Posts Tagged ‘Talk radio’


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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)

Dick Mason’s radio deal falls through

Former Paso Robles talk show host Dick Mason’s plans to buy an Oregon radio station fell through after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) nixed the deal. [NewsRegister] In September, after five years of hosting Sound Off, Dick Mason left Paso... (Continue reading)

SLO tries to parlay its legal losses to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council is threatening that if the two attorneys who sued for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless do not agree to donate half of the $133,880 award of fees to the San Luis Obispo Community Action... (Continue reading)

Dick Mason signs off from KPRL

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE Please see correction at bottom of article. After five years of hosting Sound Off, Dick Mason is leaving Paso Robles-based KPRL amid discord with the station’s owner over an alleged political agenda. Mason is... (Continue reading)

Congalton sells movie script to Hollywood

San Luis Obispo radio talk show host and writer Dave Congalton spent most of August in Los Angeles for the filming of the motion picture comedy Scribble, based on his original screenplay [Deadline: Hollywood]. The movie, which stars Chris Klein,... (Continue reading)

Rush not rushing from SLO County

Radio talk show personality Rush Limbaugh may be belly deep in problems and facing nationwide criticism for his comments about women, but he is still the man in San Luis Obispo County. Executives from both county radio stations carrying Limbaugh’s... (Continue reading)

New ebook serves as Talk Radio 101

Two San Luis Obispo radio talk show hosts have co-authored a new ebook about radio and what it takes to be an effective guest. Deborah Bayles and Dave Congalton, both of whom host shows locally for KVEC 920 AM, wrote... (Continue reading)

Conservative talk radio accused of using actors as callers

Allegations are being made, accusing conservative talk radio show hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, of using paid actors to portray angry callers into their nationally syndicated programs. [Columbia Journalism Review] Published reports suggests that the call-in... (Continue reading)

Blakeslee and Achajdian traitors or saviors?

OPINION BY KEVIN P. RICE Senator Sam Blakeslee and Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian found their political heads figuratively impaled on sticks this week on a Los Angeles talk radio show and web site. The John and Ken Show on L.A.’s KFI... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly computer guru probe may be illegal

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE A reproachful e-mail besmirching a Southern California man sent to a popular San Luis Obispo County radio talk show host may spell big legal troubles for a Cal Poly Internet technician and the university. Don Carver... (Continue reading)