Larry Elder Exits KABC
December 11, 2008 at 5:00 PM (PT)
Longtime CITADEL Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES host LARRY ELDER announced TODAY that he is exiting the station, effective FRIDAY. AL RANTEL will move into the 3-7p slot starting MONDAY, with the syndicated CURTIS SLIWA show moving up to a live 7-10p clearance and ABC's MARK LEVIN airing on delay 10p-midnight. A rerun of SLIWA will fill the midnight-3a slot.
ELDER said, "I began broadcasting on KABC 15 years ago. I’m proud of my record-setting stay at KABC. It feels like a lifetime during which this station has become a home, and you listeners have become my extended family. Like all families, we’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve been together in joy and sorrow. Good economies and bad. So it’s with sadness I must tell you that KABC management and I have decided that tomorrow will be my last broadcast on KABC. I am looking forward to the other opportunities ahead of me, and I will post them on my web site, larryelder.com, when I’m ready to announce them. In the meantime, rest assured I’ll still be fighting the good fight, and I won’t back down. But I will miss talking to you every day here on KABC. Stay strong."
KABC Pres./GM JOHN DAVIDSON said, "This will be a tough change for both of us because LARRY has meant so much to KABC Radio over the years. We part with KABC’s respect, gratitude and best wishes for what we believe will be a very bright future given LARRY's many talents."