Tag Archives: KLOS

A Superb Owl Sunday

In the old TV commercial, Mr. Owl was asked how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. After three licks, Mr. Owl crunched into the center and declared the answer to be three. The … Continue reading

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Fine and Mallow

Because KLOS is only a tenth of a mile away from a See’s Candies factory on La Cienega Boulevard, the wonderful aroma of chocolate would often greet me when I arrived at work at the radio station. The closer it was to a holiday, … Continue reading

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Gold Bond

 Steve Hytner played the part of a bad comedian on Seinfeld but he’s actually a very good comedian and actor. When he performs, he has the emcee acknowledge that “no matter what he does, he’s always remembered as Bania from … Continue reading

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Money Changes Everything

Eddie Money was the headliner at the Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge on Friday night. Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX, CROET, Pro2Serve and UCOR sponsored the concert. I had the privilege of doing the stage introduction right before Eddie started. … Continue reading

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Nay, Nay

John Pinette had me hooked as a fan the moment I first heard his debut album, Show Me the Buffet. Like all his fans, I was deeply saddened by his death today at age 50. In the spring of 1998, a record … Continue reading

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Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Tom Arnold said I gave him new information during our interview on Friday. I told him my story about meeting Matt Drudge when Drudge was the gossipy sales clerk in the gift shop on the studio lot where they filmed … Continue reading

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Museum Piece

Writing about The War of the Worlds prompted me to search for KLOS in the database of The Paley Center for Media. I found a reference to the live broadcast we did on the Mark & Brian Show in 1997, … Continue reading

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WOTW, Grover’s Mill

This week’s episode of American Experience on PBS commemorates the 75th anniversary of the classic 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. I watched the show, as well as some great bonus footage, on the show’s website. I … Continue reading

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Cup Holder

One of my favorite plastic cups sprang a leak today. It was a promotional stadium cup with the WAVA logo on both sides. It must be about 25 years old. I still have a mostly faded George Mason University stadium … Continue reading

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The Warrant

T. J. Jones sent me a few more photos from when we worked at KLOS. I was very happy to see a picture of myself with Rockapella, one of my favorite musical groups. I wonder if I was pretending to … Continue reading

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Say McCheese

Back in the ’90s, one of the biggest interview “gets” during my time at KLOS was baseball slugger Mark McGwire. We gave him a KLOS hat, which he then wore during a photo shoot and interview with USA Today. When … Continue reading

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Nice and Easy

A text message from my friend Mary arrived about a quarter past noon yesterday. She wrote, “Hey Frank – I’m at KLOS. I can’t get a signal in here. We’re going on air in a bit. Do you have the … Continue reading

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Heads Carolina, Tails California

The end of an era is approaching in Los Angeles radio. Mark Thompson of the Mark & Brian Show announced that he will leave the show on August 17 after 25 years on KLOS-FM. The news broke in an interview … Continue reading

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Credit Trek

“Trekkies” was on Showtime the other night. A viewer named R. Brian Cook took a picture of his TV when my name scrolled past in the credits. Via Twitter he asked, “Is there a story here?” Naturally “Trekkies” was only … Continue reading

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