Paul died May 26, , of cancer. I had always thought that I would at least learn about his passing through a newspaper obituary. Turned out I was wrong. Paul came to the station in April of and left the station in over a disagreement with management about the direction of the program.
For many years Paul was the restaurant critic for Westways magazine. He also published a guide to the restaurants of Southern California, and for a time, a Northern California version as well. The guides were updated about every year and a half.
He also hosted monthly dinners in connection with the radio program. These dinners regularly drew or more listeners, depending on the capacity of the restaurants where they were held. Paul originally purchased the time from KIEV, beginning with an hour a day. Because of the intense interest in dining out and the advent of the celebrity chef — Wolfgang Puck, et al—the program expanded to as much as four hours to accommodate a high volume of commercials.
Eventually, Paul worked out a deal with the station to share the commercial revenues from the program. In , he began the program solo. In October , he moved to afternoons. When radio was struggling to figure out what to do when tv came along and stole all the major talent, radio discovered rock 'n roll music.
It was Wallichs Music City, a place where young people could gather and individual listening booths to hear the latest new music. Clyde Wallichs figured it all out and he was the longtime president of the landmark Hollywood music store. He opened the record store in At its peak of popularity during the s, it grew to 11 stores in Orange County, L.
When the discount record stores began to proliferate, Wallichs found it increasingly difficult to continue his service-oriented business approach. He sold the business in The stores closed a year later.
Clyde died of heart failure on December 31, Fred hosts a sports talk show in Ventura. One report has Chuck living in the South Seas as a beachcomber.
George died December 5, , at the age of He was a veteran with KNX from After high school graduation he joined the local steel mill and worked church socials at night. In he decided to return to school for more education and enrolled in the Don Martin School of Broadcasting in Hollywood. He stayed 34 years. George was the announcer on Gunsmoke for three decades 10 years on radio and 20 on television.
I had had a prostate cancer operation and a heart pacemaker installed. She drew national attention in the spring of as one of the women accusing Fox's Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment. She is a Doctor of Psychology and media commentator who is obsessed with the science of love, according to her website.
After a break from television to earn a Ph. In , she co-hosted The Dr. She holds a B. The actress, comedienne, writer and television series creator and executive producer started on KFI weekends in late spring of She left KFI in late summer of Bill retired in the summer of He's enjoying his two passions - flying and photography. Bill died July 30, , of an apparent heart attack.
His first radio job at age 15 was in Waxahachie, a few miles from his hometown. He became station manager in Bill was hired by Metromedia in the late summer of to program KLAC and within a year was promoted to general manager.
By the spring of he was elevated to president. He left Metromedia in the spring of and moved back to Los Angeles as president of Golden West Broadcasters, where he became manager of KMPC, in addition to his duties as president of the company. Bill orchestrated the format change of Paul passed away October 27, He was 68 years old.
After a year at Georgetown University, Paul announced to his family that he was abandoning law for radio and was thrown out of the house. His first radio job was at KBLA. He was marketed outside of the U. William died December 13, , at the age of Ciji majored in Renaissance History, but spent most of her time in musical comedy and ended up as the first female dance captain of the Hasty Pudding Club.
She developed a career in radio and television, reporting and producing, often on consumerism or public affairs, and also wrote for magazines. In the early s Ciji was the consumer reporter for three local tv stations. In she wrote her first book, Sharing Parenthood After Divorce, after her own marriage came apart. She also won a local television Emmy in for a program on children whose own parents kidnap them during custody disputes.
Ciji worked with KABC's morning news team for decades as the health and lifestyle editor. She has published two historical novels, one titled Island of the Swans which was an 18th Century historical epic based on the life of the Duchess of Gordon, a Scottish woman and confidante of kings and queens.
She also does voiceover work. KFAC, and Classical music icon Carl Princi hired Lynn on the fact that she was an ex-actor and classically trained singer.
His Italian was more than perfect if that were possible. Olaf College hired me back into the Classical world and soon after, in , Minnesota Public Radio hired me. My background before radio was in theater. She came to LA in where she did bit parts in various and sundry tv shows and films, Rockford Files, Mommie Dearest, and Rich and Famous and then attended and graduated from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena.
Bob died May 21, , in Bend, Oregon. I'm lucky I can still walk and drive but I can't write. He spent three decades with Buckley Communications, holding every job within KGIL dj, newscaster, director of news, pd in and, finally, gm. He was the Announcer of the Year in He was born in , Washington and graduated from Washington State College with a degree in communications a few years after Edward R.
Murrow went through the same program. Stan suffered two strokes in One side of his brain was affected. Every Thursday, five men in the Morro Bay area who have had recent strokes gathered for group physical and emotional therapy.
In , Jim fell asleep at the wheel of his car coming home from a weekend in Big Sur and died in the automobile accident. Some of his best remembered on-air references included calling the L. Lou was a news anchor at CNN. Chick worked at the Adult Standards format at Dial-Global for over a quarter of a century.
He left in late spring of after a company downsizing. Bill Watson, who achieved major success in the world of radio broadcasting, died May 15, at the age of His death was a result of pneumonia and emphysema related health issues. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley. After his discharge from the U. He began his professional radio career in the Sacramento area. Bill enjoyed almost immediate success as a disc jockey and hosted a local tv show for teens.
The show was modeled after Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Eventually, the super self-confident Watson had a falling out with the radio station's management. He quit and headed South to Los Angeles in search of a disc jockey job there. Unfortunately there were no openings at the station at that time. It was in the hallway there that Watson met a young hyper-active radio executive by the name of Ron Jacobs.
Jacobs invited Watson to lunch at a Hollywood restaurant which was frequented by record promoters and out-of-work disc jockeys. Jacobs had previously enjoyed major success as a disc jockey and program director at Honolulu radio station KPOI.
The parent company of KPOI had recently purchased two radio stations on the mainland. One in San Bernardino and the other in Fresno. Jacobs was looking for talented disc jockeys to staff the two stations. KMEN was situated in a cow pasture there and was not generating any ratings there were no listeners.