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Radio AM to FM: March 28, 2003

Jerry Lewis "Irate"About KROQ Stunt

Don Barrett's LARadio.Com reported Monday that Jerry Lewis is considering legal action against KROQ for a recent stunt on the Kevin and Bean show in which Ralph Garman impersonated Lewis and managed to get through to French President Jacques Chirac on the telephone ... and have a conversation with him.

"He's irate about it," claimed Lewis attorney Alan Isaacman. "That (stunt) caused Mr. Lewis great damage."
Great damage? What damage? No one in America even likes Lewis, and no one in France heard the stunt. Personally, I think he should calm down ... the one who should be angry is Chirac, who spent a fair amount of time talking foreign policy with an impersonator. Of course one could ask why he would spend time talking foreign policy with Lewis ...

Back At Ya

KABC (790 AM) has resumed its internet audio stream effective immediately. Now, instead of wasting time playing internet games or sending instant message jokes to all your colleagues at work, you can listen to KABC ... and play internet games and send instant message jokes. All at the same time!

Just go to and click "listen live." Works with both Macs and those other computers, whatever they're called.


Pet expert Warren Eckstein moves "The Pet Show" from KABC to SmartTalk KRLA (870 AM) beginning tomorrow.
Airing Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm, Eckstein answers calls from pet owners covering a myriad of topics, from training to health to food, and everything in between.

"We're extremely pleased to have 'The Pet Show' on KRLA," station manager Dave Armstrong said in a press release. "It's such an enjoyable program with a huge following. We welcome Warren and his listeners to KRLA."

The move ends a 14-year run on KABC.

We Get Letters

"I like your column in the Daily Breeze! I always read it even if I don't know what you're talking about!
"Have you heard any scuttlebutt about when Suze Orman will return to talk radio?" -- Barb, via e-mail.

Actually, as many have pointed out, I don't know what I'm talking about either. Seriously, a trip to the Suze Orman web site reveals absolutely no radio information; just information on her weekend CNBC cable television show ... which used to be nothing more than a recording of her radio show. So I'm guessing that she's too busy promoting a new book and working on the cable show to do any radio.


KKJZ (88.1 FM) celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month in April with special programming all month long. First on the list, April 1st from 6 am to 6 pm, to be exact, is "88 Greats," the top 88 jazz and blues tunes as chosen by listeners. The program is hosted by Chuck Niles.

More information on JAM next week.


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