KTLK/Los Angeles To Air 'Diverse L.A.' Specials
March 7, 2012 at 5:09 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL LOS ANGELES' diversity program (NET NEWS, 3/1) hits the airwaves with a new three-week block of local broadcasts on Talk KTLK-A. "DIVERSE L.A.," starting MARCH 12th and airing 9a-noon (PT) weekdays, will spotlight a wide range of viewpoints and will be hosted by CLEAR CHANNEL Producer and commentator MORRIS O'KELLY. Sister CC/L.A. stations will promote the series and link to it on their websites.
Market Manager GREG ASHLOCK said, "These 45 hours of prime programming will feature local hosts and guests discussing a wide variety of issues associated with the spectrum of experience of all Angelenos."
O'KELLY said, "This is about LOS ANGELES hearing voices and viewpoints less often heard while also addressing communities historically underserved. 'DIVERSE LA' will highlight new personalities and newsmakers for the KTLK audience, but more importantly provide a platform for inclusive, substantive dialogue in the public square."
KTLK and Talk KFI-A PD ROBIN BERTOLUCCI said, "This will be a launching pad for discovering talent for future opportunities. This is a great way to hear potential talk show hosts and guests in a live environment."
The station is seeking hosts and guests for the "DIVERSE LA" shows and invites community members to e-mail DiverseLA@ClearChannel.com with ideas and input. The shows follow CLEAR CHANNEL's promise to institute more diverse programming in the cluster after the furor over KFI afternoon hosts JOHN AND KEN's comments about WHITNEY HOUSTON that drew them a suspension.