Where Are They Now?
Los Angeles Radio People, I
Compiled by Don Barrett



Ibarra, Roberto: KLYY/KSYY/KVYY, 1999-2000. Roberto left his programming duties at "Viva 107.1" at the Big City trimulcast in the summer of 2000.
Ickes, Larry: KXEZ/KJOI, 1989-96. Last heard, Larry was working at KKSF-San Francisco.
Illes, Bob: KUSC, 1968-72. A Los Angeles native, Bob worked at KUSC while a student. He hosted NewsThing, and the Saturday night DimeBag Show. With Jim Stein, Bob co-hosted the Stein & Illes Show heard Saturday nights from 1969 to 1972. Bob and Jim went on to a network TV writing/producing partnership for 25 years, winning 2 Emmys (Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin). They revived their radio show at KIEV/870 in 1992. Bob hosted a new show “Funny is Money” on Shokus Internet Radio in the late 2000s.

IMPEMBA, Mario: KMPC/KRLA/KLAC, 1995-2001. Mario was the color commentator for the Anaheim Angels. The 2013 season will be his 12th with the Detroit Tigers.

He got his radio start at the campus station at Michigan State. “I was more interested in writing, but I didn’t react well to deadlines. At Michigan State I saw a flyer advertising opportunities to work for the campus radio network, so I jumped at the chance to get some experience.”

Born in Detroit, Mario graduated from a suburban high school in 1981. He graduated from Michigan State in the fall of 1985 with a B.A. degree in telecommunications. During college he was a sports reporter and did play-by-play of MSU men’s basketball, baseball and hockey. For the next 10 years he broadcast sports in the minor leagues.

Imus, Don: KGBS, 1972; KLAC, 1996-98; KRLA, 1998-2000; KPLS, 2001-03; KCAA, 2003-15; KABC, 2007-11. Don's syndicated show was heard live from New York on KABC until late 2011. His syndicated show is with Cumulus until 2015.

INGELS, Marty: KIEV, 1997-99. Marty Ingels was raised in Queens, New York and went on to a career of comedy and acting. He died October 21, 2015, at the age of 79, from a heart attack.

He was married to Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress. After Marty Ingels and his wife went through a painful, yearlong separation, they arranged to meet for a reconciliation session at their therapist’s office. Marty, a compulsive comic who had a brief tv and film career but never entirely left the stage, entered wearing a big hat and playing a trombone. “Well, looks like you haven’t changed a bit, Marty,” the therapist said. The couple got back together, and remained happily married.

He was a raspy-voiced, bug-eyed comic actor who co-starred with John Astin in the early-1960s sitcom I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster. Marty guested on Murder She Wrote, the new Burkes Law, Young & The Restless, Baywatch and the Cosby Show.

His radio show on KIEV (870AM) ran on weekends.

Ingle, Laura: KFI, 2002-05. Laura is a reporter for Fox News.
Inglis, Sheri: KRTH, 1987-89; KFWB, 1990-98. Sheri lives in South Africa. She and her husband operate a safari business near Kruger National Park.
Ingraham, Laura: KPLS, 2002-03; KRLA, 2003-08; KGIL, 2008-09; KFWB, 2009-12. Laura's syndicated show was part of the NewsTalk format at KFWB until early 2012.


 (Sheri Inglis, John Ireland, and Laura Ingraham)

Insalaco, Jason: KFI, 1993-95; KLSX, 1996-2005; KFI, 2009-12. Jason owns and operates The Kelton Agency, a talent agency for radio personalities. He is executive producing at KFI.
Ireland, John: XTRA, 1994-99; KSPN, 2005-07 and 2008-15. John partnered with Steve Mason on KSPN until November 2007. He rejoined Mason at KSPN in June 2008. In the summer of 2011, John was named one of the Lakers announcers.
Irey, Thomas: KLFM, 1963-65; KJLH, 1965. Thomas worked at "All Rock, Little Talk" KLFM in the early days of Southern California fm radio. He was the first sports play-by-play broadcasters at KJLH.
Irvine, Bob: KNX, 1968. Bob was the first news director at NewsRadio KNX. He is retired and living in Carmel.
Irvine, Jeff: KWIZ, 1988. Jeff is working in South Carolina.
Irwin, Lew: KPOL, 1955-62; KRLA, 1964-69; KLAC/KMET, 1969; KDAY, 1970-72; KNX/fm, 1987 and 1989-90. Since 1992, Lew has published Studio Briefing, a daily digest of entertainment industry news. He enjoyed much success with his 2013 book, Deadly Times.
Isler, Mark: KABC, 2006-08; KRLA, 2011-15. Mark joined weekends at all-Talk KABC in late Spring of 2006. He had done fill-in in 2005. He's now doing a weekend show at Salem's, KRLA.
Ismael, Rob: KFI, 1996-97; KABC, 1997-2001; KRLA, 2001-05. Rob is staff coordinator for KRLA and provides imaging for KRLA and KTIE.
Ivenk, Mike: SEE Mike Fright


(Don Imus, Lew Irwin, Laura Ingle, and John Ivey)

IVERS, Irv: KHJ, 1969-72; KIQQ, 1972-73. Born in Montreal, Irv started his radio career in Quebec and Bermuda. He came to the U.S. to work in sales at KFRC-San Francisco and KHJ where he was appointed station manager in 1971.

In 1974, following the successful launch of "K-100," Irv joined Columbia Pictures as head of advertising. He spent the next 20 years in senior executive marketing jobs at MGM/UA, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. In the early 1990s Irv decided to return to his native Canada and moved to Toronto to head up Astral Communications. He died in November 1996 at the age of 57. His death was due to complications following surgery to remove his spleen 10 days prior. The publisher of LARadio.com hired Irv to run KIQQ and when Irv joined the motion picture business, he offered a unique opportunity to follow him. There wasn’t a sweeter, more decent human being than Irv. God bless him!

Ivey, John: KIIS/KYSR, 2001-04; KIIS, 2004-15. John joined KIIS as pd on July 9, 2001 from "KISS 108"-Boston.


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