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Comedian George Wallace Kicks Off ‘Diverse LA’

As a direct result of the recent KFI controversies, Clear Channel sister station KTLK this week added the temporary weekday morning program “Diverse LA.” Monday’s broadcast welcomed stand-up comic George Wallace, while today’s second guest was conservative commentator Joe R. Hicks.

The 9 a.m.-to-noon show is hosted by Morris “Mo” O’Kelly, who cheekily introduced himself at the top of the week as follows:

“This is Diverse LA and I am Morris O’Kelly. Yes, Morris O’Kelly. I’m the black man with the Jewish first name, the Irish last name. I can count to ten in Korean, and if that weren’t enough, I can even pass for white… over the phone. I am a one-man ethnic diversity wrecking crew.”

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Broadcast Trio Named Recipients of Inaugural Award

Larry Mantle, Warren Olney and Patt Morrison were named recipients of the inaugural Bill Stout Memorial Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. The trio will receive their award on Oct. 18 in the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Riordan Central Library.

Mantle has served as host of AirTalk on KPCC since 1985, the longest continuously airing daily talk program in Southern California. Olney is the executive producer and host of KCRW’s Which Way, L.A.? and To The Point. Morrison is a columnist at the Los Angeles Times and the host of the Patt Morrison show on KPCC.

The Bill Stout Memorial Award was created by the Community Advocates, Inc., a non-profit in the human relations field led by David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks, and chaired by Richard J. Riordan. Mantle, Olney and Morrison were selected for pursuing their careers in the tradition of Stout. Stout was a longtime KCBS anchor who passed away at the age of 62 in 1989.

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