L.A. Morning Hosts In On-Air Screaming Match
December 15, 2006 at 1:22 PM (PT)
A confrontation between hosts at CLEAR CHANNEL's LOS ANGELES cluster resulted in a screaming match between Talk KFI-A host BILL HANDEL and Hot AC KYSR (STAR 98.7) host JAMIE WHITE on STAR's air FRIDAY morning.
The dispute arose from WHITE's handling of HANDEL's twin daughters, who were visiting the PINNACLE building and were apparently with WHITE's producer looking for a lost item when WHITE shooed them away. HANDEL subsequently walked into WHITE's studio while the show was on the air and told her "don't you ever talk to my kids that way again, JAMIE. I'm gonna kick your ass." After a brief exchange in which HANDEL ripped WHITE's "loser" numbers and told someone not to touch him, WHITE told him to "get out of here" and HANDEL dropped an "f-bomb" on her.
The audio clip of the battle became fodder for crosstown TRIBUNE CW affiliate KTLA (TV)'s "KTLA MORNING NEWS," on which reporter SAM RUBIN played the clip several times; HANDEL returned to his own studio, although he missed part of the "HANDEL on the News- Late Edition" segment.
FISHBOWL LA links to a YOUTUBE clip of the incident as rebroadcast by KTLA (TV)'s "KTLA MORNING NEWS" with entertainment reporter SAM RUBIN; check it out by clicking here.