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Anne Litt Puts the Variety Into KCRW 

(March 5, 2020) Anne Litt, new music programmer at KCRW, was the subject of an almost full-page story in the Sunday LA Times. Staff writer Randall Roberts penned an article tracing her journey to a position that only four before her served in that capacity. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Anne started at her college station, WXYC, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She did promotions for Mammoth Records as an intern. In the Times piece Anne was asked if she ever worked for a woman music director.

“Never. Commercial radio is all dudes. And that was tough. Even at the independent record label I worked at – all guys there.”

She praised KCRW as being run by very strong women. Anne moved to the Southland in 1991 and worked a year at the morning show at Y107 before the station flipped to Spanish. She went on to work at Channel 103.1, which later became Indie 103.1.

Anne started at KCRW in 1996. She lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and 13-year-old son. Anne has a home studio.

Anne told the Times she believes she can play anything on KCRW as long as it is played in context. “I don’t want our top 20 to look like every other noncommercial or Triple-A format or whatever public radio station out there. I want ours to be uniquely KCRW, uniquely Southern California.”

For 25 years, LARadio has tracked thousands of personalities who have entertained
us in the Southland from 1957-present.
These pages were never meant to be a life-time resume/bio but rather a snapshot of each on-air personality –
where they came from, where and when they worked in Southern California,
and where they are now.

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For 25 years LARadio chronicled the news of Southern California radio and the personalities who populated it. Alan Oda was editor for much of that time. With the closing of LARadio he opened a weekly blog, mostly about radio at After 25 years, LARadio came to an end in  2020
Read the final column by clicking the curtain 

Ladies of LARP Calendar in 2007

Early LARadio was dominated by men. In the 70s women began to find an important place - on and off-air - in creating the rich history of LARadio. In 2007, we saluted the women in LARadio with a calendar that included the names of the LARP who were having birthdays that month. Calendar was sponsored by Mt. Wilson Broadcasting. You can access it at this link.


Radio with Pictures 


Mike Stark, Rollye James, Tommy Edwards


Gene Bridges; Wink Martindale, Mark Wallengren, Chuck Southcott, Keri Tombazian, "Sweet Dick" Whittington, Jeanne DeVivier Brown, Charlie Tuna;
Jimmy DeCastro


Roberta Weintraub; Roger Carroll, Dick Whittinghill; Casey Kasem, Scott Shannon


Peter Greenberg; Bob Morgan, Donnie Brooks; Leigh Ann Adam 


Shannon Farren, Suzanne Ansilio, Susanne Whatley 

Tim Cates; Sam Phillips; Eric Weiss, Shelly Wade, Heather Cohen


Ken Orchard, Mark Elliot; Doug "Sluggo" Roberts, Kevin Ryder; Lindy Thurrell


Margaret Carrero; Rich Fields, Peter Marshall, Hugh Downs, Wink Martindale; Lori and Chris Madsen 


Chaka Khan; Mary Wilson, Don Malloy; Lisa Foxx, Sam Smith

Charlie Van Dyke, Brandon Castillo; Gene & Julie; Lisa May, Sioux-z Jessup, Dona Dower, Tori Signal


( Don Elliott, Humble Harve, Johnny Hayes, Mucho Morales,Mike Daniels, Mike Wagner, Mark Morris, Dominick Garcia; Rick Shaw; Jeff Federman, Scott Mason 


Lisa May; Bill Handel; Art Roberts standing over the Beatles


Lara Scott in red next to Mark Hall, Reba Toney, Big Wave Dave, Bob Shaw. Everyone else is in Casting Crowns; Jay Coffey; Maggie McKay, Michael Shappee


Vin Scully; Chick Hearn, Bob Miller; Mark Thompson, Brian Phelps; Mimi Chen


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