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Airwaves: September 14, 2007

Psychic Radio

Linda Salvin, billed as "the nation's top radio psychic" (not to be cynical, but can you name another?) has returned to KLSX (97.1 FM) after almost a year off the local airwaves.

Her show previously aired on KLSX from July 2005 to November 2006, when KLSX decided to move in another direction for its weekend programming. Bringing her back is a big move for both Salvin -- who gains a major affiliate -- and her fans, many of whom consider her show a "must listen."

According to her biography, Salvin was not born with psychic gifts. Prior to 1981, she was a normal, everyday person with a successful career in public health. Then an amazing thing happened as a survivor of a commercial airline crash: as she exited the plane, she heard reassuring voices telling her that she would be unharmed. Two traffic accidents and a surgery over the next ten years caused her spiritual connection and psychic abilities to grow.

Eventually she gave up her health career to focus on her metaphysical gifts. Her radio career began on KBIG (104.3 FM) in 1994, eventually moving to KIEV (now KRLA, 870 AM), and eventually syndication on a few stations including KLSX and the Cable Radio Network.

Catch her on KLSX every Sunday evening from 9 to 11 PM.

Green Grass

Like gardening? Need helpful hints? Get up really early on weekends? Then tune into KRLA or KTIE (590 AM) every Saturday morning from 5:00 to 7:00.

Nick Federoff explains pruning, the benefits of various garden products, and generally how to create the landscape that you want to have at your home ... unfortunately, all while most people are sleeping.

Satellite Sisters

Kind of ironic that the Satellite Sisters will no longer be heard on XM satellite radio effective September 24th. No matter, you can hear them live on KABC (790 AM) every Saturday morning from 6 to 9 AM. Of course if that's not enough then you can hear them daily on the internet at

These are five real sisters originally from Connecticut: Julie, Liz, Sheila, Monica and Lian Dolan. They are as similar and different as siblings in any large family, and they bring their life experiences and opinions to the airwaves via their syndicated program.

All of the sisters live in different cities -- and on three continents -- but modern technology allows them to get together for what is essentially a conference call of the radiowaves, designed to appeal to women by women.

They are heard on over 80 stations nationwide on the weekend, six during the week, and until the 24th, on XM channel 155.

As they say: News, talk, laughs. The Satellite Sisters tackle the world one cup of coffee at a time. Kind of a View for radio without the obnoxious host. My Aunt Tootsie thinks it is the greatest.

Tonight's the Night

Tonight is the first night allowed by the FCC for regularly scheduled broadcasts of digital HD radio on the AM band during the evening and overnight hours; previously AM stations had to turn off the HD at sunset.

I do not know which stations will do so, but Los Angeles AM stations that broadcast HD during the day include KLAC (570 AM), KSPN (710 AM), KABC, KFWB (980 AM), KNX (1070 AM) and KDIS (1110 AM). KBRT (740 AM) uses HD during the day as well, but they go off the air at Sunset. A report on the successes and failures of the broadcasts -- if they indeed happen -- will be filed next week. Stay tuned.


Copyright © 2007 Richard Wagoner and Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

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