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Airwaves: November 5, 2010

Landing on Their Feet

It didn’t 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 I’ve seen has them with more than 4000 VIP members signed up at 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 KFI’s (640 AM) Tim Conway, Jr. during a few of Conway’s shows in October. He proved to be such a natural and such a hit that he’s 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, I’d 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 New station, new show, new fans, new page.

Poorman Returns Again

Jim “Poorman” Trenton, who made a name for himself through books (“The Poor Man’s 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 Empire’s KCAA (1050 AM).

Starting Monday, November 8th, Poorman’s 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.

Can’t hear KCAA where you live or work? Hear it on or

California Rocks

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 it’s 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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