David Hall Joins KABC As Erik Braverman Exits
December 19, 2008 at 12:53 PM (PT)
DAVID G. HALL has been named Dir./Operations for CITADEL Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES, it was announced by Pres./GM JOHN H. DAVISON. HALL is an L.A. programming vet, having programmed 13 years at KFI-A and 5 years at CBS news stations KNX-KFWB. He will assume programming duties at 790 KABC JANUARY 5, 2009.
"DAVID HALL is the right person to help us with our plan to shift TalkRadio KABC into more of a news/talk format because he has successfully programmed talk at KFI and news at KNX/KFWB. In addition, DAVID has years of experience working and coaching major talk radio syndicated talent while at PREMIERE NETWORKS. I am thrilled to have the benefit of his credentials and expertise at CITADEL BROADCASTING as Director of Operations for 790 KABC," commented DAVISON.
"It’s exciting to join a radio station that, despite today’s economy, is committed to investing in a news product to complement their strong line up of talk personalities. I have always had a tremendous respect for 790 KABC, not only as a tough competitor, but one with strong heritage as the original all talk station in America," said HALL.
HALL replaces ERIK BRAVERMAN who has worked for 790 KABC for 12 years and will leaving his post DECEMBER 31st.
In commenting on BRAVERMAN’s departure, DAVISON said, "ERIK BRAVERMAN has had a very positive impact during his long run on KABC Radio: identifying strong new talent like DOUG MCINTYRE; successfully integrating KABC with the DODGERS; establishing the 'Battle of the Talk Show Hosts'; pioneering the use of original talk programming on the stream during baseball games, to name a few. ERIK worked well with all of us here. We thank him and we wish him well."
"I’ve spent the last 12+ years of my career at KABC, along the way 710 TALK, THE ZONE, and RADIO DISNEY. I was also at the programming helm for DISNEY when we launched ESPN RADIO in SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I leave very proud of what I’ve accomplished over the years and I will cherish the memories that I have. There is a saying in sports that applies to radio -- while you may change teams and uniforms from time to time; the one thing that will never change is the people. I have had the privilege of working with great people along the way. I wish everyone at KABC nothing but success as we enter into the New Year," commented BRAVERMAN.