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Old March 10th 05, 01:14 AM
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It's wall to wall misdirection. Michael Jackson and Robert Blake are
not news. I am not a fan of explosions and heavy metal stingers.
It's all sizzle and no steak.

On 8 Mar 2005 23:22:49 GMT, "roger carroll "
wrote:

David, I disagree I worked at KMPC for 22 years we had the best news
dept in Los Angeles now it's KFI. The hard news on the hour and half
hour also breaking news coverage IMHO is the best. From your comments
you don't like KFI, use the "on" and "off" button. I have nothing to do
with KFI, as a former air talent, Vice President of Gene Autry's
GWB,owner of KMPC, KSFO, KVI, KEX, and owner of radio stations my views
are not personal. KFI is far from being stale and old fashion
sounding. 1260, you have to be kidding. Are you in broadcasting??
David, I repeat nothing personal, just disagree. Also, don't know her.
Terri Raye Elmer KFI, one of the best newscasters in LA.
roger carroll, retired living the good life on Alamits Bay


David wrote:
It is very stale and old-fashioned sounding. They've been using Ratt
for the News Sounder for what, five years now? There news sucks; all
Michale Jackson and Robert Blake. Their Drive Time is wall to wall
commercials, except for the ranting about the Mexicans. It's awful.

I think the best technical air sound is on 1260.

On 7 Mar 2005 03:47:22 GMT, "roger carroll"

wrote:

Sorry David your personal political views are showing....I'm

talking
about the sound of the station. If KFI was "left wing" it would

still
be the best sounding station in LA nothing to do with

politics,,,they
do everything the correct way and tied for number #1 in LA. rc







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Old March 10th 05, 01:14 AM
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In article ,
"David Eduardo" wrote:

"Telamon" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"roger carroll" wrote:

Sorry David your personal political views are showing....I'm talking
about the sound of the station. If KFI was "left wing" it would still
be the best sounding station in LA nothing to do with politics,,,they
do everything the correct way and tied for number #1 in LA. rc


KFI is 50kW with a real nice antenna.


Actually, it is 25 kw with a top-loaded 1/8 wave vertical. There is no
"nice" antenna anymore.


Do you know when this changed?

--
Telamon
Ventura, California

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David Eduardo wrote:

"Telamon" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"roger carroll" wrote:

Sorry David your personal political views are showing....I'm talking
about the sound of the station. If KFI was "left wing" it would still
be the best sounding station in LA nothing to do with politics,,,they
do everything the correct way and tied for number #1 in LA. rc


KFI is 50kW with a real nice antenna.


Actually, it is 25 kw with a top-loaded 1/8 wave vertical. There is no
"nice" antenna anymore.


When did they reduce power? Everything I check still shows them at 50 kW,
including the FCC data.

dxAce
Michigan
USA



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Old March 10th 05, 01:14 AM
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And American Idol is the number one TV show.

On 8 Mar 2005 23:22:56 GMT, "David Eduardo"
wrote:


"David" wrote in message
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It is very stale and old-fashioned sounding. They've been using Ratt
for the News Sounder for what, five years now? There news sucks; all
Michale Jackson and Robert Blake. Their Drive Time is wall to wall
commercials, except for the ranting about the Mexicans. It's awful.


And it is tied for #1 in LA in the latest Arbitrends.




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wrote in message ...
David, I disagree I worked at KMPC for 22 years we had the best news
dept in Los Angeles now it's KFI. The hard news on the hour and half
hour also breaking news coverage IMHO is the best. From your comments
you don't like KFI, use the "on" and "off" button. I have nothing to do
with KFI, as a former air talent, Vice President of Gene Autry's
GWB,owner of KMPC, KSFO, KVI, KEX, and owner of radio stations my views
are not personal. KFI is far from being stale and old fashion
sounding. 1260, you have to be kidding. Are you in broadcasting??
David, I repeat nothing personal, just disagree. Also, don't know her.
Terri Raye Elmer KFI, one of the best newscasters in LA.
roger carroll, retired living the good life on Alamits Bay


David,

What Roger may not want to say, I will: GWB, while Roger was there, was one
of the absolute finest radio companies in America if not the entire world.
Service, responsibility, strong, live personalities, localism, high
technical standards, decent treatment of the staff and general responsible
business practices while making a profit.

Those of us still in radio would be honored to be considered to be in the
same league as Roger.

Because of this, if roger says it, it is likely 99.9% correct. And that goes
for his latest post.




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Old March 11th 05, 06:36 AM
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Thank You, you are very kind. It's hard to believe how radio has
changed, we had 135 employes at KMPC everyone was a pro....That's the
way Gene Autry operated. rc

David Eduardo wrote:
wrote in message ...
David, I disagree I worked at KMPC for 22 years we had the best

news
dept in Los Angeles now it's KFI. The hard news on the hour and

half
hour also breaking news coverage IMHO is the best. From your

comments
you don't like KFI, use the "on" and "off" button. I have nothing

to do
with KFI, as a former air talent, Vice President of Gene Autry's
GWB,owner of KMPC, KSFO, KVI, KEX, and owner of radio stations my

views
are not personal. KFI is far from being stale and old fashion
sounding. 1260, you have to be kidding. Are you in

broadcasting??
David, I repeat nothing personal, just disagree. Also, don't know

her.
Terri Raye Elmer KFI, one of the best newscasters in LA.
roger carroll, retired living the good life on Alamits Bay


David,

What Roger may not want to say, I will: GWB, while Roger was there,

was one
of the absolute finest radio companies in America if not the entire

world.
Service, responsibility, strong, live personalities, localism, high
technical standards, decent treatment of the staff and general

responsible
business practices while making a profit.

Those of us still in radio would be honored to be considered to be in

the
same league as Roger.

Because of this, if roger says it, it is likely 99.9% correct. And

that goes
for his latest post.



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Old March 11th 05, 06:36 AM
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There's an STA.

On 10 Mar 2005 01:14:48 GMT, dxAce wrote:



David Eduardo wrote:

"Telamon" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"roger carroll" wrote:

Sorry David your personal political views are showing....I'm talking
about the sound of the station. If KFI was "left wing" it would still
be the best sounding station in LA nothing to do with politics,,,they
do everything the correct way and tied for number #1 in LA. rc

KFI is 50kW with a real nice antenna.


Actually, it is 25 kw with a top-loaded 1/8 wave vertical. There is no
"nice" antenna anymore.


When did they reduce power? Everything I check still shows them at 50 kW,
including the FCC data.

dxAce
Michigan
USA





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Old March 11th 05, 06:36 AM
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"Telamon" wrote in message
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In article ,
"David Eduardo" wrote:

Actually, it is 25 kw with a top-loaded 1/8 wave vertical. There is no
"nice" antenna anymore.


Well I found this on Radio Magazine
http://beradio.com/searchresults/?terms=KFI&ord=d

KFI Tower Felled by Plane Crash
La Mirada, CA - Dec 19, 2004 - The Associated Press reports that a
private plane crashed into the tower of KFI-AM at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 19.
The single-engine Cessna 182 brought the 760' tower down. The two people
on the plane were killed. Their identities have not yet been released.

The plane was en route to Fullerton Airport from El Monte when it
crashed. Fullerton airport is about one mile from the tower site. The
FAA reports that the pilot did not issue any distress reports.

KFI's tower has resisted earthquakes and a brush with a private plane
once before. The tower survived the previous air incident. The tower's
guy wires were replaced in March 2004 after 47 years of use.

KFI reports that the station was off the air for about an hour before
switching to an auxiliary tower at the same site at about 5kW. The
station is licensed for 50kW into the main antenna.


I have heard them claim 50kW in the past and I thought 640 was one of
the old "clear channels."


It still is a clear channel. However, they have not been able to rebuiled
the fallen tower and are still using the aux, but with hihger power than the
first few hours.

Did they reduce power after putting up a new antenna?


The 1/8 wave antenna was the auxiliary tower, used when the 1/2 wave one was
being maintained. There has been no replacement or new tower built.


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Old March 11th 05, 06:36 AM
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On 10 Mar 2005 01:14:48 GMT, dxAce wrote:



David Eduardo wrote:

"Telamon" wrote in message
...
In article ,
"roger carroll" wrote:

Sorry David your personal political views are showing....I'm talking
about the sound of the station. If KFI was "left wing" it would still
be the best sounding station in LA nothing to do with politics,,,they
do everything the correct way and tied for number #1 in LA. rc

KFI is 50kW with a real nice antenna.


Actually, it is 25 kw with a top-loaded 1/8 wave vertical. There is no
"nice" antenna anymore.


When did they reduce power? Everything I check still shows them at 50 kW,
including the FCC data.

dxAce
Michigan
USA


It changed when KFI's main tower was knocked down by an airplane
earlier this year. The incident was widely reported at the time.

Mark Howell

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In article , David wrote:
It's wall to wall misdirection. Michael Jackson and Robert Blake are
not news. I am not a fan of explosions and heavy metal stingers.
It's all sizzle and no steak.


If anybody wants to read about KFI, there's a big cover story article
about inside the talk radio biz in the new (April 2005) issue of
Atlantic Monthly, featuring the nightime guy there.

Trivia, KFI originally stood for "Farm Information".

Mark Zenier Washington State resident





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