Articles Tagged With ‘Talk radio’




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El Dorado to sell KVEC to American General Media

Dave Congalton

KVEC news talk radio, the oldest radio station on the Central Coast, announced earlier today that El Dorado Broadcasters reached an agreement to sell KVEC to American General Media. Under broadcasting regulations, the public will now have 60 days to... (Continue reading)

Dale Gustin arrested during a disagreement at KPRL

Dale Gustin

Dale Gustin, a candidate for the San Luis Obispo County District 1 supervisor seat, was arrested Wednesday after he refused to leave the KPRL broadcasting station. Weeks ago, KPRL staff invited the four District 1 candidates to a forum to... (Continue reading)

Hill promotes wife during homeless debate

Dee Torres-Hill speaking on behalf of CAPSLO.

As community leaders decide how to best handle the recently displaced homeless population in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill is promoting his wife’s homeless nonprofit while denigrating other competing homeless services providers. The Board of Supervisors... (Continue reading)

Hill accused of harassment

Dick Mason

Veteran radio broadcaster Dick Mason unloaded a barrage of criticism Tuesday at San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill, who Mason said has been harassing him and targeting his family. Mason’s sharp comments, delivered during the “public comment” part of... (Continue reading)

KVEC drops morning news team

King Harris

El Dorado Broadcasters, owner of News/Talk 920 KVEC radio, announced in an email Monday morning plans to terminate the positions of both News Director King Harris and on-air producer Joe Bowman, effective Jan. 15. Harris has served as the host... (Continue reading)

Dick Mason signs off from KKJL

Dick Mason

Veteran radio newscaster Dick Mason exits K-Jewel, 1400 AM and 106.5 FM. Mason was terminated on Thursday by station management because of budgetary restraints. Mason says his dismissal is not related to recent discord with a local public official or... (Continue reading)

Is Adam Hill crying wolf?

Sheriff cars at Adam Hill's house

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill says he’s getting death threats and as a result is being protected by the sheriff’s department. Hill has sent multiple emails describing the threats and posting photos of sheriff’s department... (Continue reading)

Velie on KVEC tonight at 5 p.m.

KVEC 2

With only 20 days left until former North County Developer Kelly Gearhart is sentenced for fraud, KVEC’s Dave Congalton and CalCoastNew’s Karen Velie will replay and discuss segments from a 2008 interview on the Dave Congalton show Tuesday at 5... (Continue reading)

Hill campaign threatens radio station’s advertising and broadcast license

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Facebook page of “Jenny Herzog” described in this article disappeared on May 8, at 8:40 p.m., about seven hours after this posting.) By DANIEL BLACKBURN A mysterious, self-described volunteer for Supervisor Adam Hill’s reelection campaign has warned... (Continue reading)

Velie banished by KVEC’s Ron Roy

By DANIEL BLACKBURN CalCoastNews’ Karen Velie has been bounced from the airwaves of KVEC/920 following station management’s receipt of a critical letter from San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson. Velie, the news site’s publisher and co-founder, was informed of... (Continue reading)



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