Tuesday, April 28, 2009

3 Ring Circus

Greetings and salutations!
My apologies for not posting often on this blog, but it's been a bit of a crazy time. I have now started "flying solo" at KPCC. It's a lot of fun, but definitely the sort of job where you must be on your proverbial toes at ALL time. if you haven't had a chance to listen - do tune in to 89.3 FM KPCC.

I've also been kept busy doing research on a story about the Muslim community and the FBI for NPR. Years ago, shortly after 9/11, many Muslim groups in California were excited about partnering with the FBI to show that they were committed to fighting terrorism. There have been a lot of twists and turns since then... and now a serious rift stands between the two. 

And on a sad note... I learned tonight that Barbara Birdfeather recently passed away. For those who didn't grow up listening to the radio in LA, she was a pioneering female disc jockey. She used to be on KPFK and KPPC back in the 1970s. I can only imagine how tough it was being a woman in the music world in LA at that time.... Barbara was 69. She died on Sunday... which just so happened to be a day I was reminiscing about her with my buddy Bruce Duff. 

Rest in peace Barbara!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back on the Radio

I'm very pleased to announce that this week, I'll be coming back to the radio! I'll be sitting in as KPCC's afternoon and evening news anchor here in L.A. So get ready to get your news, weather and traffic courtesy of yours truly!

I'm getting some great training this week from John Rabe. Still, I don't think I've ever said the word SIG ALERT on the air. So please, be patient and be kind and of course, TUNE IN to 89.3FM or kpcc.org!