was pd with KGLK (The Eagle)-Houston until early summer 2009.He is now Account Manager/Sales for Salem Communications in Houston.
|SKARBOROH, Joe:KABC, 2009-10. The host of MSNBCmorning joelaunched a two-hour syndicated show televised by KABC in L.A. He is now co-hostmorning joeon MSNBC. It replacesDon Imus' radio program after being ousted for making racist remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team.|
Joe, a former Republican congressman from Florida, is an attorney at Beggs and Lane, the oldest law firm in Florida, and a former publisher and editor ofDie Florida-Sonne, a newspaper.
Joe was born in Atlanta and is marriedMika Brzezinski, daughter of diplomat and political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as an advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson and to President Jimmy Carter as National Security Advisor.
|DREADFUL, Rick:KEZY, 1968-72;KKDJ, 1972-73;KTAG, 1973-74;KGIL, 1974-79;PLEDGE, 1979-81;KRTH, 1982-83;KHJ, 1984-85;PLEDGE, 1986-87;KMPC/fm/KEDG, 1988;TO YESTER, 1989-91. Rick is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. was there regularlyArli$$and is featured on all top TV shows includingScandal,mad Men,Desperate Housewives,The office,cold case,7th heavenandStar Trek The Next Generation.|
Born in 1942 in Delaware, Ohio, Rick began his radio career while still in high school as the "go-fer" for L.A. radio legendDave Hull, "The Hullabalooer" at WTVN in Columbus, Ohio. (Years later he became Dave's boss at KHJ) Rick's first on-air job was in 1963 with WDLR-Delaware, Ohio.
After serving in the Army overseas with Armed Forces Radio, he moved to Southern California in the late 1960's to pursue a dual career as a broadcaster and actor. While working as an air personality and PD on several top L.A. networks, he studied acting in his spare time and performed in local theater productions and occasionally had small roles in television productions. Speaking of his radio days, Rick said, “I've been very fortunate to work with and know so many great LARPs, includingThe real Don Steele,Robert W. Morgan,Wolfmann Jack,Sweet Dick Whittington,Maria Turner,Jim Ladd,The Hullabalooer,Rachel Donahue,David Hall,Mark Dennis,John Young(Great John Carter),Paraquat Kelleyand so many others it would fill this whole book."
"Paraquat (Pat) and I were the last voices heard as The Mighty Met, KMET went dark on February 6, 1987. I was also the last voice heard when KHJ changed callsigns. I made the official on-air announcement, which I signed off for, well.
When I was a young radio nerd in Ohio, I read about L.A. Radio inbillboardand dreamed of the day that i could be a part of it. I finally chased that dream and what do you know...it came true."
In 1991, Rick left radio and began a full-time career as a character actor and has since appeared in over 60 television shows, 11 television movies and 14 feature films. His TV appearances include:providence,Malcolm in the middle,That 70's show,Buffy die Vampirjäger,Die Drew-Carey-Show,Melrose-Platz,IandHoward Sternis notoriousson of the beach. Some of his feature films are:Wag the dog,Bare Gun 33 1/3,Values of the Addams FamilyandThe negotiator.
SCHARY, Jill:COUPLING, 1966-69. Jill Robinson is a writer, but in the mid to late 1960s she interviewed film and political figures about the KPFK and KLAC. Her latest novel isforget the past.
BornMay 30, 1936, Jill's memoir deals with the issues of addiction, recovery, and growing up in Hollywood's golden age. Her father, Dore Schary, was an Oscar- and Tony-winning writer, producer and director of MGM. Her 1974 memoir on drug addiction,Good night story, was turned into a TV movie calledA cry for love. She reviewed books and wrote articles for theNew York Times,Los Angeles Times,vanity fair,Washington-Post andMode. shevanity fairStory about Roman Polanski was included in George Plimpton's book The Best American Movie Writing for 1998. I
In 2009, Jill was instrumental in saving the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home.
|SCHEELE, Dr. Adele:KABC, 1985. Dr. Scheele is Director of the Career Center at California State University, Northridge.|
dr Scheele is a pioneering career strategist and coach. As a career expert for NBC'sToday's show, columnist for AARP'sModern MaturityIn addition to her position at Northridge, Dr. Scheele understands the working world from students just entering the market to seasoned executives developing meaningful next strategies.
She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree from California State University Northridge as an English Fellow, and a Ph.D. from UCLA with distinction as a Change Management Fellow. She has written three books:skills for success;Start your career in college; and,Career strategies for working women. Her weekend show on KABC followedDr. David Viscott.
|CHEFRIN, Dean:KROQ, 2005-06. Dean started out as a morning exerciserKevin & BeanLate 2005 and left early 2006. He writes screenplays.|
Dean was born and raised in Milwaukee where he played a lot of sports. "Always been a huge Packers fan and my parents had relay seats for the Bucks as they were an expansion team [remember Lew Alcindor?]. Packer fan as a kid, but Brett Favre made up for it tremendously," Dean said.
Dean attended college and then law school at UCLA. Halfway through college, he realized that the law practice wasn't for him, but he graduated, passed the bar exam and never used his law degree. Dean took a marketing job after law school and came to the revelation that he could do whatever he wanted. "So I did an internship at The Press Box at Prime Sports [now Fox Sports]," Dean said. "After six months, I auditioned and got a job as a sports host in Monroe, Louisiana.
Schell, Russ: KFOX, 1979-81. Russ lives in Nashville where he is the Vp of The Interstate Radio Network and The Road Gang Coast-to-Coast Network.
Schermerhorn, Ted: KLOS; KLYY, 1999; KXMX, 1999-2001; KDLE, 2007-08. "Anthony" left "Y107" in late 1999 after a format change to Spanish. Then various positions as a casting, field and story producerBig BrotherandThe bachelor, Ted dropped "Anthony" and went from Tedd Roman at Indie 103.1/fm.
|SCHLESSINGER, Dr.Laura:QUIZ, 1976-79;KMPC, 1980-81;KABC;KWNK, 1989;KFI, 1991-2009;KFWB, 2009-10. dr The undisputed queen of family counseling shows, Laura can be heard daily on the SiriusXM tribute channel. In the TV round of advertising for the paperback edition of theProper care and nutrition of husbandsShe appeared in many shows.When Larry King introduced her, he said, "No matter what you think of Dr. Hold Laura, she's not boring."|
“After 9/11, everyone thought talk radio was supposed to be politics all the time. Everyone kept screaming and forgot that everyone has a life at home – they have ethics, morals, values and principles that they share with their spouses, family, friends, relatives, work and anything else that needs attention.” She explained, that feminists started out with the best of intentions of equal pay and equal opportunity for talent and ability. Schlessinger told King that feminists were co-opted into being “feminine, loving, and sweet, mother, wife, and also being with the be at home with children.”
Before appearing on Larry King, she was on Hannity & Colmes. Alan asked Laura to respond to the recent attacks. "You give strong advice, but you haven't always lived up to the things you tell other people. Is that a fair criticism of you?' Laura quickly replied: "Of course not. Hypocrisy means I'm doing stupid things today and standing up for something else. Thirty years ago I did stupid things. I admit it. I regret. I'm embarrassed, but I was a feminist and those were the values. And today I have something different to teach, but I understand where a lot of the people are coming from because I've been there."
| SCHNABEL, Tom:KCRW, 1977-2020. "I consider myself very fortunate to have made my living - and my life - in music. It was a precarious career at times, but I was very, very lucky. I worked for several record labels before joining KCRW also in 1977 and after leaving the position of music director and presenter of Morning Becomes Eclectic in 1990.|
“But being a radio DJ has always been my favorite job. The act of putting a record on and sharing it with everyone out there in the audience listening was just wonderful. The station's signal barely reached Robertson Blvd. when I started in April 1977, but someone told me at the time that just one person listening would be enough. I called my first show View from the Bridge, a title taken from a Sonny Rollins album. I will be retiring from writing a weekly column for KCRW in late 2020, after 43 years on the network — 36 years on the air and seven years online.
I also loved listening to KGFJ, an R&B station that played nothing but R&B and what was then known as "Race Records". Johnny Otis also had a show on TV there where I heard Marie Adams & The Three Tones of Joy Ester Phillips and the Johnny Otis Orchestra. I heard Little RichardsTutti Fruttiwhen I was eight and it electrified me."(from the KCRW website)
| SCHNEIDER, Michael:KCSN, 2004-08;KCRW, 2014-21. Michael hosted a weekly Hawaiian music show on KCSN until the summer of 2008.|
Michael is Editor-in-Chief of IndieWire, Editor-at-Large for Variety, and contributor to Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, where he hostsThe split, a podcast about the TV industry, and contributes to itThe businessandPress start.
Previously, he was Chief Content Officer forTV-Guide-Magazine, where he helped launch the websiteTV-Insider. With more than 20 years of experience in the television business, Schneider frequently appears on news and entertainment shows as a television expert, moderating panels with industry leaders, showrunners and talent. He also served as a judge on a Fox Reality Channel show you probably haven't seen. before tV Guide Magazin, he spent 12 years as the television editor ofdiversityandDaily Variety, and was LA bureau chief for the weekly TV trade magazineElectronic media(later known asTV Week).
Schneider, Stan: KGFJ, KKTT-KUTE102 1974-79. After radio, Stan turned to his hobby and took up portrait and glamor photography. He continues to work in photography in L.A.
|SCHNEIDER,Wolfgang:KCSN, 1977-2007. Wolfgang came into beingThe American Continental Hours, which aired in German and English and was heard on KCSN for 30 years. He playedMusic from all over Europe, from polkas and operettas to contemporary German ballads.|
Wolfgang died on May 20 at the age of 81."Mr. Schneider was a great act and a great lover of radio and sports, especially football," he saidScalla shine, host of “American Mosaic” on KCSN. “He was a great mentor to me when I was training to be a board operator at KCSN/fm. During my student days at KCSN/fm, Mr. Schneider showed great patience and support.”
A German website advertised his show, which could be heard on the internet. “A must for music lovers and a must listen for football fans, because Wolfgang delivers football results from all over the world to his audience.The American Continental Hourswas a southern tradition - and as American as apple strudel."
|CUT, Tod:KQLZ, 1989-91;KFWB, 2009-12. Todd was part of Pirate Radio at KQLZ. His syndicated show ran late into the night on News/Talk KFWB.|
"After Pirate I went to WPLJ New York in 1991 and then to my first solo morning show at WOVV-West Palm Beach," Todd wrote.
“In early 1994 I was hired at Power Pig, WFLZ to do mornings where I started the MJ & BJ Morning Show. Power Pug was discontinued in 1995 and we became 93-3 FLZ. In 2001, BJ left and it became MJ Morning Show. In October 2001 I also started the Cut Show, which was syndicated and still airs on about 50 stations today. The MJ Morning Show ended in 2012.”
"I focused on thatThe Cut Showuntil January 2015 when I went to WOR-New York to work in the mornings. I left WOR in October 2017 after we could not agree on the terms of a new 3 year contract. The afternoon editing show continued. In October 2020, I rebooted The MJ Morning Show with most of my former team on WRBQ-Tampa Bay Q105."
|SCHOCK, Bryan:KNAC, 1990-91 and 1993-95. Bryan left his position as music director/afternoon driver at KPRI-San Diego in the summer of 2014. In spring 2015, Bryan was named OM/PD of Classic Rock KSAN (THE BONE) and Triple A KFOG-San Francisco. He is now operations manager for three stations in Charleston, South Carolina.|
|SCHÖN, Michael:KFWB, 90s. Michael is a news anchor at WCBS-New York. He's a product of New York City - born and educated. After hosting music shows on college radio at Queens College, he embarked on a professional radio career and quickly realized that news is the most exciting aspect of broadcasting - a different landscape every day. His broadcasting career spanned three major all-news radio stations. WCAU-Philadelphia; KFWB and WCBS-New York. In between,|
Michael worked at two national networks. The radio network RKO and CBS News, radio. RKO was particularly significant because the format and style was designed for FM music stations. It was the cutting edge of less formal "conversational" messaging. This experience helped create a basis for his documentary storytelling and corporate videos, both of which are important parts of Michael's current repertoire. His distinctive voice is also known for its soothing quality, particularly heard in medical narratives and commercials for hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.
Schofield, Dick: KFOX, 1965. Unknown.
|SCHOFIELD, Susanne Mendlin:KFWBandKRLA. Susan broadcast news and traffic for Metro Traffic Network until the fall of 2008 after a company downsized.|
In the summer of 2009, theLA timeschronicled a heartbreaking story about a former LARP traffic reporter and her then 6-year-old daughter, who has been schizophrenic since birth. Her daughter's story was reported around the world and Oprah retold the story. Some highlights: January Schofield suffers from delusions, hallucinations and tantrums so severe that not even her parents feel safe. She threatened to climb into an oven. She kicked and tried to bite her little brother. "I'm Jani and I have a cat named Emily 54," she says in the introduction. "And I'm Saturn-the-Rat's babysitter." About 1% of adults suffer from schizophrenia; most become ill in their late teens or 20s. About one in ten commits suicide. Doctors and other mental health professionals do not fully understand the disease, which has no cure. Jani's extremely early start left her almost helpless. The incidence in children under the age of 13 is around one in 30,000 to 50,000. In a national study of 110 children, only one was diagnosed at age 6. Jani lived in UCLA Psychiatric Hospital for a time because she was unable to return to her family's home in Valencia. Last fall, she attempted to jump out of a second-story window.
The Schofields are angry but resigned that there are so few resources to help a psychotic child. No dorms in California accept Jani because of her extreme behavior. It's really day to day," Michael said.
school, Michael: KSRF, 1990. Michael commuted from Fresno to work at KSRF on weekends. He lives in Fresno.
Schorr, Arnold: KHJ, 1961-64; KGFJ, 1964-79; KUTE, 1973-79. Arnold lives in Orlando and consults radio stations while in semi-retirement.
scrap metal, Thurs: KNX, 1969-72; KFWB, 1974-79. Don was part of All-News KFWB's young decade and became ND in 1975. A third-generation native of Selma Township, Fresno County, he studied journalism at UCLA. Since leaving Los Angeles, Don has been in general management and/or ownership of the station. He lives in Yakima.
| SCHREIBER, Art:KFWB, 1969-77. Art lives in Albuquerque.|
Art is credited by many for working with him to streamline the all-news format at KFWB. “When I was news director I always had a good relationship with the program directors I worked with. They had great production flair and good editing skills. Was one of the bestKen Draper. We worked together on KYW-Cleveland and WCFL-Chicago. I hired Ken as editor-in-chief at KFWB."
Westinghouse Broadcasting Company research director Jim Yergin discovered that the average time a person listened to radio broadcasts of all news was twenty minutes.Bob Klina local advertising agency with the slogan "Give us 22 minutes and we'll give you the world". Ken changed the 30 minute news cycle to 20 minutes. "Ken and I pushed the 20-minute cycles of A, B, and C stories. The A stories ran three times an hour, the B stories twice an hour, and the C stories just once an hour."
Art is from Ohio and grew up on a farm near East Liverpool. He attended a one-room school. "I went through eight classes in one room, not a class in eight years!" He received a B.A. from Westminster College with majors in Bible, Philosophy and Psychology. "The principal adviser told me to leave the language department and go into something that makes a living." Consequently, he took the triple major. Art worked for Westinghouse for 17 years and joined Group W at KYW in 1960. Prior to joining KFWB, he was an associate general manager at KYW-Philadelphia, and prior to that he ran Group W's national foreign intelligence services as bureau chief in Washington, DC founded. Art left L.A. for Hubbard Broadcasting's KSTP-Minneapolis and two years later Hubbard sent him to Albuquerque to run KOB AM&FM, which he took over and did so until 1990. He lost sight in one eye in 1969 and became blind in 1982. After 16 eye surgeries, Art left he some eyesight. He credits the National Federation of the Blind with having "changed my life. I have good mobility skills with my white cane and good independent living skills." Art ran for mayor of Albuquerque in 1993. "My three friends didn't vote often enough!" He was a director of the New Mexico Commission for the Blind for two years and is now president of Schreiber Enterprises, a consulting firm.
| SCHREIBERKarson:KRLA, 1964;KBBQ, 1965-71;COUPLING, 1971-76. Carson is in semi-retirement. He was active with the Kiwanis.|
Carson was with RCA Records for 18 years, most recently in Denver.
In 1994 he joined Mike Curb's record label Curb AG. In the summer of 1997, he was named senior vice president of Disney Hollywood Records' Nashville Country Division.
Carson started in the programming department at KBLA in the mid-1960s while he was a student at Cal State NorthridgeDon Langford. Both worked at KLAC and stayed after moving to Country and KBBQ. Carson worked part-time on the show and in the programming department, then became music director and did some shows at KLAC.
Schröder, Ric: KFWB and KNX. After 15 years at KFWB and KNX as a writer and editor, Ric left the radio business to pursue documentaries.
| STEP, Norm:KZLA, 1980-81. The former general manager of Country KZLA in the early 1980s died on August 5, 2020 at the age of 87. Norm was a 33-year veteran of ABC Radio. In 2021 he was posthumously inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame.|
He had been a car salesman when he came to WKBW-Buffalo as a time salesman. He became KB's GM in 1977 before joining KZLA in 1980. In 1981 he joined WKHX/WYAY-Atlanta as GM and remained there until the fall of 1996 when he retired at the age of 63.
Norm was hard on talent but soft-bellied. In his obituary in theConstitution of the Atlanta JournalnAtlanta's Morningstar Moby remembered Norm telling him. “Never think this is your radio station. This is my radio station.”
"Norm was brilliant," said Moby. "If you believed in him and let him know you believed in him, he was easy to work for." Even when Moby got into trouble with clients or listeners, he said Schrutt supported him. After retiring from radio, Norm became a talent agent for the next 23 years, working with entertainment attorney Joel Katz.
"Norm was my first GM at KZLA after flipping station country two weeks before I started there as a weekend talent in the fall of 1980," recalled the former KZLA pdRJ Curtis. "Rough, tough and boisterous on the outside but soft, sensitive and supportive on the inside, Norm was big and responsible," he wrote on Facebook.
Curtis had a front row seat for Norm's negotiating style during an AFTRA contract renewal process. Norm gave me a passport and saved my radio career. I honestly don't know where I would be now if he hadn't because I had zero career opportunities at the time." "Norm Schrutt was a force of nature," RJ wrote. “It's hard to imagine that so much energy has been quenched. My thoughts are with his family and friends.”
SCHUBERT, Invoice:KBIQ/KBIG, 1961-65;KPOL, 1961-65;KKAR, 1965-68;KFWB, 1968-90. Bill was there when All-News KFWB started in 1968 and stayed for 22 years. He died on May 30, 2008 at the age of 81.
Bill covered the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, and the campaigns of Richard Nixon and Jesse Unruh. Bill was an Angeleno native, born August 31, 1926. He was raised in Alhambra and attended Pasadena City College, then St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. In 1949 he began his radio career at WSLB-Ogdensburg, New York. Bill returned to L.A. in 1951 and worked as a public relations director for the Southern California Edison Company. He returned to radio at KDWC-West Covina in 1958. Before KFWB he also worked at KBIG, KPOL and KKAR.
Bill undertook an early buyout from Westinghouse (owner of KFWB) and retired in 1990 and lived in Covina. He secured a real estate license but became the main administrator for his ailing wife.
schoolman, Heidi: KFWB. Heidi lebt in Washington, DC.
|SCHULTZ, Ed:ktlk, 2005-08;KGIL, 2008.In the 2000s, Ed was considered the progressive talk show's answer to King of the Talkers.Rush Limbaugh. The former syndicated host, who was heard locally on KTLK (then -1150pm) and KGIL, died on July 5, 2018 of natural causes. He was 64.|
Ed played football at Minnesota State University/Moorhead and eventually became the play-by-play announcer for the state of North Dakota. “In college I had the opportunity to do a small sports show in Moorhead, Minnesota on KQWB. That was my first recording," Ed said in a 2011 interview. Schultz began his media career as a radio and television presenter in the Fargo market.
Schultz began his broadcasting career playing sports on television. In the 1980s he was athletic director at WDAY/TV-Fargo. Schultz had an eerily similar presentation to Limbaugh, despite their contrasting political views. Ed opened his show with "From the Heart of America, the progressive voice of the nation's #1 where truth and common sense reign."
From 2009 to 2015, he hosted a daytime news and opinion program on MSNBC calledDie Ed-Show. He was a controversial presence. Ed was on LA Radio for three years, first on Progressive Talk KTLK from 2005-2008, then on KGILSaulus Levinebriefly went all-talk with his AM station.
Schulz, Edwin: KXLA/KRLA, 1959. Ed became general manager when KRLA started as a top 40 station. He came from KJAY-Topeka.
| SCHUMACHER, Captain Max:KMPC. The acknowledged grandfather of aviation reporters was Captain Max Schumacher, who flew for 710/KMPC.|
Capt. Max was killed when his helicopter collided with an L.A. City Fire helicopter over Dodger Stadium on August 30, 1966. His successor,Jim Hicklin, was killed in his cabin aboard the cruise ship Princess Italia just before the ship was scheduled to depart on April 2, 1973 for a vacation voyage to Mexico. He was killed by a mad listener who told Jim he would kill him. Jim made the mistake of saying on the air where he was going on vacation. KMPC broadcast his funeral services live. KNXBill Keeneexplained that with Schumacher at the helm, "KMPC wrote the book on how to cover traffic in L.A."
|SCHUON, Andy:KROQ, 1989-92. In early 2004, Andy left his position as VP/Programmer at Infinity. He is now the head of Loop Media Studios and co-founder of Revolt TV. |
In 1989 Andy left the Rock of Denver to join KROQ. He was 25 when he arrived, and his GM described him as a "radio fanatic, someone who will help give the station a strong feel for on-air production." Andy is credited with teamingKevin & Beanfor the morning ride. The couple had never worked together but had been friends since meeting at KZZP-Phoenix. Andy has also worked at KISS-San Antonio, KAZY-Denver, KISW-Seattle and KOZZ-Reno. In 1993 he became senior vice president at MTV and in the spring of 1994 senior vice president/music and programming for MTV and VH-1. In late 1997, he abruptly resigned from MTV. A story indiversitysuggested that Andy "took the bullet for the cabler's lackluster ratings, which have mostly been flat for the past five years."Der Hollywood-Reporterreported that “Sources said Schuon resigned because he was upset that an extra layer of management was being installed. In the spring of 1998, Andy became Executive Vice President/GM of Warner Bros. Records.
Andy has also worked at KISS-San Antonio, KAZY-Denver, KISW-Seattle and KOZZ-Reno. In 1993 he became senior vice president at MTV and in the spring of 1994 senior vice president/music and programming for MTV and VH-1. In late 1997, he abruptly resigned from MTV. A story indiversitysuggested that Andy "took the bullet for the cabler's lackluster ratings, which have mostly been flat for the past five years."Der Hollywood-Reporterreported that “Sources said Schuon resigned because he was upset that an extra layer of management was being installed.
In the spring of 1998, Andy became Executive Vice President/GM of Warner Bros. Records.
SCHWARTZ, ‘Eduard „Ice“:KMNY. Eis was the founder of "Money Radio" at KMNY on April 1, 1987. He died on October 14, 2006 at his home in Pasadena. The longtime host of the Investor's Club of the Air turned 80.
Buz' was born on May 20, 1926 in Brooklyn. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and spent three years in the US Coast Guard between 1942 and 1946. “I got into the world of investing when I sold my shares in a company called Sell Overseas America, a company I started to promote American products overseas.Maureen Reagancame to work with us and was doing well until she decided to run for the Senate. We had a fight and she found someone to buy me out. I started looking around the investing world when I was inundated with advice on what to do with the money. I started my own newsletter, took overSid Barlowsradio program and the more listeners we got for KIEV, the more they increased my prices. Eventually I raised the money and bought KMNY, "Money Radio". The first year we aired, we syndicated the show and I aired in San Francisco, Phoenix, New Jersey and Florida. The credit crunch of the 1990s caught us in the middle of an expansion and we were stopped in our tracks.”
Schwartz, Rick: KMPC, 1994; KXTA, 2004. Rick joined XTRA Sports in late spring of 2004 and was gone within a month.
Schwartz, Roy: KGBS, 1970. Unknown.
Schwartz, Star: SEE Stella Prado
Schweinsburg, Mike: KROQ, 1970-78. Mike helped get KROQ on the air. From 1974-76 he was program director/music director. He has lived in New York City for many years and has worked as a consultant for the New York City Council.
|SCHOOLS, Sibley:KRRL, 2015. Sibley joined Real Radio 92.3 in Spring 2015.|
In the summer of 2019, she became a co-host ofAccess Hollywood Weekend. She was born on December 7, 1987. Her mother and father raised her in Northern California along with her younger sister Erica. In early March 2019, Sibley posted a picture of her mother wishing her a happy birthday with a short and sweet message.
Sibley comes from a mixed heritage of black, white and Filipino ethnicity, but being born in America she is of American nationality. The fashion industry and outdoor activities have influenced her greatly. In her childhood and youth she played games like basketball and hockey.
Scoles began her career as a musician, performing around the country before becoming the first female host of Sean "Diddy" Combs' music television network Revolt. She moved to E! News and Live from E! before you joinAccess Hollywood. In addition to presenting on camera, Scoles has been an on-air personality on iHeart Radio's 92.3 FM and has a background in sports and fashion.
|SCORPION, rob:KGGI, 2015;KKBT;KTAG. In early 2017, Rob became Svp of Programming for the iHeart Media cluster in San Diego and Riverside. He has previously served as a Pd on KKBT (The BEAT) and KDAY. He is now President of Mostly Media, his own radio consulting firm based in Los Angeles.|
In a Q&A post in the Friday Morning Quarterback, Scorpio said that one of the biggest mistakes a young programmer makes when it comes to the day-to-day programming grind. “It's a difficult transition for a young mixer, music director, night owl, etc. to be placed in the position of managing people. One of the biggest problems young programmers have is reacting to situations instead of REACTING to them. It's always better to deal with a problem calmly and in a controlled manner. Usually young programmers are too aggressive or too passive.”
As for time management: “Most young programmers are also on the air, so taking the time to monitor their station is overlooked. Most young program directors turn off the station after work and go home Solve problems when you don't hear either the morning or the evening program? Dealing with people! I used to say that the best part of my job is dealing with people and the worst part of my job is dealing with people. I recommend psychology and management courses in your spare time. Everyone always wants something from you? More airtime, more shoots, more hours, more commercials, etc. You have to know how to deal with that and you have to learn to say no."
Scott, Al: KNOPF, 1965; KGFJ, 1965-66; XERB, 1968. Unknown.
Scott, Bob: KNX, 1975-78 and 1984-98. Bob retired in early 1998.
Scott, Bruce: KOST, 2013-15. Bruce worked as an afternoon driver at the AC station until October 2015Ellen Kjoined in the morning and longtime morning personMarkus Wallengrenpostponed to afternoons, which forced Scott out. In early 2016, he took over the mornings at Bay FM in San Jose. He left KBAY in spring 2022 after a format change.
SCHOTT, Dred:KCXX, 1996-97;KLSX, 1997-98;KMXN, 2002-03;KDLD, 2007-08;KSWD, 2008-10. Dred worked at100.3 The Sounduntil early 2010, when the night shift was abolished. He is now with KOZT in Mendocino County.
That A Mendocino County native, he began his career in Marin and Sonoma counties at KTIM and KVRE, respectively. He has completed two multi-year stints at KFOG-San Francisco and worked at the former Live-105 in San Francisco, and 91X in San Diego100.3 The Soundand KLSX in Los Angeles.
He loves hiking the Coastal Trail, discovering new music, practicing yoga and teaming up with Endo the Cat. And he's happy to hang out at TheCoastFM. He has been with broadcaster Triple A since 2018. “When I heard The Coast had won a Marconi Award I knew this was the right place for meTom Yates,Kate HayesandYour rule ski. KOZT has a massive music library and a truly unique connection to the local community. This is how radio should be."
| SCHOTT, Gary:KCRW, 2007-18.Gary has served as Director of News Programs at KCRW since July 2011, when he was promoted from his role as producer of the nationally syndicated To the Point and the award-winning Southern California public affairs show Which Way, LA?. Both are hosted byWarren Olney. He left KCRW in the fall of 2018. He is now President of Inside Voices Media.|
Before joining KCRW, Gary was the reporter for the Capitol BureauLos Angeles Daily JournalPublic limited company, political editor of theSan Gabriel Valley Newspapers, and he was the politics editor for three newspapers – thePasadena Star-News,San Gabriel Valley Grandstand, andWhittier Daily News- and acted as writing coach and co-city editor for the three editorial offices.
He graduated from California State University at Berkeley.
|SCHOTT, Dr. Gene:KHOF. The extravagant TV preacher owned KHOF (99.5 fm). Gene died on February 21, 2005. He was 75 years old.|
When the flamboyant Christian minister Dr. When Gene Scott died, his legacy seemed tied to his unique TV fundraising skills. But what you may not know is that not only did he (or his church) own television stations, he also owned a local radio station, 100,000 KHOF in Glendale, now KKLA. Scott's television programming and church services aired 24 hours a day on 99.5/fm in the '70s and '80s.
KGBS-VeteranBob Morganworked briefly as a cinematographer on Scott's television show Festival of Faith. "In my opinion, he is one of the finest Bible professors of modern times and has been blessed with the invaluable gift of teaching people about the Bible," Morgan said. However, Morgan said that Scott's known eccentricities and rebellious attitude were "counterproductive to [Scott's] teachings". "When I saw Dr. Watching Scott, I learned early on that the organization [the Faith Center] was not about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, or sheltering the homeless," Morgan said, adding that the Christian message "should be about love and caring each other.” And, as others have said, “woe to anyone” who speaks to Dr. Scott or the Faith Center was a genuine message of faith."
|SCHOTT, Hanna:KFI, 2002-03 and 2009-10.Hanna studied theater at Santa Ana College, where she wanted to be an actress. She got quite a bit of work as an extra, but nothing indicated she could make a living from acting.“One night I saw an ad in thePennySaverfor the broadcasting academy. I was enrolled within a week and that was it. It was love at first report!” |
Born in Laguna Beach in 1970, Hanna thought she would be an FM jock, but quickly got bored at school and fell in love with news instead. She was a weekend traffic reporter for KFI, eventually reporting full-time on all stations contracted to the AirWatch intelligence service.
In 2003, Hanna left Southland for an afternoon anchor job at WHP 580 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She moved to Phoenix in 2005 and worked at KFYI and KTAR. In 2009 he returned to KFI as a reporter or presenter. "While I was there, I covered several important stories including the train station fire, the murder of Chelsea King and the kidnapping of Jaycee Duggar. However, KFI was a poor fit and I was released in June 2010 but on good terms [as much as can be true] with references.”
“In September 2010 I was in Seattle working as a reporter for KOMO. When Sinclair bought KOMO I survived the first round of firings but not the second and was fired in 2014.” She moved across town to KIRO/fm and is now a reporter/talk show host covering the Legislature, City Hall, gun control, opioids/homelessness, the backlog of rape kits and breaking news.
Scott, Ivan: KABC, 1971-72. Ivan war der TV-Radio-Direktor der Environmental Protective Agency in Washington.
Scott, Jeff: KIBB, 1996-97. Jeff worked on Westwood One's Hot Country format and is an Emmy-winning producer for ABC/TV.
SCHOTT,Kevin: KQLZ, 1989-95; KLSX/KRLA, 1998-2001; KFRG, 2001-04; KKBT/KSWD, 2004-2013. Kevin died on February 5, 2013 at the age of 49.Kevin, chief engineer at100.3/The Soundand at a number of Southland stations throughout his career,"He battled cancer bravely for a very long time," said his wife Melinda. "He continued to come to work long after starting treatment because he loved 100.3 and people."
"Kevin and Melinda Scott were a true love story on the radio," he saidThe soundPD, Dave Beasing. “They met while working at their high school station in Indiana. Decades later they became a couple and married hereThe soundstudios. Melinda was with Kevin 24/7 during his final months.
Kevinwas born in Heppner, Oregon, where his father was stationed in the Air Force. "We moved back to Indiana, where my mom and dad were born and raised," Kevin said in an interview for Los Angeles radio guys. "I moved to Palm Springs after school and I've never really regretted it. "
From 1983 to about 1987 he ran a counseling service in the Palm Springs area. Kevin was Technical Director at General Broadcasting from 1987-1989, then at Pirate Radio. He stayed with Heftel, KLVE KTNQ and the CRC radio network through the Viacom days and then around 1995. Around 1997 he spent a year in San Diego at XHRM.
In 1998, CBS returned to Los Angeles to KLSX/KRLA. In 2001 he took over the position at the K-FROG stations KFRG, KXFG, KVFG, KRAK and KEZN. In July 2004 he joined KKBT. Bonneville bought the station in 2008, which was100.3/The Sound.
SCHOTT, Lara:KYSR, 2000-2006;KFSH, 2006-15;KRTH, 2015-22. Lara joined K-EARTH as a weekend in late 2015, replacing from a long run at KFSH, "The FISH". At the end of 2016 she took over the lunchtime show.
She co-hosted the "Family Friendly Morning Show" on "FISH" and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. afternoons. Lara is also the host ofDie Weltchartsshow, an internationally syndicated countdown, and her voice has been heard on programs for Bravo, VH-1, the Olympic Encore on Universal Sports, and inflight programs for Delta Radio and Air Force 1.
Lara was born in Southwest Florida and moved west after high school. She got into radio in Bend, Oregon after accidentally calling a local station, and then continued her broadcasting career in Portland. After graduating with a B.S. in philosophy from Portland State University, she relocated to San Francisco to become music director and nighttime air personality at KZQZ. She then spent almost 7 years as a lunchtime presenter on KYSR/Star 98.7.
Lara was a 2008 President's Volunteer Service Award winner presented by recording artist Michael W. Smith on behalf of President George W. Bush for her charity work. In her free time, she can be found with her husband and sons, snowboarding, biking, thrift stores, flea markets, and attending many concerts and movies.
SCHOTT,Larry:KBBQ, 1967-68 and 1971;COUPLING, 1971-82.Larry worked at KVOO-Tulsa. He hosted a weekly live radio show from Fort Worth's Big Balls of Cowtown, which is broadcast around the world, and spent many years on Los Angeles country radio. He died on July 9, 2016 at the age of 78.
Larry's love affair with country music began while he was a student at Southwest Missouri State College. He became friends with Chet Atkins while working at
In 1966 he worked at KBOX and KRLD-Dallas/Ft. Value. A year later, his managing director followed suit
Larry left KLAC in 1982 to host the Interstate Radio Show
Scott, Morton: KLAC, 1965-67. Unknown.
(Dr. Allen Selner, Sheena, Jenn Slater,andSondoobie)
Scott, Rick: KRTH/KHJ, 1985-86. Rick works in the computer industry in Los Angeles.
SCHOTT, Robertson:KPOL, 1952-71. After KPOL, Bob moved to Santa Barbara and ran two radio stations. He died on August 10, 2015 at the age of 93. Though his body was just exhausted, his mind remained as sharp as ever until the very end, and his spirit will live forever, according to his obituary.
In Santa Barbara, Bob operated KDB Radio. Prior to that, he worked in broadcasting in Los Angeles and the Southeast for over 20 years. He is best known as the architect of the music programming on KDB, the former Santa Barbara local classical music station. Through KDB, Bob provided listening pleasure and spotlights to local businesses, nonprofits and the arts for residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura County, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of charities through events such as the Messiah Sing Along, Sweethearts Grand Ball and Big Band blockbuster ball
As a World War II bomber pilot, Bob's service was generously recognized by the community. Bob's family enjoyed his love and support every day of his life, and he enjoyed hers. However, he greatly missed Agnes, his 49-year-old wife, who died in 1996. She was the epitome of kindness.
| SCHOTT, Steve:KHTZ, 1980-85;KRTH, 1985-90. Born Steve Christiaens, he grew up in Helena, Montana and began his radio career in 1968 in Deer Lodge, Montana. Steve continued to work in Great Falls, Montana, Boise and Albuquerque before moving to KOMA-Oklahoma City in 1975. He later programmed KLIF-Dallas before coming to L.A. to spend afternoons at KHTZ, where he later became pd.|
He worked as an afternoon driver at KRTH for five years. Steve and his family moved to New Mexico in 1991 to open a horse ranch. He also programmed an oldies station, KBOM, and a classic rock affiliate, KTMN-Santa Fe, before leaving radio in 1995.
In 1998 he returned to KBOM. He also programmed Santa Fe station KTRC, an adult contemporary station, and country KVSF, where he hosted an "Americana" show called "The Real Deal" on Saturday mornings.
Steve currently resides in the wilderness outside of Blue Ridge, Texas. “I entertain as a singer/guitarist in senior communities in the Dallas area. I've finally reached my ideal demographic," Steve wrote via email.
|SCHOTT, Toni:KLOS, 2001-15;KSWD, 2016-17. In February 2018, Tony joined syndicator Westwood One.|
During his time at KLOS he worked on Swing and hosted The Seventh Day. In the summer of 2016 he joined Classic Rock100.3/The Sound(KSWD). Is gonethe soundwhen the station was sold in autumn 2017.
Tony was part of a Foreign Service family. Tony has spent time in Kenya, Hong Kong and Taiwan where he got his radio start with American Forces Network Taiwan. Tony was born on May 5th in Bellefontaine, Ohio. "I have a few television and film credits, including the NBC daytime dramasSanta Barbaraandgenerations.
Scott,Tori: Tori broadcasts traffic for a number of SoCal stations.
Scroeder, Ric: KFWB, 1988-99. Ric war Journalist bei All-News KFWB.
| SCRUGGS, Neu:KXTA, 1998-2000. Newy left All-Sports "XTRA" in early 2000 for a position as a TV sports host in Dallas. In late 2012, he switched to the NBC Sports Radio Network on weekends, and in spring 2013 he switched to lunchtimes. He's at NBC 5 tv in Dallas.|
He has been in the broadcasting field since 1992. Along the way were performances in Florence/Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Cleveland, Los Angeles, Austin and Austin. Newy hosts the Emmy Award-winning Dallas program Out of Bounds.
Scruggs is known as NewDawg, descended from his brothers from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was awarded the 1992 Omega National Leadership Award winner. In 1994, Scruggs graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and serves on the Board of Trustees. In 2003, the Newy Scruggs Sports Broadcasting Scholarship was established for students wishing to pursue a career in sports media.
Scruggs was born in Wiesbaden to a military father and an unknown mother. He lives in DFW with his nuclear family.
Arise, Gene: Gene is Director of Special Issues atbillboardWorking on the spotlight section.
|SKULL, Cindy:KLOS, 1993-94;KNAC, 1994-95. Cindy rocked the mornings at KEGL-Dallas for more than a quarter century. She left in late 2021 with a message on Instagram: "It has been the privilege of my life to have you as my friends + I will miss you beyond measure. It all boiled down to a contract dispute. I wanted to work from home & they wanted to go to the office. It's all good because I'm a WALL ST Bets Degenerate Ape & that pays an ass load better. In the meantime, Wake Up Bitches... you'll be late. Love you.”|
Cindy was born in Huntington, New York in 1962 and grew up on Long Island. She began her radio career at the college station in Oneonta, New York. In 1982 she joined a rock station in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Back to Long Island and WBAB and then in the afternoons to KATT-Oklahoma City where she became music director.
After reaching a salary cap, she transferred to KFOG-San Francisco in the evenings and then to KLOS.
Cindy left KLOS when theGreasemanarrived and then spent some time with KNACGregg SteeleandBryan Schock.
Cindy appeared in the Radio Girls 1998 calendar. She was October. The calendar has been described as a monthly look at the "sexiest female jocks".
|SCULLY, Wein:KMPC, 1958;KFI, 1959-72;KABC, 1972-97;KXTA, 1997-2003;KFWB, 2003-07;KABC, 2007-11;COUPLING, 2011-17. Vin was the premiere voice for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He died on August 2, 2022 at the age of 94.|
In 2016, he returned as the Dodgers announcer for his final season, his 67th with the team. Vin, considered by most to be the greatest baseball announcer of all time, was born in the Bronx to a silk merchant's son. His father died of pneumonia when he was 7 and his mother moved to Brooklyn where he grew up playing stickball on the streets. He spent two years in the Navy before graduating from Fordham University, where he was a varsity basketball player.
He began his broadcasting career at Fordham, where he announced school plays over the campus radio station, then at WTOP-AM in Washington, D.C. Scully's remarkable tenure as the "Voice of the Dodgers," the longest consecutive service of any current major league station team , started in 1950 when he joinedRed barbera year after graduating from college as a member of the Brooklyn Club's radio team. Vinny is one of the most recognizable personalities in sports broadcasting.
A 1998 cover story in theMagazine of the Los Angeles Timessaid that Vin was "voted the most memorable person in Los Angeles Dodger history." His crowning achievement is his induction into the broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Vin says Barber once gave him winning advice: "There's one thing you can bring to the booth that no one else can, and that's to be yourself."
Vinny was a very private man. His partner for two decadesRoss Porternever been to his house.
In 1998, Vin was named #1 in the AnnualnewsThe Best and Worst of L.A. Media/Play-by-Play Stations. Scully has received virtually every honor that can be bestowed upon him, including the George Foster Peabody Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting. A four-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's Outstanding Sportscaster Award, a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, the Ronald Reagan Media Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a 21-time winner of California Sportscaster of the Year, and a baseball Hall of Famers in the Broadcasting Wing in Cooperstown.
With baseball fans, including the diehard original Brooklyn Dodgers, Vin is as beloved as the game of baseball itself. A master of the English language, steeped in the knowledge of the sport and with an understanding of what fans want to "see" and "hear." Vin enriches and refines the art of sportscasting.
More, Craig: SEE Craig Carpenter
| MEERREST, Ryan:KYSR, 1995-2003;FALL, 2004-22. The ubiquitous young broadcaster surprised us with its tremendous achievements. From the afternoon drive at "Star 98.7" to the Superstar, he carried the success well. With mentors likeDick Clarkand Merv Griffin, Ryan has replaced new plateausRick Deesin the coveted morning slot at KIIS/fm with subsequent takeoverAmerican Top 40outCasey Kasem. He now has a syndicated radio show, co-hosting Live mit Kelly & Ryanand the enormously successfulamerican idol. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2022, Ryan received NAB's Distinguished Service Award, the organization's highest honor.|
He was born in Atlanta on December 24, 1974 and came to Southland from WSTR-Atlanta. He has hosted a number of television shows including:Wild Tierspiele, Click, the new edge,andGladiators 2000. In early 1997, Ryan went to K101-San Francisco for afternoons and returned less than a year later. His co-host at KYSR wasLisa Foxx. At KIIS he worked withEllen K. "We tried a lot of on-air elements," he told Mike Kinosian. "Some worked, some didn't. [But then] like all [successful] shows, we have to be a place that [we] wanted to be known for, and that's what we focused on.
He started a daily independent strip TV talk show in early 2004, but the show was canceled within the first year. He sat forLarry Kingmany times. "To be on this set and to be photographed in his chair is the most incredible experience in the world for any broadcaster. It's fantastic to host the show and do shows that I want to do and they want me to do," he told Kinosian.
In early 2021, Ryan ended his 14th year as the presenter ofE!'s Live from the red carpet.
|Sebastian, David:KEZY, 1971-74;KHJ, 1974-77;FALL, 1977-78;KFI, 1978;KTNQ, 1978-79;KGBS, 1978-79;FALL, 1979-80;KPRZ, 1980;KBRT, 1980-82;FALL, 1983;KHJ, 1984-86; TranStar Radio Network-Oldies Channel-LA, 1986-1990;KRTH, 1994-98. Dave has had quite a career as a talent, actor, business owner and speaker. He was selected to play the very last English language shows on KTNQ, Ten-Q on July 31, 1979 and 93/KHJ on January 31, 1986 after formant changes. Today, even during the 20's and 21's pandemic, Dave Sebastian Williams continues his decades-long voice-over career.|
Dave grew up in East San Jose and was a drummer in the Bay Area with various rock and soul bands throughout high school ('63-'67). He took half his senior year off when he was asked to attend a USO show for 4 months and tour France, Italy and Germany. When he got back, his HS Speech English teacher John Snyder [once the night owl at the local Top 40, KLIV] suggested that Dave should take a left turn from his career as a drummer to try radio. Along those lines, in the fall of 1967 he went to William B. Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School in Huntington Beach, a trade school, to prepare to take the FCC First Class Radiotelephone Operators License Test. Passing the test in 1967. Dave recorded his first mock air check at his local Top 40 station after befriending KLIV DJs John Lester and Dave Sholin.
While in Orange County, he was also the sole owner of Sebastian Ads, an advertising agency, and co-founder and partner of Studio West Productions, a provider of music programming to radio stations around the world. In addition to radio, Dave has also performed inDie Hollywood-Ritter(WithHumble Harv) andThere goes my baby.He has numerous TV credits includingMurphy Brown,monkand all episodes of the short-lived FOX seriesHarter Ball. In the fall of 1984, the San Diego Clippers moved north and became the LA Clippers. Dave was the announcer for teams at the LA Sports Arena for their first home game of LA's inaugural season and remained employed with the NBA Clippers throughout their 90's. Season 91. During those years, SAG, AFTRA, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences asked him to support actors with VO workshops, seminars, lectures, and tutorial workgroups that teach the nuances of voice acting In 1990 Dave married one of his former agents (Terri Turco Williams) and after retiring from radio in 1998 it was his film and television acting, voiceovers and the voiceover business that kept her in LA for another 20 years. He founded a voiceover post-production facility, Dave & Dave Recording Studios, and also releasedVoiceover Resource Guidewhich Dave started in 1988 (.com 2004). He and Terri spend most of the year at their home in Palm Springs/Coachella Valley and Dave continues to be active in the spoken word world of Voice Over from his home studio on a daily basis.
After turning down his first on-air job offer, KKIS-Pittsburg, CA, he wore himself out at the turntables of KYOS-Merced just a month later as he began his 30-year radio career ('68-'). 98). From there he continued to KNGS-Hanford, KTOM-Salinas, KLOK-San Jose, KDON-Salinas, KNAK-Salt Lake City and KMEN-San Bernardino before heading to KEZY in Orange County. There, and as a lifelong drummer, he performed with The Haywoods and opened for the Osmonds at Anaheim Stadium. During the same period, Dave was also the light comedy opener for Righteous Brother Bill Medley at some of his solo concerts.
While in Orange County, he was also the sole owner of Sebastian Ads, an advertising agency, and co-founder and partner of Studio West Productions, a provider of music programming to radio stations around the world. In addition to radio, Dave has also performed inDie Hollywood-Ritter(WithHumble Harv) andThere goes my baby.He has numerous TV credits includingMurphy Brown,monkand all episodes of the short-lived FOX seriesHarter Ball.
In the fall of 1984, the San Diego Clippers moved north and became the LA Clippers. Dave was the announcer for teams at the LA Sports Arena for their first home game of LA's inaugural season and remained employed with the NBA Clippers throughout their 90's. Season 91. During those years, SAG, AFTRA, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences asked him to support actors with VO workshops, seminars, lectures, and tutorial workgroups that teach the nuances of voice acting
In 1990 Dave married one of his former agents (Terri Turco Williams) and after retiring from radio in 1998 it was his film and television acting, voiceovers and the voiceover business that kept her in LA for another 20 years. He founded a voiceover post-production facility, Dave & Dave Recording Studios, and also releasedVoiceover Resource Guidewhich Dave started in 1988 (.com 2004). He and Terri spend most of the year at their home in Palm Springs/Coachella Valley and Dave continues to be active in the spoken word world of Voice Over from his home studio on a daily basis.
| Sebastian, Joel:COUPLING, 1964-65. The former personality with WXYZ-Detroit and WLS-Chicago died on January 17, 1986 after a long battle with pneumonia and prostate cancer. He was 53.|
Born in Detroit,Joel helped launch Motown. He hosted a rock and roll TV show called "Cub 1270". at the time of his death,Casey Kasemsaid: "I remember hearing about this great voice he had. He was incredibly gifted."
He also works in New York and eight stints in Chicago. "He hired me at the WCFL in Chicago in 1969," he saidPaul Christy, a Detroit radio station veteran. "He was very special, one of those guys who took you under his wing. I knew I screwed up my audition but he made me relax and come back 2 or 3 times that afternoon until I got it right."
|Sebastian, John:KHJ, 1978-79;KLOS, 1981;KTWV, 1988-89;KZLA/KLAC, 1996-98. John left Chicago's JACK/fm station in March 2007 for The Wolf in Dallas. He left The Wolf in early 2008. He spent two years as Vice President/Operations for Majestic Broadcasting in Roswell, New Mexico. He left in early 2014. He is now in Tucson programming the hugely successful 55+ "WOW" Factor.|
Born in 1949, John began his radio career in Portland in 1968. His claim to fame was developing new formats and being a consultant for top stations around the country. John has worked at pretty much every rock station in Phoenix Radio's history. From 1974 to 1978, John was the Pd at KDWB-Minneapolis. John was one of the pioneers of callable "passive research". In the late '70s, John was brought into KHJ to try and salvage the AM rock format. in a (nLA timesInterviewed on his arrival, he said: "We're trying to aim for a more FM-oriented direction. The announcers won't shout, they'll talk to you. We play the album version of hit songs. The approach is more mature. We don't emphasize personalities, but we do "We want our announcers to speak only when they have something relevant to say. No puns or hackneyed jokes. We want to make KHJ stand out as a music channel."
John left KHJ for Phoenix in early 1979 and created the top track format "Kick Ass Rock and Roll" at KUPD. After "an explosive success" at WCOZ-Boston in 1980, John returned to Phoenix. In 1983 he founded EOR ("Eclectic-Oriented Rock"), which eventually developed into the commercially successful "The Wave" in 1987. In August 1988, John became the PD of KTWV. John was music consultant for MTV when it debuted. He claims "fastest turnaround" for a number of stations including WCOZ-Boston, KTWV and KSLX-Phoenix. In the spring of 1996, John took over the management of KZLA and Nostalgia KLAC in the country format. He left KZLA in the summer of 1998. His grandfather was the sheriff killed by Bonnie & Clyde.
| SECRET,Paul:KEZY/KXMX,1998-2000;FALL/FALL, 2000;KMXN, 2000-02. Paul worked at COOL Radio, 94.3fm, until the station was sold in late 2002.|
Paul was an intern at KYSR when he got the opportunity to host "Club Mix 9-5-9" until the station was sold to Clear Channel in 2000. Love song dj on KOST' by my senior class."
“After leaving radio I went on tour DJing for national touring acts like Aerosmith, Toby Keith, Ozzfest and it was amazing. I'm in Texas now and currently still DJing for corporate events, weddings and special engagements. I also live stream sets with my 'Lockdown Throwdown' show. I've been trying to get back behind the mic so we'll see."
|meeting, Chris:KFWB, 2007-09;KNX, 2009-22. Chris was a reporter for all-News KFWB until the fall of 2008. He is now anchored at KNX.|
|STORY:KAMP, 2011-18. Seena Akita worked late at AMP Radio. In October 2015, she added new responsibilities as CBS Social Media Manager for the LA cluster. She is now involved in the music industry in artist management.|
"My first job in the industry was working in radio and I eventually became an on-air personality in key markets like San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles," she told ShoutOutLA. "I'm still very proud of it, having grown up in a time when Asian representation on radio and in entertainment/Hollywood in general was so minimal. Let's just say there have been many struggles to get the recognition I deserve. While at radio I was also the digital manager of a few stations like KROQ in LA and Wild 94.9 in SF. I've always had a knack for social media and tech, so it felt natural to take on this role, especially as media evolved."
Seena produced content with artists such as Selena Gomez, G-Eazy, Nick Jonas, Steve Aoki and Kanye West. “My highlight was introducing No Doubt before their show at the old Gibson Amphitheater and making an onstage announcement to a sold-out crowd at the legendary Hollywood Bowl! While on the radio I've since tried my hand at being a TV presenter. Being in front of the camera has always been a passion of mine. I've documented events like the Grammys, American Music Awards, Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con, red carpets for the MTV Movie Awards, and TV show premieres. After I left radio, a friend of mine convinced me I had the artist management personality, so I ended up working for Maverick and SAL&CO, which is the management team of XO and The Weeknd. I basically went from zero to 100 mph in this job!”
Segal, Karen: KLSX, 1994. Karen is a writer, producer, editor and director for television. She directedThe benefactor. She also hosts an evening show at KZAP-Sacramento.
|Segal, Stefan:KPPC, 1971;PLEDGE, 1973-75;KROQ. Best known as theObscene Steven Cleanduring AOR days at KPPC, KROQ and KMET died in his sleep on October 29, 2022. He was 76 years old. Segal also worked as "The Seagull" at WBCN-Boston in the late '60s, returning to the station for afternoons in 1977-78. A 1969 article in the Phoenix Cambridge described him: "...this Svengali of rock-popbop whose verbal riffs could easily have seduced your old lady from the backseat of your Nash and compelled her to run to the station and rub his palms ."|
In 2021, Steven shared some health challenges on Facebook: "I apologize for my disappearance and I owe you all an apology and an explanation. As many of you know, I've spent the last few years fighting various infections and other immune system issues. Well it's hit me again, since mid-April I'm fighting either my 4th or 5th bout with pneumonia (I may have lost count or been misdiagnosed at least once.) If you count the other infections I have been treated, it's (to quote the Buckinghams) a bit of a burden. After going back and forth between hospital and physical rehabilitation for part of April, much of May and most of June, I will finally be returned to my hospital apartment on Monday, July 5th.
Karl Laquidarapraised Segal to the skies: "Steven was the most brilliant disc jockey ever - madeHoward Sternpale. When WBCN needed more talent to complete its first lineup of DJs in June 1968, the station imported Steve Segal, a West Coast underground radio veteran who had worked for the legendTom Donahueat KPPC. Since each jock at WBCN had been encouraged to play their own selection of music, Segal's taste and greater experience served as a beacon for the others. On air, Steven Segal became "The Seagull" and commented, "I think [the name] had something to do with being from California."
Steven worked forShadoe Stevens: "I really loved the guy. He worked for me at KROQ and at KMET... and when he was 'ON' there was nobody funnier. Like an audioNational Lampoon."
Silk, Fred: KBIG/KBRT, 1973-80; KOST, 1981-82. Fred ended his life by jumping out of a building in 1991. In the 1970s, Fred was a program manager at Bonneville Program Services.
|BE, There:KYSR, 2018-19. Tamo joined alternative channel KYSR (Alt 98-7) at noon in the summer of 2018 and left a year later. She switched from apd/md/noon to Alternative WEND-Charlotte. She will continue to appear on The End (Charlotte) at noon.|
In 2019, Tamo joined iHeartMedia's "DC101" for weekends and to fill in the alternate WWDC-Washington. At the end of the year she switched to the evenings.
Tamo's radio career originally started in Norfolk, Virginia and has taken it across the US! From North Carolina to Minnesota to Texas and finally to California. When she's not on the air, Tamo can be found dining at the newest restaurant in town, going hiking, or snuggling with Emma, her Cavalier King Charles! Tamo loves the great outdoors, she has even hiked the Rockies and the Appalachian Trail.
exchanged thereMartin Whitneythat old 98.7.
|SALESPERSON, Steven O.:KQLZ, 1992-93. Steven works at KONO-San Antonio. In 2019 he was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.|
He began his broadcasting career in 1965 at the age of 14 at his home station KAML in Kennedy, Texas. Steven initially played guitar on a live country music program, but in less than a year became the weekend announcer for the 250 Watt station, a position he held throughout high school. In 1968 Steve moved to San Antonio and began studying at San Antonio College. While making his name at college station KSYM, Steve got a part-time job as a news anchor at KITE-AM. Although the news job wasn't Steve's ultimate goal, the media vine took him to a morning opening show on KITY/fm.
By 1970, using the air name Charlie Scott, Steve quickly made the transition from mornings at KITY to his true goal, weekends and then nights at KONO. Steve was increasing nighttime ratings on KONO for three years when he was noticed byBob Pittmann(of MTV fame) and joined WPEZ in Pittsburgh as Striker McGuire, where he spent a decade before returning to San Antonio in 1994 to host the morning show on KTSA. In 2000, Steve returned to the station he considers his first home, KONO, where he hosted the highly rated afternoon driving show for 13 years.
Selner, Allen: KABC, 1984-94. Allen is a podiatrist working in the San Fernando Valley.
|SELZER, Brent:KWST, 1975-76;PLEDGE, 1976-78;KZLA/KPOL, 1979;KNX/fm, 1980;KMPC, 1981-82. Brent died on April 18, 2016. In late 2015, Brent underwent brain tumor surgery to remove a cancerous, golf ball-sized, grade 4 glioblastoma tumor from the anterior left portion of his brain. This is the part of the brain that controls memory and language. Seltzer's colorful career stretches back to the golden days of FM rock radio, when he was a pioneer in developing "rock 'n' roll radio style news" on stations like KGB-San Diego and KMET.|
"The death of John Kennedy changed my career path," Brent wrote when interviewed forLos Angeles radio guys. "I was DJing with WJBR-Wilmington when Kennedy was assassinated and I was so moved by my role on the radio. People just wanted to touch a media person, it made them feel better. After all, television babysat the nation for 96 hours.
Born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, Brent attended Ithaca College. After college he moved to New York and worked at ABC News and was a writer/producer at Hartwest ProductionsFuriousMagazine inJoe Pyne. Brent worked at the KGB-San Diego for three years, feeding KMET news. “When I arrived at KWST, people started calling me and wondering why I left KMET. I never knewAss jungused so many of my feeds."
Brent ended up working for the news at KMET while also being an entertainment correspondent for CBC in Canada, which he did for five years. "I was doing street talk when I was doing the news. One suspect was not arrested, he was arrested. The audience seemed to respond to familiar language.”
At KMPC, he worked from 9am to noon on the talk format. During this time, Brent worked closely with Watermark Productions as a writer and/or producer. "When Elvis died, I was working as an assistant producer/programming coordinator on 'The Elvis Presley Story.'" In 1985, he realized that "nobody wanted me around. News had been eliminated on most stations and there didn't seem to be a place for me." Brent joined his wife, who has a PR firm that put clients on the radio and did media coaching. His voiceover career has spanned the giant toys from movies:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Power RangersandStar Trek. In recent years, Brent has worked as a news anchor at KABC and KNX and has had an active career as a speaker, writing and hosting "non-profit profiles" on several cable access stations throughout Los Angeles County. His two-minute commentary appeared on XM Satellite Radio.
Sender, Socket: KBIG; KBRT, 1975-79. Jack is retired and lives in Roma, Italy, spending the hot summers in Huron, Ohio, where he was born.
|SERAPH, Kim:KABC, 2002-06. Kim worked for Swing at KABC until the summer of 2006. She became senior editor forin touch weekly.|
Kim's career has spanned television, radio, entertainment, pop culture, voiceover and even musical theater. She appears regularly on television to cover the latest entertainment news across various shows and networks including CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, TV Guide Network, E! and national morning shows. For several years she did a weekly Hollywood program on CNN and CNNi. She has worked with MSNBC as a contributor and has also appeared on a variety of other networks including Cheddar, ESPN, G4, CNBC and Oxygen and shows onHardballtoThe Pussycat Dolls present: Girliciousdiscuss everything from pop culture to current events. Kim has also appeared onThe Tonight Show,Politically incorrect,American Candidateon Showtime, hostedSleep like a President, a travel show for the Fine Living Network, and has appeared on the live red carpet countdown shows at the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes for TV Guide Network.
Kim's acting credits include roles on sitcoms, includingSpin City,The single guy,boy meets worldandhead cases. Kim grew up in New York and currently resides in Los Angeles with her dog Derek - a rescued Pekingese.
|SERAPHINE, Charlie:KNX/FM / KODJ, 1988-91. In 2010, Charlie retired to St. Augustine, Florida. He hopes to return to San Diego where he once ran KyXy and KRMX. Charlie was General Manager of KNX/fm/KODJ. He wrote an essay about his time at CBS:|
“If they knew JACK and let us run 93-One there would have been no need for a KODJ or an Arrow or a JACK/fm! Music radio is not dead; it just slept for a while. When companies figure out that there are unique and talented people who can tailor music to appeal to a wide range of listeners abroad, music radio will be back with a bang. After all, the premise here is that JACK is a well programmed music machine. .and if someone can do it for me, then why should I take the time to download songs to my iPOD. The problem is that JACK is a machine, a computer formula claiming to be a human making independent decisions. It actually sounds pretty good, but it's not mandatory because there's no passion.
"Fact: There is no magic formula that works coast to coast. If local and regional tastes are ignored, you end up with the boring productTom Leykisand others explode. But with pressure from the advertising industry to present a "special" product, the focus will shift from research and computers to real, creative live programming. The product becomes a function of the creative person in control, and it will be unique [within some broad parameters] every hour, every day. You won't be able to find the product anywhere except your hometown on your favorite channel because they will destroy the mold and start fresh every day. Local radio stations in L.A. will sound uniquely L.A., and further down the coast the same type of station in San Diego will have a distinctive San Diego sound and feel. Stations that are successful in Kansas City will never find the same success in L.A., any more than talent in one market is immediately recognized and valued in another. How many times have we seen "superstars" from other markets flop in L.A.? Radio is dynamic, not static. Radio is about the now. Like bread, you cannot bake it today in one city and expect it to smell and taste the same in another city tomorrow. People know the difference. Listeners are far smarter than the formula programmers give them credit for. Formats that are copied, packaged and exported [for reasons of cost] are becoming old and common.
Serena, Nancy: KJAZ, 2000-02. From Boston, Nancy worked weekends at All-Jazz, KJAZ, until a format change in spring 2002. She is now a casting agent.
| SERGIS, Charlie:KFWB, 1971-98. Charlie retired from KFWB on April 4, 1998 after a long career. "I think a journalist's natural curiosity is what keeps me on radio and in California."|
Charlie grew up in New York, graduated from Columbia University and earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. After the army, he worked for several newspapers, including theLouisville Courier-Journaland then went to the Associated Press. "When Westinghouse founded all-news radio at WINS-New York in 1965, I was intrigued and began working part-time while still working at AP." In 1967 he became full-time editor, then assistant news director.
“When the nd was offered the position at KFWB, my curiosity was piqued: I've always wanted to see California. We thought we'd stay here for a while and then head back east, but we liked it and stayed.” In 1974, Charlie returned to reporting. In 1990 he received the Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. "There's hardly a better chance to cover everything than as a reporter for a pure news channel."
| KOPF, Jeff:FALL, 1982;KMGG, 1983-85;GROSS, 1986-88;KODJ/KCBS, 1988-2005;KKGO/KGIL/KMZT, 2006-14. Serr began his radio career as an athlete, notably with KIIS/fm, KCBS/fm, K-101 and KYA in San Francisco. Off-air, Serr is also involved in voiceovers, lending his voice to major advertising campaigns such as Nissan, Diet Pepsi, National Car Rentals and El Pollo Loco Restaurants.|
Serr is also highly skilled in production and station imaging and has been instrumental in the branding of Arrow 93 (KCBS/fm) and Go Country 105 (KKGO).
Jeff began his on-air career in 1970 with KBLF-Red Bluff, CA, then moved to KSJO-San Jose and later to the Powerhouses in San Francisco. In 1982 he moved south to Los Angeles, where he began working weekend and temp shifts at KIIS/fm. In 1982 he was seconded from Magic 106 (KMGG) to handle the afternoon shift and later evenings at KBIG. "As you know, I was with CBS for 17 years on KNX/fm/KODJ/ and Arrow 93." Jeff is a native Californian who has spent his entire radio career in his home state. He started at KBLF-Red Bluff at the age of 15. After high school he went to college in San Francisco and worked at KPEN and KSJO-San Jose. While in San Francisco from the mid-1970s to 1982, Jeff worked at K101 and KYA. He started at KIIS with weekend work. Less than a year later, he was working afternoons on Magic 106. Year on the Unistar Satellite Oldies Channel 1987-88 Jeff was at KBIG on the evening shift.
| SERVE, Joe "the Boomer":KPWR, 1986-96;KACD, 1996;KIBB, 1996-98;KACD, 1998;KRTH, 2002;KMVN, 2007. Joe is a California real estate agent and worked part-time at Movin 93.9/fm.|
When asked if he remembered the Kennedy assassination, Boomer said he was only two years old. "For some reason I remember it. I was at the hair salon with my mother and I remember all the ladies were crying. It haunts me to this day.”
| SESMA, Bean:KOWL, 1949-57;Kali, 1957-67. Chico was born Lionel Sesma in the Boyle Heights area of east Los Angeles. He attended Hollenbeck Junior High School and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He had studied classical music since he was ten years old. Chico was a trombonist who played with popular East L.A. bands in the 1940s. Chico died on October 27, 2015 at the age of 91.|
He spent a year at Los Angeles City College and then dropped out to tour with a few big bands, including his own. Chico returned to California at the age of 23. In a 1975 interview with the Latin Quarter, Chico said, "I didn't feel like I was going to make The Big Bands, my love was classical music." KOWL (later KDAY) found success on the black market. As the station turned its attention to the Mexican-American market, Chico debuted the first show for a Chicano audience in February 1949.
Chico presented music by Tito Puente and Perez Prado along with the likes of Billy Eckstine and Duke Ellington. Chico stayed with KOWL until 1957, when the station changed its name to KDAY and moved to Top 40. He moved to KALI until 1967. During the 1950s he produced a monthly series of musical performances and dances called Latin Holidays at the Hollywood Palladium.
In early 1969, Chico joined the State Employment Redevelopment Department as a labor broker, which he did for many years. He said: "I work exclusively with disadvantaged youth, most of whom are from the barrio - dropouts, some with prison sentences, others with mental hang-ups or drug addiction or alcoholism. It's the same old story: the persistence of poverty." Chico offered some advice to young Mexican Americans: "Prepare yourself for mainstream media — that's key."
Severn, Jim: KBIG, 2004-05. Jim worked weekends at KBIG until late 2005.
| SEWARD, Invoice:KXLU, 1976-80;XPRS, 1980-81;KWNK, 1987-88;KGIL, 1989;KNX, 1990–1997;KFWB, 2001-14;KFI, 2017-21. A native of Sherman Oaks, he was a play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports. He died of cancer on January 14, 2022.|
In addition to calling various professional and collegiate sports in America, Seward has been "on the mic" for NBC's Rugby Olympic coverage, Rugby World Cup, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Rugby Sevens World Series, Varsity Cup, Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, FIS Nordic World Ski Cup, European Figure Skating Championships, FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup, Vuelta a Espana, Eneco Bike Tour, Tour of Belgium, Tour of Norway, Dunkirk 4 Days, Paris Marathon, IBU -Biathlon World Championships, Tour de Ski and the Four Hills World Cup ski jumping. Seward has also appeared on NBCearly todayalong with programming on MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal Sports and the horse racing network TVG.
He received multiple Golden Mikes as a sports host at CBS Radio in Los Angeles and has been honored with multiple Best Radio Anchor Staff awards, the highest honor bestowed by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association. Seward hosted "DodgerTalk" on the Dodgers Radio Network and has been voted "Top Sports Update Anchor" by radio stations thirteen timesLos Angeles Daily News.
Seward was previously anchored for ESPN, hosting shows such assport Center,ESPNEWSand2day at the races. During his time at ESPN, Seward was a regular on ABCWorld news this morning. He has also been part of ESPN's coverage of the Summer Olympics and one of the anchors for NBC'sOlympic Zone. In addition to sports anchoring, Seward has been in feature films such asSteve Jobs,Moth,kill well,zodiac,Ruby and Recount, along with appearances on television showsDie Dress-up-Gang, II'm dying up here,Scandal,Rake,Key & Peele,It's always sunny in Philadelphia,Touch,Middle,Everyone hates Chris,The eventand several others. Seward was also the host of Sega's popular video game Virtual Fighter 5.
Seward began his television career as a sports director at KVIQ in Eureka, California, followed by stints at KATY in Oxnard and WNHT/TV in Concord, New Hampshire before returning home to become an award-winning sports host at KCBS/TV, KNBC/TV and Radio news channels KNX and KFWB. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Seward was the country's youngest head soccer coach at Saint Bernard High School in Playa del Rey, where he was named Bay Area Coach of the Year. He trained at Saint Bernard and Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and has had the privilege of working with several future MLB, NBA and NFL players.
|SEXTON, Bock:KEIB, 2019-22. Buck was the host of a nationally syndicated radio program that was heard on over 100 stations across the country. Buck is a political commentator and national security analyst who appears frequently on Fox News Channel and CNN. In early summer 2021, Buck andClay Traviswere named as a replacement for theRush Limbaughsyndicated show.|
He was a frequent guest host for Rush,Glen BeckandSean Hannityon her nationally syndicated radio shows and is the only talent to have hosted all three shows.
Buck formerly served as a CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center and Office of Iraq Analysis. He has completed official trips as an intelligence officer in Iraq and Afghanistan and other hotspots around the world, conducting intelligence briefings for senior US officials, including the President. Buck also served in the Intelligence Division of the New York Police Department (NYPD), working on counter-terrorism issues.
He was born and raised in New York City, where he currently resides.
sexton, Miles: KEZY/KORG, 1990-95.Miles is the Coo of Point Broadcasting, the parent company of Gold Coast Broadcasting, and High Desert Broadcasting, licensee of 11 radio stations in Ventura County, Palmdale and Lancaster.
|SEYMOUR, Rut:KPFK, 1960er-70er;KCRW, 1980s-2009. Ruth was an executive director at KCRW. After 32 years as executive director of Santa Monica College public radio station KCRW-89.9 FM and www.KCRW.com, Ruth announced that she would be retiring in early 2010. "I'm leaving a station with a strong identity, a station like no other in the country," Ms Seymour said. “It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve as General Manager of KCRW - a pleasure and a source of great pride. That's a pretty good mark to say goodbye to."|
She joined the station as a consultant in September 1977 and was officially appointed manager a few months later. Ruth oversaw the conversion of a station originally located in a middle school playground with the oldest transmitter west of the Mississippi River. Today, KCRW's 13 stations deliver their broadcast service to much of Southern California. Online, the station has one of the largest audiences of any American radio station and offers three discreet 24-hour program streams on KCRW.com. KCRW's 26 podcasts are downloaded 1.2 million times a month.
Seymour is also a familiar voice to KCRW listeners. She was often a hostessThe politics of cultureand has spearheaded the station's on-air subscription promotions. She credits KCRW's large and loyal subscriber base for enabling the channel to get involved in ambitious productions and important digital ventures.
Schackelford, Lynn: KLAC. Lynn was Chick Hearn's sidekick on the LA Lakers broadcasts. He was on Coach John Wooden's UCLA basketball team from 1968-1969, which Lynn founded with Lew Alcindor, Curtis Rowe and Sidney Wicks.
| THE SHADE, Jeff:KMPC, 1992-94;TO YESTER, 1994;KACD, 1995-96;KABC/KDIS, 1998-2001. Jeff works in L.A. and Seattle in voiceover and TV production.|
Schäfer, Don: KNAC, 1969-70; KYMS, 1971-73. Don is Vice President/Regional Manager of Astral Media Radio's BC Interior Group, based in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Schalhoub, Martha: KLVE, 1976-2001; KXOL, 2001. Martha works at KXOL during lunchtime.
Schalhoub, Shelley: KLVE, 1998-2001; KXOL, 2001. Shelley joined KXOL in Spring 2001.
SCHANA:KHJ, 1976-78;KEZY, 1978-80;KROQ, 1980;KLOS, 1980-86;KLSX, 1986-95;KPCC, 1996-2000;KCBS, 2001-05. One of Rock Radio's early princesses died on July 17, 2015. She was 62 years old. She moved back to Michigan to be with her family just a few months before her death. "Shana had met up with an old friend in Detroit and was happier than she had been in years," said her son Tony. She went to bed early and when her boyfriend came into the bedroom, Shana was lying on the floor not responding. The cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.
Shana was born Margaret Reichl on April 10, 1953 at Camp LeJeune AFB to German parents
programmerPaul Drewbecame Shana's mentor and in 1974, at the age of 21, she started the night shift at KFRC-San Francisco and became one of the first female rock jocks. It was actually KFRC pdMichael Spearswhich gave "Margo" her new professional name. Two years later she came to the Southland to work at KFRC's sister station and become "Boss Jock".
During her stay at KLOS she was a hostessrock on tv. The over-the-air "cable" experiment was a rock series broadcast simulcast by KLOS and ON-TV. The 30-minute magazine-style program ran twice a week. She drove to KLOS in the morning,from spring 1984 whenFrazer Smithleave the train station. Aside from hosting several nationally syndicated radio features, Shana's heart was shown through her community involvement. She devoted a lot of time to the children's hospital. In 1994 and 1995, the mother of three taught a course at UCLA.
Der Pionierkurs hieß „Becoming a Disc Jockey: The Inside View“.Before 1994 was over, Shana had landed the ultimate radio "hat trick" and returned to KLSX for a third time following the arrival of new management. In early 1996, Shana joined KPCC as an assistant PD and MD, as well as an evening on-air talent. She left the
SHANE, Ed:KKDJ, 1971. Ed, the former program director of KKDJ, died on March 21, 2015. He died of colon cancer at the age of 69.
"Ed was our advisor at K-Frog when we launched the County format the day after Christmas in 1989," he wrote via emailRichard McIntosh"Many memories. Ed did a great job aligning the music with the Inland Empire. We played more oldies and re-currents than most country stations. He played a key role in shaping the sound of the station. He and Kerby Confer maxed out the FROG images and we went from worst to first on the market in six months. What more is there to say than rest in peace Ed.”
In 1971 Ed was brought over from Atlanta to program the new Los Angeles FM station KKDJ (102.7/fm). He left KKDJ to become a PD at WGLD-Chicago and then station manager at KRBE-Houston.
In 1977 Ed founded Shane Media Services to provide management, research and programming consulting to the radio industry. Ed wroteprogram dynamics, a compilation of the articles he had written for the ancientsbroadcast communicationMagazine. He also wroteCut through and sell electronic media.
Born on June 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Ed got into radio listening to WAKE-Atlanta. “The late Bob McKee took me under his wing when he was the morning man on WAKE in theBill Drakedays. Later, WAKE's night owls,Paul Drew, let me work in the production room while it was on the air.” When WAKE told him he was too young to work at the station, Ed built a transmitter and broadcast to the Peachtree Hills neighborhood. "My mother was an adult."
Ed studied journalism at Georgia State University, got married and they had a daughter. His big radio break came at WQXI, where he was the morning news anchorDr Don Rose. “I left WQXI to take the programming job at WPLO where they were trying to introduce a new format. The Top 40 were originally set to compete against WQXI, but after some rudimentary research I suggested they do Album Rock instead. They did, and now books like Voices in the Purple Haze call me a 'pioneer'."
Ed joined KKDJ when George Burns and Kent Burkhart ran parent company Pacific & Southern. “KKDJ was originally conceived as what we would now call 'Hot AC'. Our mission was to "avoid chewing gum and play adult hits".
| SHANNON, Bob:QUIZ, 1975-76;KFI, 1976-79;QUIZ, 1979;KHJ, 1979-82;COUPLING, 1982;KRTH, 2000-2002. Bob died on January 26, 2015 of what appeared to be a massive heart attack. At the time of his death, Bob was working on a film project in Pennsylvania. He was 67.|
Bob was the last DJ on KHJ before the station switched to country music.
He was born in St. Catherine's, Ontario and grew up in western New York near Buffalo. He began his radio career in Arizona, where he worked at Yuma and KRUX. From KUTY-Palmdale, Bob first came to KDWB-Minneapolis in 1965. He worked mornings at WKYC-Cleveland, KXOK-St. Louis and KING Seattle. In the early 1970s, Bob was at KJR-Seattle, WIXY-Cleveland, KDKA-Pittsburgh, and back at KDWB for morning work and work. Bob worked in the morning as "BS in the Morning" with Ed Nix at KWIZ. At KFI he was hired to work the rotating shift and ended up as an afternoon driver for two years. He left KFI at KCBQ-San Diego at noon and returned to the Southland for KHJ. In the 1980s, Bob founded The Actor's Workshop in Orange County. Under his birth name R.J. Adams, he turned to acting. Bob has appeared in nearly 60 episodic television shows, including one regular roleSpringfluten. He was frequently seen onHill St. Blues,murder she wroteandHotel. He appeared in 8 major films includingRocky IV. Bob lived in Mission Viejo and continued to work as an actor, coach in his workshop and produce documentaries.
Shannon, Bob "Shamrock": KCSN, 1983-85. Bob was a longtime radio and television announcer, working as a CBS network announcer in the late 1940s. His voice has been heard on shows such as Lionel Barrymore's Mayor of the Town and The Jimmy Durante-Garry Moore Show. From 1949 to 1954, Bob had a radio quiz show, The Man Says Yes, which he attempted to revive on KCSN in the mid-1980s. He died on August 15, 2000 at the age of 79.
|SHANNON, Gregor:KRLA, 1971-74;KROQ, 1974-75;KNX, 1990-92. Greg started his radio career in 1969 with KKOK-Lompoc. A year later he moved to KDES-Palm Springs.|
“After my time in radio in LA I visited the islands and decided to move there. I made Hawaii my home for a few years, then returned to the mainland and enrolled in law school. For the last 20 years I've been in Tucson running a nonprofit that helps people with their legal problems...criminal law, family law...medical malpractice," Greg wrote in an email.
"The full spectrum! Life is good. I occasionally get back on the air with some local stations, but to be honest I miss Southern California. I miss guys likeRobert W.,The real don,Wolfmann JackandSam Rätsel. Shit, those were the days!" Greg concluded. (Thanks toBill Earlfor the artwork)
SHANNON, Jim:KTBT, 1967-68;KREL, 1968;KEZY, 1969-70. Jim (Slota) Shannon was born on March 15, 1949 in Long Beach and grew up in Anaheim. He graduated from Anaheim High School in 1967. Jim went to So. Texas College (Houston) and majored in Social Studies and St. Louis' Webster University in Communications.
HHe began his broadcasting career on August 10, 1967 at KTBT in Garden Grove while attending the Don Martin School in Hollywood. After getting a "first phone," he landed a job at KREL-AM in Corona, run by Trinity Network's Paul Crouch. During this time he worked part-time as an engineer at KWIZ AM/FM in Santa Ana.
In March 1969 he started at KEZY with weekend/fill-in work. "As a 20-year-old boy, working at a very popular top 40 radio station in my hometown got me to the top of the world," Jim said. "If I could relive a part of my life, this would be it!"
In July 1970 he came to KULF-Houston and moved to WIL-St. Louis and stayed for 12 years, the last eight as a morning presenter on WIL/fm. "After marriage, I left radio and became an insurance broker."
| SHANNON, Scott:KQLZ, 1989-91;XESURF, 2004-05;KRTH, 2015-16. Scott was the architect of Pirate Radio (KQLZ) in the late '80s. For 22 years he was the morning host of the hugely successful WPLJ-New York. He left the company in early 2014 and joined WCBS/fm-New York, where he remained until his retirement in fall 2022. In 2022, NAB presented Scott with an Impact Award.|
Michael Scott Shannon's name derives from two early influences: Scott Muni of WABC and Tom Shannon of CKLW. Scott is a radio history buff and told thisLA timesthat he has over 2,000 hours of KHJ "Boss Radio" and 500 hours of KFWB "Color Radio" airchecks from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Scott dropped out of high school in Indianapolis at the age of 17. “I wanted to escape from everyday life. I thought I was James Dean," he told a trade publication.
In the 1970's Scott was a jock and PD on several Southern stations, later moving to Casablanca Records, was national PD for Mooney Broadcasting and record manager at Ariola Records.
In 1979 he returned to radio as Pd at WPGC-Washington, DC and later WRBQ-Tampa/St. Petersburg. in onebillboardInterview Larry Berger of WPLJ-New York said of Scott, "I always thought of Shannon as a PT Barnum character. He was better than anyone at making hiss on a radio station and quite a talented on-air personality ."
In January 1989 Scott left WHTZ ("Z-100")-New York where he was in 1987billboardMagazine Program Director of the Year in the Top 40 category to launch Pirate Radio for Westwood One. Scott initially aired on Pirate Radio KQLZ as "Bubba, the Love Sponge." To launch the new format in LA, the station sold just one spot an hour at $1,000 each, which was $300 to $400 more than KPWR. The immediate media attention for Scott and Pirate Radio was tremendous. Even USA Today recorded AC KIQQ becoming KQLZ. The spots produced between music boldly declared, "Don't Be a Dickhead" and "When you're on air in Southern California, you've must be loud to cut through the crap".
A year later, the station ground to a halt and Westwood One let Scott go. In 1993, Shannon was quoted byradio and recordsfor excellence in programming over the past 20 years. Scott recalled his peak during that period when he took WHTZ-New York from "worst to first" in 74 days, calling it "a thrill I'll never forget."
Scott was one of the first VJs on VH-1. He hosted the nationally syndicated Smash Hits Video Countdown for three years and was the subject of a feature story on CBS48 hours. Shannon's influence and innovation in contemporary radio can be heard on radio stations across the country. His influence on the radio business was so far-reaching that his peers in the radio business named him "the most influential programmer of the last 20 years" according to a special poll byR&R.
The son of a career soldier, he spent his youth moving from town to town, absorbing the local radio scene. His first job at the age of 17 was in Mobile. Then it was on to Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, DC and Tampa - where he created the hit format known as "Morning Zoo" - a daily 4-hour party on radio.
Shannon, Steve: KMPC, 1978-80. Steve lebt in St. Louis.
|SHAPIRO, Ben:KRLA, 2012-17;KABC, 2018-22. Ben joined The Answer on the morning rideBrian WhitmanandElisa Krauss. In 2014, he worked part-time in the afternoon drive at KTTH-Seatte, which he left in August 2015 to attend to a family matter. His syndicated show can be heard on KABC's Afternoon Drive.|
Born in Burbank, Ben grew up in the home of two Reagan Republicans, where intelligent conversations about politics and philosophy were encouraged. Ben quickly became a sensible political thinker and a powerful writer. He left KRLA in early 2017.
Ben joined UCLA at the age of 16 and has never been afraid to challenge the liberal professors and faculty. At 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the United States, and his columns have been printed in major newspapers and on websites. He is also Editor-at-Large of Breitbart.com and a national best-selling author.
| SHAPIRO, Ron:FALL, 1989-96;TO YESTER, 1997;KCMG/KHHT, 1998-2014. Ron served as Assistant Program Director and Creative Services Director on Hot 92.3 until late 2014.|
Ron caught radio fever when he was just 7 years old. After his father helped him set up a radio station in his bedroom, Ron honed his skills playing radio at home and on his high school and college radio stations. All this practice helped him land his first "real" radio jobCasey Kasem'sAmerican Top 40. From there, Shapiro worked his way up to become a director at ABC/Watermark, owners of AT 40.
Eventually, Ron ended up as production manager at KIIS/fm and won numerous awards. Shapiro later became the PD of Southern California's first trimulcast radio station, Lite 92.7. He has been Head of Production for Spotify's podcast network since 2016. Over the years, Ron has produced radio programs for The Fox Broadcasting Company and United Stations Radio Networks, and is also a co-owner of internationally syndicated radio programsTop ten every now and thenandThe stories of classic rock. Shapiro consulted Inter-FM in Tokyo, Japan, Beatz 106 in Costa Rica and Xpat Radio in Cabo San Lucas. Ron definitely realizes how fortunate he is to be able to turn his hobby into a lifelong passion.
|SHAPPEE, Michael:KMNY, 1988;KFWB, 1990-2014;KFI, 2015-20. Michael was a news anchor at News Talk KFWB until a format change to All-Sports. Until the summer of 2020 he worked at KFI on weekends.|
Michael was one of the moderators at all-News KFWB. “The page and sound of an AP teletypewriter punching out headlines around the world with factory precision was all it took. The news bug bit me at age 17 on a half-day high school program at a vocational FM in Tacoma, Washington, circa 1977. While attending college, I played elevator music for a Seattle-area station (my first paid gig ). Next up is KBBY in Ventura, as the one-man band News Director.
There were stints at Money Radio, Financial Broadcasting Network and Metro Traffic in Los Angeles before ending up at KFWB in May 1990 as a casual reporter. riots and even the entertainment industry in Southern California. Nice! In retirement I spend a lot of time on the back of a Harley. It's great fun."
|SHARELL, Jerry:KGIL/KMZT, 2006-13;KKJZ, 2014-22. Jerry is hosting a "Sinatra and Sharell" show on Sunday morning at K-JAZZ. In the summer of 2021 he became the presenter ofSaulus Levine's Frank Sinatra Channel, UnforgettableFM.com|
He began his radio career in the '60s with WPIC-Sharon, PA and WBVP in Beaver Falls, PA for $77 a week. Sharell has hosted and produced Weekends with Sinatra & Sharell for 13 years. From 2002 to 2010, Jerry was President/CEO of the non-profit charity Society of Singers, which has been helping singers in need for 33 years. There he was the co-producer of numerous benefit events that received nationwide attention. He spent many years as the A&R manager for a number of radio companies and artists. In 1995, Sharell joined WEA Corp. in Burbank as Director, Media Relations and Corporate Events, he conceived and edited a documented history of WEA Corp. He also served as Media Relations Director for Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. In 1994, Sharell was executive director of the MusiCares Foundation, the charity set up by the Grammy/NARAS organization, where he co-produced the honoring of Tony Bennett as MusiCares Person of the Year. From 1987 to 1992, Sharell was svp, Talent Marketing at Westwood One for five years, specializing in syndicated radio shows and events. He commissioned and oversaw more than 300 radio concerts featuring superstars. Sharell also served as executive producer for televisionBillboard-Award-Show(Fox TV) from '92. From '83 to '87, Sharell managed the MCA Video Distribution System and became senior vice president of MCA Home Video. He was responsible for marketing many of Universal Pictures' hit videos, includingscarface,Back to the FutureandFar away from Africa. In 1973 he was hired by David Geffen to manage the Asylum Records label, which then merged with Elektra Records. Sharell is a past president of City of Hope, Entertainment Division and a 46-year voting member of the Recording Academy and a member of AFM/Los Angeles.
Two: KROQ, 1994. Shark works in Chicago.
| SHARON, Bob:KFWB, 1960-67;KPOL, 1967-70;FALL, 1970-71. Bob is AE for American General Media with three stations in the Santa Maria/Lompoc market.|
Bob spent most of the 1960's as General Sales Manager during the exciting days of Top 40 KFWB. He then moved to KPOL before working as General Manager at KIIS. He served on KFWB during its glorious run as a top 40 broadcasterBob PurcellandChuck Blore. But Bob also faced the personal challenge of recovering from parotid cancer and losing his home in Sherman Oaks in the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
Raised in the Midwest, he calls Joplin, Missouri home. "I've always had an appetite for radio. All I wanted to be was a sports reporter. I loved sports!” Bob went to the University of Denver because he thought it was “the best radio school in the country.” Between my freshman and sophomore years, I joined the Navy, where I was injured, which ruined any hope of participating in the sport.” After graduating, he began his radio career in Craig, Colo. for $75 a week. Bob later was an athlete with KXEO-Mexico, Missouri. After three months he went into sales because he discovered that salespeople made more money than athletes. Bob was in sales at WHB-Kansas City for the legendary Top 40 years. He then took over the Peoria, Albuquerque, San Diego and Wichita stations. He moved to the West Coast, worked at KDEO-San Diego and then eventually consulted KFMB and KERO/TV-Bakersfield. Bob was the first station manager at KIIS. When he left in 1971, he then joinedTed Randalin San Francisco for an advisory role.
“Today you starve to death in the smaller markets if you sell newspapers. People are just too busy to read a newspaper and they get the news somewhere else.” Whether said the whole approach to new advertisers was different was just a few years ago. "You can't sit down and talk to them about how tall the tower is or how many watts the stations are, they just want customers to come out the door."
Scharf, invoice: KACE, 1997-2000; KJLH. 2000-2001. Bill works swing at KJLH.
Scharf, Colin J.: KDAY, 1966; KFWB. Colin worked at WIND-Chicago before coming to Southland to work at KDAY and KFWB. He moved to Hawaii and worked at KUMU-Honolulu for many years. Colin retired in 1989 and moved to Kauai. He died on August 19, 1998 at the age of 65.
| SCHARF, Karin:QUIZ, 1987;COST, 1988-2022. Karen hosts "Love Songs on the KOST".|
Before her career in radio, Karen, who is from Southern California, worked for ten years as a VIP guest hostess at Disneyland; Coordinating the ultimate Disney experience for tourists, dignitaries and some of the biggest stars in music and entertainment. She also earned her music degree while working at Disney and, after completing her undergraduate degree, attended broadcasting school to further develop her passion for language, theater and storytelling.
After moving to radio, Karen began hosting Lovesongs on KOST 103.5 and has graced the airwaves making musical love connections for listeners for more than 2 decades. Throughout her career she has been featured in numerous publications (R&R,shineMagazine, Huffington Post) and has also received various industry awards, including being named L.A. Nighttime's Favorite Personality, winning the Genii Award for Excellence in Radio, and receiving nominations for Excellence in Broadcasting and AC Personality of the Year “. Outside of radio, Karen is actively involved with charities such as ASPCA and CCI (Canine Companions for Independence) - a group that raises and adopts service dogs for people with disabilities.
She started at Radio Ventura and applied to KQLH-San Bernardino. her future husbandAlex Toastwas the pd and recalled, "She really didn't have much experience, but I knew I wanted to hire her. I told her she MUST send a cassette to KOST in six months because it would be perfect for the Love Songs program.” Karen moved to KWIZ and Alex moved on. When Karen got a part-time job at KOST, Alex called to congratulate his former employee. Another year passed and Karen saw Alex play on TV and she called with congratulations. Both were available and she started dating. They married four years later. "When I hired Karen in San Bernardino, I didn't know I was hiring my wife."
Scharf, Tawala: KKBT, 2000-06. Behind the scenes of The BEAT, Tawala hosted the show overnight.
Scharf, Jim: KYSR, 1993-95. Jim works mornings at All-Talk KTAR-Phoenix.
|SHARPNESS, Melissa:KYSR, 1993-95. Melissa worked mornings at KIFM-San Diego until the summer of 2006. She worked mornings at KYOT-Phoenix until early 2020 when iHeart went through a major downsizing. In the summer of 2022, Melissa joined the ninth largest RE/MAX franchise in the world as a Vp in Prescott, Arizona.|
She graduated from high school in Lodi, attended college in Stockton, and then worked odd jobs in San Francisco. She moved to Tucson to go back to school, studied journalism and worked as a club DJ. local gm,The rich "brother" Robbin, heard her tape and loudly told Rich to his PD: "Get her on air tonight!!!"
She worked in the morning andJim Sharpethe FM. They soon fell in love and were married on October 16, 1987 during a morning simulcast drive that was broadcast on all local television stations. Two years later, while competing at different stations in Phoenix, they decided to team up and went to KXKT-Omaha. Less than a year later, they were doing mornings at KRSR-Dallas. When Westinghouse sold the station two years later, Jim moved into program management and the Sharpes took their morning show to WMXZ-New Orleans. They came to the Southland from The Big Easy and worked mornings at Star 98.7.
After five years of marriage, Jim was desperate to have another child. While on the air in the summer of 1994, Melissa gave Jim a copy to read which contained the positive results of a home pregnancy test. The news left him speechless. They have made TV appearances togetherDie Marilu-Show,BaywatchandCBS this morning. In a 1995LA timesIn the interview, the Sharpes spoke about a difficult time in their marriage when they first moved to Los Angeles. Sometimes collaboration doesn't work. Melissa mused, "We'd drive to work together, we'd do the show, we'd go off the air, we'd go to breakfast or lunch, we'd go to the gym together—it was like, argghhhhhh!" A breakup made everything even worse. "It's just because I'm so damn irresistible," Jim said. "She couldn't take not living with me." Melissa concluded, "We belong together. We're madly in love.” In 1995, the couple left Star 98.7 and moved back to Phoenix in 1996.
|SHAUGHNESSY, Pat:KIQQ, 1973-79. Pat is President/CEO of AVI Communications, Inc. in Dallas|
Pat was present at the launch of theDrake/Chenaultera at KIQQ. He told thatLA times: "This will be the first time FM has had a chance to prove its viability and strength from the perspective of a big personality."
Pat was born on January 22, 1945 in Council Bluffs, Iowa and was not yet 30 years old when he arrived in Southland. He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and joined KOIL-Omaha in 1966 in sales. Pat was also Executive Vice President/GM of Drake/Chenault Enterprises. In 1980 he became President and CEO of TM Communications, then the largest producer of jingles and production libraries. He took the company public in 1985 and sold his shares in 1987, buying four radio stations.
In 1991 he founded AVI Communications, a broadcast services company specializing in the development of new businesses for television and radio. He has won numerous awards including a Clio, a gold medal for film production from the New York Film Festival. Pat also served as executive producer of one of the biggest corporate shows of all time, The Coca-Cola Centennial Celebration, with an audience of 14,000 bottlers from 140 countries.
Pat began his 40-year media career in Omaha selling radio advertising, which led him to management and later his appointment as VP & General Manager of a KIQQ. After seven years in LA, he was recruited by Roy Disney to run TM Communications in Dallas. Corporate shows and also own radio stations.
Shaun, Jackie: KNX, 1976-2000. Jackye is part of KNXNewsradio. In 1999 she won a Golden Mike Award for Best News Writing.
SCHAUNA:KLOS, 1973-74; PLEDGE, 1975-76. Shauna Zurbrugg was only briefly at two stations, KMET and KLOS (not to be confused with Shana LiVigni). Born on March 15, 1951 in Alliance, Ohio, she attended Culver Military Academy, the now defunct Penn Hall College For Women in Pennsylvania, and then spent a semester at Kent State University. “I dropped out of radio school in Cleveland to focus on radio. Through this connection I had access to WNCR's on-air staff, where I had my first job as a morning drive DJ with my boyfriend.Jeff Yellow.
She eventually got her own show. At WMMS-Cleveland, she made her name in the mornings when she called herself "The Screaming Queen Bitch."
"My interest in radio came directly from a love of the music of the time," said Shauna. "I was planning to be an actress and once I realized I didn't want to tour 'summer camp' theaters, I realized that after my love of music and the incredible programming on several progressive rock stations Going on the air would be a wonderful outlet for music and entertainment for others.”
At KLOS, she wasn't happy with the rigid playlist and switched to KMET on the weekends. "Because Rachel DonahueHaving a number of health issues at the time, I was often on their weekdays and had started to have fun again, with the ability to choose my own music and be a 'personality'."
She currently offers professional writing services on her blogspot Between the Lines.
show, Bea: KFWB, 1958-61, SEE Tigers
|LOOK, Bob:KKLA, 1998-2000;KFSH, 2000-16;BELIEVE, 2016-18. Bob was involved with Christian Radio during his time at LARadio. He co-hosted The Family Friendly Morning Show on The Fish until early fall 2016. At the end of 2016 he came to "K-WAVE" in the afternoon. He is now a voice actor.|
Speaking of his radio journey, Bobby said: “It's been a slow process. Not everyone can do family-friendly radio. It's so easy to walk the dirty road, which we never do. Our chemistry worked so well. Shaw's predecessors at KFSH wereTed ZiegenbuschandBilly Burke. He started out as a producer on the morning show. "I thought I'd never be able to do the morning show, but with Billy's expertise, it kind of rubbed off on me, and when Billy left I was ready to do it," he said.
In the late 90's Bob graduated from the Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting.
show, Dave: KFI, 1964. Unknown.
| LOOK, Desmond:KNX, 2008-21. Desmond war Verkehrsreporter für all-News KNX. Er ist jetzt bei KCBS/Channel 2.CBS Los Angeles' Vollzeit-Fernsehnachrichten-Helikopter-Reporter!!|
In a January 2021 tweet, Desmond wrote: "After 12 wonderful years I've just finished my last shift at @KNX1070. It was an amazing run... SO grateful to have worked with such a talented and fun team! What started as weekend sleepovers in 2008 and grew into a career in flight news and traffic reporting."
show, Don: KMPC, 1992. Don was fired from his weekend shift at All-Sports KMPC for a comedy skit deemed offensive to Asian Americans. It was a mock interview with a Japanese basketball player. "It wasn't meant to be an ethnic slur on anyone," Shaw said in an interview with theLA times. "I am not a racist. The whole thing was obviously absurd.”
| LOOK, Rick:KEZY, 1984;KNX/fm, 1986:KIKF, 1998-99. Rick was pd/om for the four-piece Amaturo group at 92.7/fm until a station sale in late 2012. He lives in Anaheim, programs in Temecula and San Bernardino, and plays golf in Laughlin|
His journey has been one of a kind, filled with a career change, a late start in radio, announcements, programming and a battle with cancer, all before he turned 50. Rick was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. His father was a salesman and he had a brother who lived in Orange County. While visiting family, Rick's father decided to uproot the family and start a new life in Southern California. They moved in with his uncle until they bought a house in Anaheim. Rick studied accounting at Cypress College and eventually became a senior planner at a manufacturing company. His brother was an engineer at KEZY and Rick volunteered to answer the phone in the evenings. He met PD Dave Forman and Jack Snyder. "I put a tape together, it was the most unprofessional tape imaginable, but Dave in his infinite wisdom heard something and gave me my first job in radio. I was 26 years old.”
During his time at KEZY, Rick collaboratedMark Dennis. "I've never met anyone like Mark Denis. I was in Dallas when I heard he died. I cried for days. He was an amazing man. And Dave Forman was an ace in my eyes.” Rick's radio journey began in the summer of 1980. Two years later, KEZY hit the news. "I thought I was going to run in L.A.." He received two part-time job offers — one withTommy Hadgesat KLOS, the other atMichael Sheehyat KNX/fm. “The station came off the automated Mellow Rock Today format and I was part of the first live group. Six months later, it blew up and became Hit Radio/KKHR,” Rick recalled.
As he approached his 50th birthday, he underwent a full physical. Rick was concerned about cholesterol and glucose levels. Everything was fine, but his doctor was concerned about his PSA levels. More tests. Two weeks later, Rick picked up the results of the additional tests. He was told he had prostate cancer. “Suddenly your whole world changes. Oh my God. How was that possible?” The doctor told Rick that if he did nothing but continue his education for six months, things wouldn't change at all. “I started reading everything I could about it. I almost resigned myself to making an appointment for the total prostatectomy. I told my boss that I might need a few months off. He wondered if I had considered Proton Beam, a form of radiation that's only done in two locations in the country — at Loma Linda in the Inland Empire and at another near Boston.” Rick settled on that Treatment. “I worked 8-5 every day, drove to Loma Linda (about an hour drive) every weekday for 40 days, did the two-minute treatment, and then drove home. It was almost like a magic wand. There were no side effects.” At the end of treatment, Rick had to wait six months for another PSA test. The doctor hoped his pre-treatment of a PSA of 6 would be twofold. "That was a point 8. We blew that out of the water." Rick is now the spokesman for the trial. "I just can't say enough about it." Since the diagnosis, Rick has lost 30 pounds. “I eat better with less sugar and no coffee or fizzy drinks. I have more energy than ever. I no longer have the problem I had. It has given me peace. I'm excited! It doesn't get any better than that,” enthuses Rick.
|SCHAYNE, Bob:KPFK, 1959;KVFM, 1959-60;KNOPF, 1961-63;KPPC, 1967. Bob teaches screenwriting, screenwriting, production, and television history as an adjunct professor at Chapman University in Orange, CA.|
Bob followedTom Donahueon the night shift at KPPC. He was just getting out of jazz and getting used to "underground rock" when Tom fired him for playing a Lambert, Hendricks and Ross cut. Bob left radio after his brief stint at KPPC to become a TV/film writer and producer. He wrote about "every fourth episode of Simon & Simon". Bob wrote the feature lengthReturn of Sherlock Holmes.
Born in New Jersey, Bob was 7 years old when his father moved the family to Southern California with heart disease. Bob grew up in the San Fernando Valley.
SCHERER, Wilhelm:KGFJ, 1973-74;KLOS, 1974-77;TO SAY, 1977-84, vp/gm;KGFJ/CUTE, 1984–85, vp/gm;KGFJ, 1986–96, vp/gm. Born in Columbus, Ohio, William studied Human Relations and Organizational Behavior at the University of San Francisco. He was part of the M.B.A. program in Business Administration at
He was a Korean War veteran who served in the US Army for over 20 years. invoicestarted in radio sales and 1977he became vp/gm at KACE. He was chairman and board member of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters. He was also the past chairman of the Southern California Broadcasters Association.
invoiceleft KGFJ in February 1996 when the station was sold. In the spring of 1996, the Black Media Network presented Bill with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In the fall of 1997, Bill joined American Urban Radio Networks as Vice President of West Coast Operations.Bill was active in the community, working with organizations that promoted media, business, and civil rights opportunities for African Americans. He was active in the Los Angeles Urban League and the NAACP. Shearer was also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a member of the First AME Church in Los Angeles.
SCHERER, Harry:KRLA, 1965-70;KPPC, 1970-71;PLEDGE, 1975;KCRW, 1987-2013;KCSN, 2013-19. Harry is an actor, comedian, author, Watergate junkie, and Nixon impersonator, as well as the voice of several characters on Fox'sThe Simpsons.
Harry's radio career hit an early peak during the heady days of KRLA and the Credibility Gap, an irreverent view of the news in the late 1960s. Its variety of achievements is overwhelming. He started out as a child actor inAbbott and Costello fly to Mars. He played bassist Derek SmallsThis is spinal tap.
Harry has always been on the cutting edge of parody. He played the role of Eddie Haskell in the pilot episode ofLeave it to beavers. He left the cast ofSaturday night livetwice and had a role inThe right stuff.Harry was fired twice from KMET in the 1970s. He used to listen a lot to Jean Shepherd and Bob and Ray, whose influences are evident in his free monologues and slick comedy skits.
In his multifaceted career he does a weekly radio show "Le Show", in which readings from obscure trade magazines alternate with cleverly produced episodes of "Clintonsomething". He also records the voice of Mr. Burns (and 19 other characters).The Simpsons. He is working on the first musical comedy about the relationship between J. Edgar Hoover and his longtime assistant, Clyde Tolson. In the October 1996 issue ofThe summagazine, Harry was listed in the "Buzz 100 Coolest".
|SCHERER, Like:KGFJ, 1989-96;TO SAY, 1996. Licia runs Shearer Energy Productions, a communications/entertainment company.|
Licia worked with MorgenfahrtToni Hartat Gospel/Urban KGFJ. She is a versatile entertainer, talented actress, singer and dancer. Licia portrays the wacky Sarah on the popular, nationally syndicated radio soap opera It's Your World, which airs on theTom JoynerMorgenshow.
She was nominated for Best Actress by the NAACP Theater Awards for the musicalA little meditationand starred in Jayne Kennedy's long-running musicalThe African AmericanandFor colored girls. Licia starred in Bill Bellamy's filmHow to become a player.
She founded Shearer Energy Productions, a communications/entertainment company that producedThe Sacred ConnectionNational Gospel Newsletter. Licia, from Ohio, earned a master's degree in broadcast journalism and radio/television communications.
|SHEEHY, Michael:KNX/fm, 1976-83;KKHR, 1983;KTWV, 1990-2000. Michael left his production job at The Wave to run his own production facility.|
The quintessential production master, Michael developed a passion for music from an early age. “When I was 13, my parents gave me a small Sony tape recorder. It fired my imagination and opened up a whole new world for me.” His early radio work was between Houston and Honolulu, and he came to the Southland from KGB-San Diego. Eventually he became Managing Director of KNX/fm. Michael recalled that the station "gained the highest ratings and revenue in its history and ranked as the sixth most-watched radio station in the United States." There he was awarded 26 gold and platinum records for his early and enthusiastic support in the development of new artists. In 1985 he was asked to start and develop a broadcasting division for HLC/Killer Music, a respected music production company best known for its collaborations with Levi's, Gatorade and Wheaties. His company earned a reputation as the nation's leading jingle broadcaster.
In 1990 Michael joined KTWV where he led the creative/production department. His work has received international awards, with his entry surpassing 13,800 other entries from more than 29 nations. He was program director for the Discovery Music Network on cable television. In 1992, Michael worked mornings on The Wave, and he switched to evenings in 1993 when the New Age station adopted a female morning drive team. Michael spoke about the production: “I don't care what the medium is... Producing is a state of mind.
shine, Lily: KCBS, 1998-2005; KNX, 2005-08. Lily, a native of Britain, worked at Arrow 93 over the weekend. She worked in the programming department at KNX until February 2008 after being downsized at CBS Radio.
shine, Scalla: KCSN, 1997-2007. Scalla hosted "American Mosaic" on Cal State Northridge radio station.
| BOSS, Stanley:KROQ, 1977-82. Stanley produces theater and film projects. Sheff was the "and Stanley" in the parodied Sunday night show "Young Marques and Stanley" on KROQ.|
Born and raised in Hollywood, Stanley graduated from Fairfax High School and pursued the film business. He employed KROQ'ersDoctor Nemo, who was the Young Marques for one of his films. They developed a friendship.
"We had Adam West and Linda Blair come to Pasadena to fake their projects. The shows were half scripted and half improvised.”
Stanley continued to directLobsterman from Mars(a title inspired by a working relationship with Orson Welles).Sheff's television work as a director and editor includes the NBC special,TV - The fabulous fiftieswith featured presenters Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, Mary Martin and David Janssen.
| Shelby, Larita:KGFJ, 1985-90. Larita was part of the morning show at KGFJ.|
For much of the 1990s, LaRita waswas on AFRTS. "I was on the air during the Gulf War," she said. "I was even in a story on CNN. As helpless as I felt, at least I felt like I could do something. What I've learned on my goodwill missions is that radio and television stations play an important role in the morale of our troops."
She then worked in a music, media and marketing company in association with Charles Wright Productions. Currently, LaRita "Jazzy Rita" is Shelby's Director of Digital Media Strategy & SalesLee Bailey's Electronic Urban Report on EURweb.com. She also works independently as a consultant, writer, producer and entertainer for her own company SB Music, Media and Marketing. www.LaRitaShelby.com orwww.JazzyRita.com.
In 2015, she received an Unsung Heroes of L.A. Award from Hands For Hope, a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles. LaRita is a member of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sheldon, Thom: KJOI, 1987-89. Thom is a fourth grade teacher at Charles White Elementary in Westlake. He is one of about 160 school district employees who are "housed" by L.A. Unified. Shelden has been accused of sexually harassing a colleagueLA times. A county investigation hasn't confirmed this, but LAUSD assigned Shelden first to a county office and later to a home, saying he repeatedly contacted the woman in violation of county orders. Shelden, who continues to collect his $73,500 salary, says he did nothing wrong.
Sheldon, Harvey: KFOX, 1985. Harvey hosted a hard rock video show on local Orange County cable television.
|SHELDON,To mark:KUSC, 1999-2003. Mark died of cancer on December 8, 2003. He was 43. He was an announcer for the Classical Public Radio Network|
Mark graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting. After college he worked as an announcer in Utah and as a station manager in Indiana. Sheldon joined Minnesota Public Radio in 1992 as a syndicate classical music host. He also produced national radio shows for the Minnesota Classic Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the Grand Teton Musical Festival.
In 1999, Sheldon was hired by the Classical Public Radio Network, co-owned by KUSC and Colorado Public Radio, where he hosted afternoons. He spoke about his 15-year battle with a rare form of airborne ocular melanoma. When his insurance dropped him just before cancer treatment, friends threw a benefit concert in his honor.
Shelton, Iris: KRLA, 1981; KFWB, 1988. Unknown.
Sherlock, Lamar: KEZY, 1959. Lamar worked weekends from Indio, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Ontario.
Sherman, Gen: KABC, 1969. Unknown.
|SHERWIN, Walli:KABC, 1970-89. „Adee too!” Wally Sherwin's television commercial for a plumbing service called Adee Plumbing brought him notoriety, as did his decades-long role as KABC's PD. In the television spot, he appeared as a white-haired plumber promoting the services of Adee Plumbing and Heating. At the end of the commercial, he widens his eyes and announces: "Adee Do!"|
Wally passed away peacefully on August 6, 2008. He was 89 years old. In the 1960s, Wally was program director and general manager at KHJ/Channel 9. During his time at KHJ, Wally pioneered live daytime TV by introducing itshow timeand later won an Emmy for Production of a Live Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. In the 1970s and 1980s, Wally was program director at KABC. "I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Wally Sherwin," wrote Ken Minyard, a regular on KABC every morning for decades. “During my many years at KABC, Wally has been the longest-serving program director and certainly the most memorable one that featured a lot less confrontation or fabricated controversy and a lot more fun. Wally was a showman, always emphasizing that broadcasting was an entertainment medium and that if we could have a good time on the air, audiences would probably like it too. During Wally's tenure, our show traveled all over the world. Wally produced the shows, set up the guests and was generally the one who had to take care of the many technical issues that cropped up on a regular basis. When we started doing the shows in the early '80s, our high-tech equipment was an ISDN and a fax machine, as you can imagine."
Sherwood, Lee: KIIS, 1970-71; KHJ, 1980-82. Lee hosts a popular country show and was last heard on KDJR-DeSoto, Missouri.
Sherwood, Tom: KRLA, 1989-98. Tom produces the syndicated Art Laboe Killer Oldies Show.
Schuman, Phil: KABC, 2001-02. The KNBC/Channel 4 reporter/host hosted a weekend talk show on KABC.
shields, Cal: KAGB, 1974-78; KACE, 1978-83. Cal has worked for a local cable company and is an active contributor to Too Lunar Productions.
shields, Del: KAGB, 1974-78. Del is a minister in New York.
Schindler, Merrill: KABC/KMPC/KTZN; KLSX, 1998-2008; KABC, 2010-12. Merrill hosted the weekend show "Dining Out" on KABC.
(Miles Sexton, Bruce Scott, Stein & Illes,andBryan Styble)
Schirk, Larry: KPCC, 1988. Larry was program director at Pasadena City College radio station and became a professor. From 1974 to 1999 he was Deputy Director General. He is now retired and lives in San Gabriel. Larry studied business administration and management at the University of Redlands.
Riverbank, Dave: KSPN, 2010. Dave joined KSPN on 12/15/10 as operations manager
|RIVERBANK, Sandy:STRESS, 1984-86;QUIZ, 1987-89;KTWV, 1988-2000. Sandy is President/Founder of the first online jazz radio station and the World's Smooth Jazz station, SmoothJazz.com. She lives in Monterey, California.|
Sandy had a harrowing experience before arriving at the Southlandn. She was working at a radio station in Monterey when a listener entered the station and shot up all the equipment. Since 1990 she has produced and hosted a number of smooth jazz concerts and music events in Monterey Bay. She was recently named Promoter of the Year by local newspaper Monterey.
Shurian, Scott: XTRA, 1961-63; KMPC, 1963-68 and 1975-79. Scott lives in Salt Lake City and is a semi-retired voice artist and travel-related writer/producer.
Shust, Billy: KIKF, 1998-2000. Billy the Kid was a country DJ in Orange County's KIKF.
|SICILIAN, Andreas:KSPN, 2009-10. Andrew joinedMychal Thompsonfor a lunchtime show on KSPN in the summer of 2009 and he left the all-sports channel in late 2010.Since 2005 he is the presenter of DirecTVNFL Sunday Ticket Rote Zone. Andrew also serves as the host forNFL Total Accesson the NFL network.|
In 2010, while on vacation in Chile, Andrew experienced a major earthquake (8.8). "I was in my room at 3:30 a.m., sleeping in a room with floor-to-ceiling windows on a cliff that basically looked out over the ocean. It's a little miracle," Siciliano described to LARadio senior writer Alan Oda as it felt during the shakes When a 500-car train passes its worst point, it's a 500-car train that just kept going.” He contrasted his experience with earthquakes in California: “Here we're used to hitting the worst Period - bam, it's over - [but] there, the worst point was just the beginning, because then it had another 45 seconds of its greatest impact that was still ongoing. You stand there and think, "When will it stop?" but it doesn't. At first I thought it was a downpour, not an earthquake, so I went to the window - which we all know is the wrong place - then I felt, plaster falling on me like dust and I wondered how the rain got into my room, then I realized it wasn’t rain it was the ceiling.”
meeting, Carolyn KOCM, 1986-87. Carolyn worked at KOCM in the afternoon.
victory, Jack: KJOI, 1970-73; KPSA, 1973; KLVE, 1973. Jack was President of Chagal Companies, a multimedia investment/consulting firm specializing in broadcast ownership. The company owned KJOI and KFOX. He died on July 16, 2004 at the age of 75. Originally from West Virginia, Siegal grew up in Philadelphia. After founding the radio station at the University of Pennsylvania and graduating, he joined the Navy and became a radio correspondent in the Korean War. He also arranged for radio and television coverage of the Korean War armistice negotiations in Kaesong and Panmunjom.
SIEGEL, Joel:KPPC, 1970-71;PLEDGE, 1971.Joel was best known for his entertaining ABC film reviewsGood morning Americafor a quarter of a century. His cheerful personality and striking wit allowed him to be open and honest without being hurtful. Joel was also a LARP and worked at KPPC and KMET in the early 1970s.
He died of colon cancer on June 29, 2007. He was 63. This wasn't the first time cancer had appeared in Joel's life. In 1982, Joel's wife, Jane, died of brain cancer at the age of 31.
Joel broadcast news on KPPC and had a weekly program, Uncle Noel's Mystery Theater, during his Underground.radio period. A native of East Los Angeles, he graduated with honors from UCLA. He had a varied early life. On one20/20Section on the evening of his death, they dedicated the last section of Joel's life. "I'm really proud that I knew Martin Luther King and even more that he knew me," Joel said in a previous interview. His friendship with King and his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960s was an example of "standing up for what's right."
Jeff Gonzerremembered that Joel had this huge collection of old radio plays, comedies and series. "He made me use 'Chandu the Magician,' which I ran every morning on my show at KPPC [1970-71]. Then he started his uncle Joel's Comedy Hour, a weekend show featuring old radio comedy shows from the '40s and '50s. He also hosted Uncle Noel's Mystery Hour on the weekends and hosted spooky and mystery shows from the same era. After we were all fired from KPPC I moved to KMET and Joel as news anchor too.
On August 1, 1972, Joel joined WCBS/TV-New York and four years later became an entertainment critic for WABC/TV-New York. In 1996, Joel found someone else he hoped to grow old with. She got pregnant, he got cancer. In 2004 he wrote a book for his five-year-old son entitledLessons for Dylan, a "just in case" autobiography and tutorial for his son. At his book launch party, he told his friends, "I'm glad to be there, and to quote George Burns, I'm glad to be everywhere." He worked almost to the end of his life, without his cheerful personality and trademark wit to lose, a colleague wrote on the network's website.
That20/20The tribute piece ended with, "Joel never complained. He always had a warm smile. He will be an inspiration.”
Siegel, Mike: KABC, 2000. Mike's "Coast to Coast AM" ran on KABC from Spring 2000 through November.
Sietsema, Rick: KNX, 2004-10. Rick is in technical operations at KNX.
sifuentes, Karla: KRLA, 1996–98. Install unknown.
SIGMON, Loyd:KMPC.Loyd developed a system that made it easy for police to alert radio stations. The system gave each radio station a special receiver tuned to a specific frequency and hooked up to a tape recorder. A dispatcher at LAPD headquarters could press a button to activate all machines and announce the nature of the problem. "To be honest, I wanted to get more listeners for KMPC," Sigmon said. When the LAPD aired the first SigAlert on September 5, 1955, the announcement caused even more trouble than the accident that triggered it. A train en route from Union Station to Long Beach had derailed downtown and rolled onto its side. When the LAPD sent out an appeal for doctors and nurses in the area through the new system, so many responded that they caused a traffic jam themselves.
Born in Stigler, Oklahoma, in 1910, Loyd was the son of a rancher who was educated at Wentworth Military Academy and received his amateur radio license at age 14. He began his radio career with WEEI-Boston and KCMO-Kansas City. Loyd spent three years in Europe during World War II where he was the officer in charge of radio communications for the European Theater where Colonel Sigmon oversaw the construction of the world's largest 60,000 watt mobile transmitter. Prior to selling his interest in Golden West, Loyd was the company's executive vice president, Gene Autry ran a number of radio stations and KTLA/Channel 5 was KMPC's vice president of operations and was part of the California Angels acquisitions. The California Highway Patrol took over responsibility for the freeways in 1969 and with it the SigAlert system. And although most radio stations now get information about SigAlerts from the CHP website, the name has stuck - it strikes terror and terror into the hearts of L.A. drivers.
Loyd died on June 2, 2004 at the age of 95.
Signal, Thor. Tori was the traffic reporter on KFWB, KMPC and KYSR. She is currently controlling the traffic during the morning journey on the WAVE.
| SILBER, Jack:KLSX, 1997-2009;KFWB/KRTH, 2010;KABC, 2010-11;KABC/KLOS, 2011-12. Jack left his past as AE at KTWV and K-EARTH on July 10, 2010 to become program director at KABC.|
In the fall of 2011, Jack added programming responsibilities at KLOS. The new owner, Cumulus, let Jack go in June 2012. In July 2012, Jack was named Pd on NBC Sports Radio Network for Westwood One. Jack lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic.
In 1995, KLSX had a rock talk start with aBrady BunchStar (photo by Susan Brady Olsen), a psychic and roommate of OJ Simpson. In August 1997, Jack came to transform the station into what would later become known as The FM Talk Station. Silver broughtTom Leykis(after KFI and KMPC) back to work in the market and put him in the afternoon drive. "KLSX had a consultant who recommended non-competitive programming with very short phone calls, but he's no longer with the station," Leykis said. Then there was the controversy with a hallway brawl in betweenDoug StecklerandRiki Rachtmann. brought in silverChuck evil, a former KIIS jock to replace Rachtman.
|SILBER, Jordan:KYSR, 2013-15. Jordin joined Weekends at Alternative 98-7 in early Summer 2013 from KNDD-Seattle. She was with the Buzz in Kansas City until the coronavirus pandemic eliminated her job. In Spring 2022, Silver returned to Alt 96.5-Kanas City (KRBZ).|
Jordin was also with ALT 105.7, Power 96.1 and Project 96.1 in Atlanta. In Kansas City, she hosted a daily comedic "On This Day in History" podcast titled "Bitchin' Thru Time," according to LinkED, with 12,000 downloads across 30 episodes. "108% average consumption of each episode!"
|SILBERMANN, Alex:KNX, 2022. In September 2022 Alex will take over the programming at all-News, KNX. He held a similar position at KWY-Philadelphia. Prior to 2018, he was a resident at WCBS-New York.|
After joining WCBS in 2011, he helped cover major news events in New York and around the country, including Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Orlando nightclub shooting. In 2018, Silverman received a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the New York transportation crisis. He was a reporter and anchorman at KIRO/fm in Seattle from 2010-2011 and a reporter and morning news anchor at WSYR-Syracuse from 2008-2020, where he received his degree from S.I. Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. Silverman also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham University, where he created a course called Social Media for Journalists.
Silvius, Jon: KRLA, 1966 and 1969-74. John died in a plane crash on January 6, 2003. He was 55 years old.
|SIMERS, T. J.:COUPLING, 2006-07. T.J., page 2 columnist with theLA timesFor 23 years he started with his daughter Tracy and a new morning showFred Rogginon October 30, 2006. The show ended on September 27, 2007.|
In 2013, T.J. began writing for TheOrange County-Registeruntil a voluntary takeover.
He attended Northern Illinois University. Simers sued themLA timeson age and health discrimination charges and claimed he was ousted from his $234,000 a year job after suffering a minor stroke. In November 2015, a jury awarded him $7.1 million; However, a judge reduced $2.1 million in lost profits and then also awarded the remaining $5 million in emotional distress damages. He ruled that Simers had quit his $234,000-a-year job of his own accord.
Simers, Tracy: KLAC, 2006-07. Tracy co-hosted a morning show (Roggin & Simers Squared) on All-Sports KLAC until September 27, 2007. Since 2017, she has served as Associate Corporate Controller for Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
Simmons, Brian: KFWB, 1963-64. Unknown.
| SIMMONS, Bryan:COST, 1982-2001;GROSS, 2002-04;COST, 2004-11;KTWV, 2011-16.A native of California, he was born James Simmons in Castro Valley and grew up in Sacramento. As a teenager, Bryan's primary interest was in the martial arts and he competed in state tournaments. His life changed forever when, at 16, he started a low-power radio station at his high school. "It was a chance to embark on something I'd always dreamed of."|
As a freshman, he started in the research department of KROI-Sacramento and then went on the airwaves with stints at KROY, KZAP, and KXOA, all Sacramento stations. In November 1982, Bryan was selected by pdJhani Kayeto kick off the new KOST format and afternoon drive. He was the number one afternoon AC talent in L.A. for more than a dozen years. According to Bryan, he was the number one in his time slot for more than three years in the early '90s.R&Rconsistently had him in their national list of the Top 25 P.M. recorded. Drive Time Dominators.
His personal on-air highlights include shows from Tokyo and Rome, as well as satellite broadcasts from DisneyWorld in Florida. Bryan also performs at the Hollywood Christmas Parade each year. He rated KOST for this release: "I loved working at Radio Station of the Year."In late 2016 he went to Albuquerque to become a PD and do afternoons at 99.5 Magic FM. Today he is the operations manager and on-air talent at Global One Media in Elko, Nevada.
|SIMMS, Gregor:KYSR, 1999-2000;KRTH, 2014-22. Greg started working at K-EARTH on the weekends in September 2014. Before that he was at The Walrus in San Diego.He is now music director and afternoon driver at K-EARTH. He took over the afternoon slot in August 2015. "I'm working on getting a television show produced and I'm an Air personality on a national radio station called Air1."|
Greg has been a radio host since 1989 and works in San Diego, L.A. and Phoenix. When he's not on the radio, he usually works in his home studio as a voice actor, voicing all kinds of commercials and projects for radio, television and the internet.
"Although most of his work doesn't air, it pays the bills and I have a lot of fun," Greg wrote on the KRTH website.
He is also a graduate of Le Cordon Blue Culinary Academy and spent some time cooking in Italy in the summer of 2010.
|SIMMS, Lee "Baby":KRLA, 1971-73;KROQ, 1973;PLEDGE, 1973;KRLA1975. At just 16 in 1961, LaMar Simms dropped out of high school and began his 40-year radio career as Hot Toddio On The Radio at WTMA in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.|
His best memory is working at 35 stations in 22 markets. He was known as Lee Simms or Lee Baby, a nickname given to him by pdWoody Roberts at KONO in San Antonio. He had 41 jobs, worked twice at some stations, and was fired 25 times. Lee says, "I think I actually wanted to be a DJ, but I never took an insult from anyone." He committed suicide on January 27, 2015 at the age of 72. He was suffering from cancer.
His annual salary was $18,000 and it was his first time working with a board operator. Referring to this experience, Lee said, "It's impossible for an engineer to hear what's going on in your head." Six months after the Cleveland gig, everyone was fired and Lee went home to Charleston. A few weeks later, Wilson called again, and Simms drove to San Diego and KCBQ to work with programmersMike ScottandBuzz Bennett. When Scott left for WJBK-Detroit, Lee moved again. With the exception of WMYQ-Miami and WGCL-Cleveland, Lee Baby worked in Los Angeles for most of the 1970s, twice at KRLA. He was 27 in 1971 and was making about $30,000 annually. He moved to KROQ until his paychecks started bouncing, then he moved to Miami. Lee returned to KRLA as a veterinarian"Doctor Matthew Frail' in 1975 and did a two-hour 'audit' at KMET. After six months of a morning show in Cleveland, circa 1976, he played two nights on KTNQ and then went to Honolulu as a guestWally Amos. He stayed for five years, working at KKUA, KORL, KDUK and KPOI. Lee said, "I sometimes think that some people hired me just so they could add their name to the long and unworthy list of others who fired me." In 1982 Lee returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and to orthodontics until 1985 when he landed a "nice 3 month contract" with WLV Ein Miami. He moved back to Northern California and stayed at KKIS-Concord, KRPQ-Rohnert Park and KYA-San Francisco until 1992. He went to KOOL in Phoenix in 1994 for big money - and 90 days at No. 1. And then, in 1997,Steve Riversbrought him together with KISQ in San Francisco, where he played R&B oldies for 4.5 years - the longest gig of his career.
Top 40 programmersGeorg Wilsonbecame an early mentor when Lee joined WMBR/1460 in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963. He worked at WLOF-Orlando and WSHO-New Orleans (the only time he was a Pd) and WIST-Charlotte before Wilson hired him at KRIZ-Phoenix in 1964. He was there for 18 months before swapping back and forth between KONO-San Antonio and WPOP-Hartford in 1966 and 1967. In 1968 he joined WKYC-Cleveland.
His annual salary was $18,000 and it was his first time working with a board operator. Referring to this experience, Lee said, "It's impossible for an engineer to hear what's going on in your head."
Six months after the Cleveland gig, everyone was fired and Lee went home to Charleston.
A few weeks later, Wilson called again, and Simms drove to San Diego and KCBQ to work with programmersMike ScottandBuzz Bennett. When Scott left for WJBK-Detroit, Lee moved again.
With the exception of WMYQ-Miami and WGCL-Cleveland, Lee Baby worked in Los Angeles for most of the 1970s, twice at KRLA. He was 27 in 1971 and was making about $30,000 annually. He moved to KROQ until his paychecks started bouncing, then he moved to Miami.
Lee returned to KRLA as a veterinarian"Doctor Matthew Frail' in 1975 and did a two-hour 'audit' at KMET. After six months of a morning show in Cleveland, circa 1976, he played two nights on KTNQ and then went to Honolulu as a guestWally Amos. He stayed for five years, working at KKUA, KORL, KDUK and KPOI. Lee said, "I sometimes think that some people hired me just so they could add their name to the long and unworthy list of others who fired me."
In 1982 Lee returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and to orthodontics until 1985 when he landed a "nice 3 month contract" with WLV Ein Miami. He moved back to Northern California and stayed at KKIS-Concord, KRPQ-Rohnert Park and KYA-San Francisco until 1992. He went to KOOL in Phoenix in 1994 for big money - and 90 days at No. 1. And then, in 1997,Steve Riversbrought him together with KISQ in San Francisco, where he played R&B oldies for 4.5 years - the longest gig of his career.
Simon, Cat: KHJ, 1972-73.Cat is self-employed in internet sales in Phoenix.
|Simon, Chris:KFWB, 1986-87;KNX, 1987-92. Chrisdied on January 20, 2020. He was 55 years old. His death was announced in theWillistonHeroldfrom North Dakota.|
Chris was born on March 27, 1964. The two things Chris loved most were being a father and covering the news. Chris' father James was a broadcaster and worked as a vice president for CBS News. In 1984, when Chris was 16, he got his first radio job at the family radio station KGOE in Thousand Oaks. His radio journey has taken him across the country and around the world, including WCCO-Minneapolis where he won the Edward R. Murrow Award.
In the 1990s, Chris was the head of the ABC news bureau in Sarajevo, covering the Balkan War. He met Lejla while working in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two sons were born from this union, Haris and Erol, both of whom still live in Bosnia and Herzegovina, although they spent the last 10 days of their father's life.
"Chris was a top breaking news reporter for KFWB and KNX in the 80's and 90's," a colleague wrote via emailEthan Harfe. "At KNX, he was notable for big stories like the runway collision between two jets at LAX airport."
Simon, Don: KBIG, 1985-96. Last heard he worked for a station in Indianapolis.
|Simon, Jan:KKGO, 1987-89;KFAC, 1989;KKGO/KJQI/KMZT, 1989-2002. Jan left theSaulus LevineOperational in the fall of 2002 and now operating at Purdue University Station, Classical WBAA-Lafayette, Indiana.|
Jan came to the Southland from KING-Seattle. She got her first job on the radio at a 250-watt station while she was still at school. She has hosted classical, jazz and pop music shows for over a quarter of a century. "My job is to break through the mystique and bring out the purely human element of people who just so happened to be musical geniuses. Haydn was a chicken-pecked husband. Schubert was shy and didn't get dates. Rossini gave up composing to become a gourmet chef.” Jan is married to a former KBIG personalityDon Simon.
Simon, Jim: KABC, 1970-76; KFI, 1976; KGIL, 1985-88; KKGO, 1991; XEKAM, 1992. Jim has been called the "father of talk radio" by many. Simon started pioneering news and talk radio at KABC in the 1970s and co-hosted the station's "Newstalk". Simon, who served as President of Mutual Broadcasting System for many years, has also held broadcast and executive positions at WBBM in Chicago, KCBS-San Francisco and KGIL. Simon has also fathered three offspring who have made their own names in broadcasting - Jim Avila, Chris Simon of ABC News Radio and Jaie Avila Simon of ABC News in Phoenix. He died on June 6, 1995 from complications of diabetes, an aneurysm and a stroke. He was 61.
|Simon, Lou:KKHR, 1983-86;KNX/fm, 1986;COUPLING, 2004-06. Lou was apd/evenings on Pop Standards Fabulous 690 until early 2006 when it changed hands and the format changed to Spanish. He is now with Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.|
Lou Simon joined Pop Standards KLAC from the ABC Radio Network in New York. "I planned the music, expanded the library, produced Daisy Torme's show and whatever else there was to do." "Brad's a great marketing executive," Lou said, "and he spent too much time on the nuts and bolts. He didn't have to schedule music every day. It takes time to get it right.”
This wasn't Lou's first time in the market. During his radio tour, he was the only morning man during the period KKHR played the Top 40 - August 1983 to May 1986. When the format switched from 93.1/fm back to KNX/fm, Lou stayed in the afternoons and he was music Director. Lou claims he is a lover of gold.
| Simon, Perry Michael:KLSX, 1995-96;KLYY/KSYY/KVYY, 1998-99. Perry has been a consultant at AllAcess.com for two and a half decades. As of Fall 2021, Perry was SVP/Editor-in-Chief, News/Talk/Sports/Podcasting Editor. He was the host ofThe Evening Bulletin mit Perry Michael Simon, formerly at Nerdist/Nerdist Podcast Network. He now lives in Florida.|
“I was born and raised in New Jersey; I don't really see a place as my hometown, but my years near Philadelphia were about the right time to earn that title (I'm still a fan of Philly sports teams, have lots of friends in the area and have a craving for cheesesteaks and wawa and a hint of The Accent, so I guess that counts)," said Perryarea space.
“I don't know if there's anything interesting about my education – I graduated from Haverford College, where Judd Nelson was in my class briefly and it got a lot of attentionMare by Easttown, and Villanova Law School, where nothing interesting happened at all, but I'm personally proud of three NCAA men's basketball championships that I had nothing to do with.
Simon concluded: "My career, abbreviated: program director at New Jersey 101.5 [Walter Sabo's invention, which I helped launch] and KLSX in Los Angeles, and operations manager and weekend public affairs host at Y-107. He also spent 6 years at Nerdist Industries and a year as a producer at the very odd Comedy World Radio Network. I joined All Access in 1997 and was promoted to Editor/News-Talk-Sports in 1999 and vp in 2011. I can't remember when I started my column, but it's been going on for a long time. I've done other things, mostly in the media, but I've forgotten most of it."
SIMPSON, Mike:KNX, 2015-2022. Mike joined KNX in September 2015 as a newsreader. He was a co-anchor on Afternoon Drive for several years until moving to Morning Drive in the fall of 2022.
Before joining KNX, Mike wasworked as a reporter at KGO-San Francisco. He started out at KFBK in Sacramento.
Mike spent years covering the state Capitol and Gov. Brown, but he's also hunted wildfires, participated in breaking news that won Edward R. Murrow and APTRA Awards, and passed out twice in the back of fighter jets.
Born and raised in Sacramento, he has psychology and communications degrees from UC Davis. Mike spends his free time training for marathons, scrolling through Twitter and finding new restaurants. He can't cook. But he can eat.
Sims, Robert: KABC, 1967-68; KNX, 1968-2002. Bob retired in April 2002 after 33 years at KNX's all news station.
|SINDBAD:KHHT, 2002. Sinbad, the comedian/actor, started the morning ride on Hot 92.3fm on February 11, 2002 and left in late summer 2002. He has appeared in several productions for a reality TV series. He spent much of 2020-21 recovering from an ischemic stroke and learning to walk again.|
Born November 10, 1956, David Adkinson rose to fame in the 1990s for appearing in his own HBO specials, appearing in several television series, and acting in the filmsNecessary rudeness,house guest,First child,Jingle all the wayandgood burger. His stage name came from admiration for Sinbad the Sailor.
He began his stand-up comics career by appearing onstar search. Sinbad won his round against his fellow comedianDennis Muellerand made it to the final. He appeared upDie Redd Foxx-Show, andAnother worldi.e. In 1997, Sinbad was releasedSinbad's Guide to Life: Because I Know Everything, a book of comedic short essays.
He became a single father to his two children. “Black men are already in charge and already taking care of our duties, but no one emphasizes that. I hear all this bad talk against men and their children. I'm just so fed up. More than anything I show that life has changed, the world has changed. And now the key isn't just going to be parenting, it's going to be mentoring, where people who aren't even in your family have to go in and help. And we're going to accept that responsibility, which we used to do in our culture."
| SINCLAIR, Dick:Kyiv, 1950-54;KFI, 1954-68;Kyiv, 1968-2000;KRLA, 2001-02. Dick, longtime host of the Polka Party, died in October 2016,at the age of 91.|
ThatPolka-Partydebuted on the island of Guadalcanal during World War II. Private Sinclair, who was a pioneer in creating the Armed Forces Radio Service, first beamed the show to an All-G.I. Audience over the island's military station. In Guadalcanal he metGeorg Putnam.
Dick was born in Salt Lake City. After the war he enrolled at the University of Utah and graduated. He started at KGIR in Butte, Montana before coming to the Southland. A TV version ofPolka-Partywas syndicated in 65 markets and aired locally for two decades. During his time at KFI, he was HR spokesman and financial editor. Dick was the PD of KIEV, which is now KRLA (870AM), for decades.
Syracuse, Toni: KCSN, 1985-87; KNX, 1987. Tony is thereLos Angeles Timesmedia group.
circus, Bob: KNX, 2000-07. Bob is a freelance radio/television reporter. He lives in the New London/Norwich, Connecticut area.
SIRMON, Tom:KNX, 1987-94. Tom died on December 31, 2014 at the age of 60t almost two decades as a highly successful broadcast journalist. Tom has received seven Golden Mikes awards from the Southern California Radio and Television News Association, as well as awards from United Press International for producing Best Radio Documentary in the Nation. Outside of KNX, Tom has spent many years in Florida and other areas of the country as a news anchor and reporter.
When he left KNX, Tom returned to his family home in St. Petersburg, Florida. He continued to work as a writer and offered Sirmons' Sermons through his blog.
"Tom had a stunning talent with dramatic ups and downs," he recalledRobert Sims, former news director of KNX. "Tom was an excellent newscaster who could cover up fouls behind the scenes with effortless ad-libs and flawless transitions." Sims said Tom was "fearless and quick, always reliable and accurate" as a reporter, but it was Sirmons, the author, who stood out. “He wrote with a grace and clarity that put him beyond the reach of meddling editors. What presents!”
“Tom was an imperfect genius. I'm very sorry he left," Sims said.
"I viewed Tom as a network quality broadcaster with the talent and intelligence to write his own ticket, radio or television," he wrote via email Ed Pyle, former KNX program director. "Whatever he ended up doing, I hope he was light-hearted... fulfilled."
No cause of death was announced.
|SISANIE:FALL, 2007-22. Before she joined, Sisanie Villaclara worked at KIIS/fm during the dayRyan Seacrestin Morning Drive in December 2015. In July 2022 she was Music Director at KIIS.|
Sisanie started her radio career at KHTS in San Diego.
She was born on March 31, 1984 in Orange Country. Sisanie, the bilingual Mexican-Peruvian beauty, discovered her passion for radio in high school. She was only 19 when she began her internship at iHeartMedia. She has twins, Aiza Delmar and Maxon Jae Villaclar. Sisanie also hosts her podcast,Partnership with Sisanie.
|SIVAN, Lauren:KABC, 2018. Lauren worked on KABC at lunchtimeDr. Drew Pinsky.|
She was an on-air reporter for Fox's KTTV/11 and was sidelined after coming forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Sivan told TheWrap.com in an exclusive interview that she was stunned by her treatment on the ward after her bombshell report that Weinstein masturbated into a plant in front of her at a restaurant in New York City in 2007 stunned her. "I just felt like the station I put my heart and soul into for seven years just used it as an excuse to get rid of me," she said.
Sixx, Nikki: KYSR, 2010-17. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx joined 98-7fm for a weekend show in July 2010.
| GOT IT, Ned:KTAG, 1968-70;KFI, 1970-79;KGIL, 1979-92. If you've driven near Los Angeles Airport for many years, you'll get Ned Skaff showing traffic and parking conditions 24/7. In semi-retirement, the Charleston, West Virginia native spent half a century on the radio.|
After high school in Charleston, Ned attended USC and the Don Martin School of Broadcasting in the mid-1940s. He began his radio career at WTIP-Charleston, followed by WATG-Ashland, Ohio and WKOY-Bluefield, West Virginia.
In 1950, Ned began a 17-year career at WCHS-Charleston as a radio DJ and television news anchor. He was JFK's announcer in the 1960 election. In 1968 he followed his WM GM as pd to KDAY. "One day as I was leaving KDAY, a van full of unkempt kids pulled up at the train station and asked me to play their record. It turned out to be Charles Manson and his group. Manson was from Charleston and lived a block from my wife and across the street from my elementary school. Kind of scary."
Ned spent a decade at KFI, first as a journalist, then as a Pd. Motorcycles, sailing boats and airplanes have always fascinated him. When he joined KGIL, he started a motorcycle accessories wholesale business which he ran for over a decade. Ned lives in the San Fernando Valley.
(Martha Shalhoub, Kurt St. Thomas,andNikki Sixx)
Sketch: KACD, 1996-98; KPWR, 1998-2003; KDLE, 2003. Sketch shown for Big Boy.
heaven, Bob: QUIZ, 1975-77; KIQQ, 1986; KLIT, 1990. Unknown.
| SKYLER, David:KTNQ;KHTZ;FALL, 1988-90 and 1991-92;KKBT, 1990-91;KJLH, 1992-93;KRLA, 1993-96;TO SAY, 1996;KMLT, 1998-99;KRTH, 2008-18. David, also known asskywalker, left AM from KNST-Tucson in early 2006. He hosts a YouTube channel that interviews radio personalities.|
Sky was born and raised in Encino. It was clear early on that he would do radio. He founded the first campus radio station at Mulholland Junior High in Van Nuys. Sky began his career at the age of 16 working a weekend night shift at KTNQ. At the age of 18, he spent full time at KHTZ while visiting Cal State Northridge. After college, Sky programmed KLAV-Las Vegas, XTRA and worked afternoons at KGGI-Riverside. Beginning in 1985, he worked mornings at KPOP-Sacramento and later cross-town at KWOD. While in Northern California, he hosted local television news and hosted a game show.
He worked nights on The Beat and became their promotional voice and executive producer. At KRLA, Sky worked as Bobby Romero in the afternoon. In the mid 1990's he worked as a sky walker for WW1 Oldies Channel, KACE and KOLA-Riverside. He then worked in Madison and Milwaukee. In the summer of 1998, Sky returned to the Southland to program the "K-Lite" trimulcast, which featured KMLT. In the fall of 2001 he came to KRUZ-Santa Barbara in the morning.
|HIMMELSLORD:KLOS, 1990-2011;KABC/KLOS, 2012-14. Skylord, Scott Reiff, reported on the traffic from the air. When Cumulus bought KLOS and KABC from Citadel, Scott reported for both stations. Scott is now the pilot and reporter on the morning Air 7 HD helicopter.|
Scott was born and raised in Escondido. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration/Finance. Before graduating, he started his first helicopter business in 1981 by operating flights under the Coronado Bridge in a Bell 47 helicopter. In 1984, Scott moved to Los Angeles to take a job as a pilot with KABC AM Radio. In 1987, Scott accepted a position with California Federal Savings and Loan as a corporate pilot, flying both helicopters and a corporate jet. He then worked as a pilot and reporter for KLOSMarkus & BrianShow where he was referred to as "SkyLord". His 20 years of flying experience in Los Angeles has given Scott an extensive knowledge not only of Los Angeles but also of the surrounding area.
| SLADE, Karin:KJLH, 1990-2022. Karen is a managing director at KJLH. She was born on October 18, 1955 in Cleveland.|
In 1977, Slade earned her B.S. Degree in Telecommunications from Kent State University where she was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In 1991 she received her M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University. After graduating from Kent State University, Slade was hired as an account manager at Xerox Corporation in Cleveland. Over the next ten years, she worked for Xerox in various positions, including marketing consultant, project manager and dealer sales manager.
In 1988, Slade was promoted to Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta. In 1989, she returned to Los Angeles to serve as Vice President and CEO of KJLH, R&B artist Stevie Wonder's radio station. As general manager, Slade led the network's programming and sales, as well as efforts to address local and national issues in the African American community. Under her direction, KJLH Radio received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award. Slade has been honored by the California Legislative Black Caucus Foundation and the Black Business Association and received the Phenomenal Woman Award from California State University, Northridge. Radio Inc. magazine named Slade one of the 25 Most Influential African Americans on Radio.(from the HistoryMakers website)
|SLATE, Allin:Kyiv, 1950-62;KABC, 1963-69;KNX, 1969-78. Allin died on July 21, 2000 at the age of 79. He suffered a stroke in 1990 that slowed him down, "but didn't stop him," according to his daughter Lynne Darnell. Allin also had Parkinson's disease, and he eventually succumbed to it. He came to KIEV from Honolulu (worked at KULA). In 1964, Allin was athletic director of KABC. He came to KABC with the idea of doing a nightly sports show. Instead, he led the KABC's maiden voyage in the early evening. He was told to "talk about sports and make it interesting". Guests were hard to come by and it was pure experimentation that grew into "SportsTalk". He worked withLeo DurocherandJimmy Piersall.|
Allin was born in Illinois and grew up in L.A. "I was the kid that sat in the stands and called the game," Allin said in an interview withLos Angeles radio guys. Before World War II he was a radio actor, working in radio plays with Jack Webb. “I worked in the sound and lighting department at the Biltmore Bowl while I was a student at the Pasadena Playhouse. He became a regular with Keith Jacksonsports scoreboardon KABC/Channel 7.
Allin later joined the daily lineup of KNX News Radio where he shared his insights and thoughts on the world sports scene. His career had many highlights. He starred as Jason opposite Dame Judith Anderson in the Honolulu production ofMedea; He was a two-time winner of the Associated Press's Golden Mike Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. He was honored by theLos Angeles SentinelsNewspaper for providing fair and considerate reporting on the treatment of African-American athletes at the Mexico City Olympics. He was also a past president of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association and a longtime member and supporter of AFTRA. Allin was a poet, artist and writer with a great sense of humor.
ROOFER, Invoice:KFWB, 1964-65;KRLA, 1965-67;KPPC, 1969-70. Bill died of a heart attack in late October 2002. He was 67 years old.
Bill started withMcLendonTop 40 powerhouse KILT-Houston in 1960. He spent a year with WGR-Buffalo in 1963 before joining the KFWB for the weekends. 1966,billboardreleased the Radio Response Ratings results, and Bill was named Best All-Night Disc Jockey in the pop singles category. Between KRLA and KPPC, Bill was Pd and worked the evening shift at Progressive KSJO-San Jose. After KPPC, Bill worked at KZEL-Eugene, KZAP-Sacramento and KQFM-Portland. The University of Houston Radio/TV graduate returned to his hometown of Victoria, Texas in the 1980s and worked in radio and television production. He also restored antique photos at Custom Copy Photos by Bill Slater. (Photo courtesy of Bill Earl, author of When Radio Was Boss)
roofer, Jenn: KNX, 2008-18. Jenn reported traffic to KNX Newsradio.
|ROOFER, Julia:KSWD, 2008-16;KYSR, 2017-18;KFI, 2017-18;KCSN, 2022. Julie joined100.3/fm The tonein the summer of 2008 and left the company in January 2016. In 2018 she left her part-time news anchor at KFI. In spring 2022 she joined 88.5/fm.|
slate, Jack: KLAC, 1959. The longtime announcer onArt Linkletter's house partypassed away. He was born in Missouri on February 18, 1917. He was an actor/speaker onForgive my rhythm, and the Colgate Comedy Hour. He died on October 29, 1979 in Lancaster, California.
Butcher, Paul: KBCA, 1968. Paul lives in Sante Fe and is a highly respected photographer.
| SMOOTH, Vic:KRLA, 1984-87 and 1992. Vic works afternoons at Oldies KOLA at the Inland Empire.|
He started his radio career in 1983 and has been with KOLA since 1994. KOLA has been playing classic hits (pop hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s) for over 20 years. This 30,000 watt power plant covers Inland Empire, Orange County and portions of Los Angeles and San Diego counties. He was born and raised in Colton.
Vic is a big fan of vintage cars.
Slim: KKHR, 1985-86. Slim lives in Phoenix. Born in Tacoma, Slim worked at KFRC before joining KKHR. Her real name is Leslie Nielson. She began taking cues from Leslie Nelson to avoid confusion with comic book actor Leslie Nielsen. Here's a scope aircheck she did in 1984.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZvBlCjehtg
|SLIWA, Curtis,KABC, 2007-09. His syndicated show ended on KABC in late 2009. Curtis has appeared on WNYM-New York in the mornings and now hosts Morning Drive on WABC-New York.|
Born on March 26, 1954, Curtis comes from as diverse a background as an American activist, radio talk show host, and founder and executive director of the Guardian Angels, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of unarmed crime. Sliwa was the Republican nominee for the 2021 New York City mayoral election, which he lost to Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.
|MUDMAN, Dennis:Delete Channel/LA, 2012-19. Sloatmanwas appointed Chief Engineer for Clear Channel/Los Angeles in 2012, replacing himTerry Grieger. He is now Vp of Engineering for SummitMedia Group.|
"Dennis brings a wealth of experience in the IT and engineering world," he wroteGregor Ashlock, in a memo to staff. “Dennis has worked on numerous specialty projects in many Clear Channel markets and has served as Chief Engineer for Cox in Richmond for the last 5 years. He's excited about the opportunity and can't wait to get started."
BLOW:KROQ, 1992-96 and 1997-2017;KLOS, 2019-22.Doug “Sluggo” Roberts joined KLOS in late summer 2019 as Assistant Pd / Music Director. Doug was associated with KROQ for most of the 1990s and worked in swing until 2017. In early 2021 he teamed up with Kevin Ryder at KLOS in the afternoons.
In early 2021 he teamed up with Kevin Ryder at KLOS in the afternoons.
In addition, Sluggo has been a writer and music planner since day one of the very successful JACK/fm format since 2005. He held that position until a few months ago.
Doug came to the Roq from KZZP-Phoenix. In the spring of 1996, Sluggo joined WXRK-New York before returning to KROQ in late 1997. He stayed until 2004, working nights and driving in the afternoons, then regularly returned to KROQ until two years ago.
“The last shift I did at KROQ was the day I was interviewedAdam Carolla’s [hopefully] upcoming documentary about The Roq. I thought this would be a nice end to my tenure there and I stopped doing air layers after that day," Sluggo wrote in an email.
"I started radio in an MOR in Flagstaff, Arizona, in 1984, when I should have been in high school." He recalls speaking to himCasey Kasemon the phone for about 10 minutes as an impressionable teenager. "I asked him everything about being a DJ and he thoughtfully answered every question," Sluggo recalled. "His best advice was, 'Get used to playing records you hate, kid. Again and again. It's part of the job.'”
Sluggo was born and raised in Phoenix. To achieve his radio dream, he attended Arizona Tech for a 6-month radio course. “I drove all over Arizona and turned in audition tapes that I did at Arizona Tech. Carlos Ibarra, one of the best bosses I've ever had, at 600 (KCLS flagstaff) was the first to bite."
And how did he get the nickname Sluggo? “The Sluggo name story is pretty boring! Haha. My homiesjed the fish,Freddy snakeskin,Swedish Egildecided that I, Doug Roberts, should be Doug The Slug. I slowly turned it into Sluggo. However, for the first few weeks on the air, I was both Frank Distortion, the father of chaos, and Thurston Howell, the monster. Still use that sometimes.”
Sluggo was the voice of MTV2 for half of the day's airtime in her first year on the air. "Besides, I have to be thereGuy Zapoleon's legendary top 40 powerhouse KZZP-Phoenix withKevin Weatherly,Kevin & Bean,Jimmy Kimmeland all the rest of 1986-90.”
Upon assuming his new responsibilities at KLOS, Sluggo stated, "I'll be staying at SiriusXM Monday through Friday for both 1st Wave and Lithium and have been there since June 2015."
| LITTLE, Tommy:KTAG, 1958-59. Known as Dr. Jive, Tommy was involvedAlan freedin the Payola scandal. He became promotion director at Polydor Records. Tommy died after a short illness on March 8, 1972 at the age of 45.|
Born on August 5, 1926 in Savannah, Tommy was an influential black athlete in New York City in the early days of rock 'n' roll. In the 1950s he owned the Smalls Paradise Club in Harlem. He attended Savannahy State College and served a stint in the US Coast Guard. Tommy became the first black disc jockey in Savannah at WSAV in 1947.
In 1952 he moved to New York and became the original "Dr. Jive" on radio station WWRL. His weekday radio shows, with the slogan "Sit back and relax and enjoy the wax / From three-oh-five to five-three-oh, it's the Dr. Jive show" — became popular with teenagers and featured vocal groups, blues, rock and roll, and Latin music.
In 1955 he began presenting live rhythm and blues revues from Rockland Palace and the Apollo Theaters, and in November 1955 Tommy presented an unprecedented 12-minute segment on the nationally networked The Ed Sullivan Show, starring Bo Diddley, LaVern Baker and the Five Keys. In the spring of 1956, he was elected to the unofficial post of "Mayor of Harlem," and a parade was held through the city in his honor.(Source: Wikipedia... Photo of Smalls with Jayne Mansfield)
|SMILEY, Normal Custom:KGFJ;KJLH;KKBT,KABC, 1994;KMPC, 1994-95;KCRWandKPCC, 2002-04;KBLA, 2021-22. Tavis hosted a nightly talk/interview show on PBS until December 2004. In the summer of 2021, Tavis took ownership of KBLA/1580AM. He also hosted the midday show on the new Progressive channel.|
In early 2018, radio/TV station owner and cable/streaming content producer Kevin Adell offered Tavis a sanctuary as Smiley shies away from being cut by PBS and Public Radio International following allegations of sexual misconduct towards staff. His path to salvation takes him into inspirational territory via The Word Network, avoiding current events.
By March 2020, a Washington, DC jury ruled that the former public television host had violated the morals clause of his contract by engaging in sexual relations with several subordinates. Now, they agreed, he owes the station nearly $1.5 million.
In late 2020, Tavis bought KDAY (1580AM) for $7.1 million.
BLACKSMITH, Alexa:KTWV,2013-16. Alexa joined KTWV (the WAVE) in late summer 2013. She came from CBS/Sacramento and has worked in San Francisco, Portland and San Diego.Rick ThomasHer PD at KTWV said: "She lives and breathes radio and is a great person."
“My radio journey has taken me from producing to co-hosting the morning show to titles PD and OM. It's been a weird and wild ride, but I wouldn't change a thing. I started at KSFM as an intern for local star Mark S. Allen and I've never looked back. The radio bug bites and you never get rid of the fever. That same bug made me hungry to do and learn whatever I can to keep myself healthy - balanced and informed team player with more than one thing on my tool belt," she said in an AllAccess interview.
Alexa described her biggest asset: "I have yet to find something I can't do. Not to brag, but I love to learn, I love a challenge and I love throwing myself into a team that likes to win."
(Linda Salvin, Arnie Spanier,andSplit)
|BLACKSMITH, Invoice:KGIL, 1970-76;KABC, 1980-90;KNJO, 1996. Bill, a veteran radio and television public, died on July 10, 2017 at the age of 74.|
An army brat whose youth was spent traveling the world with his parents in the US Army, starting school in Japan and graduating in Germany, Bill has spent his entire broadcasting career in Los Angeles. Bill started out as a news reporter at KGIL, became ND and eventually took over the morning driveSweet Dick Whittingtonleft the station after a long and successful run. During the "Whittington" years, Bill was the "mysterious voice" of the character Harrison Hollywood, a popular parody of Hollywood reporters.
As a licensed pilot, Bill often flew the KGIL Skywatch aircraft reporting highway traffic. This led to his first assignment at KABC. After KGIL, Bill spent ten years as a reporter and presenter at KTTV/Channel 11 and hosted the channel's lunchtime news program, the Today-like Show. During his decade at KABC, he worked as a regular fill-in (withEric Tracy) for the popular morning team,Ken Minyard andBob Arthur. He also teamed up withZwinker Martindalefor a driving program in the afternoon.
After KTTV, Bill spent three years at KCBS/Channel 2 and then moved to KTLA/Channel 5. "Even though I've won various awards for 'Best TV Reporter,' my heart remains with radio." At KNJO, Bill dated a co-hostKirby Hanson, who billed themselves as "low-budget Regis and Kathie Lee" in an experiment to see if talk radio would work at a "very local" level. “Everything went well up until the GMStephen Engel(Longtime friend from KGIL days) died of leukemia and the station was sold.” For a time, Bill freelanced for “KNXNewsradio”.
blacksmith, Invoice: KEZY, 1986; KFI, 1987-94; KMPC, 1995. Bill was born in Elgin, Illinois and attended the University of North Colorado. In 1994 he worked briefly for television at KCAL and KTLA. When Bill left Southland, he was working in Denver in the late '90s. He is currently the owner/president of Radar Marketing Group in Amherst, New Hampshire.
blacksmith, Billy Ray: KXTA, 1997-2003; XERB, 2003-18. The former San Diego Charger linebacker co-hosted Morning All-Sports "The Mighty 1090" until the summer of 2012. He returned in early 2013.
blacksmith, Bobby: KGFJ, 1973. Unknown.
blacksmith, Calvin: KFAC. Calvin started his first radio station in Los Angeles in 1926 with an investment of $200 and introduced the classical music format of KFAC. He and an LA high school classmate scraped together $200 and went on the air as station KGFJ. They only aired when they had something to say, then went off the air and spent the rest of their time selling commercials so they could reappear the next day. He joined KFAC in 1932 as chief engineer and became a manager during a difficult economic crisis during the Depression. His first success was the Southern California Gas Co. ongoing two-hour evening concert. The former owner of KFAC died in August 1991. He was 86 years old.
|BLACKSMITH, China:KTAG, 1971-72;KRLA, 1972-73;KROQ, 1973-74;PLEDGE, 1974-75;KLOS, 1979;KWST, 1980-81;KMGG, 1983-84;CUTE, 1984-87;KTWV, 1989-91;KAJZ/KACD, 1992-96.KCBS, 1999-2001. China died on August 23, 2005 as a result of a fatal heart attack. He was 61.For three decades, China was one of the great voices in L.A. Once you've heard China's voice, you've never forgotten it. It shook the speakers.|
Thomas Wayne Rorabacher was born in Grand Rapids in 1943. 1969 at KCBQ-San Diego, pdGary Allingave it the name China. The Smith name was chosen to create an ethnic balance between exotic and American.Bob Wilsonbrought china to south country to work AOR KDAY by KING Seattle. China was also an accomplished artist, using his computer to produce fabulous digital pieces.
Business hasn't always been kind to China. In the spring of 2003, China was going through hard times, and the following story appearedLARadio.com:
This is a difficult story to write. The subject is a nice guy. But his circumstances are uncomfortable. No one wants to write that kind of story, especially the subject of that story.
When I naively started researching the first issue of Los Angeles Radio People ten years ago, I thought the project was a fun look for some of our early radio people and to learn about their journey. It got tragic pretty quickly. One of the brightest top 40 stars on L.A. radio lived in a lodge in Vermont and on Hollywood Boulevard. Others had taken their own lives or taken their lives early due to harsh lifestyles. Many simply disappeared.
It seemed that our radio people found success early on, and then circumstances and now consolidation made employment difficult. Many just weren't prepared for the fact that the microphone would be switched off. Somehow many thought the swirling red light outside the studio would stay on until retirement.
I found the thrill of those who made it intoxicating. I was drawn to those who made lemonade out of lemons. A youngDavid Hallhad dreams. While still in his 20s, David was driving his Volkswagen when a drunk truck driver crashed into his car with two loads of cement and the gas tank exploded, locking him in his car. He lost both legs and was able to walk on artificial legs within six months. David got a chance at KNX/fm. He loved acting and soon found himself playing the role of a double amputee in Gene Hackman's Class Action (written by LARPChris Ames), Judge Swaybill in L.A. Law and lots of cartoon voices. David is now the coroner on the hugely successful CSI television series. "Life could be a dream... Sh-boom."
The purpose of this story is a cry for help. One of us hurts. He's a breath away from being homeless. It would be easy to dissect his past and bemoan some of the left and right turns he's taken in his decisions. We could talk about some of his medical setbacks, but this isn't about the past. This is about now and very real. He's ready to go. He's on the starting block and needs an opportunity to start the race. He's been on some incredible channels but can't get a job.
His name isChina blacksmithand he needs a job or assignment. China doesn't want your pity; all he wants to do is pay his rent this month before he's thrown out on the street. He has already received notice and no place to stay. Maybe you can help. He doesn't beg. I am. Radio in 2003 is different and there is a new generation. If you feel sorry for those who have gone before you, this is the time for you to reach out to your arsenal and lend a hand. We all know times are tough. We all know that jobs are hard to come by. For those who care about the L.A. radio community and the brotherhood of 4,000 voices over the past half century, it's your turn to make an investment.
And so many of you have helped and made a difference. He was very grateful for the outpouring of love and support. He died of a heart attack in his apartment. China was struggling with heart disease and he had to replace both knees. He continued to smoke until his death.
|BLACKSMITH, David:Kyiv, 1993;KMAX, 1995-96;KWNK, 1996;CASE/AM/KXTA, 1997-2002;KMPC, 2003-07;CLAA, 2008-09. Dave worked afternoons at KMPC/1540 The Ticket until the station was sold to Radio Korea in Spring 2007. Until early summer 2009, he co-hosted the morning drive at Angels station KLAA. He then joined the NBC Sports Radio Network on weekends.|
In 2001, Dave was voted best sports talk host in Southern California along with Tomm Looney in the yearbooknewsL.A.'s Best and Worst Sports Media Poll Tom Hoffarth praised Dave for "unifying the situation between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, the NCAA investigation of USC basketball player Jeff Trepagnier, and the rumors about Rick Pitino at UCLA step ahead". Tomm praised his partner: "Dave has become the Matt Drudge of sports talk show hosts. If Dave talks about it on Monday, you'll watch it on TV or read it in the paper Tuesday or Wednesday.” Dave majored in journalism at Cal State Northridge and fought his way through cable TV and the short-lived KMAX before landing on XTRA Sports 1150. landed.
blacksmith, Dennis: KBIG, mid 1960s; KBCA, 1969-78. Unknown.
| BLACKSMITH, Frazer:KROQ, 1976-79;KLOS, 1979-84;PLEDGE, 1984-86;KLSX, 1986-97;KLOS, 1997;KRTH, 2002;KLOS, 2014-20. Frazer, the "Godfather of KLOS", was out in the morningMarkus & Brianjoined the Classic Rock Station. He had been doing weekends when he was released in early summer 2020.|
When he came to Los Angeles, Smith joined his forcesPhil Austin(ex-fireman) andMichael C. Gwynne(actor/comedian). Together they formed The Hollywood Niteshift, an impromptu comedy show that ran on KROQ for about a year and a half. He was offered his own show while still part of Niteshift; For a time he did both, but eventually left to devote more time to his own programming.
|BLACKSMITH, Hal:COUPLING, 1972-76. Hal was born on November 13, 1936 and grew up near Nashville. He worked at WKDA and WAKY-Louisville and WMPS-Memphis before joining Capitol Records as Southeast Marketing Director. His time at KLAC included working as a works manager.|
In the 1973billboardRadio Programming Forum named him country music pd of the year. In 1976 he joined KNEW-San Francisco as GM. Leaving the Bay Area, Hal traveled to Philadelphia to manage WMMR and WIP. When the stations were sold, Metromedia's president founded Encore Media. Hal was hired to manage an Encore station, KSYG-Little Rock.
"My first job in broadcasting was at WNAH in Nashville as a PD/announcer. Later I drove afternoons and for a few months both mornings and afternoons. Then history repeated itself.Gordon McLendonand Don Keyes had a morning plane change in Nashville and heard me. A few days later I was hired for WAKY in Louisville.
1972Bill Wardhired Hal as program director at KLAC. “The station became a cash cow for Metromedia. In 1974, George Duncan sent Bill and I to San Francisco to 'give me a reason to convert KNEW to a country music format.' We submitted our report and a few months later, Bill,Carson Schreiberand I went to Oakland and switched the station to country. In 1976 George Duncan decided to change management and promoted me to vp/gm for KNEW. My marching orders were "make it profitable so we can sell it". I did it and they did it. In fact, they traded KNEW for KJR in Seattle in 1980.
“Then I went to WMMR, a highly rated station in Philadelphia. Lots of listeners, but not profitable.
"I enjoy tennis and golf and we're doing some trips to see this great country." Hal is retired and lives in Northern California.
| BLACKSMITH, Jack:COUPLING, 1957-59. Jack Ward Smith was born in Seattle on November 16, 1913 and died of leukemia on July 3, 2006 at the age of 92.|
Known as Smilin' Jack Smith, he was a crooner, radio host and actor. From the age of 15 he was in a singing trio, The Three Ambassadors. In 1939 he became a solo singer with a voice that has been described as "The singer with a smile in his voice". He also sang and recorded with the Phil Harris Orchestra in 1932It's only Monday here.
In a 1945 poll of radio critics bymovie daily, Smith was voted “Tomorrow's Most Promising Star”.
Smith was offered the co-lead role at Warner Bros. At Moonlight Bay in 1951 across from Doris Day.
In 1953, Smith briefly hosted the NBC game show Place the Face, only to be replaced by Jack Bailey, who in turn was succeeded by Bill Cullen. Smith became the host ofyou asked for itin 1958. He also appeared as himself in the episode "Fearless Fonzarelli".Happy Days, which aired in 1975.
(Editor's note: Don Barrett was a guest DJ on Smith's KLAC show in 1958)
blacksmith, Jan: QUIZ. Unknown.
BLACKSMITH, JJ:KNX, 1962;KABC;KPOL;KRLA, 1975;KFI, 1978. JJ broadcast news during his time in Southland. He wasone of the final voices of the radio station's original newscasts. JJ died of colon cancer on July 28, 2014 in Burbank. He was 88.
JJ joined KNX as a radio journalist from WGN-Chicago in 1962, his longtime friend and colleague said:David Sebastian Williams. In 1958, JJ became the voice of Sears (aged 26 overall) and wanted to move to LA.
As the story goes, Sears picked up the phone and secured JJ a job at KNX. ThatBob CraneMorning Show ('57-'65) was already a fixture at KNX when JJ arrived and handled the Morning Show newscasts. He later replaced Ken Ackerman at American AirlinesMusic until dawnnational radio show before moving on to KABC, KPOL and eventually KFI.
JJ received 3 Golden Mike Awards while in Los Angeles. He retired from his day-to-day newsroom duties when he decided to leave KFI in the late 1970s while it was a music channel.
JJ continued to work as a voice actor through the 80's, 90's and into the new millennium. He has spoken on 1,200 industrials, thousands of radio commercials and hundreds of TV spots. As of 2005, JJ Chrysler spoke 300 spots for TV, radio, and dealerships. JJ Smith's last agent was the William Morris Agency. JJ took a break a few years ago to replace a knee and half of another, followed by a hip replacement. JJ turned 88 in early April this year and was optimistic about getting his VO career back on track when he was diagnosed with the disease in late April.
Dave Sebastian Williams remembered his friend:
“In the 1970s, during one of my three stints at KIIS/fm/KPRZ (K-Praise), my then VO agent andCasey KasemDon Pitts, longtime friend/VO agent and former legendary SF Bay Area radio personality called me to produce a game show demo for one of his VO clients. That customer was JJ Smith.
We were friends from the day JJ and I met and grew even closer over the years. In the late 70's underBiggie NevinsandJohannes RookAt KFI, JJ handled the nightly newsroom and on-air duties during my Top 40 music show."
|BLACKSMITH, Jason:KSPN, 2008-09;COUPLING, 2018-19. Jason was part of the syndicated ESPN programming that was heard on KSPN. Jason can now be heard on Fox Sports Radio.|
formernewsTom Hoffarth wrote of Smith in 2008, "The main story is about the trials and tribulations of hosting an overnight show that Jason has been doing for ESPN Radio since August 2005," Tom wrote via email. "He makes the 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. show, luckily for him, from L.A. Studios on La Cienega. At this time of night the only other people are in the buildingPeter Tildenand his board make their 11pm. – 3am show for KABC, an engineer and DJ who does the night show at KLOS are waitingMarkus & Brianto come in, a security guard, and a man and a woman for housekeeping.” “It's like the plot of a horror movie,” Smith said. "One night I had a Subway sandwich stolen from the employees' fridge. Who could have done it? There are only eight people in the building.'"
| BLACKSMITH, Joe:KFWB, 1961. The former President and CEO of the Capitol-EMI record label that produced World Cup USA 1994 died on December 2, 2019 at the age of 91. A former proxy for Warner Bros., Elektra, and Capitol Records, he has donated taped interviews with more than 200 top musicians to the Library of Congress. Smith's archive, which includes 238 hours of interviews recorded over the course of two years, served as the basis for the manager's bookOff the Record, published by Warner Books in 1988.|
Joe is also an accomplished pianist.McDaniel chartremembers introducing Joe in Japan in 1947. Joe started out as a DJ in Boston before becoming a weekend guest on Channel 98.
Joe left the KFWB in August 1961, refusing to cross the picket line. Just Joe andTed Quillindid not return to the KFWB after the strike. He commented on leaving his on-air career: "I felt an insecurity in the talent space of the business. The focus had shifted from individual personalities to a station's sound."
Born in 1928, Joe rose through the ranks of Warner Bros. Music, beginning in 1961 as National Promotion Manager. He has been responsible for signing and developing the careers of artists such as the Grateful Dead, James Taylor and Jimi Hendrix. By 1966 he was GM of the label. At Capitol, he helped revitalize Bonnie Raitt's career. He was President and CEO of Warner/AMEX Cables Sports Entertainment.
In 1975, Joe was appointed chairman of the board of Elektra/Asylum Records. In 1993 he became executive producer of entertainment activities for World Cup USA 1994 - the soccer World Cup.
blacksmith, Ken: KGFJ, 1986. Ken is part of Bayley Productions.
|BLACKSMITH, Matt:KROQ, 1994-2005;COUPLING, 2005-20;KFI, 2017. Matt, known as Money on KROQ, was part of the LA Lakers broadcast crew and co-hosts an afternoon drive show on KLACPetros Papadakis. Beginning in 2017, Matt became the voice of the Los Angeles Chargers at KFI.|
Matt was the sportsman on the KROQ for many yearsKevin & Beanmorning show. “When KLAC GM Don Martin overhauled the Lakers broadcast team, he offered Money the pre-game, halftime and post-game shows for all Laker games. Additionally, he would work on an afternoon car showJoe Grande,a young man who worked in the morning driveBig boyat Power 106. Money said he was excited to do an afternoon drive show and try to establish himself as a personality, but it was the opportunity with the Lakers that was the deciding factor in leaving KROQ. "Nobody leaves KROQ because it's such a great place to work."
Money is a huge sports fan, but it's the NBA that really gets him excited. "I think I'm weird about that," he said. The other factor behind the move to KLAC was a feeling that it might be time to move beyond the three-minute hourly sports report. Money played sports for 7 years. “Then there was a bud light nightJimmy Kimmels backyard. When Jimmy left KROQ, they hiredPaul „Action“ Jacksonand he flared out. Jimmy had a housewarming party and we were in the backyard having beers and Jimmy turned aroundKevin WeatherlyAnd said, "Why don't you let Money do that, and that's it."
blacksmith, Milton: KJLH, 1992. Unknown.
| BLACKSMITH, Peter:KNX;KTAG, 1956-58;KRKD, 1958-61;KNOPF;KPOL;KMPC, 1961-88;KJQI/KOJY, 1993-95;KGIL, 1998. A native of California who was born in Orange, he has spent his entire radio career in Southern California. He grew up in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.|
"Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be an announcer. I liked the style of the announcers on CBS and was thrilled to spend a summer working at KNX.” At 23 he programmed KDAY, an early Top 40 pioneer. “Of all the positions I have worked at, my experience at KDAY was the best. The GM didn't interfere and I was able to adjust and fire.”
At KRKD (now KIIS/AM) Pete worked the morning drive and was the md. During his 40 years in radio, the longest journey has been three decades to and from KMPC. Pete worked for Armed Forces Radio Services for 21 years. “For many years I was followed at Armed Forces Radio by another Smith, Bob Smith. As a Wolfman he had a 'slightly' different style."
In 1979, Pete became station owner. A group of investors bought KWVE-San Clemente and ran it until 1985. Pete was with KNOB for five years because he loved jazz. “I recorded the shows. There was no money so it was mostly for a bit of bartering and the love of music.”
Pete took part in the satellite program The Music of Your Life. He divides his time between living in Palm Springs and Rosarita Beach, Mexico.
blacksmith, Rick: KNX, 2020-22.
|BLACKSMITH, Stefan A.:KSPN, 2007-09;COUPLING, 2009-10;KSPN, 2011-13. Stephen's syndicated show ran all night at All-Sports KLAC through the end of December 2010. In 2011 he joined KSPN and the ESPN network. He seems to be enjoying his role as Sports Talk's reigning provocateur.He graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Queens. After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for a year, Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.|
Smith is a commentator on ESPN's First Take, where he appearsMax Kellermannand Molly Qerim. He also makes frequent appearances as an NBA analyst at SportsCenter. Smith is also an NBA Analyst for ESPN on NBA Countdown and NBA Broadcasts on ESPN. He also hosts The Stephen A. Smith Show on ESPN Radio. Smith is a well-known columnist for ESPNNY.com, ESPN.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
|1||BLACKSMITH, Steve:KNX. The President of the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus died on April 6, 1998 at the age of 38. Steve, suffering from AIDS, committed suicide. Until his illness he was editor-in-chief for KNXNewsradio.|
He began his broadcasting career in 1982 as a producer for KNXT/Channel 2 (now KCBS/TV). Steve is from Chico and attended Cal State Northridge.
His accolades include 10 Golden Mikes, 10 Greater Los Angeles Press Club Awards, four National Editorial Excellence Awards, the National Commendation From American Women in Radio and Television, and the Society of Professional Journalists' National Distinguished Service Award.
| BLACKSMITH, Steven G.:KLOS, 1977-98;KPLS, 1998-2000. For the past decade. Steven was Director of Business Relations at Comscore (formerly Rentrak) in the Movie Group.|
Upon leaving radio, Steven joined KDOC/tv as Director of Marketing and Promotion, followed by six years at Landon Media Group's Movie Marketplace.
|BLACKSMITH, Wallace:KUSC, 1972-96. Wallace was General Manager Emeritus at WLIW-New York. He died on October 27, 2022. He was 87 years old. Smith ran WLIW until 2020, when the WNET Group of New York City acquired the license.|
When Wally took control of KUSC, he decided that a university radio shouldn't have much to do with a university other than accepting its funds. He moved the station off campus, dumped the students, switched to classical music, and signed on to National Public Radio. He was the first General Manager of KUSC and served in that capacity until 1996, except for one year ('87-'88) in New York, where he ran WNYCLA times, Wally described KUSC: "Our goal is to ... bring classical music to new audiences."
dr Wallace was born in 1936. He is a graduate of Waynesburg College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and received his master's and doctorate degrees in communications from the University of Southern California. dr Smith resigned in the fall of 1996LA times, "amid a USC task force review of the station's finance and management structure and an analysis of its audience and programming." The station ran a $500,000 deficit in its most recent fiscal year. In the summer of 1997 he became Managing Director of WPBX-New York.
Smithers, Ray: KPOL, 1978-79; KMPC, 1980-81. Ray is active in the voiceover world from Florida. He is also co-owner of The Autism Channel.
| SNAKE SKIN, Freddie:KTNQ, 1977-78;KWST, 1978-79;KROQ, 1980-89;KOCM/KSRF, 1991;KROQ, 1990-93;KCBS/fm, 2006-15. Freddy has been with CBS/LA since July 2006 as writer, writer and production and music guy for JACK/fm. Freddy did all the programming and music for KROQ-HD2 (the Roq of the 80's). He was fired in July 2015 as part of a massive CBS national layoff program. In the late summer of 2018, he was hired again to relaunch the KROQ-HD2.|
The Arizona native first came to Los Angeles as Dave Trout as a weekend/backup member on "Ten-Q." After "10-Q," Freddy went on to produce at Watermark, Inc. When he went to KROQ, there was already a fish name (jed the fish), so Frederick J. became a snake. Freddy worked at KROQ for almost a decade and was pd for a while in 1983. He had an enormous drop-in collection and probably more Jack Webb one-liners that he seamlessly integrated into his music and show. On May 24, 1991 he started the techno rock format "MARSfm". The format didn't last long and he returned to KROQ for a part-time weekend job at KEDG-Las Vegas, moving to afternoons that summer. He left Vegas in the spring of 1998. "I ended up back in my old hometown (Phoenix)."
|SNOOPdog:KPWR, 1995-2000;KKBT, 2000-01. The hit artist aired a syndicated show on The BEAT until spring 2001.|
Snoop Dogg is a West Coast rapper who, under the tutelage of Dr. Dre developed and for albums like "Doggystyle,The dog fatherandreincarnated. He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. on October 20, 1971 in Long Beach. His nickname came from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoon. The musically inclined boy played piano and sang at his local Baptist church before taking up rap in sixth grade.
After high school, Snoop was arrested several times for drug possession and spent time in prison. As a way out of his troubles he took up music, recording demos with his cousin Nate Dogg and friend Warren G under the name 213. dr Dre noticed a track on one of those songs, which invited Snoop — and then rapped under the record name Snoop Doggy Dogg — to audition.
Snoop has appeared in several films includingStarsky & Hutch,the washandtraining day. He has also guest-starred on television shows including The L WordandWeeds and starred on his own E! Reality show, Snoop DoggsPater Hood, in 2007. He was part of a sketch show, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, and attended future President Donald Trump's Comedy Central Roast in 2011. In 2016 he partnered with Martha Stewart for VH1Martha & Snoops Potluck Dinner Party.
SNOW, Jack:KMPC, 1993. Jack, the former Aries, teamed up withChris Robertsbriefly on the All-Sports KMPC. Jack died on January 9, 2006 at the age of 62 from complications of a staph infection. Snow had been in critical condition since just before Christmas. "He fought his illness with great courage and tenacity," said Steve Savard, the Rams' radio play-by-play broadcaster for the past six seasons, who became close friends with his partner. "He was an inspiration to everyone around him, including his doctors and nurses. Jack's family appreciates all of the support and love the St. Louis fans have shown him during his illness."
Snow aired his last game on November 20th. He was scheduled to work for the Rams game in Houston on November 27 but became too ill that day to go on the air. After that game, he returned to St. Louis with the team and was immediately hospitalized. His condition eventually improved and he was able to move to a rehabilitation facility. However, just before Christmas his condition worsened and he was hospitalized again and failed to recover.
Snow has remained loyal to the club over the years, to the point where he has sometimes been criticized for championing players during lean times.
Snow had double hip surgery in 2005, with the surgeries being done at the same time so he would be ready when training camp started in July. He thought the deteriorating joints were related to his long football career.
"I've spoken to the doctors, and the amount of running you're doing — the hips were both ground down to nothing," he said at the time. “They weren't a sphere, they were just flat on top. The area where the round ball sits was completely screwed up.” Snow recovered and was back in the dressing room for the first show of the season. Snow's doctors didn't believe the development of the staph infection was related to these surgeries, although a hip is one of the locations where the infection eventually occurs.
Snow was a standout receiver for the Rams from 1965-75, finishing fifth in the NFL in receptions (51) in 1970 and ninth in reception length (859) this season. Steve Futterman said that Jack is always a great conversationalist in the Rams press box. "He got one of Roman Gabriel's best fingertip catches on a touchdown pass against the Baltimore Colts in 1967," said Futterman. Jack's son is former Angel J.T. Snow.
Snow was drafted by Minnesota from Notre Dame in 1965, but the Vikings traded him to the Rams, for whom he played his entire 11-year NFL career. He was elected to the Pro Bowl in 1967. Snow was the Rams' receiving coach in 1982 and eventually transitioned to the club's broadcast booth, joining the club in St. Louis when it left Los Angeles in 1995.
As a high school student in Long Beach, Snow was a city-wide baseball and football player before going to Notre Dame. He made it to varsity in 1962 as a sophomore and punter before finally blossoming as a senior when he caught 60 passes (second in the NCAA) for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns and was a first-team All America selection. He finished fifth in picking for the 1964 Heisman Trophy, won by John Huarte, the quarterback who threw the ball to him.
Snow was born on January 25, 1943 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 1965 he graduated from Notre Dame with a degree in psychology.
He is the father of J.T. Snow, who played with the San Francisco Giants.
snow, Cat: KNAC, 1982-85. Kat was there for the Rock 'n Rhythm format on KNAC and became Killer Kat when the station switched to Pure Rock. She was married to KRLA's Lee Duncan. Kat is working on a book, raising her granddaughter Genesis Duncan, volunteering for her school, doing freelance research and speaking as a voice actress.
snow, Tony: KFI 2005. Tony hosted a weekend show at KFI. As of May 2006, he was the White House press secretary for George Bush. After struggling with cancer, Tony left the White House in the fall of 2007. Tony died in July 2008.
| CHEAT, Jack: KEZY/fm, 1973-77;PLEDGE, 1977-82;KLOS, 1984-85;PLEDGE, 1985-87;KLSX, 1991-92. Jack works as an artist manager in New Orleans.|
Jack was part of the legend of The Mighty Met. Born in Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania, his parents brought him to Compton when he was one year old, where he grew up in the area. While at KEZY, Jack started at KMET as a volunteer at the community center. At KEZY, he eventually became an assistant PD and afternoon drive personality. In 1980, Jack joined Westwood One as Artists Relations Director. He returned to KMET in 1986 and was present when the AOR "Underground" format was abandoned on February 6, 1987. The results of the settlement of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the owners and operators of KMET happened to be life-changing. Jack hadn't vacationed in years and headed to Cancun. A friend encouraged him to stop in New Orleans. He fell in love with the city, its charm, its pace and the deep roots of the music. "I couldn't believe it. Every day I learn things about music that I never knew." He returned to the Southland for a brief stint with KLSX and Unistar. “By the beginning of 1992 I knew that New Orleans would be my new home. I packed my car; I didn't take anything that didn't fit. I came there without a job but soon worked at WRNO and in early 1995 joined the WZRH. The city is a living, breathing organism.”
|CHEAT, Tom: 1988-89. Tom's syndicated ABC radio show was broadcast on KGIL. He was known for pioneering the late-late network TV talk show with his signature cloud of cigarette smoke billowing around his head. Tom died of complications from leukemia on July 29, 2007. He was 71. |
Prickly and selfish, Snyder did numerous memorable interviews as an NBC host Morning, which succeeded Johnny Carson's This eveningShow from 1973 to '82. Snyder had John Lennon's last television interview in April 1975 and U2's first US television appearance in June 1981. One of his most compelling interviews was with Charles Manson, who went from a calm demeanor to a wild, insane mass of killers and back again.
His time slot was eventually taken over by a hot young comedian named David Letterman.
Born in Milwaukee, Snyder began his career in the 1960s as a radio reporter in his hometown, then moved to local television news, hosting news programs at KTLA/Chanel 5 and KNBC/Channel Kelly Lange. ' In 1988, Tom started his late-night radio talk show on ABC. Snyder announced on his website in 2005 that he had chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Sobel, Brad: SEE Sandy Beach
| SOBEL, Carol:KFWB, 1968-74. Carol publishes a monthly 32-page entertainment law magazine."As a reporter for the City News Service, in early 1968 I covered the press conference announcing the change in format to all-news at KFWB. I then stayed with Perrino for lunch and was asked if I would be interested in applying for a position with the new operation. I was making $80 a week and I vowed to take the job if they offered $100. To my surprise, they offered $235. I was also the only woman hired on the news team.|
Born in California, Carol grew up in Highland Park, Illinois before returning to Southland to attend UCLA. She completed her studies in English and started as a reporter at the City News Service. Carol quickly rose through the ranks at KFWB. “When we started at KFWB, it was an excellent team. A very exciting time. We were like pioneers.” She left the station in 1974 when their daughter was born.
| SOBEL, Ted:KNX, 1987-90;KMPC, 1990-93;CLAA, 1995-2000;KFWB, 1994-2016. One of Southern California's premier sports networks, Ted hosts his own podcast that touches on greatness.|
From 1995 to 2000, Ted was the play-by-play voice at KLAA for the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the now defunct International Hockey League. He joined the all-sports format at KFWB, The Beast, until the station's sale to a foreign-language company in early 2016.
Ted was born at Temple Hospital near where Dodger Stadium was built and has lived there for much of his life. "For as long as I can remember, I've been a big radio fan. I was very luckyVin ScullyandChick Hearnas mentors. Being near good stations rubs off. Some young people don't hear well and think that's a good thing.”
Ted attended Fairfax High School and majored in Radio/TV at Los Angeles City College (Peter ArbogastandPaul Altenwere classmates). He started out as a stringer at Dodger Stadium for AP, UPI and other networks. He played play-by-play for a minor league team in New England. "That was the year after the movieslapshotand we did the same. The team changed cities during the season and we had to endure those long 18-hour bus rides. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Outside of sport was one of my biggest mentorsDave Hull. He was great at KRLA. He was one of the reasons I fell in love with radio.”
Solar, J.A.: KMET, 1968-69; KLAC, 1969; KYMS, 1970; KPPC, 1970-71. AJ is engaged in the fruit and vegetable business in the Bay Area.
Somers, Steve: KMPC, 1981-82. Steve, also known as "The Schmoozer", works at WFAN-New York. He has been with the sports channel since it was founded.
Sommer, Invoice: KHJ, 1970-73; CLOSE, 1973-96; KABC/KDIS/CLOSE, 1997-2001. Bill retired from his position as Managing Director of KABC/KDIS/KLOS/KSPN on August 24th.
SOMMER, Dale:COUPLING, 2002-04. Dale hosted syndicated all nightTrucking Bozo Showuntil he retired in spring 2004. Dale died on August 24, 2012 at the age of 68.
ThatTrucking Bozo Showoriginally started as a country music program in 1984, it grew into a talk and caller participation show. The affiliates' lineup consisted primarily of a series of 50,000-watt stations covering most of the eastern half of the United States, and KLAC was their first truly real venture in the western United States.” For two decades, Dale stayed with dem Format faithful to a program aimed at truckers. The program was a hoot. Each caller seemed to have a more bizarre grip. They talk about gas prices, haulage per mile, characters on the road and the lonely life of a trucker.
Dale did not retire lightly. In 1993, he had three minor strokes that affected his short-term memory. "After that, it really took a lot of my confidence away," Dale said. He hoped that by getting back to a reasonably normal routine with plenty of rest and normal evening hours, he would take some stress off his back. Dale also suffered from Addison's disease. "Addison's disease is under control as long as I take the steroid injections as directed, and the diabetes is much better now that they weaned me off oral steroids."
"I check my blood sugar up to 7 times a day and yes my fingers hurt but I fight like hell to keep my blood sugar under control because if I don't I won't be 69 or maybe even 65 years old I urge all my friends in the broadcast community to please see your doctor if you have any of the symptoms described above and if you have diabetes.”
Dale concluded, "Learn to control it or it will control you and destroy your life. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, black or white or anything else. It's a deadly disease that can be controlled and you can lead a fairly normal life. Mary Tyler Moore is a perfect example of what I'm talking about, but Mary had kept her diabetes under control for many years and you're seeing the results, but don't fool yourself into thinking that Diabetes Mary will one day not be ours will take because it will, but due to their vigilance it will most likely be later. If just one person reads this and discovers they have diabetes and then takes action to control it and prolong their life, it will be a perfect Christmas for me.” Dale made headlines in 2002 when he broke the information about the car circulated that the Maryland/DC/Virginia snipers were driving and one of the truckers just pulled into a rest area and spotted the car and he said he called 911 and told them to block the entrance with his semi. Many said they would have gotten away without the bozo.
|SOMMER, Steve:COUPLING, 2004. Steve hosted the nightly Truckin' Bozo Show (later called America's Truckin' Show). He joined his father Dale in the program in 1996 and took over the program in 2004.|
Steve was born on October 15, 1964 in Cincinnati. "Growing up, I never really had any aspirations to work in this business, but at age 15, while doing odd jobs for a Cincinnati station, I happened to be in studio day and asked the host, 'What do you need do to be on the radio?' A few weeks later I get a call asking if I want to be an operator on weekend shows. It was more of a basic babysitting position, but I happily accepted the invitation. I mean, what kid at 15 has an opportunity like that? Eventually, after paying his dues, he was offered a job as a producer on his father's show.
The syndicated all-night show was canceled by iHeart in 2020. In early 2021 Steve started a 5 hour streaming all night show.
Sondoobie: KPWR, 1998-2000. Sondoobie worked on Funkdoobiest's Power 106 until the summer of 2000.
| SUNDAY, Frank:KLOS, 1985-2012;KKLA2013-21. Frank moderated an afternoon show at Salem's KKLA until the summer of 2021. He was thereMarkus & Brianat KLOS until the team was dissolved in the summer of 2012.|
In 2009, a Southern California tradition,influence, deregistered from KLOS after 40 years. The weekly 5-hour program was part spiritual, part hopeful, and part inspirational, but Sunday night's Monday morning explorers sang its praises loudly. And for the past two decades, Sontag has been the man who offered empowerment to his flock and, in return, empowered himself to change. Those who stumbled across the show and stayed somehow seemed changed forever.
"I hear the word transformation from those who have been regular listeners," Frank said. “The program has helped them transform their lives, transform their lives and give their lives more meaning. That's always nice to hear, but I know it was God working through me. That's not me." Reflecting on the end of this popular and long-running public affairs show, Frank said, "I've told the audience we've been keeping this alive for over 20 years."
| SORKIN, And:KHJ, 1965. Dan's greatest success on the radio came during his glory years with KSFO-San Francisco. He was briefly with KHJ before the station switched to "Boss Radio" in 1965.|
Dan founded Stumps'R Us, an organization of amputees who share success stories of how they've dealt with it and have done it with humor and courage. Dan lost his own leg in 1964. “I foolishly drove a perfectly healthy motorcycle off the Autobahn at over 100mph and broke my back and almost every bone in my body. My left leg was pulverized and the surgeons didn't have much success fixing it. When I learned that they wanted to experiment by taking bone grafts from other parts of my body, I asked to have the offending limb removed so I could get on with my life.
Dan earned a certified instrument flight instructor certificate and a commercial license and was eventually hired as a company pilot. Dan flew for the company for 15 years, becoming chief pilot and retiring in 1989 when he formed Stumps 'R Us. In his spare time he teaches computer technology to pensioners in Rossmoor in Walnut Creek.
floor,Eddie "Piolin": KSCA, 2003-11. Piolin started the morning drive at Spain's KSCA on February 3, 2002. He then had his own channel at SiriusXM. Piolin left the Satcaster in early fall 2014. His show is now syndicated.
|SOTELO, Edgar:KAMP, 2019. After the departure ofCarson DalyIn July 2017, AMP Radio (KAMP) filled the free morning slot with Edgar and Brian Moote. The duo began in February 2018. He left the channel in October 2019. Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelois now syndicated on a number of Entravision channels.|
Edgar descended from sister AMP-New York, WBMP. WhenRick Thomas, former pd at KRTH, joined AMP-New York, he was the one who spotted Edgar in Dallas while broadcasting in Spanish. “Yes, I am very proud of Edgar. He's a great guy and very funny," Rick said. "I miss him a lot, but I'm happy that he's the newest LARP."
Edgar was born in Mexico and grew up in LA with his brother.Eddie „Tweety“ Sotelo, who was a big star at Univision. Edgar is happy to be returning to LA. He posted on Instagram: "I serve God, love all, spread joy and eat. Blessed to be a husband, father, hijo, and creator of positive content.” In an online interview, he said, “When I feel it, I speak Spanish.” With the Southland's vast Hispanic population, Edgar should be the perfect bilingual morning host.
Soto, Henry: KKGO, 1986-91. Unknown.
SOTO,Michael:KNAC, 1975-77;KWST, 1977-78;KNAC, 1978-79.Michael was born on May 22, 1949 on Catalina Island. He attended DeMille Jr. High and graduated from Millikan High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and served his country in Vietnam where he received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. After leaving the service, he went back to school and began a career in radio and television.
Michael worked the whole night shift at KNAC and then was music director at "K-West". In 1980 he joined KZAM-Seattle. Three years later, Michael joined KDKA-Pittsburgh as a writer/producermagazine evening. For the 20 years prior to his death, Michael was Vp/Director of GST Corporation, owned by NYK Steamship Line.
He died on December 30, 2007 at the age of 58.
|SOUL, Johnny:CUTE;KGFJ, 1968-72;XPRS, 1972;KGIL, 1971-73;KTAG, 1974-76. Born Ron Samuels, he lives in Texas and owns The Samuels Company. He's on the U2 video forstuck in timeand Ron has an active voiceover business based out of Houston.|
Ron worked the whole night shift at KGFJ and quickly switched to the mornings. Johnny left KGFJ in 1974 to transform KDAY into an urban channel. He was the first morning driver at KUTE. After leaving Southern California, Johnny went to San Francisco to work in underground rock as Ron Samuels.
soul killer: KKBT, 1998-2000. Louis (B Real!) Freeze and BoBo hosted a show Friday night at The Beat.
| SOUTHOTT, Chuck:KGIL, 1962-75;KBRT, 1980;KPRZ, 1983;KMPC, 1988-92;KJQI/KOJY, 1992-95;KGIL, 2009-11;KMZT, 2021;KKJZ, 2021-22. Chuck syndicated a Pop Standards format. Now he's hosting "Curtain Call" with well-known Broadway showstoppers on Saturday mornings at K-MOZART. In the summer of 2021, Chuck began hostingSwing-Zeitat K-JAZZ.|
Born on the beach in Santa Monica, California, he began his meteoric career at the tender age of 15 in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Chuck and his family chartered their boat to American tourists interested in learning how to use an aqua-lung and other underwater gear. "I was spearfishing with a friend and he told me about a job at WSTA where he paid 50 cents an hour and that started my radio career."
Chuck worked at KAFY-Bakersfield before joining KGIL. He left the company after 13 years to start a radio syndication company. Chuck was named Disc Jockey of the Year in 1967, the reportsLA times, and was upgraded to pd in 1968. The Gavin Gazette named Chuck Program Director of the Year in 1971 while he was still with KGIL.
For the format "Music of your life"billboardawarded Chuck Program Director of the Year in 1983. At KMPC, Chuck was PD and on-air talent when the station won the 1990 Marconi Award for Radio Station of the Year. At KJQI ("K-Joy"), Chuck was pd.
In 1993, the Digital Pop Standards Network launched Chuck's "K-Joy" Adult Standards format. When KJQI changed the format to All-News KNNS in early fall of 1995, Chuck left the company to help design a revival of a syndicated "Music of Your Life" format. The program can be heard on over 75 stations. "Yes, a beach bum who can scuba dive and is a spear fisherman can make it in the tough world of broadcasting."
Southcott, Karl: KKLA, 1987-94. Karl is the program director of the Adult Standards format at Dial Global.
Milk, Jim: KAPP, KKOP, 1964-65. Born Jim Pritchard, he lives near Portland in semi-retirement. "As I get older, I have more and more trouble actually sitting down and reading a book, so I didn't finish any last year. I listen to a lot of talk radio, so if I had to pick one of them it would be Lars Larson. While he has a national show, here in Portland he also does four hours of local talk every day. He focuses on the corruption and stupidity of the governing bodies in those parts, and they definitely need to be exposed."
Sovel, Brand: KDLD, 2003-06. Mark was the music director at Indie 103.1.
(Mike Siegel, Bob Scott,andDon Savage)
SPANGLER, Dick:KFWB, 1964-66;KBBQ, 1966-67, oJ;KGIL, 1968-80, oJ;KBLA, 1991-92. For a quarter of a century, Spangler's World was part of the radio landscape. 1970 theLA times' Don Page named "Spangler's World" Best Interview Series: "A gem among interview series offers in-depth profiles of exceptional perception."
Long recognized as “one of
Dick was born
His world travels gave him the opportunity to learn half a dozen languages, and he attended them
Spaniards, Arnie: KCTD, 1999-2000; KXTA, 2000-2002. Arnie left the Dallas Cowboys stations in late spring 2012. He now works at Fox Sports Radio.
| FIRED, Ken:KGBS, 1969-71. Ken was one of the most popular voices on Australian radio and later on television, died on September 11, 2016. He was 76 years old. Ken was one of the rare Australian personalities to achieve success in America.|
Ken was 16 when he joined 2MG Mudgee in 1956 as a junior radio announcer. At 19 he was Sydney's youngest DJ and worked for 2GB. Ken hosted Australia's first chart showThe All Australian Hit Paradefrom 2 GB for the Macquarie network. Before moving to Melbourne to take over the night show on 3UZ.
Ken Sparkes' career took an international direction when a US radio consultant Ted Randall heard him on 3UZ and offered him a daily spot at KGBS, where he spent that time from 1969 to 1971 before returning to 3UZ. Ken also worked in music television in the '70s. and as an occasional actor. He was also once an investigative journalist forA topical matterandSixty minutes.
Born in Sydney, he studied in his hometown and in Japan. “My father was in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and I could speak and write Japanese. I wish I had continued like this.” He began his American radio career in 1967 with KPOI-Honolulu. "I didn't last long. I had moved from a big island to a small island, so I moved to San Francisco.”
|SPEARS, Gary:KYSR/KIBB, 1996-97;FALL, 1997-2004;GROSS, 2004-07. Gary joined KBIG in the early summer of 2004 in the afternoons and left in the spring of 2007. After working at Classic Hits, WJMK (K-Hits) in Chicago, Gary retired from broadcasting in the fall of 2017 and relocated to Florida. He takes occasional requests for voiceover work. .|
From Lafayette, Indiana, Gary was hired at KYSR for weekends and completed at sister KIBB. He hosted Cafe Hollywood, a Superadio Hot AC syndication show. In the fall of 1996, he performed on B-100 Mornings as part of the Breakfast Jam. He worked at KIIS/fm in the afternoon.
spears, Hazel: KGFJ, 1981. Hazel was a weekend jock at Urban KGFJ.
|SPEARS, Michael:KHJ, 1977. Former pd at KHJ died on October 25, 2005 at the age of 58. Michael, former program director at Top 40 KHJ in 1977, was known asHal Martinearly in his sports career with KLIF-Dallas and CKLW-Detroit. He was a three-time winner ofBillboard MagazineStation Of The Year honors and also a two-time Program Director Of The Year award winner (once when he ran KFRC-San Francisco and once at Black Radio. He is the only Anglo to ever receive the honor became). Last year Michael was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.|
At 19 he worked nights at KLIF while attending SMU. When he gave up his on-air jock life in favor of a programmer, "Hal Martin" disappeared. Upon leaving KHJ, Michael along with partners bought Tampa Bay's first all-talk radio station, WPLP. He owned the station for four years before joining the Fairbanks Group as a national Pd. In 1978, Michael started New World Media, a radio programming service.
During his career he programmed WYSL-Buffalo, KFRC and KNUS-Dallas (Dallas' premier VHF station). As an eight-year-old programmer at KKDA ("K104")-Dallas, Michael found tremendous success with the Urban Station. Michael has been in the television business for two years and has syndicated two national programs:The beam, a black entertainment and music show andyouth quakewho were on the USA Network. In 1992, Michael left Dallas to program WPNT-Chicago, a Hot AC station. He left the company in the summer of 1994 and returned to the city of his greatest success to become the operations manager of News/Talk KRLD-Dallas. Toward the end of his career, he owned The Beam, a media company that produced and syndicated both television and radio programs.
"Michael has always been in love with radio and the illusions that radio can create," he commentedCharlie van Dyke. "Perhaps that's because he was also an accomplished wizard as a young man. He was keen on radio and had boundless energy. We both shared aMcLendonDNA and of course the experiences ofErpeland RKO. Dear Texans, we grew up with the same appreciation for radio gigs and radio artists that sparked our desire to get into the business. Michael [or Hal as I first met him] went into it with everything he had. I'm told that's how he approached his last battle with cancer. A friend who saw him last week said he was at peace with his life and with God. He made a name for himself, helped people on their way and always looked for the positive. Michael Spears was a good man and I'm glad I knew him. Rest my friend.”
spears, Russ: KHTZ/KRLA/KLSX, 1983-93; KSCA, 1996-97; KKLA/KRLA, 2001-07; KFWB, 2007-15. Russ worked at Metro Traffic Network until the fall of 2008 after downsizing the company. He has now heard on KFWB that traffic information is being given out.
Spencer, Raymond: KGBS, 1973. Raymond died in San Bernardino on May 25, 1987 after a two-year battle with kidney cancer.
I HOPE, Stanley:KFAC, 1951-52;KMPC, 1952-97. Stan, one of the giants of Southern California radio for half a century, died on July 15, 2006 of complications from a blood disorder. He was 86 years old. He was General Manager at 710/KMPC during MOR's glory years. "Stan Spero was one of the greatest salespeople I've ever met, but he had a man of integrity," he saidJohnny Grantafter learning of Stan's death. "You could go to the bank on his word."Johnny said Stan loved mentoring young radio guys. "Stan Spero's influence will live on in L.A. radio for a long time," Grant concluded.
"Stan was a great radio guy and he meant the world to me," he saidZwinker Martindale. “He was my choice as the first speaker for the Walk Of Fame star installationGene Autrya total of twelve years.
"Stan has been a close friend of almost 50 years," he wrote via emailGeorge Green, former GM at KABC. “We first met when Stanley ran what was perhaps Los Angeles' most legendary network, KMPC. I was a young sales manager in 1965 doing my national sales pitches. And I remember meeting Stanley in the lobby of United Airlines' agency, Leo Burnett. I was lugging a heavy briefcase into the agency and Stanley was without a briefcase and looking very neat in his suit. I asked Stan where his briefcase was and he pulled a price list out of his suit jacket and held it out to me. That's it. Of course there was a queue to get on KMPC.”
Green continued, “KMPC was a fabulous radio company and Stanley did a great job as a manager. KMPC was THE station that served the L.A. community. It never changed as long as Stan was in charge. Stanley has never changed his devotion to the LA community. To date, he has served in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And to date, he has been the only general manager invited to serve as an honorary permanent member of the Southern California Broadcasters Association. His dedication to the community and his family and friends is second to none.”
Green said Stan loved sports, especially the Anaheim Angels. "He's been a perennial fan ever since the Angels played baseball. He traveled to Anaheim even while he was working for KABC, which serviced the Dodgers. Such dedication. Even when I did KMPC, I was reluctant to ride that distance. Stanley loved the drive, the ball team, and his two wives, who were so devoted to Stanley and his interests. When his first wife Fritzy Spero died, he was fortunate to have found another sports fan in his wife Harriet. He was always quick to say that he was so lucky to have been in love with Fritzy and now to have found a second love in Harriet Spero."
"Yes, Stanley was a good friend," Green continued. "There has rarely been a week that Stanley hasn't called and asked how I was doing. He did this with all his close friends. Loyalty, devotion, and love was what Stanley offered. Don't try to amaze him with who played football or basketball for the Angeles, the Rams (when they were here), or UCLA. His mind was clear as a bell. It was his body that gave out first. Everyone who knew Stanley Spero will miss him dearly, it was an honor for me and many others to have had him as a close friend.
"It is my great pleasure and honor to call Stan Spero a mentor and dear friend of nearly forty years," his longtime friend wroteKen Miller. "The radio industry will long remember 'Day Cruiser 10' with great respect for all of its myriad contributions to sports broadcasting, charity and quality programming."
"Here's the kind of man Stan Spero was," he wroteDan Avey. “Stan had to fire as CEO of KMPC, Gene Autry's flagship for Angels BaseballDon Wellsfrom the Angel baseball show to make roomDick Enberg. When he called Wells into his office to tell him, Stan told Don he had a job starting next Monday and was playing sports with the KFWB. How many bosses felt so uncomfortable about firing you that they went out and got you another job? Stan Spero oozed integrity. God bless him!"
Stan began his 40+ year sales career at KFAC, moving to KMPC two years later and staying there for 42 years. When Stan stepped down as general manager in 1978, he took over as parent at Golden West as the vice president responsible for sales of the athletic division. In the mid-1990s he was senior sports advisor to KABC/KMPC. Born and raised in Cleveland Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, Stan came to Southland to attend USC. He received a B.S. Diploma in Business Administration.
|LOCK, Tom:KFWB, 1991;KNX1992-98;KABC, 1998. Tom was a traffic anchor.|
After radio, Tom worked as an actor, directed several nationally televised television commercials and performed twiceGeneral Hospital.
"I now live in Anaheim Hills and work as a singer/pianist (video on YouTube) with over 200 gigs a year in Orange County and Los Angeles."
speaker, Dave: KYMS, 1976-82. Dave owns Imagination Media in Lynden, WA.
| ||SPINDERELLA:KKBT, 2003-06. Deidra Jones is the sexy DJ of Grammy Award-winning female trio Salt N' Peppa. She worked on "the BEAT" in the afternoonsA-1until early 2006. She worked at an Urban station in Dallas until March 2011. Radio personalities have taken on unique names over the years. In the past we hadWolfmann Jackand today we haveBig boy. Spinnerella isDeidra Jones, a successful DJ, musician, producer, rapper, writer and mother. Prior to her appearance on KKBT, Spinderella was known as one of the pioneers of hip hop music and a prominent example of great achievement by female artists and entertainers in the music industry. know the songspush it,Shoop,What a manandLet's talk about sex? The Grammy-winning female trio behind these hits is Salt N' Peppa. While men dominated hip-hop and urban music, Spinderella and Salt N' Peppa broke new ground for women.|
Spinderella was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. "It wasn't the best neighborhood, but I never felt like I was destined to stay there," Spinderella revealed on website the BEAT. .”She has appearedLate night with David LettermanandThe Tonight Show.She was also on Nickelodeon's hit children's show,All that, as well as the comedy showFood-TV, which led to the opportunity to host her own show on MTV Lip Service. She also worked as a jock on Hot 97 in New York and WPGC-Washington DC.
SPIVAK, Joel A.:COUPLING, 1965-68. Joel, son of big band leader Charlie Spivak, distinguished himself as a talk show host and news commentator. One of his colleagues at KLAC said of Joel: "What a wonderful guy. He arrived in Southern California from the East. He got off the plane with an umbrella, wearing leggings, a fedora hat, a tight fitting suit and skinny tie. He was a bit out of touch, but within a month of his arrival everyone loved him.
His radio career began unintentionally when he took a temp job at a local radio station while attending the University of North Carolina. He joined KLAC after five years at KILT-Houston and four years at WPRO-Providence.
After Joel left Southland, he could be heard in Philadelphia and Washington, DC for the next ten years. During his time in the nation's capital he was called a"Moderator, catalyst, interviewer and advocate of the devil."
Joel died of lung cancer on March 4, 2011 at his home in Virginia. In a 1990 interview with C-Span, he said radio was more fun than TV. "You don't have the time constraint that you have with television. People enjoy listening to the radio more because they can watch whatever they want to watch... It's a very personal medium."
He had campaigned against tobacco consumption since 1996 and was spokesman for the campaign for tobacco-free children.
SPOON, Marco:KJLH, 1980-90;KTAG. Marco hosts the Quiet Storm at Majic 102 - Houston.
A few weeks after arriving in Southern California from WGCI-Chicago, he became operations manager. After leaving Southland, he moved to Chicago and became the voice of WGBO/TV and hosted the weekly syndicated program The Super Mix Dance Party.Known for her golden voice and smooth style, the award-winning radio personality and voice-over artist has been featured in national radio and television commercials for artists including Whitney Houston, Boys II Men, Will Downing and Natalie Cole. With a smooth gear change, he was the spokesman for Kraft, McDonalds, Sears, Coke to name a few.
Marco perfected his talents by attending the Ohio School of Broadcasting. He began his professional radio career at Cleveland's WABQ, WZZP and WJMO, then moved to Chicago's major urban/contemporary radio stations WGCI and WBMX, where he also served as program and music director.
Earned national recognition at WKYS in Washington D.C., where he also ran the D.C. radio and TV draws. Lottery moderated. The weekend jazz show was held at WDAS in Philly.(Some content from Marco's website)
Springfeld, Dan: KHTZ, 1984. Dan has an active voice-over career in San Diego.
|SQUYRES, John:KSPA,KCEO,KFSD. In 2009, John was appointed General Manager of the broadcasting group Art Astor Broadcast.|
Squyres spent a total of twelve years as GSM and DOS at K-FROG in Riverside/San Bernardino. His career began in 1964 at the age of 19 when he had to feign his age to get a job at KILT in Houston as a weekend jock. A member of the original K-EARTH staff in 1970, Squyres became gsm and was there for the start of "hit parade" to oldies. "I've been around for my 24th hand to ask a question," Squyres said. After a series of management jobs in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno and Oxnard, Squyres came into ownership of Don't Understand Radio," Squyres said. “In our current economy, with car dealerships closing their doors, we need to remind businesses that radio is still here and ready to help. After all, nothing sells better than a well-written radio commercial... Just ask Sit and Sleep's Larry Miller or Motel Six's Tom Bodett.”
Squier, Kirk. KDES, 1981-83; KFOX/fm, 1983-85. "Captain Kirk" worked mornings at KFOX/fm.
squirrel, Julie: KROQ, 1978-79. Julie is a trial attorney in Northern California.
(Kirk Squires, Melissa & Jim Sharpe,andJim Severn)
St. Clair, Dick: KFI. 1976. Unknown.
St. Done, Chuck: KCBH, 1968. Chuck was a project coordinator for Salem Communications and lives in Northern California.
St. Done, Claudine: KJOI, 1986. Claudine prepared entertainment and business reports for the afternoon drive on Beautiful Music.
St James, Scott:KMPC, 1979-82;KMGG, 1984;KMPC, 1991-92 and 1995; KCBS/FM, 1995-2004. Scott passed away on December 17, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 75.
Scott was born on January 25, 1943 in Lockport, New York. He got his start in radio at South San Francisco High School when he and a friend started a pirate radio station. From 1960 to 1965, Scott served in the US Army in Korea.
After his service, Scott dabbled in the real estate market before playing in the professional bowling circuit for a few years. He returned to radio at KLIV-San Jose, then WPOP-Hartford in the afternoons. Scott always had great respect for his audience and made it a point to travel to local high schools to meet the kids who listened to his show. He even gave his home phone number on the air. He opened each show with a train whistle and shouted, "The St. James Express is Smoking!"
Next, Scott moved to St. Louis, where he worked at KKSS, KSD and CBS powerhouse KMOX. At KMOX he has worked with legendary broadcaster Jack Buck and NBC sports commentator Bob Costas. Scott believed in the "Go Big or Go Home" theory. If Scott showed up anywhere, you definitely noticed.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and joinedGene Autry's "Station of the Stars", 710/KMPC. Scott became an important member of theRobert W. Morgan"Good Morgan team." Scott also formed a friendship with three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali during this time. It was a friendship that lasted the rest of their lives.
Scott also produced a nine-hour, star-studded special onGene Autry. The show covered the singing cowboy's career, from his three decades of performing on radio, television and film, to his radio and television station ownership, to his beloved California Angels baseball team.
Scott's later on-air jobs in L.A. included working with KIIS/fmsRick Dees, "Arrow 93"Uncle Joe BensonandCharlie Tuna. Once nicknamed "The Jammer with the Hammer," St. James has received multiple Golden Mike and Mark Twain awards for commentary writing.
In the '80s, Scott was the on-camera athletic director for KHJ/Channel 9. During this time, Scott was a regular host of the LA Police Department's Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Radio and television were not enough for this talent. He caught the acting bug and made his debut on the big screen with a role in Heart of a Champion: The Mancini Story, version produced by Sylvester Stallone. He appeared in dozens of motion pictures. Histvacting work included Dallas, IS, The A Team,murder she wrote, The young and the restless, Everyone loves Raymond, with many appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live. His national TV commercials include American Express, Pepsi, DirecTV and Honda Motor Company.
In 2004, he briefly returned to radio, doing a talk show on KTRS-St. Ludwig. When he returned to the Southland, he was heard on the Cable Radio Network Mike Horn. Scott was an incredible storyteller.
For more than fifty years, Scott St. James has entertained millions of people from coast to coast with his distinctive voice and charming wit. He has worked with the best in the business and he and his celebrity friends have donated their time and money to hundreds of charities and individuals in need.
There are many people who have made names for themselves on radio and television, but few are considered true "broadcasters". . Scott St. James is a man who has always done just that! (Thanks for the obituary by Keven Gershan. Kevin was a colleague, dear friend, and Angel-in-Residence in caring for Scott for 40 years.) WATCH VIDEO:Interview with Scott:https://youtu.be/WXdAii7LQgc
|St James, Toni:KYMS, 1969-70;QUIZ, 1970-74;WOW, 1974-78;KIQQ, 1978-85. A native of Philadelphia, he was born in 1946 and he worked at KIQQ in the morning driveBruce Chandlerfor almost five years, until the station changed the format to "Lite-100," the satellite-transmitted format 41. In 1987, he joined Unistar and was the original AM ONLY reveler. He had a very lucrative voice acting career and his campaign for Coors Extra Gold provided the down payment on his house.|
Tony died on April 22, 1990 at the age of 42 of complications from a perforated ulcer.
St. Johannes, Geoff: KPWR, 1993-95. Last heard Geoff worked at KYLD-San Francisco.
St.John, Gina: KYSR, 1993-95. Gina co-hosted E!news dailyfor many years. sheis an American actress and television presenter. She has hosted shows includingCNET headquartersandE! news daily, and had roles in television dramas such ascross Jordanandsupreme commander. In 2000, Gina became a game show host with the Lifetime Game Showwho knows you best
St. Johannes, Jon: KRTH, 2006-07. Jon worked as a swinger at K-EARTH until early 2007. Since then, he has voiced numerous video game characters, most notably Duke Nukem and Big the Cat and E-123 Omega from Sonic the Hedgehog.
St. Regis, Lisa: KHHT, 2010-15. Lisa worked weekends at HOT 92.3 until a format change in early February 2015. She is now at KISQ (Breeze 98.1) in San Francisco.
|Hl. THOMAS,Bobby:KBLA, 1966;KFWB, 1967. Bobby, born Thomas C. "Tommy" Roche, passed away suddenly on September 17, 2012 in San Diego. He was 78.|
Bobby was born on April 20, 1934 and grew up in New Haven. He joined the US Navy during the Korean War, where he served as a medic and prosthesis technician. After his discharge from the Navy, he attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs. During his time at UConn, he was active on campus radio station WHUS as a radio personality and special events director, producing long-distance broadcasts of various campus events and jazz concerts. He was also the play-by-play announcer for all of UConn's basketball and soccer games. These experiences led him to enter the broadcasting industry. In 1965, Bobby was working as one half of the Murphy & Harrigan team at KLIF-Dalls. He lived most of his life in San Diego (KCBQ and KFMB) and worked under the name Thomas Murphy. (Graphic courtesy of Bill Earl)
St. Thomas,Johnny: KRLA, 1979-85; KKLA, 1985-88. Johnny has been selling insurance since 1988. He is a vice president at Supple-Merrill & Driscott in Pasadena. He also worked as John Newton.
|ST. THOMAS, Kurt:KROQ, 2009-15. Kurt was a weekend follow-in joq and before that he was briefly with Indie 103.1.Kurt was born on August 5, 1963. He is an award-winning filmmaker, author and DJ. He worked at WFNX-Boston from 1987 to 1995 as executive producer, director of music and eventually director of programming.|
In 1996 he began working with Mike Gioscia to direct the feature filmcaptive audience. The somber 16mm black and white film focused on a strange connection between an overnight DJ and an armed intruder. The film won seven international film festival awards including three at the 1999 Planet Indie Film Festival in Toronto, Board Of Directors Award 1999 Nashville Film Festival, Best Feature Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2000 and Best Feature Editing Rhode Island International Film Festival 2000.
In late 2008 he worked briefly as an afternoon presenter for indie 103.1 before the channel switched to Spanish. He then spent seven years doing weekends and temp jobs at KROQ.
On January 29, 2008, St. Thomas launched Houndstooth Radio, an internet radio station broadcasting from the garage of his home. The station mainly features new independent artists, houndstoothradio.com. St. Thomas is co-author of NirvanaThe chosen ones refuse. On August 17, 2012, WFNX, now an internet-only broadcaster, reinstated St. Thomas as executive music producer. The new WFNX.com lasted only five months.(Wikipedia)
|STAAB, Rochelle:FALL, 70s. Rochelle was program director at KIIS.|
She recently published a mystery/supernatural novel. Rochelle was the director of advertising and marketing at Warner Bros. Records. She combined her fascination with the supernatural and love of the mysterious in her mystery series Mind for Murder for Berkley Prime Crime.
Rochelle began writing one sentence at a time professionally, creating radio commercials and, years later, music album promotional campaigns. According to her website, she found her author's voice writing a music sales trend analysis for fellow label executives at 4 a.m. every Wednesday morning. With tired eyes and in a hurry to break the news to her colleagues over the first morning cup of coffee, she avoided business formalities and wrote in colloquial language. Dry statistics brought to life with humor and drama. Her creative editorials spread beyond the original four recipients to a following of hundreds. Positive reactions to her style boosted her confidence to enroll in fiction writing classes. Rochelle left the music industry for a career in writing and the first novel she wrote, Who Do, Voodoo?, became a bestseller. The book received 2012 Best First Novel nominations for Anthony, Agatha, and Eureka! Awards and was a finalist for the Golden Heart®. Her second novel, Bruja Brouhaha, won the 2013 Left Coast Crime Watson Award.
She has an associate's degree in history and is a UCLA Writers' Program graduate. An avid hiker, Rochelle lives, writes and studies in Studio City.
Staple, Invoice: KFWB, 1983; KMDY, 1985-86; KNJO, 1986. Bill now works for the State of California as an Emergency/911/Public Safety dispatcher.
Stacy, Rick: KYSR, 1995-96. Rick is program director for XM's 80s at 8 channel.
deer, Brad: KGIL/fm, 1987. Brad has worked in front of the camera on several Home and Garden television shows. Brad lives in Nashville.
Stanfield, Ray: KLAC, 1966-69; KGBS, 1970-74. A former GSM at KLAC in the 1960s and GM at KGBS in the 1970s, Ray grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and began his radio career at the age of 16 in his hometown. After two years in the Navy, he served in the Pacific. During the war, he returned to work in Greenville and eventually joined Metromedia. Before arriving in Southland, Ray worked at a representative firm and ran KMBC-Kansas City. Bill Ballance's Feminine Forum and the formation of the Hudson & Landry Morning Team were launched under Ray's supervision. After leaving KGBS in 1974, Ray became a radio station broker in Southern California. He died after a two-year battle with colon cancer. After leaving KGBS, Ray became a radio station broker in Southern California. Ray died on April 24, 1999 at the age of 71.
STANLEY, Chris:KNX, 1998-2007. Chris died of an apparent heart attack on June 9, 2012. He was 64.Chris joined KNX in December 1998 as a moderator/reporter and left the company a decade later.
In his fourth decade in broadcasting, he began his career as a Top 40 DJ at WGBT in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Later, during the Vietnam War, he was with Armed Forces Radio in Thailand and then went from disc jockey to news reporter at WIVK and WNOX in Knoxville, Tennessee. He worked at various radio stations in Wisconsin before moving to Houston in 1975 where he became news director at KPFT/fm. He then went on to produce syndicated news and entertainment programs such as The Daily Planet and The Planet in San Francisco, where he and the late Steve Capen had a popular morning show on KSAN. He then produced Direct News in New York, where he was news director at WPIX/fm from 1980-1982.
He joined the CBS Radio Network in 1982 and was a host/reporter there for 16 years. Other highlights include a Peabody Award for his 1979 series on the Jonestown massacre and six political conventions, most notably in 1996 when he was on the campaign trail with Pat Buchanan and Robert Dole. He then joined the CBS Radio Network as a presenter/reporter before coming to Los Angeles and KNX. Chris attended Pepperdine University.
|STANLEY, Lisa:KRTH, 2002-22. Lisa joined Morning Drive as an entertainment contributor on "K-Earth" on July 17, 2002 and is now the co-host of the morning show.|
A Los Angeles native, Lisa graduated from Beverly Hills High School and enjoyed her acting classes. Instead of being in front of the camera, she went behind the camera and behind the scenes and a career took off. She majored in journalism in college, her first job in the biz was a national entertainment magazine. She then landed atHardcopyand did entertainment reports for the radio on the side. Lisa's daily entertainment coverage includes movie premieres, parties, openings and induction ceremonies on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With all the oldies that K-EARTH plays, her favorite song isToday more than yesterdaythrough the Spiral Starcase.
(Kat Snow, Ed Salamon,andTori-Signal)
|STARK, Mike:KNAC, 1990-94.Mike had beenthe west coast producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. He also owns/operates LA Radio Studio (laradiostudio.com).|
Between 1981 and the end of the century he worked at KABC and KNAC. Born and raised in Ontario, he worked at Cal State University Long Beach radio station KSUL while pursuing a degree in Radio/TV/Film. Mike was an engineer at KABC for five years and then freelanced for ABC Radio for nearly two decades. In 1989, Mike hosted KNAC's "Talkback" show on Sunday mornings and was the producer of theThrasherin the morning program.
Mike built a state-of-the-art broadcast studio in San Pedro's Port 'O Call Village before "remediation" prompted its closure. "I remain optimistic. However, my optimism lies in the hope that this will be the final nail in what radio has been for several decades. I had hope over the years as radio declined that the "bean counters" at the corporate radio level would get smarter and realize that getting rid of talented radio people while increasing the level of commercial burden is not healthy progress . Greed and now survival haven't changed anything. So maybe this will bring about rebirth in a dramatic way."
Mike and columnist Richard Wagoner have a weekly podcast about radio.
| STAR, David:KFI, 1940-71;KFAC, 1972-88. David, a veteran broadcast pioneer who began his career in Southland, died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on February 22, 2000.|
Born in Middletown, Ohio, David came to Southland to attend UCLA, where he graduated in 1936 with a pre-law degree. It was by accident that he got into radio. While he was working in a small theater, an actor friend of his suggested that he join his group and do radio shows. This led David to a three-decade career at KFI as News Director, Editor-in-Chief, Program Director and Production Manager. He was the announcer for "Hit the Road", "Ladies Day" and read the Sunday comicsLA timeson the air every Sunday morning.
Some twenty years later he has hosted over 2,000 90-second programs at KFI and KFAC entitled "A Word on the Presidency", "Energy" and "A Word on Tomorrow".
Since retiring, he has worked at a few Los Angeles County county fairs and taught at a local radio school. "I enjoyed the days spent doing whatever I wanted, but I didn't forget that it was difficult to get started," David told me while researching my book. He was 84.
|STARR, Bob:KMPC, 1980-89. Bob was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Rams and the Angels. Bob died on August 3, 1998 at the age of 65.|
He was raised by KMOX-St. Louis, where he was the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals for eight seasons. He had two stints as an announcer for the California Angels. He worked on his first tourRon prettyand then left to broadcast Boston Red Sox games and returned in 1993.
Bob began his sports broadcasting career in the mid-1950s.
Starr, Steve: KPFK, 2002-05. Steve was the host and general manager during his time at Pacifica Station. He works on film and technology projects.
Steadmann, Invoice: KNX, 1957-60. Unknown.
|STEAL, Jimmy:KPWR, 1999-2017;KPWR/KDAY, 2017-19. Jimmy was director of programming at Power 106 and was promoted to regional vice president of programming for Emmis Communications in the fall of 2000. From the summer of 2017, he was also appointed program director of KDAY. After nearly two decades at KPWR, he is drawn to the Windy City where he has been named Vp of Brand Content at WTMZ (the "Mix").|
Murelo Media bought KPWR from Emmis in the summer of 2017. Murelo already owned KDAY, so Steal's position has been in question since the time of the acquisition.
Jimmy had a lot of success at KPWR during this timeBig boywas morning person. Kurt (Big Boy) Alexander later left Power 106 to work at KRRL (Real Radio) in the mornings. In the fall of 2000, Jimmy was promoted to regional vice president of programming at Emmis Communications.
Prior to joining Power 106, Jimmy was Director of Programming and Operations for Dallas-based Clear Channel, which also owned KDMX. Other assignments have included Pd at WKRQ-Cincinnati, Assistant Pd and MD and DJ at KEGL-Dallas, and Nighttimer at WHLY-Orlando.
|STEC, Sandy:COST, 2018-22. Sandy is a fun girl obsessed with wine dogs but too lazy to actually own one. An avid traveler, she once used Google Translate to tell French locals how "excited" she was to be there, only to find that she actually said she was "horny". Also, she follows David Hasslehoff on Twitter, and she has no idea why.|
Sandy was 1/2 on "Marcus and Sandy" - a highly rated San Francisco morning radio show on Star 101.3. For nearly 20 years, she worked her way up from a weekend shift in San Jose to her current status — mornings in the country's fourth-largest radio market. In addition, she can be heard on her sister station KOST at the weekend. In spring 2022 she started full-time at KOST.
She's also a hilarious and HIGHLY booked stand-up comedian. She has worked with the likes of Kevin Hart, Chelsea Handler, Arsenio Hall, Dana Carvey, Craig Shoemaker, Richard Lewis, Brett Butler and many, many more. She has worked for companies such as HP, Benefit Cosmetics, Caymus Vineyards; and her recent Britney Spears parody, "Snack B**ch," made it to TVRight this minute. Despite being extremely ambitious, Sandy has a soft spot for buttercream frosting and slot machines.(from Sandy's website)
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1935, he made a career in the mid-1960s, combining his radio work with a part-time jobteenage area, a public affairs show aimed at Los Angeles youth audiences and aired on KCOP/Channel 13. Steck, a Korean War veteran, died on September 27, 1990 and was buried in San Francisco National Cemetery.(Thanks to Bill Earl for the artwork)
|STECKLER, Doug:KLSX, 1997-2005. Doug worked in the eveningsTim Conway, Jr.on Free FM, KLSX until late Spring 2005. He then performed with Conway on Friday nights on KFI until summer 2015.|
Doug was a featured player in Chicago's improv group, The Second City. In 1975, Doug moved to L.A. to pursue acting in television and film. In 1978 he was co-authorThe other book of lists. Doug won two Emmys for his TV writing at SCTV. His credits include:Die Tracey Ullman-Show,Herr BelvedereandThe people next door.He and partner Tim Conway Jr. left KLSX in the spring of 1998 and returned to the talk station three weeks later.
Steele, Dave: KPOL, 1977-78. Dave worked at KPOL in the afternoons. Unknown.
| STAHL, Diana:KKBT, 1989-98;KHHT, 2003-07;KRBV, 2008;KSWD, 2011-14. Diana joined Mornings at V-100 (KRBV) in January 2008 and left when Radio-One sold the station to Bonneville in April 2008. She worked weekends and part-time100.3/The Sound. She worked at WBMX-Chicago until Spring 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic prompted her exit.|
On KRBV (V-100), Diana starred in an episode of MorningsCarter can, the room/home makeover show on HGTV. Diana needed help with a catch room that could double or triple as a multipurpose room. She used the space as an office while her youngest son, Ty, used the area as a playroom. Diana's older son also wanted a place to watch TV and hang out. “I really loved the whole experience!” exclaimed Diana. "I've bought my own nail gun since the show, which was a fun part of the show."
She saw an ad on Craig's List and wrote to seek help with her only room. "The fact that the host, Carter, is outExtremes Makeover, was extremely hot, was the icing on the cake! The crew practically moved in for two days and the reveal brought tears to my eyes.”
Diana's experience withCarter canwas a very satisfying experience. "The room is beautiful and couldn't have suited my style better," Diana wrote via email.
Steele, ed.: Kyiv, 1960s. Ed, who worked at KPLM-Palm Springs, died in a gas explosion at his home in Desert Hot Springs.
|STAHL, The Real Don:KHJ, 1965-73;KIQQ, 1973-74;KTNQ, 1976-77;KRLA, 1985-89;CODJ, 1990; KCBS, 1992;KRTH, 1992-97. A California boy with a sip of energy, The Real Don Steele embodied everything that was right about afternoon rides. When you think of the stage, think of the Real Don Steele. At the end of a school or work day, Don has lifted our spirits like no other over the course of three decades. In 2021, Steele was posthumously inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.|
Born Donald Steele Revert and born to fame on April 1, 1936 in Hollywood, he attended Hollywood High School. Don's mother gave him the middle name Steele because it was a good show business name. Before heading home to Los Angeles, he worked at KOIL-Omaha, KISN-Portland and KEWB-San Francisco.
Don was the original afternoon driver "Boss Jock" on "93/KHJ". He was the DJ on the air when the station debuted in 1965, and he described the moment: "We were literally at zero, then it became a huge giant. It was like a mushroom cloud rising - heavy on the mushroom. "
In 1967 he hosted a Canadian syndicated radio show called CBC'saction set, and that same year he made his acting debut on ABC/TV's Bewitched. In 1967 and 1968, Don's popularity and influence was such that he was namedBillboards#1 air personality to influence record single sales. "Tina Delgado lives, lives!" became his afternoon cry. He had his own weekly TV show,Die Real Don Steele-Show, which was the top-rated rock and roll dance show on television in Southern California from 1968 to 1975.
Legendary filmmaker Roger Corman has used Don multiple times to create film versions of fast-talking, hip characters. He has acted in films with Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine and Ron Howard in cult classics such asTodesrennen 2000,Rock’n’Roll-Highschool,Grand Theft AutoandRaoul essen. In the early 80's Don hostedMusic USA, a syndicated radio show for the Golden West stations. In the late '80s he had a revival of his TV dance show on KDOC/TV in Orange County.Live from the sixties, a hit nationally syndicated weekly radio show, brought The Real Don Steele to over 300 markets coast to coast. It originally aired from 1987 to 1993 and can still be heard in repeats in many locations around the country.
Philip Eberly, in his authoritative book on the history of radio and popular music,music in the air, citing the following excerpt from "Boss Radio" as delivered by The Real Don Steele between takes: "It's three o'clock in Boss Angelese! Hey hey, HEY, thitz me, The Real Don Steele! A billion dollar weekend there and you're looking out of the sidewalk. I got nothing but groovy, those groovy gold tones. We're gonna throw it out here on a rebellious Friday boy, gotta get a set outside (garbled words akin to blowing soap bubbles in a glass of water) Jumbo City! (Break). take a trip If you chase them the daylight!” It lasted 11 seconds. In 1995, The Real Don Steele received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He died on August 5, 1997 as a result of cancer. He was 61.
|STAHL, Gregor:KNAC, 1991-95. Gregg resigned from his position as VP/Music Programming at Sirius XM Satellite Radio in March 2016.|
Gregg was om/pd from KRXX-Minneapolis before joining KNAC in spring 1991 to be pd. He left in early 1995 when the station switched to a Spanish format and joined WZTA-Miami as a pd. Gregg has since been promoted to Vp of FM Programming at Paxson Miami. He left the WZTA in April 2002.
He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.
STAHL, Kari:COST, 1999–2001;GROSS, 2001-11;COST, 2011-22. Kari works at KOST in the afternoon.
"Before L.A., I worked in Hawaii for 10 years as a morning show host or co-host for a few stations including 'I-94', KQMQ and KRTR," Kari said.After taking a job as a news director for a radio station in Kauai, her love for radio (and Hawaii) grew. Her career progressed over the next decade to hosting her own morning show on Oahu. "I came to KOST after deciding I had peaked in Honolulu and was ready to see what I could do in the #2 market."
Kari grew up in Southland and graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in broadcast journalism. She has two boys, Drake and Cameron. "The schools are also better here than in Hawaii." How did she come to KOST? “I sent a cassette to police headquartersJhani Kaye' Kari said. "He flew me in for an audition and asked me to come over here to help out mostly on 'Lovesongs on the Weekends.'"
In addition to entertaining listeners during her lunchtime show, she also acts as a presenter on KOST's public affairs show.Magazine Sunday, and The Breeze 98.1 in San Francisco. Her passion for radio is evident in the incredible relationship she has built with her fans, and she impresses and inspires millions of loyal listeners every day.
|STAHL, Michael:WO, 2004-07. The former music director of KIIS/fm was appointed PD on Indie 103 on January 1, 2004. He left Indie in February 2007. In the fall of 2012 he joined Northern Lights Broadcasting/Minneapolis AC KTWN (K-Twin 96.3) as Director of Ops and PF from Hot. He left the Twin Cities in late 2014. In the summer of 2022, Michael joined Nashville-based Visionary Media Group as Vice President of Streaming & Digital.|
The Mass Communications graduate from the University of South Dakota is a respected programmer who tricked a Class A radio station into being a cool radio station. He accuses KROQ of reacting violently to the launch of Indie 103.1/fm in 2003. Michael performed with David Adelson on KLSX. Steele spoke about Indie's limited signal. "It's mostly just on the Westside and in Orange County. It doesn't reach very well into the Valley. Our idea was to program people who live mostly on the Westside, who happen to be more rock-oriented fans. It is predominantly white and somewhat on the higher end with the 25-54 demographic. It is predominantly male and music-loving. Taking action against KROQ was never the mandate. As with any other radio station, the format that would bring in revenue for the radio station was pretty good, but Entravision was just trying to come up with a format that would bring money into the radio station. They used to do a dance thing and just didn't work very well. Indie was very much a lifestyle channel for people who were music fans and people who bought concert tickets, CDs or music stealers. It was primarily for music fans."
Steele said, "In its heyday, indie was amazing."
Steele, Mike: SEE Mike Sakellarides
Steele, Shadow: KQLZ, 1989-91. Last heard for whom he writesMeetingMagazine.
Steele, Sharon: KEZY, 1992-93. Sharon worked evenings on Westwood One's Hot Country format.
Steele, Shaune McNamara: KHJ, 1977-80; KHTZ, 1980-84; KHJ, 1984-86; KRLA, 1987-90; KLSX, 1990-92; KRTH, 1992-93; KCBS, 1993-94. Shaune has been music director for many leading rock stations. She documents, archives, presents and preserves the radio legacy of her late husband, The Real Don Steele.
Stein, James R.: KUSC, 1969-72. James is from Chicago. He was co-hostThe Stein and Illes Showat KUSC and became a TV writer/producer for 30 years, won 2 Emmy Awards in partnership with Bob Illes. Jim produced Howard Sternsson of the beachShow.
Stein, Les: SEE Les Crane
Stein, Mike: KRHM, 1959. Unknown.
(Gianna Suter, Saint John, Phil Shuman,andTracy Simers)
|STEIN, Alex "sleepy":KNOPF, 1957-66. "Sleepy", the founder of KNOB, the Southlands' first all-jazz station, died on July 27, 2000.|
Born in Savannah to an intelligence executive, he grew up in Miami and Havana and graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in languages. He worked in radio in New York and Chicago in the 1940s. Stein was given the name "Sleepy" when he replaced an all-night DJ in Chicago named "Wide-Awake Widoe," according to the obituary in theLA times.
He came to Southland from Phoenix to work at KFOX, where he programmed KARV. In 1957 he bought KNOB and began programming purely jazz. Stan Kenton helped him fund the station by contributing profits from his band's performance at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa. In the early '60s, Sleepy hosted a radio show three nights a week for Strollers, a Long Beach club, featuring live performances from players such as Chico Hamilton. He sold the station in 1966 and formed a company called GROUP LA which sold time on several Southland FM stations. He eventually left the broadcasting business and became a stockbroker. "Sleepy" died of cancer at the age of 81.
STEINBRINK,Bob:KMPC1972-92. Bwhether, newspaperman atGene Autry710/KMPC for over two decades, died June 17, 2015. He was 82 years old.
Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Bob aspired from an early age to be a voice on the radio. His first opportunity came at WCAZ in Carthage, Illinois, where he was a sophomore. He played records and read the news for 90 cents an hour. After graduating from Carthage College in 1954, he completed two years of service in the Army and one year of graduate school at the University of Illinois. He got his first job on radio news in Janesville, Wisconsin. His next position was as a news anchor at WREX/TV in Rockford, Illinois. From there he rose to become news director at WAAP in Peoria.
He then moved to Riverside as news directorDick Clarks KPRO. While living in Riverside, he broadcast basketball from Riverside City College, every race at Riverside International Raceway, the early racing years at Ontario Motor Speedway and the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Bob has won ten Golden Mike Awards, broadcast UCLA football and basketball games, and served as KMPC's Washington correspondent with President Ford on his journey behind the Iron Curtain to the Helsinki Accords.
After retiring from radio, he wrote a weekly column for the for over 20 yearsRiverside County-Rekord. He also spoke his column on InlandNewsToday.com for three years before his death. An avid golfer, Bob was an honorary lifetime PGA member and a member of the Victoria Club.
|Steiner, Charly:KFWB, 2004-07;KABC, 2007-11;COUPLING, 2011-20. Charley joined the Dodger broadcast booth in late 2004.|
Charley began his professional broadcasting career in 1969 at WIRL-AM/Peoria, Illinois. Before taking his current play-by-play job with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Steiner broadcast for the New York Yankees for three years. Prior to his tenure with the Yankees, Steiner spent 14 years at ESPN hosting SportsCenter and doing Major League Baseball play-by-play on both ESPN radio and television. He was also the voice for ESPN 2's primetime football on Saturday.
Steiner grew up in Brooklyn and listenedVin ScullyCall Dodgers games and dream of having that job one day. He is a five-time Emmy Award winner and was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2013. Steiner received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Bradley University, where he founded the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication and holds an annual symposium during the off-season.
stink: SEE Mike Roberts
|STEPHAN, Doug:KRLA, 2002-03;KPLS, 2003;KFWB, 2008-15;CLAA, 2009. A native of Framingham Center, Massachusetts, Doug began his broadcasting career at radio station WTTF while he was a student at Heidelberg College in Ohio. "Talk radio should be informative...funny, personality-driven, entertaining, but most of all it should be a partnership between the presenter and the listener," he says.|
Doug is the host of "Doug Stephan's Good Day," the nationally popular coast-to-coast talk radio show. "While I fundamentally disagree with some of the guests and listeners, I respect their right to their own opinions and their right to be heard. I'm not afraid to ask the tough questions."
Doug's show has hosted a variety of guests, from US Presidents to Ed McMahon and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to gun control advocate Sarah Brady and many others. After a stint on CNBC's Talk Live, Doug began hosting some new television ventures, which include infomercials as well as other television channels.
Described by many of his peers as the "quintessential" talk show host, Doug has been compared to TV personality Maury Povich for his warm, friendly and intelligent style. He has over 30 years of broadcasting experience, including key assignments on four national radio stations and shows on both KABC and KRLA. He cites veteran TV news anchor/host Walter Cronkite and top Boston radio personalities Bruce Bradley and WBZ's Dick Summer as among those who really impacted his career.
"Everyone has a story to tell," he once said. "I want my guests and callers to be able to discuss their points of view in a friendly and heartfelt atmosphere." And that's exactly what Doug has done, creating his own distinctive brand of talk radio that expertly blends conversation, controversy and commentary. In his free time, Doug enjoys his farm in Massachusetts, where he spends time with his children, Megan and Brendan, both of whom are college students.
Sterling, Philipp: KCSN. Philip hosted "Goldensterling," a weekly two-hour program that aired on KCSN. He died on November 30, 1998 at the age of 76 as a result of myelofibrosis, a disease of the bone marrow.
|STERN, Heide:GROSS, 1998-99. Heidi left KBIG and joined Star in San Diego.|
The Heidi Selexa (Stern) Show is a talk show about the world according to Heidi and is broadcast on Genesis Communications Network. "It's Heidi's take on current events, pop culture, and relationships with a lot of fun," according to her website. "Don't let her giggles fool you, though. It's a show that goes deep and makes people think. She is playful and upbeat, but always honest. Heidi's authenticity is refreshing. Their presence is a welcome respite from the challenging world around us."
Some topics Heidi has covered include: What do women really think? How do men get out of the friend zone? What are the things about men that drive women CRAZY? What should men do to get the perfect woman? SMS, sexting, emails, phone calls and how much? How small?
She has worked at MIX-Chicago, KDWB-Minneapolis, B94-Pittsburgh, WEDJ & KISS-Charlotte and XM Satellite Radio
Heidi Selexa has a track record of over 15 years starting and growing XM 80s to 8 and has won multiple awards for Best Personality and Best Radio Show including March 3rd by Dimes A.I.R. Awards and was named the official pin-up girl by the US soldiers in Iraq.
|STERN, Howard:KLSX, 1991-2005. Howard has never done anything quietly. In the '90s, when his New York-based show was simulcasting across the country, many thought it wouldn't be set in Southern California. How wrong the naysayers were. He targeted the leading figures in each market to take on his show. KLOS'Markus & Brianwere here in his crosshairs. Howard was relentless, even coming to Hollywood to officiate her funeral and blocking traffic for blocks.|
Self-proclaimed "King of All Media," Howard left terrestrial radio in 2005 and joined Sirius Satellite (now SiriusXM) for an estimated $100 million. Since then he has renewed his 5-year contract several times. “I had a toxic relationship with terrestrial radio. And no matter how well I treated the medium, no matter how successful I made them, they abused me. Going to SiriusXM freed me. I felt like Tina Turner breaking free from Ike," said Stern, who broke the news about his recent renewal.
He has written two bestsellers and starred in his autobiographical film.Private Parks, and Howard was also a judgeAmerica's Got Talent.
|STERN, Kevin:KUSC, 1969-71;KIQQ, 1974-79;KCSN, 1974-81;KGBS/ KTNQ, 1977-80. Born on November 11, 1948 in Los Angeles, Kevin grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He attended the Don Martin School of Radio & TV.|
Kevin stayed at KIQQ for five months and worked in production the rest of the time. He also worked as executive producer at KGBS/KHTZ and Weedeck Radio, and served as a producer on KCSN's Don't Touch That Dial for several years.
He lived in San Francisco for much of the 1980s. "Ever since I got my first radio and discovered KMPC, I knew I wanted to work in radio or television." Kevin owns California Auto Repair in the San Fernando Valley. He records shows for the LA Reader Service for the blind. "I miss the radio and I hope to come back one day."
|Sternberg, Ira David:QUIZ, 1968-70;COST, 1971-73. Born in Brooklyn, Ira grew up in the Boyle Heights area and spent his teenage years in West Hollywood. “I used to sneak into KHJ on Vine Street on weekends and walk the aisles. I loved being near the radio and TV.” Ira continued to the L.A.C.C. and UCLA. At UCLA, he joined campus radio station KLA, becoming director of public service and an on-air personality with whom he workedLarry Boxer,Bill PerleandGary Campell. At the same time he would callDick WhittingtonShow, demonstration of voice imitations ofMort Sahl, CommentatorLouis Lomax, car salesman Ralph Williams and others.|
In the late 1970s, Ira moved to Las Vegas, where he worked as a writer, editor, and public relations consultant. He worked at two Vegas stations, KNUU and KDWN, and became a presenter for several radio stations and a correspondent forbillboardMagazine. Ira developed the character of Larry Las Vegas, whose intro read, "This is Larry Las Vegas, Man About Town, Bon Vivant, close personal friend of the stars and former Las Vegas showgirl, with my news, views, previews and reviews of what's in." happened in the 24-hour city.” The character was featured on KGIL and KABC's “Ken and Bob Show.” At KOST, Ira served as the head of public service and co-hosted a weekly program withRob Edwards. Ira was PR Director at Tropicana Resort and Casino for well over a decade. "I've held the title of longest-serving PR director at a property on the Las Vegas Strip." The single father of three teaches comedy writing and is writing a book on casino advertising. He owns IDS Creative Communications, a PR and marketing firm specializing in games, travel and tourism. Check out his podcast: https://iraseverythingbagel.com.
Stern, Deloy: KWVE, 2005-08. Deloy worked afternoon drive at KWVE.
| STEVENS, Andy:KEZY, 1988-94. Andy was the announcer for ESPN'sAmerican muscle magazinefor most of the 1990s.|
He began his radio career in Tucson and has worked at: KHYT, KTKT and KRQQ.
"After retiring from broadcasting, I have a beachfront home in Carlsbad, North San Diego County. I went back to school to get my computer science degree and now own my own web design business and work mostly from home.”
|STEVENS, Invoice:CUTE, 1973-79, pd;KKGO, 1983-86;KRTH, 1991-2003. Bill was born and raised in Montebello. He began his radio career in 1964 with KRFS-Superior, Nebraska, graduating in 1971 as Pd. to KODY-North Platte, KUDO-Riverside, KFXM-San Bernardino, KLOK-San Jose, KYNO and KFIG-Fresno.|
He was pd of KUTE during the disco era and described the station around theLA times: "Although we call ourselves a disco station, I think it's quite appropriate that we play a ballad every now and then. You have to break it. You can't run 24 hours at 140 beats per minute."
In the early 1990's he sailed his small boat around the Pacific to Tahiti, Marquesas, Bora Bora, Samoa and Hawaii. In 1991 he worked as a pd at a small island station, WVUV-Pago Pago. Bill has done many films and TV credits include the role of Dr. Forbes on the CBS soapYoung and restless.
1992 asBrian Robertsleft "K-Earth", Bill switched to the overnight place. He relates well to the nocturnal hours. "Staying at KRTH was the best job on radio!"
Stevens, Bob: KNX, 1985-88. Unknown.
Stevens, Edwin J.: KFAC. Ed passed away.
STEVENS, Gregor:KQLZ, 1992-93, pd. Greg "Stevens" Straubinger came to "Pirate Radio" from KGMG ("Rock 102") -
Greg was born in
In the spring of 1993, Greg returned
In 2009 he went to Webster University in Orlando to earn a master's degree in marketing. He is currently Associate Course Director at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
Stevens, Jackie: KJLH, 1989-97. Unknown.
|STEVENS, Jan:KFWB, 2005-09;KNX, 2010-22. Jan was a presenter at all-News KFWB until the format change in autumn 2009. Now she is moderator at all-News KNX.|
Jan started her career at ICRT, the leading English language radio station in Taipei, Taiwan, where she was the morning presenter for several years. One of their creative additions was a "Good News Cast" that featured only upbeat news of the day.
She lived in Taipei for 18 years - partly during martial law on the island nation - reporting on the country's dramatic transition to democracy. Two notable personal interviews were conducted with Mother Teresa and former astronaut James Lovell from the famous Apollo 13 mission. She was sent to South Africa to write a special report on their culture and politics, where she then traveled and met with the foreign minister of her home country, Bophuthatswana. Although Jan broadcasts in English, she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has even given public lectures in that language.
Jan enjoys learning about different cultures and peoples, has visited more than 20 countries including China, Outer Mongolia, India, Switzerland, Bahamas and Virgin Islands and has worked in community building. Jan is a fourth-generation Californian. She enjoys music and dancing, tennis and other outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
|STEVENS, Jay:KRLA, 1969-72;KROQ, 1972;FALL, 1972;KKDJ, 1973-75;FALL, 1975-77;KGIL, 1978;KRLA, 1986-87;KMGX, 1990;KRLA, 1992-93;KRTH, 1993-2003. Jay retired in late summer 2003.|
Born Steve Janovick on July 20, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he was given the opportunity to own radio stations, a goal most athletes only dream of. Steve grew up in Orange County and graduated from Anaheim High School. He started asSteve Jayat KFXM-San Bernardino, KCIN-Victorville; KUTY-Palmdale; KMAK-Fresno and KGB-San Diego. In 1966 Steve went to KFRC-San Francisco where he spent three years. Morning Drive was his first assignment at KRLA in June 1969 with his companion Moby Duck and within months he was promoted to MD. While at KKDJ, he started a programming syndication business with Ron Lewis. He was briefly involved with a radio station in Bishop. “At KGIL and KMGX I programmed the stations with one of my automated formats using pdMike Lundy.” In the mid-1980s, he traded some programming for a building permit for radios in Klamath Falls. He built an AM day clock and a Class C VHF transmitter. Eventually, the economy, the Gulf War, and other financial factors forced Steve to sell his transmitters.
|STEVENS, Jeff:KNX, 1997-98;KABC, 1998-2001. Jeff sends traffic from Metro Networks. Traffic reporters Jeff Culver, Jeff Stevens and Wes Wood all married on the same day. You are the same person.|
Jeff was born on March 20, 1976 in Washington State. "My family moved a few times in my early years, but I spent about five years in Austin during elementary school before moving to Southern California in 1988." The family moved to Lancaster. Soon, as a young teenager, he began calling the inquiry hotline, which led to an internship in the summer of 1991. which led to a weekend shift at FM station Hot 97.” He worked weekends until he graduated from high school in 1994. For the next several years, Jeff worked evenings and was apd at KAVS. He also commuted to KCXX-Riverside for weekends.
“I joined Metro Networks in 1997 as a traffic anchor and within a few months was working a regular weekend shift for KNX. A year later, Metro put me on the KABC Sunday morning shift. Jeff is now a teacher.
Stevens, Julie: KJOI, 1989. Unknown.
STEVENS, Chris Erik:KKDJ, 1973-74;KIQQ, 1974-75;KGBS, 1975;FALL, 1975;KCBS, 1991-92.As the youngest rock radio personality in Chicago, Kris became an almost overnight legendary success and was featuredBillboard Magazine's "Radio Entertainment Award" for exemplary on-air talent on WLS-Chicago, a 50,000-watt flamethrower with a signal that covered 46 states at night. During his brief but celebrated radio career, he has consistently been ranked #1 on major market stations such as CKLW-Detroit, WMYQ-Miami, WCFL-Chicago, WQXI-Atlanta, as well as KKDJ and KIIS/fm.
Looking for a new challenge, he opened Kris Stevens Enterprises, an LA-based broadcast creative services company specializing in advertising, recording, imaging and syndicated radio programming. The company has won awards for its innovative radio/TV advertising expertise and celebrity radio specials featuring the biggest stars of film and rock. Stevens conceived and hosted "Entertainment Coast to Coast" and won the Gold Medal Award for "Best Entertainment Radio Program" of the year aired on CBS Radio Networks.
In 1990, Kris added another dimension and a dream for many broadcasters: owning a broadcaster. He bought his first radio station, WFXD-Marquette, Michigan, and operated it remotely from LA. Other career highlights include hostingDrake/Chenault's "History of Rock and Roll. Heycredits his voiceover skills as a key factor in his professional success. Over the years, his voice has been heard in commercials for Heineken, Mercedes Benz, LifeLock, Wall Street Journal, Wells Fargo Bank, Delta Airlines, Pontiac, Starbucks, Orkin Man, AMC Theaters, US Marines, AT&T, and promos for all major networks . Kris has voiced trailers for all the major studios. For decades he has been the distinctive voice for leading broadcasters across the country.
As the host ofmovie tunes For more than 10 years it has been heard before the performance in thousands of theaters across America. Internationally, he hosts various Christmas radio specials for theVoice of America every holiday season. His website is: politikstevens.com.
His website is: politikstevens.com.
Stevens, Les: KKDJ, 1974. Unknown.
Stevens, Matt: KXTA, 1997-2003. Former UCLA quarterback from 1983-86, Matt was part of the Bruin broadcast team. After a battle with testicular cancer, he now broadcasts UCLA pre-game shows on XTRA Sports. Matt is the General Manager of Los Verdes Public Golf Course.
| STEVENS and GRDNIC:KWST, 1979-80. The couple had a widespread comedy service. They are based in St. Louis.|
Ron Stevens and his wife Joy Grdnic had over 700 stations worldwide subscribing to their comedy service. “I was standing in a parking lot at a high school party when someone had the bright idea of having the DJ on KSHE-St. Louis and invite him to the party,” Joy said. "The DJ was Ron and when he arrived everyone was gone but me. We talked and later in the school year I wrote a story for the school newspaper and called KSHE to interview a personality. Ron answered the phone. We've been together ever since.” Joy eventually joined KSHE as a DJ, working mornings at Drive. At KWST, Ron drove in the mornings during the weekdays and Joy was the morning personality on the weekends. When K-West ended, the pair were writing for television. Some of her credits includeWKRP in Cincinnati,facts of lifeandAnything for money. They wrote comedy bookshow to love yourselfandShould I take a baby test?They won a Grammy for their albumSomewhere on the radio, which was also the subject of a two-hour KMET special. A second album was titledRetail comedy at wholesale prices. Ron and Joy started at the time of the O.J. Simpson trial. "The timing was terrible." They teamed up for the "hot dance urban mix" WQHT-New York. "Can you imagine? We've never worked as a morning team at a music station and we're starting in New York!" They brought the show to AC "Y95"-San Diego. Joy and Ron returned to their home in St. Louis and hosted the morning show at KIHT ("K-Hitz"). They are the most widespread radio comedy team with their morning show prep sheet and over 3,000 comedy bits produced to date. "It's just the two of us and our managing partner and us made a million dollars last year!”
Stevens, Richard: KRTH, 1989-91. Richard is a Cumulus syndicated radio host based in Dallas.
STEVENS, The shade:KHJ, 1970;KRLA, 1970-73, pd;KROQ, 1973-74;PLEDGE, 1974-75;KROQ, 1976-80. Shadoe, the eldest of five children, was born Terry Ingstad in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1947 and became a weekend DJ by the age of 11. He studied art at the University of Arizona and appeared on camera at a television station in Tucson. He studied commercial art and radio/TV journalism at the University of North Dakota and the University of Arizona and worked in radio at KILO in Grand Forks, North Dakota, KQWB in Fargo, North Dakota, and KIKX in Tucson. Even back then, described as a workaholic and high-flyer, he worked full-time at the train stations alongside school and appeared in university theaters at weekends. He worked at WRKO-Boston before coming to Southland.
In addition to his activities at KRLA in 1972, Shadoe produced, narrated and syndicated "The Greatest Hits of Rock 'n' Roll". By the end of the year he had resigned as Pd and remained as an athlete.
While at KMET in 1974, he was the pd and lunchtime jock; he left in 1975. Shadoe described his station as "for this age and beyond. Theater of the mind. No formulas. We're satirical by nature."
He wasbillboardIn 1975, he was named Personality of the Year by the magazine. In 1976 he returned to KROQ to play weekends with Sparkle Plentee and in 1978 was a programming and production consultant through his company Big Bucks.
In the early 1980s, Stevens was larger than life as announcer Fred Rated, the bearded announcer for the Federated Group who sold discount stereos. One of his most famous TV ads for Federated read, "Rabid Frogs ate our stock, so we're passing the savings on to you." Fred Rated then announced "RabidFrog Bonanza Days" as hundreds of gummy frogs bounced across the TV screen. After the first weekend of the campaign, sales increased by 500%. In four years, the group grew from 14 local stores to 78 superstores in 5 states. The success of the Federated advertising campaign has been extraordinary. It was the first regional advertising campaign ever to be double-page spreadtimeMagazine.
This commercial success led to him being the announcerHollywood-Quadratein 1986. Producers experimented with putting Shadoe in an occasional celebrity spot, and performances escalated, earning him national notoriety. In 1988 Shadoe took overAmerican Top 40Countdown show and became only the second presenter of the program. Watermark spent $1 million promoting Shadoe and through 1994AT40had been discontinued in the United States.
Shadoe has been a regular on televisionDave's world. He was the first program director of "World Famous" KROQ/fm. He appeared upMitternachts-Specialwhere he was a correspondent, giving artist backgrounds and doing celebrity interviews with major rock groups. He appeared in the films:The Kentucky Fried Movie,SOOR,Mr Saturday night, and the much reveredbucket of bloodfor Roger Corman.
From 1995 to 2005, Shadoe hosted Rhythm Radio, which was broadcast in 30 countries. Another syndicated show, Top of the World, which he hosted, ran in 25 countries from 2006 to 2009. Shadoe has been doing mental radio on SiriusXM since 2011.
Stevenson, Al: KTYM. Unknown.
Stevenson, Verne: KCBH; KMLA. Unknown.
Steward, Invoice: KMPC, 1951-59; KGIL, 1965-66; KRHM, 1966 and 1969; KGIL, 1973-75. He was the Bill of the KMPC jingle... "Ira, Johnny, Bill and Dick!" In 1962, Bill was President of Albums, Inc. He hosted "A Quarter Century of Swing" for Armed Forces Radio. In 1969, the 30-year veteran was honored with a concert at the Palladium. He has done in-flight music programming for airlines for 20 years. Bill died of heart failure in 1993.
Steward, Type: KDAY, 1974-75. Unknown.
Steward, Hank: KBCA. Unknown.
|STEWART, Jill:KFI, 2002-03. Jill is an award-winning journalist and she was a guest presenter at KFI. In early 2016 she leftLA weeklywhere she was Editor-in-Chief to oversee and direct the Coalition to Preserve L.A. Coalition pushes slow growth initiative for November vote|
Steward, John: KKLA, 1988-93; KBRT, 1993. John hosted "Live From LA" on Christian KKLA. He is now an Orange County attorney.
Steward, J.Michael: KEZY, 1970; KKDJ, 1971-72; KYMS, 1973-74; KWIZ, 1985-87. Stewart, also known as Jason Stone at KEZY, is a vacation consultant for Hilton, Marriott and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. He also produces a multimedia project for business people and visitors to Vegas.
Steward, Peg: KFI, 1997-2000 and 2001-07; KBIG, 2002-04. Peg was the news anchor at KFI over the weekend. She is Senior Lecturer on the Broadcasting Program at Fullerton College and PD at KBPK.
STEWART, Ralf:KTWV, 1991-2003;KCBS, 2005-14;KCBS/KTWV, 2014-22. Ralph is program director at JACK/fm and KTWV. He's been with CBS/Entercom/Audacity/LA for decades.
His colleagues admire him both as a strong radio man and as a wonderful person. In 2003, he briefly ran into the circus and joined itMichael O’Sheaat the start of All Comedy Radio as program director. In 2006 he returned to CBS, first as a freelance writer for JACK/fm and now as operations manager.
Ralph grew up rock and roll through his childhood illnesses in Seattle, KJR and KOL, and KZOK and KISW pretty much sealed his fate. It wasn't just the music; it was the stuff between the records that was ruining his life. He would be late for class because he couldn't turn off KISW before a play with Langan and West was over. He would try his best to emulate either Crow or Hovanes (Afternoons at KISW-Seattle in the 1980s) as he was doing his show on the University of Washington's college network and feeling utterly inferior. Undaunted, he eventually earned his place on Seattle's rocker airwaves and teamed up with some of his heroes. Ralph switched from rock to CHR and in 1987 suddenly found himself in the middle of a format change. But by then he had already passed out. He had risen from aerial talent to management. His CHR station switched to what the newfangled WAVE was doing in LA. He rolled it. Suddenly he had Yanni's private phone number. He became the police chief of that station. It was sold shortly thereafter. As fate would have it, The WAVE had an opening. It was at that last gig in Seattle that he met his wife, KLOS AEMaria Bedrossian.
Steward,Rick: KEZY, 1976-78; KODJ, 1989-91; Westwood One, 1991-93. Rick has had a successful career in video and film production in Southern California.
Steward, Susanne: KLSX, 1989; HUMP. Unknown.
| STEWART, I will:KBCA, 1977-80;KCRW, 1980-82. Zan was a longtime jazz writer for theLA timesand recently retired from theNew Jersey Star-Ledger.|
From his website: “I would say that my aesthetic core is a deep fascination with all kinds of arts, especially jazz. I'm fascinated by how it sounds and feels, how I learn to play it, how I write and talk about it - always with the thought that someone might be interested enough to check it out. Good jazz, from its beginnings in the early 1900s to the present day, can profoundly improve well-being; it's an art form that makes listeners and players feel good. At least that's how it is for me. So my thing is to keep going, working to be a better musician and writer, and getting the word out - trying to get more people to listen, and maybe going out and listening to it live, which can be really special. Obviously, a passion for jazz has enriched my life. It was a privilege to have found and embraced this deep, provocative music."
Stile, Sue: KFWB, 1978-2009. Sue is a crew member at Trader Joe's.
|STICHFELD, Grant:KRLA/KTIE, 2021-22. Grant joined Salem Media Conservative Talker in Spring 2021Jennifer Hornin the morning drive. Stinchfield will continue to present for Newsmax TV in addition to his new role for Salem.|
He previously hosted evenings at Cumulus Media's 570 KLIF-Dallas, was an investigative reporter for NBC-owned television stations in Dallas and Hartford, and a presenter for NRA TV. Stinchfield fills the co-host slot held byBrian Whitmanuntil last December.
| STILL GOOD, Frosty:KYSR, 1998-99;KLSX, 2000-2009;KABC, 2009-10;KFI, 2010-11;KLOS, 2016-20. Frosty followed suitFrank KramerandHeidi Hamiltonat KLSX in the fall of 2000 until 02/20/09 when FM Talk Station switched to AMP RADIO. The trio joined KABC on October 5, 2009 and left a year later.|
He went solo and did a weekend show on KFI until late spring 2011. He then co-hosted mornings at Star 101 (K101)-San Francisco. In early summer 2013, Frosty joined San Francisco Talker, KKSF (910AM) and left a year later.
In September 2016, Frosty rejoined Frank and Heidi at KLOS. He left KLOS in spring 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
|STOLZ, Frank:Clones;KPFK, 1992-2000;KPCC, 2000-20. A native of LA, Frank has spent his career as a reporter, news anchor and program director. He currently handles criminal justice and public safety issues for the KPCC. Frank reports on racial prejudice, community policing, gangs, use of force, technology and generally what works and what doesn't with law enforcement in the area.|
For more than two decades in Southern California, Frank has covered L.A. City Hall, national political rallies and all manner of breaking news - from the Rodney King riots to wildfires, earthquakes and the death of Michael Jackson. His awards include Golden Mikes for reporting on Skid Row and a documentary on the historic recall of California Gov. Gray Davis.
Frank has been named a Distinguished Journalist by the L.A. Society of Professional Journalists and has twice been recognized as Radio Journalist of the Year by the L.A. Press Club. He was a Guggenheim Fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Center on Media, Crime and Justice and at USC's Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Frank first reported for radio in San Luis Obispo, covering the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. He writes for NPR, BBC, The Takeaway and The California Report. Frank works at the KPCC downtown office, a stone's throw from Tortas in the Central Market.
STEIN, Bob:KGRB, 1965-67 and 1972-73;KWST, 1973-78;KGRB, 1978-89;KKGO, 1989-90;KGRB, 1990-93;KJQI/KOJY, 1993;KGRB, 1994-96. Bob, who was primarily associated with the KGRB (West Covina) big band era, died on October 19, 2011. He was 73 years old. Bob had stage four breast cancer. He was treated for it and a year later he went to the doctor for therapy and they discovered that the cancer had spread to his lungs, kidneys, liver and heart.
While Bob in the U.S. Coast Guard School of Electronics in Groton, Connecticut, his commanding officer suggested he have a voice for the radio. After retiring from the service in 1960, Bob secured his first radio job in his hometown of San Francisco at KHIP. He joined CBS Films in New York in the early 1960s. Bob returned to California in 1963. He worked at KFMX-San Diego and KGUD-Santa Barbara (which he left after the station burned down) before joining KGRB. Between 1967 and 1972 he was with KCRA-Sacramento. During his career, he recalled one unusual job: "I was the voice of Kmart for many years." Bob's last stint with KGRB was as interim GM during the station's sale.
Stein, Bonnie: KBIG; KACD; KSCA, 1995-97. Bonnie joined Fox Sports.
Stein, C.J.: KYSR, 1992-95. CJ worked at Dial-Global until late summer 2009.
|STEIN, Cliffie:KFVD, 1940-44;KFI, 1950er;KPAS/KXLA, 1952-59;KFOX, 1959-65;COUPLING, 1973-78. Cliffie, a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, LA radio personality, singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer of more than 14,000 television and radio shows, died on January 16, 1998 of heart failure. He was 80 years old.|
Born Clifford Snyder in 1917, Cliffie's greatest success came from his association with the country music industry. He performed with him from the age of 15 when he was spotted playing bass at Burbank High SchoolStu Hamblenin TV and radio shows for 14 years. Cliffie hosted the Hometown Jamboree for 10 years. The show began at El Monte American Legion Stadium which was a launch pad for a variety of singers including Johnny Cash, Eddie Arnold, Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton, Tex Ritter and many more.
During his 50-year career in the entertainment industry, he produced over 14,000 television and radio shows. Cliffie played in the bands of Jan Garber, Gene Austin and Ken Murray. He founded Lariat Records with $300 and produced records for Merle Travis,Stan Frebergand Mary Ford (before Les Paul).
Cliffie managed Tennessee Ernie Ford for 20 years. In the early 1940s he was head of A&R at Belltone Records and record producer at Capitol Records, where he worked with Tex Ritter and Hank Williams. Towards the end of his life he was President of Showdown Enterprises, which included book and song publishing and a record label.
His awards include: Pioneer Award, Academy of Country Music/1972; Country Music Associations Hall of Fame/1989; Hollywood Walk of Fame/1989; Walk of Western Stars/1990; Nashville's Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame / 1979. He wrote two successful books,Everything you ever wanted to know about songwritingandYou have to be bad before you can be good.
"I never intended to be a manager or anything else that came my way. In many ways, I wish I still played bass. You have to be very lucky in this business. There are four critical requirements for success : attitude, happiness, sense of humor and a woman with lots of money." Cliffie's wife Joan Carol recalled: "I'll never forget something he said as we drove to his daughter's house. He looked out the window and said, "I just love life. I just really love life.'”
| STEIN, David:KABC/KSPN, 2001-06. Dave was part of the morning drive show on KABC and co-hosted the afternoons on sister station KSPN Sports. He died in late 2013 at the age of 64. Dave was born in New York City and moved to L.A. in the late 1950s. |
"I became an instant sports junkie when, on April 18, 1958, my mom and Dodger fanatic dad pulled me out of kindergarten so they could take me to the L.A. Coliseum to watch the Dodgers and Giants at the first major All time league game to watch Los Angeles. My dad grew up in Brooklyn and made me a baseball fan in his image," Dave said in an interview with Los Angeles Radio People.
Dave loved all sports. His first job out of college was as a public relations intern for the Dodgers in 1975. "The job paid basically nothing, but working for the Dodgers? I would have done it for free.” Dave began covering sports for AP Radio and UPI Audio. He got tapes of sporting events and called them to the syndicates. From 1979 to 1986 Dave was PA announcer for the Harlem Globetrotters. In late 1989, Dave joined a station in Huntsville, Alabama as operations manager. "I was drawn to conversation in Huntsville from news and management."
It was there when Dave gaveSean Hannityhis first high-profile job. In 1997 Dave worked at Afternoon Drive at WGST-Atlanta and then in the summer of 1999 at K-News. At that time he was doing political news/talks.
In the fall of 2000Joe McDonnelloffered Dave the opportunity to return to sports radio via a position at new ESPN station KSPN. Dave also played sports for the morning team at then-Disney sister station KABC. McDonnell said Dave was "intelligent and well prepared ... one of the most passionate people I've ever known."
Joe offered this tribute on his Facebook page:
I first met Dave Stone in the mid '70s when we were both pursuing jobs running the message board at Dodger Stadium. Dave hit me, but it became a moment where I met one of the best friends I've ever had. Dave was also a radio reporter like me, and we drove together to almost every game the Dodgers weren't involved in. And if there was a Laker fan bigger than me, it was Dave. We spent hours talking about West, Baylor, Chamberlain, Darrell Imhoff, Archie Clark. If he was a Laker, we knew about him! Dave then got a job as the traveling voice over for the Harlem Globetrotters and when the phone rang at 3am it might have been Dave calling from Singapore to get the Laker game result. It was an amazing friendship that lasted until his death. I came home from dinner with Elizabeth and some friends and got the terrible news. I didn't even know he was ill, which was typical of Dave. Didn't want anyone to take care of him, even if he was battling a terminal illness. Dave was my first collaborator when I was putting ESPN/710 together in 1999-2000, and he put his heart and soul into everything he did there. God bless you Dave. You have no idea how much I will miss you. Happy trails. I love you. After several months of poor health, Dave was diagnosed with ALS.
Stein, Gary: KSCA/KLVE, 2000-10. Gary retired in late 2010.
Stein, Greg: Klos, 1993-94. Unknown.
|STEIN, J. B.:KHJ, 1974-77;KGFJ, 1980-81, pd;KJLH, 1982-84, pd/gm. Born John Barry Pleasant on September 12, 1947 in Bay City, Texas, he was the eighth child of a family of three brothers and five sisters. J.B. died on September 19, 2015. He was 68 years old.|
J.B. came to the Southland from WHBQ-Memphis. Between KHJ and KGFJ he worked at KDIA-Oakland.
He was raised in Texas and received a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Hayward and an MBA from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam.
At KJLH he was upgraded to vp/gm and by the summer of 1984 he was out. In 1990 he became director of Taxi Productions. In 1993 he was head of Stevie Wonder's broadcast group. In 1995 J.B. at Magic 97 in Albany, Georgia.
A colleague wrote at the time of his death: "J.B. was a TRUE radio genius, a student of the business. Highly qualified to lead successfully as he did after taking the reins of KGFJ in the early 80's. J.B. was the last program director leading this small 1000 watt AM community radio station to phenomenal numbers while playing the music people wanted to hear. He guided us quietly, but he did it with a firm and strategic hand."
|STEIN, Jay:KNX/fm, 1971. Jay, born Jack Spaw, died in a car accident on October 15, 2001 in Hawai'i Kai. "He really was a total radio geek," said Jerry Clifton, a longtime friend and radio consultant. "He worked long hours and had his mind on the job the whole time." Clifton said Stone was a prankster who would find a way to make fun of any situation. "He probably would have made a joke of it," Clifton said.|
Jay was program director at KNX/fm imearly 1970s.He was killed when his car overturned and hit a tree on Haha'ione Road. Police say speeding was involved and Stone was not wearing a seat belt. Clifton said Jay, who he has known for 30 years, is moving to the Las Vegas area to be near his family and was probably late for his flight when the accident happened. "He was excited to be moving close to his son," Clifton said. "He was very positive about the move and at one of those places in his life where he transitioned to a whole new mission. I spoke to him the night before and said goodbye, but I didn't think this would be the last time I spoke to him."Jay and former KROQ DJMike Evanswent to North Torrance High School together. "He has worked mornings on several stations including WNBC in New York," Mike wrote via email. "The pastHe's been in Hawaii for 14 years - we spent mornings together at I-94 and KIKI. Most recently, he was fired from his morning gig and station manager at oldies station KGMZ in Honolulu. His father was Jackie McCoy, a world-renowned boxing trainer [in the Boxing Hall of Fame] who had multiple championships, including Little Indian Red Lopez. JayStone's hero was Soupy Sales and Jerry Lewis and he acted like both of them - a very funny guy," Mike said. He was 55.
Stein, Jefferson: KEZY, 1976. Unknown.
| STEIN,Sebastian:KHJ, 1965-66. Sebastian warJohnny Mitchellat KGB-San Diego before joining Boss Radio. He was with KFOG-San Francisco in 1976 and was Pd of KFRC-San Francisco. Sebastian died of a heart attack on November 11, 1987.|
At WOR/fm-New York he was known as Sebastian Stone in the 1960s and was the first program director of Drake's Stations. At KCBQ-San Diego he was Johnny Holiday in 1959 and as Johnny Mitchell at KHJ 1965 and Sebastian Stone at KFRC-San Francisco 1967.
He was born Gerald Edward Phillips. As REEL Radio described him, “Sebastian sounds really nice, pleasant and engaging. He's a great lunch presenter.”
SHOT, Roy:KFI, 1972-73. Roy spent a season as the Kings' television/radio play-by-play man in 1972-73Dan Avey. Roydied April 17, 2012 after a long illness in Desert Hot Springs. He was 85. His slogan, "Shot on target!" echoed throughout the Bay Area, LA and San Diego for three decades.
Meanwhile, Roy was the first play-by-play announcer in Kings history,Jig McDonald, and the current Voice of Kings,Bob Miller.
The former broadcaster for the California Golden Seals started out as an announcer for the Los Angeles Kings in 1972. He was a news anchor and athletic director for KYA-San Francisco and formerly "the voice" of the San Francisco 49ers alongside Bob Fouts. Leaving Southland, he joined the old World Hockey Association Mariners in San Diego. The club ceased operations there before the league merged with the NHL in 1979.
A native of Grand Rapids, Storey has had stints behind the mic for major league baseball throughout his long career. He also served as a radio announcer for hockey games at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics and was the voice of basketball at Saint Mary's College for many years. He was also a news anchor for KYA in the 1970s.
|SHOT, Tom:DIES, 1974-81;COST, 1977;KMPC, 1981-82;KZLA, 1981-87. "I loved flying over L.A. It's so beautiful, the sunrises, the sunsets and the weather.” Tom worked for various local transport services for many years.|
He recalled the best part of his job was when he was "on the air" broadcasting live news and traffic updates for KFWB. Between 1992 and 2009 he received 11 Golden Mike Awards from RTNA, the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.
Though he no longer flies traffic reports, Tom is busy with the Avalon Artists Group in Los Angeles doing television commercials. "I have a national commercial airing now and in 2015 for Jitterbug flip phones," he wrote via email. "I was featured on a satirical web-based television news series that aired 176 shows to a global audience." He reported traffic on K-Earth 101 as "Major Tom," and during his 17 years as an air reporter, he also reported traffic on KLSX, Arrow 93, KMPC and some other radio stations. He filled those out too„Sid Barlow” Radio talk show about Kyiv in the 1970s.
Tom spent five years DJing at Country KZLA in the 1980s, conducting live interviews with top artists such as Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels and the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and opening concerts onstage at Universal Amphitheater and The Forum. In the early 90's he jogged at Country K-FROG in the Inland Empire. "While working on my Sunday morning public affairs program 'Conversation' on KJOI, I won the California Governor's Award for Best Public Affairs Program Relating to the Training and Hiring of the Disabled," Tom recalled. “The talk show I did at KMPC Sunday night was sponsored by the same group that nominated my show, a group called ADEPT [Assisting the Disabled with Employment, Placement, and Training]. The show on KMPC was The ADEPT Connection and I was nominated a second time for the California Governor's Award. This organization helped enforce blue handicapped parking across the country and wheelchair ramps at many facilities, and it has been a pleasure to work with them.” Tom was born “near Sunset and Vine” in Hollywood.
His grandfather, also known as Tom Storey, was a film director and writer from the silent films of the 1920s to the "Talkies" of the 1930s. Raised in the San Fernando Valley, young Tom attended LA Valley College and majored in anthropology at Cal State Los Angeles. "I trained for a year for a dig in Peru. Just as our team was about to leave, we received a call from the consulate office warning us of communist guerrilla activity in the mountains. We never went.” After a year at Don Martin's Broadcasting School, Tom joined KJOI. After a brief four-month stint at KOST in late 1977, Tom returned to KJOI as operations manager. In the early 1980s, Tom was the news director at KWHY, the financial television network.
|STORY, Ralf:KNX. "We'll never see people like Ralph Story again," he saidStephanie Edwardsat a standing-room-only memorial service in Los Olivos. He died on September 26, 2006 at the age of 86. Ralph was the morning person at KNX in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In 1961, Story began production and hostingHollywood today, heard on CBS radio until 1971. He wrote and hosted from 1964 to 1970Ralph Storys Los Angeles, a look at L.A. history and culture. He co-hosted with Stephanie EdwardsRalph Storys A.M.for KABC/Channel 7 from 1970-75.|
Santa Ynez was the home of Ralph and his wife Diana for many years. Nestled in a valley surrounded by vineyards, every shop along the four-block city seemed to boast either wine tasting, art galleries, or horse accessories. "Ralph had been announcing his impending death since at least 1973 and I thought I was ready for it," Stephanie said from the pulpit. "We won't see his kind again," Stephanie continued, "because television doesn't allow his kind. Ralph has been a mentor to some of us in this room, and I'm sure countless others we don't even know about. I don't see much mentoring because it takes time. Ralph was a mentor. He gave goodness away for free.” Stephanie concluded, “I've often quietly told my husband that whatever career I've had, I owe it to God and to Ralph Story, and at times I've confused the two.” There were others present who shared their memories of Ralph Story.
During the war, Ralph flew a P-51 Mustang fighter jet in which he flew 63 missions over Europe. "Most aviators have their planes named after a friend, wife or Hollywood star," recalled Ralph's son Brad. "My dad called his plane 'Brad's Dad.' In fact, two planes named 'Brad's Dad' crashed while taking off with a full load of fuel. In one of these freak flying accidents, he was thrown from the resulting fireball. If it weren't for that coincidence, I would have lost my father more than 60 years ago.” Dan Gingold, former producer at theKNXT Big newsHe put it best about Ralph: "What an irony. The great storyteller's real name was Story.” Almost as an unwritten afterthought, the minister of St. Mark's Church asked the congregation to stand and sing the Air Force song at the end of the ceremony.Let's go to Wild Blue Yonder. Turned out to be an inspired afterthought. There was hardly a dry eye.
Stratford, Mike: KKBT, 1990. Mike was PD at KKBT.
|STRASSER, Teresa,KLSX, 2006-09;KABC, 2010-11. Teresa was part of theAdam CarollaMorning show on FM Talk Station (KLSX) until format change to AMP RADIO on 02/20/09. She co-hosted the morning KABC show withPeter Tildenuntil late summer 2011. She is now the co-host ofThe List TV.|
Teresa is co-hosting a podcast withGina gamei.e. She is an Emmy-winning author (Comedy Central'sWin Ben Stein's money) and Emmy-nominated TV host (TLC'swhile you were away).She was a field correspondent forHello New York,Hello live, andOn the air withRyan Seacrest, and co-hostedHow to get the guyfor ABC. She is a regular guest onDr. Phil,The doctors, und CNNs Headline News.
her first bookexploitation of my baby, was aLos Angeles TimesBest seller.
Stratton, Gil:KNX, 1967-84 and 1986-97. The longtime sports broadcasting icon died of heart failure on October 11, 2008. He suffered a heart attack two months before his death and appeared to be recovering through active participation in physical therapy. Gil was 86.
Born in Brooklyn, his early acting career was on Broadway with Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor. In the films, Gil appeared with William HoldenStalag 17and with Marlon BrandonThe wild. He was a Pacific Coast League baseball umpire and coined the phrase "I call 'em like I see 'em." He could be heard on KNX for decades. For horse racing fans, he was a fixture at local racetracks, where he made the announcements for the weekly horse races that were broadcast on national television. His ubiquitous sports broadcasting career has included the Los Angeles RamsBob Kelly.
KNBC/KFWB SportankerBill Sewardsat with Gil the year before he died. Bill paid tribute to his mentor in this interview:
"As a kid, I loved getting the mail from the postman," Gil recalls. “I was made a junior and I would see something in the mail for Gil Stratton and of course I opened it. My dad said I wasn't Gil Stratton, I was Gil Stratton, Jr. "And don't open my mail." That was until I wanted to open on Broadway and they asked me how I wanted to appear as Gil Stratton or Gil Stratton , Jr. I said pay me as Gil Stratton, Jr. I really just did it to show my dad and then it kind of stuck. Especially after World War II, where I made my living mainly as a radio actor, the junior role led to what role I played on the show. They read all the parts and if there was a kid role and they saw Junior they chose me and it stayed with me the whole time.
Gil grew up in Brooklyn and Garden City, Long Island, splitting his time equally between the two cities. “My father was in the ink business. He made printer ink.” Gil remembers his dad given a holiday or birthday card and would spit on his fingers and then rub the ink on the card and always say, “Cheap ink on this card.”
A longtime sports fan, Gil watched 77 home games at Ebbets Field in 1940. "Someone in our apartment had a ticket and all it cost me was ten cents in tax plus a nickel each way on the subway. In 1941, the Dodgers won their first pennant in 25 years. I saw the only game the Dodgers won in the 41st World Series. They beat the Yankees 3-2 in Game 2 at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 2,” Gil said.
Acting came easily to Gil. He was in all the school plays. "It was something I did easily, and I think pretty well, because I was busy doing those things," Gil recalled. “I used to do summer shoots at the Brighton Theater which is just off Coney Island. It was legitimate theater, and a girl I went to high school with went on to American Academy. she was inbrother Rat and I went down to see her. I had done a year in military school, so I wore the uniform. Saw the matinee and went to dinner with the whole cast and we can go back and they thought it would be a great idea to put me on stage because I was in uniform just like they were on stage. That was probably my actual stage debut.”
The following summer he was offered a role in Atlantic City for $5 a week. His parents drove him down and he got a room at the YMCA for $2.75 a week. "I used to go to the boardwalk and buy a dime's worth of jujubees to satisfy my appetite."
Gil starred on Broadway as one of the leading actorslife with father. Two years later, Gil had taken the leadBest foot forward. "That led to a deal with MGM and I went west, young man. World War II had started and when I got there I had to go to my draft board because we were going out of town for a production in Chicago and you couldn't leave the state without going to the draft board. It was August and I asked what they were thinking and they said I'd carry a gun until the first of October." (Gil in Girl Crazy) Gil stood in front of the draft committee building with some other guys and was asked if he could know about the air cadets. "It's the Air Force and if you could qualify for bombardier and stuff like that and pass the written and physical exams, right now there's no place you can put the guys so you can stay out longer. That's why I did it. I opened at the Airliner Theater in Chicago and after I passed the exams they asked if they could swear me on stage after a matinee. A major came by and swore me in. I got the call the following March, but we hadn't finished filming and I was given a reprieve until July, so it was almost a year after I signed up before I stepped in."
"I ended up flying in B-17 and one night we were on a night training navigation mission over Little Rock, Arkansas when they lost two engines on the right side and we were losing altitude over the Ozarks Mountains and the pilot said, ' Okay guys, get ready to jump.” I deployed my parachute and was the first out. It was a bit like the big hill on a big roller coaster. I jumped, pulled the ripcord handle, and nothing happened. I later learned that there was a three-second delay between pulling the handle and opening the parachute. It feels like a lot more than three seconds when you look at it and nothing happens.”
Gil was discharged from the Air Force on October 5, 1945. "What you wanted more than anything was a civilian suit. My first job was in Chicago. The William Morris Agency was my agency at the time and they viewed me primarily as a Broadway actor. I got on a radio show and shortly after it got to them they moved it to the west coast. I really wanted to return to Hollywood any way I could, and it worked out great."
From 1946 to 1954, Gil made his living primarily as a radio actor. “I've been to the Lux Radio Theater 29 times. Meet Corliss Archer, the life of Riley and so on. I was Margie's boyfriend on My Little Margie with Gale Storm and Charlie Farrell. I was a regular on Junior Miss and then we did a TV show called That's My Boy which was a movie with Martin & Lewis. I played the role of Jerry Lewis. Everything was fine for the first 13 weeks and then we competed against George Gobel. After another 13 weeks, no one heard from us.”
From 1954 through the late 1990s, Gil fulfilled the final third of an incredible three-career life. "I was a sports announcer, mostly on CBS," Gil recalls. He was filming My Little Margie and visiting his friend Tom Harmon, who was doing some sports on TV. Tom mentioned that he would leave the late news on Channel 2. His wife had hit the gas and told Tom he had to choose between the two news programs. I told him I've wanted to do this since I was eight years old. He was talking about an audition, and when I showed up, about half the guys on the Rams team were at the audition, along with most of the sportswriters in town. I got the job.”
Busy with his radio acting, Gil was also a professional baseball umpire for ten years beginning in 1947. “I spent five years in Class C baseball; So I paid my dues. Eventually I ended up in the Pacific Coast League. I could have done that professionally.”
When Gil joined KNXT/Channel 2, TV news had rotating anchors. "We called her the bum of the week. The first was a cowboy actor and he couldn't even pronounce President Roosevelt so he was on his way out. Even Bill Stout was an anchor for a while and he hated it. It was kind of different and it eventually broke up with The Big News around 1960. It became the largest television news program of all time in history. We used to get 21-23 ratings for this show.”
About five years after joining KNXT/Channel 2, he started broadcasting sports on KNX. "It happened whenGeorge Nicholastaken over as managing director. He was smart enough to see the appeal and success ofThe big newsand his people. He went on to take us all from television to radio. Bill Keene and I played sports and bettors together and we teased each other over time. More people came up to us and said they liked what we did on the radio more than they did on TV.”
Did Gil enjoy radio or television more? "Television was meant for me," Gil replied without pausing. "It was such a medium. As an actor, I was easy going in front of the camera. I don't mean this as an illusion, it's just the way I am. On the radio you read everything word for word. When I was a radio actor, it was the best job I've ever had. I can't think of anything easier. That was the best job we've ever had. The Lux Radio Theater paid $133. That was benchmark. That was a lot of money back then.”
The L.A. sports scene helped glamorize the period for Gil's coverage. “Remember, John McKay won the college football championship at USC. John Wooden won the college basketball championship at UCLA. The Lakers won. The Dodgers won. On a Saturday afternoon, 50,000 people were in Santa Anita. This was without a doubt the sports capital of the world. And it's not anymore.”
Gil wears a money clip with a Rams helmet embedded, which reminds him of a special time when he was part of the Rams broadcasts. “The Rams were an institution. They came here from Cleveland in 1946. It was a big deal. We had two of the greatest quarterbacks in football - Bob Waterfield and Van Brocklin. Other players like Elroy Hirsch in the end. Ollie Matson came later. He was in a deal for 11 men. There was also Tank Younger and Jon Arnett. It was wonderful. I can remember 100,000 people in the Coliseum for Chicago Bears games. It was a great rivalry. Everyone was a fan. I was lucky enough to be her play-by-play on TV for a couple of years and I certainly enjoyed it."
For 20 years, Gil hosted the Saturday programs broadcast from major racetracks in the west. "It was a very popular show on the West Coast," Gil said. “We've covered races from Canada to Mexico and raced east as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was on the Pacific Coast Network, which consisted of 34 television stations. I don't think there was a bar or country club or any place that people would gather that they wouldn't have seen this show. If I went to any of those other markets, they treated me like Frank Sinatra had just walked in. The odd thing was that I didn't like horse racing. I never liked it and I'm not a gamer. I was lucky to have a partner who really knew everything. He was a real racing driver. I studied so hard to be prepared for this show and people really got the impression I knew what the hell I was talking about and I didn't."
"I broke my wrist when I threw a horse out of the gate, which resulted in me wearing a cast. I would only let jockeys sign the cast. I turned down any baseball or football player. Only jockeys could sign it. I think it had something to do with the show's popularity because I was so accepted by the jockey colony. My height worked for me too because they were used to six foot six leaning down. I was able to meet most jockeys at eye level. So I had a very good relationship with them. I enjoyed them, but I can't say I enjoyed going out on the track. I looked forward to it every week because I was paid well.”
Gil remembers times when he would walk around the racetrack and fans would come up to him and ask him for a tip on a winning horse. He would ask what breed. You would say the fourth race. He would tell them horse number 4 was looking good, or if it was the sixth race he would say horse number six. If the horse won the race, they thought it was a genius. If the horse lost, they would simply never ask again. "I didn't know any of the other's horses," Gil admitted.
In 1953 Gil had a starring role in Billy Wilder'sStalag 17with William Holden andThe wildwith Marlon Brando, two of the most successful films of the 50s. "Stalag 17was like a prison camp. It was really. The assistant director acted like a prison guard and yelled at us to get our asses on set. After a few weeks on set it really felt like we were on duty because you're in uniform all day."
Gil revealed he's partied hard for much of his incredible career. "I was a part of everything for a long time and eventually went to AA and that seemed to put my mind at ease and it wasn't a problem from there."
| Stratton, Rick:HOMETOWN, 1978-79;KOCM, 1980. Born Richard Wayman in Whittier and raised in Pacific Palisades, Ric began his radio career at KUCI-Irvine with the nightly show.|
During the 1980s, Ric programmed and worked on drive slots in El Paso, stations along the Central California coast, in Utah and in Las Vegas.
In 1992 he was a producer on Books on Tape at Dove Audio. Ric later became Sales Manager at KBCB/TV-Bellingham, Washington.
He is now retired and lives in St. George, Utah.
Stroh, Tom: KMPC, 1981-82. Tom switched to television. He received two Emmy nominations fornight courtand he was executive producerDave's world. He was involved in theLate Late Show mit Craig Ferguson.
|STRAWBERRY, Shirley:KKBT, 1990-2005;KTAG, 2006-09;KJLH, 2009-22. Shirley is one of the "angels" on theSteve Harveymorning show. She left KKBT on May 20, 2005 when Harvey left the station. She rejoined Harvey when his syndicated show was picked up by KDAY. It is now airing on KJLH.It is listened to by approximately six million listeners a week on nearly 90 radio stations and is the number one morning show in America.|
Steve Harvey and Shirley began their morning show relationship in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2005, Shirley co-hosted Harvey's popular LA morning show and it was Harvey himself who called her "The Best Voice On Radio". Her program has become one of the most talked about on LA radio because of her tireless community work - from helping students get much-needed books, to honoring women and teachers, to feeding and helping the underprivileged across the city.
On May 23, 2005, Harvey, Shirley and the rest of the morning show aired their final show in Los Angeles. It was a sad and historic day in LA that left a lasting impact on the Southern California radio scale. In October 2005,Die Steve Harvey Morgenshowwas introduced to national syndication by Premiere Networks and Shirley joined the show as co-host.
Shirley has received multiple awards from for her work on the programRadiotinteas one of the "most influential women on radio". On April 5, 2011, Shirley published her first book,The Strawberry Letter: Real talk, real advice, because bitterness isn't sexy. Based on the popularstrawberry letterSegment anDie Steve Harvey Morgenshow, she delivers more of the no-nonsense, direct, woman-to-woman conversation her listeners have come to love. Shirley says it like it's from the heart. Whether it's cheating friends, crazy mothers-in-law, job troubles, or money troubles, Shirley's girlfriend next door has nailed itstrawberry lettersegments of the show a smash hit. Now, in this uplifting motivational guide, she brings her vibrant, inspirational, and down-to-earth message to women everywhere: get up, get out, and be the best you can be!(KJLH-Website)
|STRASSE, Commander Chuck:FALL, 1983-2012. Chuck was a pilot on the KIIS Yellow Thunder commercial helicopter for over 20 years. For a while, his reports were also broadcast on theKTLA/Channel 5 morning news.|
Air traffic reporters give the listener the assurance that what is being reported is in real time - an eyewitness to an accident, traffic jams and alternative routes. Commander Chuck was one of those trusted airborne reporters. In 2012, the relationship with sponsor Pepsi ended. An era has ended.
In 2003, LARadio presented the LARP Triangle, an afternoon of stories starring Commander Chuck, Michael Jackson and Saul Levine. "Commander Chuck" Street dazzled the crowd with tales of two decades of traffic and his special working relationship with then-morning man at KIIS,Rick Dees. In the early 1980s, Chuck described his life situation as desperate. He invented a way to interview for a job reporting traffic on KIIS/fm by hovering in front of the 19th floor of the KIIS building in Hollywood with a topless woman in the co-pilot's seat. It caught Rick's attention and within days Chuck was meeting with then GM Wally Clark. He got the job. They named his helicopter "Yellow Thunder," which was a nod to the popular film.Blue thunder.
|STRASSE, Dusty:KROQ, 1979-80;KLOS, 1980-81;KWST, 1981-82;KROQ, 1982-89;KLSX, 1989-94. Dusty Francis Street is her birth name! Born in San Francisco, California, she began her career in 1967 at KMPX as an Engineer and Weekend Jock UnderTom Donahue. "I followed Tom (the only female engineer to do it) to KSAN in 1969, where I worked midday until 1974," Dusty said. She worked at KSFX and KTIM in the Bay Area before moving to LA and KROQ in 1979. As of 2022, Dusty resides in Eugene, Oregon.|
Dusty was one of the youngest female AOR rock DJs. Her father's name was Emerson Street and they lived on Emerson Street in Palo Alto. Dusty was part of a radio/video production company (Rock Around the World) founded in 1979.
Dusty returned to the "Roq" in March 1982 and stayed until 1989. She claimed she was fired from KROQ because she had "too strong a personality". She told thatLA times: "DJs don't have voices anymore. They might as well hire people without ears. By the end of the year, I seriously doubt the station will resemble what KROQ used to be."
In a 1994 interview, she spoke of the highlights of her work on Southern California radio: "I loved the experience interviewing Billy Idol, Wendy O. Williams, Johnny Rotten, The Cult and Slash of Guns and Roses." Dusty commented on the state of women on the radio: "A lot of the ladies who came to the radio decided they had to do this bedroom thing, and not many of them developed an individual personality." She left KLSX in the spring of 1994. She told itGary Lycanof theOC-Register, “It was like a mini purgatory working on classic rock radio. My background is free progressive rockTom Donahueand hopefully I'll get back to new music.” In the fall of 1994, Dusty went to KEDG in Las Vegas for lunch. In the spring of 1995, she moved to KXPT-Las Vegas on weekends.
Dusty is the host for SiriusXM 26, which airs Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm from the R&R Hall of Fame. I also have a podcast that reflects how I think good radio should be. Like most people, my tastes are diverse, spanning many decades, you will hear a wide variety of music, both new and old, from alternative to blues. It's called the Flylow Show on flyingeyeradionetwork.com. In 2015, Dusty was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.
STREIT,Steve:GROSS, 1997-99. Steve was program director at KBIG until the end of October 1999. He is the founder of Green Dot, a prepaid credit card company based in Southland.
Former WASH/WGAY-Washington, DC PD, WMGF/WJRR-Orlando programmed three stations in West Palm Beach before joining KBIG. He brought to KBIG his role as a strong turnaround manager on numerous major adult contemporary networks, including WMGF-Orlando, K101-San Francisco and WASH-Washington, DC, which won the Marconi Award for AC Station of the Year and WGAY in Washington was nominated , D.C. Before joining Chancellor, he was group leader at Paxson Broadcasting in Orlando.
|STROBEL, III, Johannes W.:KRLA, 1960-61;KMPC, 1961-63;KNX, 1969-75. John was a journalist during his time at L.A. Radio. “My first job was in KRLA's news department at the Huntington Hartford Hotel in Pasadena. From there I went to KMPC where I did the news programs from 6amDick Whittinghill. I worked withHugh Brundage,John Babcock, andVal Klenard.“|
John moved to KHJ/TV and wrote and produced the John Willis tvnews and he also wrote a news quiz showWhat's new, among other things. “I went to KTLA News with me from KHJClete RobertsandBill Stark, as task editor. From 1969 to 1975 I was the KNX correspondent for Ventura County.”
John was born and raised in Ventura. His first job in radio was with KVEN, where he did a 15-minute sports show sponsored by his father, Sciences. I returned to Ventura after graduating from Martin's School (then alive and running the school, 1953). I went back to KVEN and was there until 1967 when I became news director for KACY. I left KACY to become news director of KGMS -Sacramento and came to KRLA from there. John retired from broadcasting in 1983.
He then went on to produce 27 educational film strips for the Walt Disney Educational Materials Company and produced and directed a number of industry documentaries. He finished a novelwinds of terror.
|STEPS, Toll:KBCA, 1962-72;KAJZ. Tollie was born and raised in Birmingham. Growing up, he always had an interest in music and entertainment, according to his son, Tollie, Jr.|
After military service in the early 1950's he returned to Birmingham and opened a nightclub, Down Beat. Helater moved to Los Angeles, following his older brothers. Eventually, he married his hometown sweetheart, Lillian. They started a family and stayed in LA until his death.
Tollie brought an East Coast touch to his music presentation at Jazz KBCA. Known as a jazz purist and for his many contributions that helped establish jazz as a strong genre and market force in the LA scene, with sayings such as "StraightAhead, Slow Traffic To The Right".
After radio, Tollie turned his attention to real estate.
He lost his battle with cancer on January 18, 2001. He was 71 years old.
profession, Mike: KPPC, 1964-66. The former director general of the subway station has passed away.
| STRINGS, Ted:KYSR, 1996-98;KROQ, 1998-2009;KLSX/FIGHT, 2009-10;KROQ, 2010-22. Stryker co-hosted a morning ride at the KROQKevin Kleinuntil early summer 2021, when he left the CBS/Entercom/Audacity cluster after more than two decades. In the fall of 2021, Ted launched a new podcast, Tuna on Toast with Stryker. He is now co-host of afternoons at ALT 98.7 withChris Bucher.|
Stryker was the DJDie Ellen-Showfor a season. For a time, Stryker co-hosted the nationally syndicated call-in show LovelineDr. Drew Pinsky. Loveline had co-hosted byAdam Carollafor over a decade before Adam was tapped as a replacementHoward Sternon sister CBS radio station KLSX. Don't want to trigger comparisons to Adam, then KROQ pdKevin Weatherlywaited almost a year before making the Stryker announcement.
Stryker began his career in Tucson as a morning presenter/music director for 92.1 KFMA. He moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and joined KYSR. Two years later he took over the nights at the KROQ before moving on to the afternoon ride.
Stryker and Klein were tapped to fill the Hall of Famer duo's morning shoesKevin & Bean.
Style, Bryan:Kyiv, 1989-90. Bryan is a longtime talk show host in Seattle. He now writes a media blog.
|STILE, David:FALL, 2003-14;GROSS, 2014-22. From Northwest Radio, Dave worked all night shifts at KIIS/fm as well as weekends. He joined MY/fm in early 2014 for afternoon rides and as a night and weekend personality. He left KBIG in the spring of 2022. In the summer of 2022, Dave became the announcer and audience host for the "Wheel Of Fortune Live!" Trip.|
He began his path to radio in 7th grade, where he recorded his own weekly countdown show using his stereo and a microphone. He then sold copies of the tapes to children at school. At the age of 13 he started working as a mobile DJ for parties, weddings and special events.
Before ending up with KIIS/fm, Dave made stopovers at KHTR in Pullman, WA and KKRZ in Portland before returning to Seattle where he spent weekends at KBKS.
Born in Seattle, Washington to British parents, Dave moved "across the pond" at the age of 6 and grew up on Cantril Farm in the West Derby area of Liverpool, England. However, most of his relatives live in North West England and Wales.
Aside from radio, Dave also works in his home studio and produces background music for VH1 television shows. During Dodgers home games, Dave can be seen on the big board asking fans about gifts.
Stuart, Linda: Linda broadcasts traffic on KABC weekends via Metro Traffic. During the weekdays she fills in news and traffic shifts for KABC, KPLS, KOLA, KJLH and Barstow Highway Stations.
| STUART, Rick:KROQ;KNAC, 1986. Rick works afternoons at KFOX in San Francisco/San Jose.|
After his L.A. stints, Rick returned to the Santa Cruz area and filled in KYLD-San Francisco and he had a long run at KITS.
Prior to Rick's arrival in Southland, he worked at KBLC-Lakeport, KUSF and KQAK-San Francisco.
He was born in the Bay Area and attended Richmond High School. He attended college at the University of San Francisco. In 1998, Rick was nominated for Local Air Personality of the YearBillboard/Airplay Monitor Magazin. “I have a boat fishing in beautiful San Francisco Bay and if I'm feeling brave I take a nice trip to the Golden Gate Bridge for some salmon. I enjoy fly fishing, mostly with guides in the creeks near Burney."
Disturb, Wina: KFWB. Wina is a freelance reporter for various Northwest publications including theSalt Lake Grandstand
| SUDOCK, To mark:Clones, 1970-84. Mark is the video production editor at KTTV/Fox 11.|
Mark was born and raised in Long Beach. He was inspired in his early years bySteve Allen's Westinghouse syndicated show in the early 1960s. Mark earned a B.A. in Speech/Communications from Long Beach State in 1977. His radio work includes broadcasts in music, news, and talk show formats.
He has acted as MC, narrator, host and voice artist in more than 400 corporate productions for Mazda, Procter and Gamble, Bank of America, GTE (Verizon) and more.
When he became a parent, there wasn't enough money on public radio and Mark brought his post-production skills to KTTV/Fox 11, where he has been an editor since 1983. He has also received a Golden Mike and Emmy Award-winning Iris for Outstanding Documentary Production from the National Association of Television Production Executives (NATPE), Recognition for Distinguished Journalism from the Associated Press, and Notice from the Sinatra Music Society for excellence in hosting and music programming.
Mark is an excellent violinist.
SUITS, Bryan:KFI, 2008-13;KABC, 2013-15;KFI, 2015-21. In early 2010, Bryan returned to his Seattle home and continued with a weekend show at KFI until late 2013 when he joined KABC. Bryan left KABC in early 2015. He had a weekend show on KFI.In this day and age, with radio folks coming to the medium from the worlds of acting, politics, law, television and sitcom writing, the new evening personality at KFI is coming from radio. When he was ten, Suits and his best friendAndy Schuon– yes, this Andy Schuon – pd before at KROQKevin WeatherlyShe would listen to the radio late into the night. Every day at their elementary school in Port Angeles, Washington, they shared what they had heard. He now does mornings at KTTH-Seattle.
Bryan's dream has taken numerous turns and international turns in Iraq and Bosnia. He was awarded a Bronze Star and received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in battle. Bryan credits KROQ'sBeanwith opening the door for him at KFI with pdRobin Bertolucci. "Robin had heard me before, but it didn't really cross my mind. Bean called Robin,” Bryan said when we spoke on the phone.
Bean and Bryan were friends from the days when Bryan was an intern (known as "Big Leo") at theKevin & BeanDemonstrate. "I owe Bean lunch forever now." The Northwest has been Suits' home for the last few years and that's where he grew up.
Bryan's wife is a police officer and wants to continue if they move here. "I would really prefer it if she didn't, but she's determined," Bryan said.
He was born in Hawaii but grew up on the Washington coast, not far from British Columbia. His mother is Canadian. “Growing up was pretty much my only friendAndy Schuon. We were complete geeks listing KIRO, KGO, KXL. We got into CB radio and shortwave radio. All our lives we've wanted to be on the radio somehow. Andy moved to Reno and actually did sleepovers while he was in high school. He then went to San Antonio, Denver, KROQ and MTV. He's the guy who got me into radio after the first Gulf War.”
When Bryan returned from the first Gulf War, he went to graduate school. “In 1992 Andy called me to get me into radio, which he had been trying to do for years. I kept telling him it wasn't real living. He called me on the right day. I worked in the emergency room at the University of Washington Hospital. He encouraged me to quit and help him out on the Kevin & Bean morning show. I was hired and allowed to learn about radio. My first gig on radio was at KROQ and that definitely spoils you for everything afterwards.”
When Andy left KROQ, Bryan embarked on his own radio journey. "Kevin & Bean just weren't funny and didn't get it. They didn't understand how brilliant I was.” Bean and Bryan's friendship really blossomed after he left the show. Bryan went to Reno, Bay Area, Salt Lake City, Portland and then to Bosnia-Herzegovina for a year in 1998. Bryan has not done radio in Bosnia, but his National Guard unit has been called up. He was a field medic in the first Gulf War and a sergeant and cavalry scout in Bosnia.
“When I came back, I planned to take a job at Radio Free Europe in Prague and my boyfriendKennedyhad just started a talk radio show on Buzz (KIRO/fm) in Seattle. I met her when I was at KROQ. She was an intern at Kevin & Bean. I sat with her for three hours and when I came out of the studio, Kris Olinger, Pd at KIRO and now at KOA-Denver, offered me the 9pm. show until 1 o'clock. I was trying to get on Talk Radio and I was like, 'How do I break in?' And she said you just played with Kennedy for three hours, and as far as I'm concerned, that's your audition. It was an extremely lucky accident.” Bryan couldn't wait to call his buddy Andy Schuon and tell him, 'Hey, no shit, I just got hired by KIRO.' KIRO was the Holy Grail in the Northwest.”
From KIRO, Bryan walked across town to conservative broadcaster KVI for early evening work. "I wanted a new window of opportunity, a raise, but I realized I wasn't an ideologue. I don't really have a party line. I'm more of a libertarian, but we were a Fox radio station."
In 2003, Bryan attended Officers Candidate School and was deployed to Iraq in 2004-05. “When I was wounded in Iraq, the radio gods smiled at me, apart from my hearing and nerve damage. Now my ability to take idiots is especially non-existent.” Bryan was awarded the Bronze Star for “extraordinarily meritorious service while serving in Iraq in 2005”. When Bryan returned from Iraq he rejoined KVI. "They made me feel like they were doing me a big favor. I understand that this puts a radio station in a difficult position. It's the Bryan Suits Show and the real Bryan Suits is busy being the only conservative talk show host actually waging the war, but it's federal law you have to keep your job and I owe itTony Snow[later White House Press Secretary] a huge favor. He had me on his syndicated show every week. He called me in Iraq and I spoke for 20-30 minutes about the week in Iraq. It kept my voice up in the air at KVI.”
A Seattle newspaper columnist described Bryan, "His on-air demeanor was characterized by colorful wit and a unique sense of humor that brought a different perspective to the often ponderous subject of politics. Bryan had the freshest voice on talk radio. He was funny.
Sullivan, Alex: KNX, 1968-2004. Alex, a Harvard University graduate, retired from radio in the fall of 2004.
Sullivan, Bill "Soup": KNAC, 1983. Bill worked evenings at "Rock 'n Rhythm" KNAC.
Sullivan, Lining: KFOX, 1969-71; KLAC, 1971-80; KREL, 1971-72. Chuck lived and worked in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He died in 1993.
|SULLIVAN, G. Michael:KEZY, 1977-80;QUIZ, 1980-87. Michael dreamed of either making a career in radio or becoming a police officer. After leaving the Navy, he was involved in a car accident and lost an eye. The decision was made for him. He died on March 6, 2016 at the age of 71 after a long illness.|
Michael started out at KBRN-Bright, Colorado where he "did it all". His next stop was KAAT-Denver. At the interview forLos Angeles radio guys, Michael recalled that the studio was in Hugh Hefner's old suite at the Radisson Hotel. "There was a sunken bathtub in the studio."
How did he get to Southern California? “After selling KAAT, I always wanted to work in California. So I packed my car until it was full, gave away the rest and drove to Orange County.” At KEZY he worked withJeff Deanfor the "Doctor and the Dean" show on the morning drive.
Michael was born in Dallas and grew up in Salina, Kansas. He visited Ft. Hays State College before being drafted into his country's service during the Vietnam War. He served two tours in Vietnam and three years with Sea Duty. When he was done with radio, he joined the Orange County Fair in their radio/TV division. He had made many remotes from the fairgrounds and knew the people. "I spent three years then decided to review management and went to Victorville, San Bernardino County Fair, for three years."
Michael became the manager of the Monterey County Fair. miss the radio? "Radio was great and yes I miss it sometimes."
Sullivan, Joe: SEE Joe Collins
| SULLIVAN, Kathleen:KFWB, 1999-2000. Kathleen mysteriously left her morning commute as a co-anchoring job at All-News KFWB in April 2000 and never returned.|
In 1984, Sullivan became the first woman to host an Olympics telecast. She sits on the Advisory Board of SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration), to which she was appointed by the White House in January 2003.
Kathleen lives in Rancho Mirage.
Sullivan, Paul: KNAC, 1976-78. Paul is Executive Vice President for Global Media based in Vancouver, BC.
Sullivan, Peter: KZLA, 1980. Unknown.
Sullivan, Tim: KLAC; KHJ, 1973-79; KWST/KMGG, 1981-82. Tim is the owner/CEO of KCAL/KOLA in the Inland Empire.
Sommer: KCAL, 2006-07; KYSR, 2007. SEE Summer James
Sommer, Bob: KBCA, 1973. Unknown.
SOMMER, John: WOW, 1983;KWDJ, 1983-84;KDIG, 1984-87;KBON, 1986-90;KFRG, 1993-94;COUPLING, 1999–2001;KHTS, 2006-09. During the 1980s and 90s, John worked on the fringes of LARadio, much of it in the Inland Empire, before joining KLAC. He was a morning presenter on KHTS-Santa Clarita until early 2009. He is now news director at Cumulus News/Talk KKOB-Albuquerque. "I'm currently news director of the 10-station cluster here in Ithaca, New York for Cayuga Radio Group (Saga Communications) and program director for their NewsTalk WHCU AM/FM," John wrote via email. He made the rounds to NewsTalk 780 KOH and the Cumulus cluster in Reno as news director.” He also served as regional program director and news director for the Cherry Creek Radio clusters in Wenatchee and Tri-Cities, Washington. “Of course there was a lot of pushing around, with purchases and cuts. But I think I've finally found a place to be for a while here in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Ithaca, New York, home to Cornell University and the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College can settle down. I miss the west a lot as this is my first job on the east coast.” John sent a send history. "My WHCU at 870 dates back to 1912 when Cornell's School of Electrical Engineering began broadcasting service with the call signs 8YC, later 8XU. Then, on May 27, 1922, the FRC granted a broadcasting license. The call letters WHCU stand for Home of Cornell University and I broadcast the sports of the Cornell Ivy League. It's a very different mindset here in the Northeast and New England.” (Photo: Summers addressed the New York State Broadcasters Association in Syracuse last April after receiving a news award from the organization.)
"I'm currently news director of the 10-station cluster here in Ithaca, New York for Cayuga Radio Group (Saga Communications) and program director for their NewsTalk WHCU AM/FM," John wrote via email. He made the rounds to NewsTalk 780 KOH and the Cumulus cluster in Reno as news director.” He also served as regional program director and news director for the Cherry Creek Radio clusters in Wenatchee and Tri-Cities, Washington.
“Of course there was a lot of pushing around, with purchases and cuts. But I think I've finally found a place to be for a while here in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Ithaca, New York, home to Cornell University and the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College can settle down. I miss the west a lot as this is my first job on the east coast.”
John sent a send history. "My WHCU at 870 dates back to 1912 when Cornell's School of Electrical Engineering began broadcasting service with the call signs 8YC, later 8XU. Then, on May 27, 1922, the FRC granted a broadcasting license. The call letters WHCU stand for Home of Cornell University and I broadcast the sports of the Cornell Ivy League. It's a very different mindset here in the Northeast and New England.” (Photo: Summers addressed the New York State Broadcasters Association in Syracuse last April after receiving a news award from the organization.)
Sommer, Karen: KOST/KFI, 1984. Karen lives in Ventura.
Sommer, Nick: KTWV, 2004-05. Nick is Production Manager at RM Broadcasting, Palm Springs.
Sommer, Scott: KWST, 1981. Scott came to Southland from KFRC-San Francisco. In the 1990s he worked at Shadow Traffic Services. He died in January 1995 of complications from a kidney transplant.
Sommer, Kevin: KYMS, 1995. Unknown.
|SUNDERLAND,Paul:COUPLING, 2002-05. Paul went on to be the LA Lakers' play-by-play announcerChick Hearndied.|
He started playing professional beach volleyball in the mid-1980s. He has played tennis for Fox Sports Net.Paul became only the second play-by-play announcer for the Lakers since the NBA team arrived in Southland in 1960. Paul served as the team's play-by-play broadcaster for 56 games during the 2001–02 season as Hearn missed time due to various health-related issues, including open-heart surgery and additional surgery for a partial replacement of his left hip . He is a familiar face and voice to Los Angeles sports fans having served as the anchor for the Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Dodgers pregame shows. He also served as a play-by-play announcer for NBA national television shows on NBC for several seasons. He has also documented three Olympic Games for NBC and a variety of other national and international sporting events.
A Malibu native, Paul played college basketball at the University of Oregon and Loyola Marymount University and also earned All-American honors in volleyball while attending Loyola. He played for the U.S. National Volleyball Team and was named U.S. Named Player of the Year. He was also a member of the U.S. Olympic volleyball teams in 1976, 1980 and the team that won the gold medal in 1984.
|SECURE, AlB:KHHT, 2007-09. The Grammy-nominated R&B singer (five #1 R&B hits) joined HOT 92.3 in the summer of 2007 and left in the spring of 2009 after a Clear Channel downsizing. At the beginning of 2021 thenight and dayThe singer shared a health update that included video of a doctor removing drainage tubes from his swollen abdomen. The 52-year-old artist did not say exactly what was going on. But now that he's on the mend, he thanked fans for their prayers and the doctor for saving his life. "Thank you, Dr. Rosenberg for allowing me to stay here with my loved ones for a few more years. To hear that I only have 4 to 6 months if I didn't fix myself was eye opening and blown away.” In 2022, his health issues left him in a coma for a few months.|
Ifnight and dayat the top of the charts for almost two months. He has received 35 ASCAP awards for writing and composition. Al B. Sure! has co-produced hit TV shows, including one starring Jamie Foxx. Al has appearedDie Oprah-Winfrey-Show,David Lettermann, JayLeno,Good morning America,LAWS,soul train, andFresh Prince of Bel Air.As a son, Lil Al B. Sure! was part of a new reality series,Rock the cradle, which aired on MTV.
Al's love affair with radio began while growing up as a teenager in New Rochelle, New York. “I started doing radio for my church. I had a four track machine and Bishop Odell Lyerly and I built a recording booth. In addition to a spot to record the choir and sermon, I would set up the four track and set up the mics to record the sermon. I would do the voiceover and take the cassette to local radio station WVOX, 1460 on your AM dial. I can remember it like it was yesterday. It was like starting to fall in love with the production, voiceover and compilation that would be running on the station. We had so much fun doing it and it kind of stuck with me.”
Suter, Gianna: Gianna is an update host for Fox Sports Radio, a traffic reporter for Metro Networks, and a co-host of Threeway Talk, syndicated on CRN.
| SUTTON, Daron:COUPLING, 2000-01. The son of Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, Daron was part of the baseball broadcast team in Milwaukee, Arizona, and Detroit. In the Motor City he worked alongside Mario Impemba.|
In 2021, he served as the secondary television voice cast for the Los Angeles Angels until his abrupt departure midway through the MLB season.
Sutton, Ralph: KGFJ, 1984-86. Ralph is with the Urban League of Southern California.
Sutton, Robert P.: KNX, 1953-68. Born in Ogden, Bob began writing vaudeville at the age of 7, performing with his parents. He later wrote for radio comedy shows. After the Navy he worked at WCCO-Minneapolis before joining KNX in 1953 as a pd. In 1961 Robert was promoted to GM. After retiring in 1968 he turned to sculpture and also built a yacht which he used to travel the world. Robert died on April 18, 1996 at the age of 87.
|SHE KNOWS, Jim:KNX;KUSC, 1978-2022. Jim has a classical music show at KUSC and has reviewed films for KNX. After more than four decades at KUSC, Jim retired in February 2022. Jim left a lasting impression on the classical music world.|
According to Jim, he is "disrespectful and adept when it comes to classical music."Gary Lycanof theOC-Register. In the summer of 1994, he completed his 600th show and marked his 12th year as the host of his nationally distributed The Record Shelf. Jim, who plays oboe and cor anglais, also reviews films for "KNXNewsradio" and the CBS Radio Network.
At KUSC, he worked on two weekly features, The Record Shelf and The Opera Box (both shows were syndicated by American Public Radio). He also recorded the intros for a late night show "Music Till Two".
Born in 1948, Jim grew up in Michigan and earned a master's degree from Syracuse University. After serving as MD of WONO-Syracuse and a similar position at WCRB-Boston, Jim joined the staff of KUSC.
SWANEY, John:KFWB, 1968-78;KGIL, 1987-89. John was anchored with KFWB from "day one" of the all-news format until he began his full-time practice as an attorney ten years later. John graduated from Loyola Law School in 1977 and joined the downtown L.A. law firm of Girardi, Keese and Crane. For the next eight years he was an active negotiator, specializing in medical malpractice cases and plaintiff product liability cases.
In 1986, John left the law firm to return to broadcast and become the presenter of "The Breakfast Edition" on KGIL, remaining until the station was sold in 1993. John was recognized as a top notch newscaster and a friendly, fun, decent person to know and work with. KFWB co-host in the morningDan Aveyhad high praise for John: "John Swaney was perhaps the brightest, most insightful man I have ever known. He was a pleasure to work with."
John died on October 2, 1999 at the age of 57. A few months before his death, a horrific sight flickered across our TV screens of a residential building being demolished to rescue an 800 pound man. It turned out to be John Swaney.
"Someone has to take care of it when someone dies," K-EARTH's morning man said at the time.Charlie van Dyke. "I didn't know the tragedy of his weight gain until I read it on LARadio.com. I hadn't seen him since 1964. My first meeting with John was in Dallas at KVIL before it was the heritage station it is today. It was a weekend and summer job for me. I was the DJ. John was the journalist. We disagreed on most things - radio, politics, the state or future of the world. In fact, we actually had some friction when we worked the same shift. One day he said to me when I was leaving around 5pm. News on Sunday, "Hey, I need some more time for the news." Me, a high school junior keen to keep up with what's happening, replied, "For what?" He said, "Just give me the time 'I'll take the heat.'"
Van Dyke continued, "He then personally chose to read a Kennedy eulogy ... now famous ... 'So she took the ring off her finger and put it in his hand.' [It had just AP deleted." John was moved and determined to share the emotion.] Let me tell you, he shared it. KVIL was then a pathetic 1,000 watt daytimer threshed together with a 119,000 watt FM in simulcast. He read it; he made it "feel". John has always been a mystery to me. When I met him, I knew immediately that there is great spirit in a complex personality. I wish I'd been smart enough to debate with him as a high school junior... because he loved it so much. I never did that.
Former KFWB journalistAndyParkrecalled, "John Swaney had a voice that was in a class with Alexander Scourby, David McCullough and Chet Huntley. He was also a first class journalist and a kind, pleasant, decent person to know and work with. His decision to become a lawyer late in life typified John's ability to achieve what he wanted. His illness plagued his many friends for a long time. His agony was the invasion of privacy he so cherished. He will be missed and remembered by many of us who cherished his friendship."
Vary: KKBT, 1996-2001. Calloway hosted a hip hop show with King Tech at The Beat on Saturday night. He is a reporter and executive producer for MTV News. He is also the co-host of the nationally syndicated show,Die Wake-Up-Show.
| SWEENEY, David:KEZY, 1965-69;KGBS, 1969;KBBQ;KFOX, 1972-76;Kali, 1996-2006. Dave was West Coast Vp for the owners of KALI. He died on November 10, 2020.|
Dave was known as "Sweet Sweeney" because he treated people and used his voice to reach thousands of people over the radio and as an elder at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arcadia, according to his obituary. Pastors and others envy him and tease him about how members of the church asked him to tape the entire Bible so they could hear his rich, resonant voice.
He worked in senior positions for Arthur and Yvonne Liu, the owners of Multicultural Broadcasting. He has always held strong leadership positions at KGBS, KFOX, KMEX/tv, KRML, KIEV and KALI.
Sweeney, Jen: KLYY, 1999; KACD, 2000. Jen worked weekends at KACD until the station was sold and switched to Spanish in late summer 2000.
| SWENSONSteve:KFWB, 1980-85. Steve was a newsman at All-News KFWB and rose to Assistant PD. In 1985 he became pd of WINS-New York and a decade later vp/gm of WTOP-Washington, DC.|
Steve was General Manager at WCBS-New York. Since 2011, Steve has been CBS Radio's Svp/Market Manager in Washington, DC, managing five different stations - WIAD-FM (Hot AC), WJFK-FM (Sports), WLZL-FM (Spanish), WPGC-FM (Urban), and WHFS-AM (News/Talk). When Entercom took over the CBS stations, Steve left his position.
Swenson graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
(Karl Southcott, Lily Sheen, Jen Sweeney,andsoul killer)
|SYMONDS, David:KEZY, 1982-84. David reports from London for various US TV channels including the old oneMcNeil/Lehrer Report.Born on June 28, 1943 in Oxford, England, he was part of the original cast of BBC Radio 1 in 1967 and one of the original DJs for Capital Radio. After college at Oxford, Dave began his acting career in New Zealand.|
In 1995 Symonds moved to Cyprus and started his own radio station.
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