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Bill Plaschke is the Master of Hotel Porn

Listeners of the Petros & Money show on KLAC got to hear a different side of Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke on Thursday afternoon.

Yeah, yeah, Plaschke did eventually talk about sports, but he opened the show with Matt “Money” Smith discussing hotel porn and Helen Hunt‘s “lady garden.”

I don’t know what was more disturbing: Plaschke waxing poetic about Helen Hunt’s “lady garden” or him implying that he use to get off to the hotel porn previews while on the road.

Either way, I’m good on Plaschke ever having a radio show.

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WEMP Hires New VP/News Director

While WEMP/FM News 101.9 has enjoyed anything but a steady ride since launching last summer, perhaps this will mark the start of smoother sailing.

The Merlin Media All-Newser has hired veteran Los Angeles news director Mark Austin Thomas, All Access.com reports.  He’ll take on the same management role left vacated when original VP of programming, Liz Aiello who was dropped in February.

Thomas has extensive radio experience in the number two market, serving as news director and anchor at KABC-AM and KFI. He was program director at KLAC.  Also in L.A., Thomas has been anchor/host at KNX and KPCC.

Additionally, Thomas worked as news director and anchor at KSOL in San Francisco, and was host of public radio’s Marketplace Morning Report.

Since Merlin began its news format last August, the ratings have been dreadful. It’s been a consistent .7 in the last several Arbitron books.  Along with Aiello, station COO Walter Sabo exited before the start of the year. Several on-air staffers also were sent packing, as the station sought the right mix.

Josh Suchon, Joe Block Out as ‘DodgerTalk’ Hosts

Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth reports there will be changes to the “DodgerTalk” post-game show when the Los Angeles Dodgers move from KABC-AM (790) to KLAC-AM (570).

Management informed Josh Suchon and Joe Block they wouldn’t be returning as co-hosts and they are reportedly being replaced by former manager Kevin Kennedy.

“It was four of the best years of my life,” Suchon told Hoffarth. “I’ll always have special fondness for Ken Levine, Joe Block and all the Dodgers fans who kept us company after every game. But the show needs a new voice to keep it fresh, and I don’t blame 570 for wanting to take the show in a different direction. It’s time for me to embark on a new adventure and find a new challenge.”

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.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Moving to KLAC in 2012

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a new radio home starting in 2012.

The organization has agreed in principal to a multiyear deal with KLAC 570-AM, leaving KABC AM-790 after three seasons, according to the Daily News. A person familiar with the matter confirmed the story with the newspaper but the source could not be identified since the deal has not been announced.

The Dodgers’ broadcasters (Vin Scully, Jaime Jarrin, Charley Steiner, Rick Monday, Pepe Yniguez, Fernando Valenzuela) are all under contract with the team and won’t be affected by the pending deal, which has to be approved by Major League Baseball.