Rush Limbaugh To Be Moved From KFI To KTLK In L.A., Moving In S.F., Too
December 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM (PT)
RUSH LIMBAUGH will move from his longtime LOS ANGELES affiliate CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A to sister Talk KTLK-A on JANUARY 2nd, the stations announced TODAY (12/5). LIMBAUGH's show will be joined by PREMIERE NETWORKS' SEAN HANNITY and GLENN BECK in the new KTLK lineup, which moves that station from its former "progressive talk" format to include conservative talk as "THE PATRIOT AM 1150."
At KFI, which will now be live and local all week except for PREMIERE's COAST TO COAST AM overnights, morning host BILL HANDEL will extend his show to 10a (PT), and BILL CARROLL will move from noon-3p to 10a-1p. JOHN AND KEN will continue 3-7p, with TIM CONWAY JR. still 7-10p.
LIMBAUGH's show will simulcast on KFI and KTLK for two weeks to give listeners the chance to get used to the move. DIAL GLOBAL/WYD's STEPHANIE MILLER and PREMIERE's RANDI RHODES get displaced from the KTLK lineup, as does the local 9-noon "DIVERSE L.A." talk block. BECK, not presently heard on local L.A. radio but available in parts of the market from MIDWEST TV Talk KFMB-A/SAN DIEGO, GOLD COAST BROADCASTING Talk KVTA-A/OXNARD-VENTURA, and HIGH DESERT News-Talk KOSS-A/LANCASTER-PALMDALE, CA, will air 6-9a, with LIMBAUGH 9a-noon and HANNITY, moving over from CUMULUS Talk KABC-A, noon-3p. Afternoons will be filled by a show to be named later. Afternoon host DAVID CRUZ moves to SATURDAYS noon-2p.
"LOS ANGELES is one of the most dynamic radio markets in the U.S. and we want to present the best of Talk radio from across the spectrum," said PD ROBIN BERTOLUCCI. "These changes are designed to give our current and future programming a home where listeners can find and enjoy their favorite talk show hosts."
Rush Also Moving In San Francisco
LIMBAUGH is also changing stations in SAN FRANCISCO, moving from Talk KKSF-A to sister Talk KNEW-A, which will drop its present mostly liberal talk format (it carries GLENN BECK and DAVE RAMSEY at present along with MILLER, RHODES, BILL PRESS, NORMAN GOLDMAN, THOM HARTMANN, and MIKE MALLOY).