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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Ashlock’

KFI Pens Open Letter to the Community

In response to the the various recent “John and Ken Show” controversies, particularly the last one, KFI 640 AM today has issued a two-page “MEMORANDUM TO THE COMMUNITY.”

Signed by program director Robin Bertolucci, market manager Greg Ashlock and marketing director Neil Saavedra, the letter essentially outlines the station’s version of seven points of light. They include:

4. John and Ken, along with key staff and management, will participate in cultural sensitivity training furthering their awareness of the cultural melting pot that is Southern California.

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KTLK Hires Former NBC4 Anchor David Cruz

In what looks like a direct response to the John and Ken controversy from last September, Clear Channel has hired former NBC4 anchor David Cruz to host a daily afternoon talk show on KTLK (1150-AM) from 3-6 p.m.

The David Cruz Show starts Monday and will air at the same time as John and Ken on KFI.

“This is a fresh new look at Southern California through the eyes of a well-known, veteran network television and radio journalist very familiar with the Latino community in the nation’s second-largest market,” Clear Channel Radio Los Angeles president Greg Ashlock said in a statement.

Cruz spent 12 years at NBC4 as a news anchor and reporter, winning both National and Regional Emmy Awards.

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‘John and Ken’ Boycott is on After Canceled Meeting

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is moving forward with a boycott of the John and Ken radio show after KFI management canceled a meeting with the immigrant rights group.

“I’m more than happy to sit down with anybody who has a concern and talk it out but we’re not going to be held hostage to demands that are outlandish,” Greg Ashlock, market manager for Clear Channel Radio Los Angeles told the Los Angeles Times.

The group is upset over John and Ken giving out the cellphone number of Jorge-Mario Cabrera, an immigrant rights activist for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Cabrera received more than 400 phone calls as a result.

After the jump are statements from KFI and the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

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Dodgers Make it Official and Sign Deal with KLAC

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with Clear Channel Communications, which makes KLAC 570-AM the new broadcast home of the baseball organization from 2012-2014.

Tom Hoffarth of the Daily News first reported last month the Dodgers had agreed in principal to a multilyear deal with the sports talk station.

After the jump is the release from the Dodgers:

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KIIS-FM Still Tops in Southern California

When it comes to the Los Angeles radio industry, a good guy to have in the Rolodex is definitely Greg Ashlock. Per an item today in the LA Times by Steve Carney, this guy oversees eight different stations for industry giant Clear Channel.

At the top of Ashlock’s list is KIIS-FM. Arbitron ratings released Tuesday show that the station has been number one in the LA/Orange County market this year, January 1 through August 31. So how does Ashlock do it? He says it’s all about breaking the next big musical artist:

As an example, Ashlock mentioned a concert three summers ago that KIIS hosted at Raging Waters, the San Dimas water park, starring rap artist Shwayze. The opening act was Lady Gaga, before the release of her debut album.

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