KMPC/L.A. Drops Local Staff
October 19, 2006 at 6:10 AM (PT)
SPORTING NEWS RADIO drops all local shows and functions at its Sports KMPC-A (1540 THE TICKET)/LOS ANGELES and GM ROGER NADEL exits, as do most local station employees. The station will continue to carry the network feed, including TONY BRUNO's morning show, and will also carry NOTRE DAME and SAN DIEGO CHARGERS football, but will no longer carry the TICKET brand. Afternoon host PETROS PAPADAKIS recently left KMPC, citing uncertainty in the station's future.
NADEL issued a statement late WEDNESDAY that said, "As you know, two weeks ago, nearly all of the SPORTING NEWS assets (including SPORTING NEWS RADIO NETWORK) were sold to AMERICAN CITY BUSINESS JOURNALS. The three radio stations owned by VULCAN SPORTS MEDIA were not part of that deal, and remain for sale. VULCAN SPORTS MEDIA has now decided that they want to focus their efforts on their affiliation with SPORTING NEWS RADIO NETWORK rather than local operations. Consequently, a number of positions involving purely local functions were eliminated today.
"KMPC remains a 24/7 Sports station, and our listeners should not notice any change. The lineup that’s on the air today (much of which originates from our SANTA MONICA studios) is the lineup you will continue to hear. You will continue to hear local commercials and on-air show promos. We will also remain the home for NOTRE DAME and CHARGERS football this fall, along with selected college football conference championship and bowl games."
Reach NADEL, the former VP/GM at News KFWB-A/LOS ANGELES and Exec. Editor at RADIO AND RECORDS, at (818) 324-3390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.