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Where Are They Now?
Los Angeles Radio People, G
Compiled by Don Barrett
G, Captain: KKBT, 1993-94. Born Greg Beasley in 1960 in Chicago, he was the youngest of 13 children. While working in St. Louis in the early 1990s, Greg produced a syndicated show called "Urban Mix" that ironically was carried on the station he would end up working for, KKBT. The midday jock died July 1, 1994, at the age of 33. He did his regular show on June 30 but on July 1 was rushed to Daniel Freeman.
G, Johnny: KFWB, 1965. Johnny Gilbert died while working as an airborne traffic reporter at KULF-Houston in a helicopter accident on March 15, 1974.
G, Julio: KDAY; KKBT, 1995-2001; KZAB, 2004-05; KDAY, 2005-07. Julio worked afternoons at the Hip-Hop station until the summer of 2007. He's now concentrating on his musical career.
Gable, Bob: KHJ, 1973. Bob last worked at WMMO-Orlando.
Gage, Bob: KFOX, 1958; KBIG, 1958-64; KEZY, 1964. Bob owns a wholesale business in Paso Robles.
Gaivar, Carlos: KNX, 1994-2006. Carlos was one of the all-night news anchors at KNX until the spring of 2006. He is now retired on disability.
(Terry Gross, Tim Greenwood, Anita Garner)
Galiffa, Dee: KLFM, 1966-69; KJLH, 1969-71; KREL, 1971-72. Dee was gm at KREL during the r&b doo-wop period. When he was a dj, he was known as Horace Winkk.
Gallacher, Ken: KJOI, 1973-74; KFI, 1984-2006. Ken retired from KFI in the Fall of 2004 and worked a weekend shift from his home in Virginia. He left the weekend show in 2006.
Gallagher, Fred: KFWB, 1971-80; KNX, 1980-99. Ken retired from KNXNewsradio on May 31, 1999.
Gallagher, Mike: KRLA, 2001-13. Mike's syndicated Salem show moved to morning drive on October 1, 2001. In August 2002 he moved out of morning drive and is now heard overnights at KRLA.
Gallardo, Fred: KLOS, 1977; KLSX, 1987-88. Fred was last seen working for a car dealership in Simi Valley.
Galvez, Francisco: KLAX, 2001; KMJR, 2001. Pacorro works morning drive at "Recuerdo" KRCD/KRCV.
Gamache, Tom: KPPC, 1969; KMET, 1969-71. Tom is an outdoor photographer.
Gandell, Al: KTYM. Unknown.
(Jim "Mudcat" Grant; John and Larry Gassman; Blair Garner; Gil Gross; and Penny Griego)
GARABO, John: KZLA, 1993-95. John died from complications of diabetes onl March 16, 2012. He was 46.
In the summer of 1993, KZLA teamed John, who was known as "Johnny Jumpster" at KFRG-San Bernardino, with John Murphy for morning drive. The pairing as a radio team was a first for both.
John was born and raised in New York City and his first job was at NBC in Rockefeller Plaza. In the summer of 1995, John left KZLA and segued to WWYZ-Hartford for morning drive. He went on to mornings at WZPT-Pittsburgh and WDSY-Pittsburgh.
John settled in Fresno where he worked at KSKS ("KISS Country 93.7). Most recently he worked at Country “Rooster 101.9” ZFKY in the Cayman Islands until the end of 2010. He then moved to New York City for a while, but vowed to return to Fresno, where his two children live. "I just couldn't stand being away from my children," he told The Fresno Bee in January 2011. "I want to come home to Fresno. I miss the market and the best audience I've ever had."
Garber, Mary Beth: Mary Beth is Katz Radio Group Executive Vice President for Radio Analysis and Insights.
Garcia, Dominick: KRLA, 1986-97; KIKF, 1997-99. Dominick works at Metro Networks.
Garcia, Eleazar: KSCA, 2002-05. Eleazar took over as pd at the Spanish KSCA in the summer of 2002.
Garcia, Jeff: KPWR, 1998-2011. In the early Fall of 2005, Jeff was promoted to sports guy in Big Boy's Neighborhood.
Garcia, Vince: KTWV, 1998-2004. Vince worked swing at "the WAVE."
Gardner, Bill: KPCC, 1984-2000; KPFK, 2000-07; KKJZ, 2006-07. Bill hosted the quintessential doo-wop music show on Friday nights at KPCC until a format change dropping all music programming in the spring of 2000. He is a supervisor of social workers who aid victims of child abuse in Los Angeles County. His weekly show, Rhapsody in Black, moved to KPFK in May 2000 and he hosted a weekend show on KKJZ playing jazz, blues and classic r&b until the spring of 2007 when there was a management change.
Gardner, Jay: KHJ, 1984-85; KRTH, 1985-90; KCBS/fm, 2002-04; KRTH, 2006-07. Jay takes over as production director at K-EARTH in early March 2006. He's also been the voice of CBS/TV.
Gardner, Randy: KGBS, 1973-75; KFOX, 1975-76; KGGI, 1981-84; KMGG, 1984; KOST, 1984-85; KRTH, 1985-89. Randy is commercial production director for CBS Radio in Washington, DC.
GARLAND, Les: KIQQ, 1974-75. Les began his career as a radio and television personality and became an influential radio programmer in the 70s, exerting even more influence on the 80s as co-founder/originator of both MTV: Music Television and VH-1.
As MTV Networks svp, Les was the executive producer of the first six MTV Video Music Award shows and the Live Aid concert in 1985. Instrumental in the development of the “I Want My MTV” campaign, Garland also developed the weekly Basement Tapes show featuring unsigned artists competing for a recording contract. He launched MTV Spring Break, which remains a staple of the channel and created the first “Making Of” and “MTV World Premiere” music videos. Garland received multiple achievement awards during the MTV years, including Cable Ace Awards and Billboard Magazine’s Innovator of the Year.
Following their years together at MTV, Garland and Robert W. Pittman co-founded Quantum Media, launching a music company and television properties such as The Morton Downey Jr. Show and Streets, television’s first reality cop show.
During the prime years of contemporary music radio, Les programmed KELI-Tulsa, WRKO-Boston, K-100 (KIQQ), and CKLW-Detroit, the Motor City’s Big 8. Discovered by pop radio producers Bill Drake and Paul Drew, Garland became a top radio programming executive.
Garland was later picked by Doug Morris and Ahmet Ertegun to head up West Coast operations for Atlantic Records. During the 1980s, record-setting revenues were achieved through releases from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Abba, Aretha Franklin, Foreigner, The Spinners, Phil Collins and many other chart-topping recording artists. Additionally, Garland is a founding member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Academy of Digital Music Arts and Sciences.
Garman, Ralph: KROQ, 1998-2013. Ralph is the entertainment guy on the morning KROQ Kevin & Bean show.
Garner, Anita: KBIG, 1984-88. Anita is working on a book and movie of her personal journey with preacher/singer parents called The Glory Road. Additionally, Anita was the female voice of KCET.
(Dr. Toni Grant; Jim Governale; Dominick Garcia; Bob Gowa; and Paul Gonzales)
Garr, Bill: Bill broadcast race results for Southern California radio stations for close to 40 years. Unknown.
Garrett, Keli: KORG, 1978-80; KUTE, 1980-87; KXEZ, 1990-93; KACE, 1990-93. Unknown.
Garrett, Nicole: KKTR, 1998. Nicole works for one of the traffic services.
Garrett, Pat: KIQQ, 1974-75; KHJ, 1979-80; KWST, 1980-81; KMGG, 1981-83; KEZY, 1984-85; KKHR, 1985; KODJ, 1991. Pat is the operations manager for the Cumulus 7-station cluster in Savannah, Georgia.
Garroway, Dave: KFI, 1970-71. Dave was part of a historic day in tv. In early 1952 NBC opened a broadcast with a shot of Dave looking outside through the "Window on the World" in New York City. The Today show was the first that featured his signature sign-off with hand raised, uttering one word, "Peace." He hosted the show from 1952 to 1961. He was acclaimed for his calm, understated manner. His thick-rimmed glasses gave a whole generation of imitators that owlish look. His broadcast career began shortly after he got his college degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he majored in abnormal psychology. He was visiting New York City in 1937, as he told it, when "some gal got me drunk and I woke up next morning as an NBC page." He spent many years at WMAQ-Chicago. After his wife died a tragic death by jumping from a building in 1961, he felt compelled to quit the Today show. He went on to do local radio and tv shows in Boston and then to KFI. Dave committed suicide on July 21, 1982, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He was 69.
(Gillian; Yolanda Gaskins; Melrose Larry Green; and Bob Guerra)
Garver, Gary: KLSX, 1993-2006. Gary worked production and hosted a weekend show, "The Single Life" at KLSX until the Spring of 2006. He now hosts a syndicated radio talk show that is televised live at RockMeTv.com.
Garza, Erika: KRTH, 2005. Erika joined Hollywood Hamilton has co-host of the morning K-EARTH show in February 2005 and left a month later. She's working on projects with Telemundo.
Garza, Joaquin: KLAX, 2000-01. "El Chulo" joined KLAX from the Z Spanish Network.
Garza, Pepe: KBUE, 2004-06. Pepe is program director at KBUE.
Gaskins, Bob: KTWV, 1988. Unknown.
Gaskins, Yolanda: KABC, 1991-94; KMPC/KTZN, 1994-97; KABC, 1997-99. Yolanda left KLIF-Dallas on January 6, 2000.
Gassman, John and Larry: KPCC, 1980-2000; KCSN, 2000-01. The identical twin brothers hosted "Same Time, Same Station" for years. They have a company that acts as a clearing house for radio/tv audio clips and source material for old radio shows.
GATES, Daryl: KFI, 1992-94. The LA Police Chief died April 16, 2010. He was 83. “Controversial” snaked its way throughout the three-page profile of his life in the LA Times obit, much of it centered on the tumultuous years as Los Angeles Police Chief from 1978-92. But this story begins where his police career ends.
In early 1992, there was a sea of voices calling for Gates to step down. A 50,000-watt voice, KFI, loudly led the charge along with the LA Times. Talk show hosts were merciless in their frustration with Gates and demanded his resignation. The day after Gates announced that he was stepping down; KFI’s pd David G. Hall stepped up with an offer to host a daily show at KFI. “I knew in a million years there was no way he was going to take my phone call so I sent him a fax. I suggested to him that instead of constantly being a 10-second sound bite, he could have a full four hours to do with what he wanted.”
Hall was shocked with a return fax saying Gates was interested. “We met and made a deal.” Hall was a relatively new program director in 1992, just two years on the job. He had just let another controversial figure, Tom Leykis, go from afternoons and was planning to bring in John & Ken from a successful run in New Jersey. It was a timing issue for Hall. He knew that Leykis’ supporters would take out their rage about losing him on the new guys, John & Ken, so David needed a bridge, a program to separate the end of Leykis and beginning of John & Ken. Enter Daryl Gates.
“I knew we would have an unbelievable cume with Daryl Gates,” said Hall, “and there would be people waiting to hear him and what he was going to say. This gave me a honeymoon period to work on his talk show skills. When we made the deal it was for afternoon drive for 3-4 months and then he would move to 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Gates told me that when it came to law enforcement he was the expert and I was the idiot but when it came to doing a talk show, he was the idiot and I was the expert. He told me to never hold back on giving advice. He said he wanted to be a sponge because he didn’t want to go on the air and embarrass himself. I could sit with him and he would take notes.”
“I’ll tell you one thing he didn’t like,” said his original producer, Marc Germain. “It was racist jokes. From time to time people thought that was a way to ingratiate themselves into the conversation and he wouldn’t crack a smile. You could tell he was kind of insulted by it. He was not the guy that some media portrayed, that sense of white versus them. He was not in any way, shape or form a Klan member, white supremacist or anything like that. He was completely the opposite. Another behavior that people might be surprised about is that the Chief used to drive through the worst parts of town and he was greeted like a returning king. They loved him. The idea that he was somehow hated and vilified just wasn’t true.”
Gates admitted that it was pretty sweet to be on KFI, a station that once called for his resignation. The honeymoon period and perhaps novelty of having the embattled police chief as a talk show host came to an unhappy end. Perhaps like when Kato Kaelin and Susan Olsen (Brady Bunch) talked out their celebrity status at KLSX, there was nothing more for the Chief to talk about and his contract was not renewed.
Gates, Gene: KZLA, 2000. SEE Gene & Julie
Gates, Kelli: KLYY, 1997-98; KLOS, 1998-2012. Kelli was part of the morning team at KLOS, until late summer of 2012 when Mark & Brian left after 25 years.
Gato, El: KNAC, 1986; KWIZ, 1988-95. The Killer Kat has returned to school and lives in Bakersfield.
Gehringer, Jeff: KKGO, 1986-89; KACD; KIKF/KMXN, 1998-2013. Jeff is business manager for the Art Astor radio stations.
Geiger, Steve: KKLA, 2002-09; KFSH, 2006-09. Steve works weekends at "the FISH" and Christian KKLA.
(Steve Gregory; Jacque Gonzales James; Goodfellas; and Nick Gerard)
Geist, Mary Ellen: KFWB, 1989-92; KABC, 1996. Mary Ellen left her slot as morning anchor at KGO-San Francisco in the summer of 2004 and in the fall joined afternoons at WCBS-New York. She left broadcasting to help her mother and care for her father with Alzheimer's. Mary Ellen wrote about the experience, Measure of the Heart, in a best selling book.
Geller, Andy: KODJ, 1989; KLOS. Andy has an active voiceover career and does promos for network tv.
Geller, Valerie: KFI/KOST, 1988-90. Valerie is the author of Creating Powerful Radio and Beyond Powerful Radio, the books that have become the bible for all programming and station execs. She travels the world consulting stations that emphasize news, talk, information, and personality radio.
Gene & Julie: KZLA, 2000. Gene Gates & Julie Jacobson spent 8 years working at KVIL-Dallas until exiting in late 2012.
Gentri, John, KHJ, 1965. John passed away in 1976.
GEORGE, Wally: KABC, 1987; KLAC, 1987-90; KIEV. In the summer of 1996, Wally underwent surgery to remove a potentially fatal blood clot that had been pressing against his brain. He died from complications of cancer on October 5, 2003, at the age of 71.
The right-wing, flag-waving conservative hosted a loud talk show, Hot Seat, on an Orange County tv station, KDOC, for many years. Wally was an aide to former Los Angeles mayor, Sam Yorty, and served as a sidekick during the mayor’s short-lived show at KGBS. Wally hosted a talk show on KABC and KLAC in the late 1980s. In the summer of 1996 he underwent surgery to remove a potentially fatal blood clot that had been pressing against his brain.
George was the father of actress Rebecca De Mornay, had been at an Orange County hospital for three months due to complications from cancer. KDOC had been airing reruns of the show since George underwent surgery to remove a bone near his spine that had disintegrated due to cancer. He said at the time the problem was discovered by doctors after a fall in his Garden Grove home.
George told the Los Angeles Times in 1984 that fans saw him as a "down-to-earth guy who's speaking not so much from a highly intelligent brain but who's speaking from his heart and gut. They say that I'm a lunatic, that I'm a maniac, but why do you have to smile at your guests and be nice and let them say what they want to say?"
Born George Walter Pearch in Oakland to a former vaudeville actress and the owner of a shipping company, George moved to Hollywood with his mother and at age 14 became a disc jockey with KIEV.
Georgi, Bill: SEE Bill McEntire
Georgia, Eva: KPFK, 2002-07. Eva stepped down as general manager at Pacifica Radio's KPFK in October 2007. Shis is president/producer of Savannah Films.
Germain, Ann: KFI, 1989-93; KEZY; KIEV; KFWB, 1999. Ann is a full-time mom to her two children and living in Las Vegas.
(Kathy Gori; Neil Grant; Jeff Gonzer; and Paul Goldstein)
Germain, Marc: KTLK, 2007. Marc worked afternoon drive at K-TALK until late 2007. He was formerly Mr. KFI and Mr. KABC. He now broadcasts at TalkRadioOne.com.
Gerard, Nick: KSUR, 2003-04; KKJZ, 2008. Nick worked morning drive at Adult Standards, "K-Surf" until a format change in the summer of 2004. He's now hosting Nothing But the Blues at K-Jazz. SEE Nick Summers
Gershan, Kevin: KIQQ, 1974; KMPC, 1975; KMGG, 1983-84; KQLZ, 1985; KRTH, 1992-98. Kevin is a producer at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
Geronimo, Don: KIIS, 1981-82; KFI, 1982. Don has a syndicated radio show.
Gevinson, Anita: KLOS, 1980-81; KMPC/KEDG, 1988-90; KSCA, 1993-96; KMPC, 1993-96; KLSX/KRLA, 1997-2009. Anita broadcasts traffic. In late 2012, she published her memoirs, titled, You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio: My Wild Rock 'n Roll Life.
Gibbons, Leeza: KBIG, 2002-07. Leeza was the tv image for KBIG. She had a weekend show at KBIG.
Gibson, Steve: KGIL, 1969-74. Steve worked in the news department at KGIL.
Gifford, Larry: KSPN, 2006-10. Larry was pd at KSPN. He arrived in the Spring of 2006 from ESPN pd. He went on to program the Bonneville sports station in Seattle. Larry left in early 2013.
Gilbert, Jack: KMPC, 1965; KGIL, 1966. Unknown.
GILL, Cliff: KEZY/KORG, 1959. Cliff owned KEZY and KATY-Hemet. He died September 8, 1999, in Vista, California. He was thought to be in his late 70s.
Cliff was owner of KATY in Hemet/Temecula, which was named after his wife. Cliff was a station broker and coordinated the sale of KFI to Cox Broadcasting in 1973 for a then unheard of price of $14 million.
Cliff owned KEZY in Anaheim from 1958 until 1964 and was the station general manager. "He built the station after tramping the hills of Orange County and finding a 5-tower site after ‘the world’ told him that another AM would never be built in greater L.A. [5 towers = magic pattern]," according to Johnny Gunn. He "built" another impossible station when he got a license for the village of Avalon on Catalina Island and used the Pacific Ocean as his "ground system" to cover Southern California with a clear shot from 26 miles across the sea in 1954 for owner John Poole. Cliff had many other ownership interests while in business with Willie Davis of KACE.
He was the chairman of the NAB Radio Code Board, a policy group that directed operation of the new self-regulation until set up by the NAB. Cliff had been chairman of NAB's Standards of Good Practice Committee.
Gill, Jeff: KJLH, 1990-97. Unknown.
Gillian: KJLH; KRLA, 1984-91; KACE, 1994-2000. Gillian Harris worked afternoons at KACE until a format change to Spanish. In early 2000 she appeared in her debut film, Plausible Denial.
(Ralph Garman; Gene & Julie; Kelli Gates; and Greg Gonzo)
GILLILAND, John: KRLA, 1965-70. John created one of the bright spots in Southern California radio history, "The Pop Chronicles." The show was narrated by Thom Beck, John and Sie Holliday.
John was born October 18, 1935 and graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.A. in English. John worked at two Dallas stations, KCUL and KLIF. For two years beginning in 1959, John was a member of the multi-award-winning news department at KILT-Houston and then moved on to KOGO-San Diego until joining KRLA in 1965. Inspired by the Monterey Pop Festival of '67, John approached the station with the idea of an audio history of pop music. John tells the story from his home in Quanah, Texas: "The plan was to do interviews with, maybe, fifty of the most influential contributors to Pop music in the '50s and '60s and weave them into some 25 programs. Two years later, when "The Pop Chronicles" made its first appearance on KRLA, the interviews totaled more than 100, and the series clocked in at 55 hours."
John worked briefly on "The Credibility Gap" but concentrated on his "Chronicles" commitment. In 1971 he joined Gene Autry's KSFO-San Francisco and spent most of the decade producing a 24-hour blockbuster series on the 1940s and working as an evening jock.
"After KSFO I retired from the business in 1978 and came home to Quanah to be with my parents during a difficult time. At the same time, I began writing a long-planned comic novel about broadcasting." The book was never published and in 1985 John returned to radio at KRBE-Houston. "In '87 after my mother's death, I came back to Quanah intending to sell the family home, then ended up settling in." During the 1990s, John was producing documentaries that included "Christmas Quanah" and "The History of Quanah" for the Chamber of Commerce. In 1994 his Pop Chronicles: The Forties was published as an audio book by the Mind's Eye.
John died July 24, 1998 of an apparent heart attack. He was 62.
Gilmore, Doug: KJLH, 1984-86. Last heard, Doug was working in radio in Ojai.
Ginell, Cary: KCSN, 1976-87; KFAC, 1987; KCLU, 1994-2004. Cary is project manager/editor at Alfred Publishing.
Gjerdrum, Tom: KIIS, 1994. Tom is the operations manager for Backyard Broadcasting, based in Sioux Falls.
Gladstone, Terry: KLOS, 1978-81; KEZY, 1991-83; KNAC, 1984; KMET, 1985-86; KNX/fm, 1986-88; KLSX, 1993-94; KSCA, 1994-96; KLOS, 2004-09. Terry works at Dial-Global (formerly Westwood One) and she is a songwriter/composer and a music therapist working with Down Syndrome clients. She also works swing at KLOS and hosts Local Licks.
Glaser, Cheryl: KLON; KTWV; KCRW, 1996-2009. Cheryl is morning news anchor for KCRW's Morning Edition.
Glaser, Gregory: KMDY/KNJO, 1986-89; KGIL, 1990-91; KVEN/KHAY, 1991-99; KLYY/KSYY/KVYY, 1999-2000; KVTA, 2000.
(Hal Goodwin; Johnny Gunn; Ken Gallacher; and Paul Gomez)
Glazer, Ron: KWNK, 1985. The whereabouts of Ron, part of the L.A. Express football broadcasting team, unknown.
Glenn, Henry: KLON, 1971-81. Henry is a tv sports and entertainment reporter/producer.
Glick, Patti: KGBS, 1973; KLVE, 1974-75; KLOS, 1976-78; KPOL. Patti does voiceover work.
GLICKMAN, Paul: KPCC, 2000-13. Paul served as KPCC’s first news director, from 2000 to 2012. In 2012, he stepped into his new role as Managing Editor, Investigative & Projects. He now oversees the station’s investigative coverage and special projects, along with some beat reporters.
Paul worked for many years as a radio and print reporter in California, Central America, and Washington, DC. In the mid-1980s he was based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, an excellent vantage point for covering two neighboring wars: the conflict in El Salvador, where the U.S.-backed government fought Cuban-backed guerrillas, and the war in Nicaragua, where the Cuban-backed government fought U.S.-backed guerrillas.
In the 1990s Glickman was a foreign editor at National Public Radio, overseeing the network's coverage of such historic events as the Rwandan genocide and South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy.
An L.A. native, Glickman grew up in Gardena and Sherman Oaks. He lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Janetta and their sons Jonah and Caleb.
Godfrey: KTYM, 1965-68; KALI, 1965-68. Godfrey works for City Hall Distributors, a wholesale record distributorship.
Godges, Mary Jo: KNAC, 1980-88. Mary Jo is a musician and went to Europe to be part of the Diamond Claw musical group.
Goerg, Frank: KNX, 1968; KFWB, 1968-70. Frank died October 12, 1988, in Sedona, Arizona.
Goich, Lisa: KLSX, 1997; KTLK, 2007. Lisa was the producer/sidekick on the afternoon drive KTLK Marc German show. She also produces the Mitch Albom Show and two weekend shows, Wayne Resnick and Joe Hicks.
Gold, David: KIEV, 1998-99. David worked at KIEV until the fall of 1999.
Golden, Brian: KMPC, 1992-93; KLSX, 1996-97. Brian is a sports writer for the Antelope Valley News.
Golden, Pat: KRKD, 1956-59. Unknown.
Goldfarb, Bob: KUSC, 1984-85; KFAC, 1986-89; KUSC, 2000-01. In 2007, Bob left radio to become president of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, a nonprofit founded simultaneously in L.A. and Israel in 1990. In 2008, to expand the organization's activities, he moved to Jerusalem, where he still lives today.
(Larry Gifford; Carl Goldman; Jeri Seratti Goldman; and Steve Geiger)
Goldman, Carl: KIQQ, 1974-80; WW1, 1983-90; KBET, 1994-2000; KHTS, 2003-13. Carl is president/owner of Santa Clarita's KHTS.
Goldman, David: KMPC, 1996. The whereabouts of the former host of a weekend restaurant show are unknown.
Goldman, Jeri Seratti: KZLA, 1980-86; WW1, 1984-94; KBET, 1994-2000; KHTS, 2003-13. Jeri is owner of Santa Clarita's KHTS.
Goldsmith, Martin: KFAC; KKGO/KMZT. Martin joined the Classical channel at XM Satellite Radio in the summer of 2003.
Goldstein, Paul: KMET, 1986-87; KTWV, 1987-90 and 2003-08. Paul was the pd at the WAVE. He is the founder of the Jazz Groove, a commercial-free Internet radio station.
Goldwyn, Greg: KVFM, 1975; KIQQ, 1975-76; XPRS, 1976-77; KCSN, 1977-80; KVTA, 2003-05. G.J is a computer professional running his own consulting company in Ventura County, administering the computer network for Gold Coast Broadcasting and doing a computer show late Sunday afternoon.
Golic, Bob: KMAX, 1995-96; KWNK, 1996; KXTA, 2000-01; KMPC, 2001-03. Bob joined Chris Myers for afternoon drive at all-Sports KMPC (1540AM) in late 2001 and left December 31, 2003. He hosts a sports talk show in Cleveland.
(Bob Grant; Fred Gallagher; Jon Goodman; and Bob Golic)
Gomez, Batman: KQLZ, 1989-91. Unknown.
Gomez, Jim: KWIZ, 1993. Jim, who hosted "Sunday Night Live" at KWIZ, is now in sales with Rite Aid.
Gomez, Paul: KLON; KNX, 1994-2004; KFWB, 2004-09; KNX, 2011. Paul left his post as news director at KFWB following a format flip in early fall of 2009. He's now a news writer at KNX.
Gonier, Kevin: KIQQ, 1984-85. Unknown.
Gonzales James, Jacque: KOST, 1994-97; KPWR, 1998-99. Jacque is an on-air host at the QVC Network.
Gonzales, Paul: KFWB, 1980-83 and 1997-2000. Paul is a free-lance consultant.
Gonzalez, Amalia: KSKQ; KHJ; KTNQ; KRCD/KRCV. Amalia is program director at "Recuerdo" KRCD/KRCV. She left in the spring of 2011 following a massive downsizing at Univision.
Gonzalez, Phil: KMET, 1979-84; KJOI/KXEZ/KYSR, 1984-96. Phil is sales marketing manager for KCBS/Channel 2 and KCAL/Channel 9.
Gonzalez, Steve: KWIZ, 1978-87; KABC, 1987-2007. Steve left Metro/Shadow in February 2007 after a decade with the news service where he was heard on KABC, among other stations. He has retired.
Gonzer, Jeff: KPPC, 1969-71; KMET, 1971-72; KLOS, 1972-76; KMET, 1976-86; KLSX, 1993-94; KSCA, 1995-97. Jeff was program director and worked mornings at the Adult Rock format at Dial-Global (formerly named Westwood One) until late 2008.
(Joe Grande; Chef Jamie Gwen; Hal Goodwin)
Gonzo, Greg: KNAC, 1986-89. Greg left BOB/fm in Las Vegas in the spring of 2013.
Good, Tommy: KFOX, 1957-60. Unknown.
Goodfellas: KPWR, 1999-2006; KDAY, 2006-09. The Goodfellas left afternoons at "Power 106" in July 2006 and started at KDAY in the early fall of 2006 and worked there for three years.
Goodman, Bob: KSBR, 2001-13. Bob hosts a Saturday show, "Whole Nuther Thing," which features lost music.
Goodman, Jon: KNX, 1968-96. Jon retired after almost 30 years with KNXNewsradio.
Goodman, Mark: KMPC/KEDG, 1988-89; KROQ, 1992-93; KYSR, 1996-97. Mark is a former MTV vj. He works for one of the Satellite music radio stations.
Goodwin, Hal: KRLA, 1959; KFWB, 1961-73. Hal suffered a fatal heart attack on May 17, 1973, while on the air.
Gorbitz, Karen: KFWB, 80s. Karen Gorbitz Levy, assignment editor and editor at KFWB, passed away in February 2000 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Gorbitz, Scott: KFWB, 1979-96. Scott lives in Hawaii.
Gordon, Dan: KPOL/KZLA, 1978. Unknown.
Gordon, Eric: KEZY, 1987. Unknown.
(Mike Gallagher; Christine Griego; and Dave Garroway)
Gori, Kathy: KMPC, 1972-75; KIIS, 1975-76; KTNQ, 1977-80; KPFK, 1996-2003. Kathy hosted the morning show, "Up for Air" on KPFK. She is a writer and voiceover artist.
Gorman, Scott: KDAY, 1965. Unknown.
GOSA, Jim: KBIG, 1964-67; KBCA, 1967-78; KKGO, 1982-89. A major jazz figure for more than three decades, Jim was a broadcasting major at L.A. City College. When he went to work for KBCA, he was known for his feature, "Jazz Chronicles." He also loved to act and performed at the Shakespeare Festival at Chapman College every summer. He served as a judge at jazz festivals and for more than a decade broadcast the Monterey Jazz Festival to Los Angeles. In 1987, L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley designated February 13 as "Jim Gosa Day" in the city. Jim stayed on the air until he died of melanoma cancer on December 18, 1989, at the age of 58, in his home in Venice. A colleague said of him: "Jim was a great man who was loved by his fellow staffers." He was married to KKGO afternoon personality Laura Lee.
(Greaseman; Lisa Goich; Steve Grad; and Leeza Gibbons)
Goss, Dean: KRTH, 1981-86; KMET, 1986; KODJ, 1989-91. Dean worked weekends at KFRC/fm-San Francisco until a format flip in late 2008. He's now at KSON-San Diego.
Gothe, Jurgen: KUSC, 1989. Jurgen hosts an afternoon drive Classical music show on CBC Radio 2, originating from Vancouver.
Gott, Jim: KABC, 1996-97. Jim is part of the speakers bureau with the LA Dodgers. He can be seen in the stands at home games asking trivia questions for promotion partner Coca-Cola.
Gottfried, Adam: KLAC, 2008-11. Adam co-hosts Tee It Up, a weekly golf show.
Gottfried, Alan: KLAC, 2008-11. Alan co-hosts Tee It Up, a weekly golf show.
Gourley, Bob: KPPC, 1986; KMAX, 1986-96. Bob hosts and syndicates "Issues Today" to over 75 stations.
Governale, Jim: KGER, 1988; KYMS, 1988-93; KKLA/KIEV (KRLA)/KFSH, 1993-2013. Jim worked mornings at KKLA until the fall of 2008. He returned to his full-time status with Salem in the Fall of 2009. Jim works weekends and relief at KFSH and has been part-time at KOLA as 'Jim Evans' since December 2007. In 2009, he also worked in the production department for NPR's division of American Public Media on the daily "Marketplace" program.
Gowa, Bob: KPPC, 1971; KYMS, 1971-72; XEPRS/XHIS/XHERS, 1974-75; KMET, 1976; KROQ, 1976-77; KWST, 1977-79. Bob worked for Metro Traffic and broadcasts news on KGO-San Francisco.
Gracie, Carolyn: KLIT, 1989-91; KBIG, 1993-2001; KOST, 2001-04. Carolyn is an on-air host at QVC Network.
(Keli Garrett; Tom Gamache; Tim Greene; and Gary Garver)
Grad, Steve: KNX, 1993-2013. Steve is a sportscaster at KNXNewsradio. In 1999 he won a Golden Mike Award for Best Sports Segment. Steve also works weekend sports at KTLA/Channel 5.
Graham, Gordon: KGFJ, 1965. In the early 1990s, Gordon was a CNN Headline News anchor and the recognizable face of CNN International, where overnight broadcasts of Headline News in the US would be relayed to Europe/Middle East/Africa during breakfast hours. He left CNN in 1998 to work for Florida's News Channel which closed five years later.
Graham, Tony: KFWB, 1968. Tony died in 1991 in New York, where he was owner of a Greenwich Village Art Gallery.
Granato, Cammi: KRLA, 1998-99. Cammi was a color commentator for the LA Kings and runs a children's foundation.
Grande, Joe: KPWR, 2000-05; KLAC, 2005-08. The former street and sports reporter on Big Boy's Neighborhood at "Power 106" moved to KLAC, in the late summer of 2005. He worked weekends at the sports station. He's now doing sports updates at NBC Sports Radio.
Grande, Rudy: KYMS, 1987-88; KLIT, 1989-91; KLSX/KRLA, 1993-97; KBIG, 1998-2000. Rudy was part of the morning ensemble at KBIG.
Grannis, Larry: KUSC, 1950-51 and 1953-54; KALI, 1954-55; KWOW, 1956-57 and 1960-61; KDWC, 1957-58; KWIZ, 1961-71; KYMS, 1971-73; KNOB, 1973-78. Larry is retired.
Grant, Bob: KNX, 1960; KLAC, 1968-69. Bob left all-Talk WOR-New York at the end of 2005. He went on to WABC-New York and left in late 2008.
Grant, Gene: KABC, 1970-72; KFI, 1972-73; KGOE, 1973; KWST, 1973-74; KJOI, 1975-78; KSRF, 1975-76; KOST, 1980-83; KKGO, 1994-95. Gene has a career in voiceover work.
Grant, Hank: KNX, 1965-90. The former entertainment reporter and columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, passed away July 19, 1990, after a battle with cancer at the age of 77.
Grant, Jim: KABC, 1986. Mudcat Grant is the ex-Major League pitcher.
(Julio G; Mary Ellen Geist; Joy Grdnic & Ron Stevens; Bill Garr; and Francisco Galves)
GRANT, Johnny, KGIL, 1949-50; KMPC, 1951-59. Johnny died January 9, 2008. He was 84. Johnny was the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood and perhaps the town’s biggest booster. Johnny was the Honorary Mayor of Hollywood and perhaps the town’s biggest booster. For almost a half-century, Johnny has been synonymous with Hollywood. Although he was probably most visible as the host of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, Johnny was originally best known as one of the most popular disc jockeys in Los Angeles radio, starting at KGIL before his eight-year run at KMPC. “He was very generous with his time and his encouragement. He was a giant at KMPC when we were all coming up,” said Larry Van Nuys, news anchor at KNX.
Johnny started his radio career in Goldsboro, North Carolina at the age of 17. He received national recognition for his 1940 coverage of a notorious murder trial, after persuading the judge to allow him to broadcast the trial's progress from the doorway of the courtroom. Beginning in 1944, he worked at WINS-New York, hosting a program aimed at the GIs stationed around New York. In the late 1940s, Johnny arrived in Hollywood, did Lucky Strike cigarette commercials on the "Jack Benny Show" and hosted a talk show from Ciro's nightclub on the Sunset Strip. Beginning in 1951, Johnny created the "Freeway Club" on 710/KMPC. "I was the first dj in the nation to intersperse traffic reports between records and guest stars," Johnny once said.
As the honorary mayor of Hollywood, he emceed more than 3,500 civic and charity events. He raised millions of dollars for the USO, Boy Scouts, Arthritis Foundation and countless others. He has two Stars on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. In the late 1970s, he turned the Hollywood Christmas Parade into a nationally televised event. In late 1991, Johnny joined Robert W. Morgan on KMPC, handling the weather and traffic.
Grant, Neil: KABC, 1998-99. Neil was most recently with WXEL-West Palm Beach, Florida.
Grant, Dr. Toni: KABC, 1972-86; KFI, 1986-90; KTZN, 1997; KRLA, 1998-2000; KABC, 2000-01. Dr. Toni worked evenings at KABC until the spring of 2001.
Graves, David: KFWB, 1984-86. The former vp/gm at all-News KFWB, David is ceo of PermissionTV.com.
Graves, Robert: KIEV, 1992; KGER, 1994-97; KLTX, 1997-99; KPYA, 1998-99; KKLA, 1997-01; KTYM, 2003; KXMX/KTIE, 2003-08. Robert left Salem left Salem Communications in February 2008 after 10 years with the company. He's currently concentrating on maintaining and programming the Smooth Gospel Jazz Internet Radio Station he owns and launched in 2004 on live365.com.
Gray, Gary: KBIG/KBRT, 1970-80. Gary has retired and is living in upstate New York.
Gray, Marv: KABC, 1967-72; KFI, 1972-73. The ex-CIA agent from Connecticut started in the opinion business as Joe Pyne's producer. Marv was a World War II hero, author, lecturer and columnist who was the distinctive conservative voice of early L.A. Talk radio. He died November 8, 1973. He was 53.
Graydon, Joe: KDAY, 1959-60. The former FBI agent and Big Band singer died May 19, 2001.
Grdnic, Joy and Stevens, Ron: KWST, 1979-80. They work for All Star Radio Networks out of St. Louis.
(Terry Gladstone, Valerie Geller, Cheryl Glaser, and Eva Georgia)
Greaseman: KLOS, 1993-94. Doug Tracht started syndicating his show in early 2001.
Green, Derek: Since 1997, Derek has been associate producer and writer for the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40.
Green, George: KABC, 1960-96. The former general manager at KABC represents many Los Angeles Radio People as an agent.
Green, Herb: KMPC. Herb was gm of KMPC's AirWatch. The Texan flew for over 50 years. He was gene Autry's personal pilot for 27 years and daily aired "A Pilot's View of the Weather." Herb was advocate of the twin-engine aircraft as the only fixed-wing planes for traffic coverage. The aviator's axiom is: "If an airplane loses its power, it becomes a glider. If a helicopter loses its power, it becomes a rock. Herb died in the early 1980s and was buried in his hometown of Waco.
Green, John: KFAC, 1975. Unknown.
Green, Melrose Larry: KIEV, 2000. Larry hosted a midnight show on KIEV.
Green, Phil: KLAC, 1965-70. Phil is living in Phoenix.
Green, Sean: XPRS, 1980-85; KIEV, 1985-98; KFSG, 1998-2003. Sean worked with Huggy Boy at XPRS in the early ‘80s. He checked in. “After X-PRS, I continued that ‘Soul Oldies’ program at the Cable Radio Network [CRN] while working at KIEV from 1985-98. After KIEV sold I went to KFSG/fm and played contemporary Christian rock from 1998 till it also sold in 2003. I finished my master’s degree and teaching credential while at KFSG, so when those wonderful six years ended I changed careers and began teaching for a school district here in L.A. I miss radio and the people I worked with but LOVE teaching!”
Greenberg, Peter: KABC, 2002-04; KTLK, 2005-06. Peter has a syndicated weekend travel show.
Greene, Kameron: KJLH, 2013. Kameron works weekends at KJLH.
Greene, Scott: KMNY, 1986-89; KDAY, 1988-90; KJLH, 1990-92; KXEZ/KYSR, 1989-93; KGFJ 1994-95; KFI, 1995-98; KRLA, 2001-02. Scott is doing news and traffic for a number of stations, including KFWB.
(David Gold; Jim Gott; Kevin Gershan; Joey Griffin; and Marc Germain)
Greene, Tim: KKBT, 1990-92; KJLH, 1992-94; KMPC, 1995. Tim works at WGIV 103.3FM Charlotte.
Greenleigh, Tom: KRLA, 1976-77; KIQQ, 1977. Tom is a partner in the Quizland Web sites. He's living near Salt Lake City with wife and two kids.
Greenly, Ed: KPSA, 1972. Unknown.
Greenwood, Timothy: KNX, 2003-08. Tim broadcasts traffic on KNX.
Gregory, Laura: KCSN; KPCC; KFWB, 2000-09. Laura provided financial news at the all-News station until a format flip in the early fall of 2009.
Gregory, Steve: KFI, 2005-12. Steve joined the news department at KFI in the summer of 2005.
Gresham, Bob: KBCA, 1964-69. Bob died in the summer of 2004.
Grice, Bonnie: KUSC, 1989-96; KKGO, 1996-97; KCSN, 1997. Bonnie is with WLIU-New York.
(John Gentri; Gordon Graham; and Cammi Granato)
Griego, Christina: KRLA, 1995-98; KNX, 1998-2007. Christina reported news and traffic for one of the traffic services.
Griego, Penny: KFWB, 2000-13. Penny is co-anchor for morning drive with News/Talk KFWB. She spent many years anchoring the news at KCBS/Channel 2.
Griffin, Booker: KGFJ. Booker was a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and in 1962 moved to Los Angeles, where he started with Motown Records and was a volunteer in the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. Booker was an African American activist who, after the 1965 Watts riots, wrote and helped design programs for the Westminster Neighborhood Association in Watts. Booker died July 4, 1993, after suffering a diabetes-induced stroke at the age of 55.
Griffin, Jason: KYSR, 1998-2005. Jason worked weekends/swing at "Star 98.7" and KELT/92.7 weekends in the Inland Empire. He produces the syndicated Melissa Etheridge show.
Griffin, Joey: KWIZ, 1980-82. Joey is a corporate paralegal.
Griffin, Ken: KGOE, 1972; KGIL, 1970-75. Ken died September 28, 2010, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida. He was 73.
Griffith, Bob: KLOS, 1977-78; KMET, 1979-82; KFI, 1982-84; KJOI, 1984-89; KYSR/KXEZ, 1990-95; KCTD, 1998. Bob is partnered with his son in a firm, called FUEL360 A Media Sales and Integrated Marketing Company. It's a company that represents a variety of Media assets, Print, Digital, Video, some Radio, Onsite, Digital Publishing and Research.
Griffith, Herman: KGFJ, 1963-66. Unknown.
(Joe Guimond; Scott Greene; Tom Gjerdrum; Randy Gardner; and Gene Grant)
Griffith, Norman: KGBS, 1965. Unknown.
Griswold, Tom: KXTA, 2000. Tom and his partner Bob Kevoian hosted a morning syndicated show on "XTRA Sports 1150" until late 2000. The Bob & Tom Show continues in syndication.
Gross, Al: KPZE, 1987-88. Al is working for a Crawford station in St. Louis.
Gross, Gil: KLAC, 2001-02. Gil joined KGO-San Francisco for afternoons in the fall of 2007. He left shortly after Cumulus took over KGO in late 2011. Gil now hosts afternoons at KKSF NewsTalk 910 in Oakland/San Francisco.
Gross, Laura: KRLA, 1978-82. Laura owns radio and tv production company creating nationally syndicated shows and EPKs. She produces two weekly radio shows, "On the Radio" and "The Countdown Companion."
Gross, Terry: KPCC. Terry hosts the syndicated Fresh Air program for NPR.
GROVES, Larry: KKDJ, 1974-76; KEZY, 1976-78; KROQ, 1979-89, apd/md. Armed with a journalism degree from Cal State University Sacramento where he graduated with honors, Larry started with Rhino/Cypress Records in the early 1970s. After stints at KKDJ and KEZY, Larry, having known Rick Carroll from his days at KNDE-Sacramento while attending college, went to KROQ, where Rick was music director. As apd/md from 1979 to 1989, the gravelly-throated Groves and Rick put the "Roq" in KROQ during its pioneering "Roq of the ‘80’s" period. The pair was the first to apply Top 40 formatics to "New Wave" music, giving birth to the Modern Rock format as we know it today. In 1982, they co-founded the Carroll, Schwartz & Groves consultancy and spread "Roq of the ‘80s" to client stations in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Diego, Sidney and other markets. In recent years, Larry lived in Longview, Texas, where he worked in record retail at CDs and More. Plagued by health problems, Larry became increasingly despondent about his health and he committed suicide on November 4, 2001, in Longview, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Guebert, Tim: KSUL, 1979-80; KNOB, 1981-88. Tim lives in Orange and is involved with mostly non-related radio endeavors.
Guerra, Bob: KLAC/KZLA, 1986-93; KCBS, 1993-94. Bob is head of programming at Cherry Creek Broadcasting.
(Mary Beth Garber; Carlos Gaivar; Jeff Garcia; and Carolyn Gracie)
Guide, Thomas: KROQ, 1993-94. Thomas left radio and works in the field of jet engines.
Guimond, Joe: KFWB. Joe works behind the scenes at all-News KFWB.
Gunn, Johnny: KBIG, 1966; KGIL, 1983-85. Johnny is retired and lives in Valencia.
Gunn, Mark: KACE, 1994-95. Mark is pd at WGZB/WBLO-Louisville.
Gurnett, Dick: KKLA, 1954-55; KFI, 1955-56; KABC, 1957-90. Dick taught at the Don Martin School of Broadcasting. He was in the engineering department at KABC until his retirement in 1990.
Guzman, Rich: KACE, 1982-94; KSCA, 1994-97. Unknown.
Guzman, Suzanna: KKGO, 1999. The native Californian born in East Los Angeles is a celebrated mezzo-soprano who hosted a Sunday night opera show at KKGO.
(Peter Greenberg; Bob Goldfarb; Mark Gunn; and Michael C. Gwynne)
Gwen, Jamie: KRLA, 2000-03; KABC, 2003-07; KRLA, 2008; KFWB, 2009-13. Chef Jamie is heard Sunday mornings at KFWB.
Gwynne, Michael C.: KROQ, 1977. Michael is a character actor. He appeared in a number of Police Academy films.
Gyurina, Dave: KKTR, 1998-99. Dave worked evenings and weekends at the all-Traffic station. He's now with one of the traffic services.
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