Airwaves: November 5, 2010
Landing on Their Feet
It didnt take long for everyone to land on their feet after the demise of the Frosty, Heidi and Frank Show, formerly heard late mornings on KABC (790 AM).
Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer immediately got busy podcasting, and the most recent estimate Ive seen has them with more than 4000 VIP members signed up at www.heidiandfrank.com. Members are allowed special benefits over regular site visitors, including commercial-free podcasts and members-only forums. Such paid memberships have become quite popular with some talk hosts, and it appears they are on their way to success.
But the big news is former co-host Frosty Stilwell -- now known as Frost -- who sat in with KFIs (640 AM) Tim Conway, Jr. during a few of Conways shows in October. He proved to be such a natural and such a hit that hes now doing weekend fill-ins, and he has been guest-hosting the aptly-named Guest Host program Sunday nights at 10:00 for the past month.
Some of you have already noticed; emails began arriving last week, asking if Stilwell will become a KFI regular. After hearing how natural he sounds on KFI, Id say yes. Makes you wonder if this was already planned when he announced in September that he was retiring from his former show once it left the KABC airwaves.
Stilwell has a new Facebook page at facebook.com/froststilwell. New station, new show, new fans, new page.
Poorman Returns Again
Jim Poorman Trenton, who made a name for himself through books (The Poor Mans Guide to ...), radio (Trenton was the developer and original host of Lovelines on KROQ, 106.7 FM) and television (host of Bikini Beach on KDOC Channel 56) is back on the radio, this time on the Inland Empires KCAA (1050 AM).
Starting Monday, November 8th, Poormans Radio Invasion hits the airwaves weekdays from 1-2 PM, immediately following Lou Dobbs ... should make for an interesting transition.
Trenton is promising some crazy stuff; knowing him, it will be crazy. Rumor has it that the first day will include a contest where listeners can win a half-ounce of medical marijuana; no word on if the giveaway includes those hard-to-get doctor prescriptions. Yes, I am being facetious.
Cant hear KCAA where you live or work? Hear it on kcaaradio.com or poorman.com.
Former KMET legend Jeff Gonzer -- now heard on The Sound (100.3 FM) has teamed up with record company executive Jon Scott to launch AllCaliforniaRock.Com, a new internet radio station focussing on the California Sound, including such artists as Metallica, Jackson Browne, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, The Grateful Dead, Linda Ronstadt, Sublime, Blink 182 and more.
And its not just old tunes. The internet station hopes to give new sounds some exposure as well, and has an open invitation for new bands, signed and unsigned, to contact the station for the possibility of being added to the play list.
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