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KRLA 870 Los Angeles
KRLA is a southern California-based radio station owned by Salem Communications Corporation, the largest operator of Conservative Talk, Christian, and Inspirational radio stations in the nation.
The SALEM LA family of radio stations includes KKLA-FM (Inspirational Talk), KFSH-FM (Contemporary Christian Music), KTIE-AM (Conservative Talk) and KRLA-AM (Conservative Talk).
Since going on the air as KIEV in February 1933, the station has enjoyed success with various program formats, including big bands, standards, and top 40. In January 2001 the station adopted the KRLA call sign to promote a conservative talk radio format. An impressive weekday lineup includes conservative talk show hosts Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Mark Levin, Bill Bennett, Ben Shapiro, and Elisha Krauss.
On April 23, 2012, Salem Communications introduced "The Answer" brand to stations KRLA and KTIE—joining New York City news talk station WNYM-AM 970, which similarly revamped its image in March. KRLA management had long sought to launch their own local morning show in the Los Angeles market. To that end, syndicated talk radio host Glenn Beck was replaced with morning host Heidi Harris in the 6am to 9am time slot. "Heidi Harris in the Morning" aired on both KRLA and KTIE for one year.
AM 870 Weekday Program Guide
The Morning Answer
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Dennis Prager is an American syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, public speaker, and author. His political and social views derive from conservative Judeo-Christian values. In his books and numerous columns he has argued that many influential American institutions, such as labor unions, universities, and the media are dominated by "secular leftists," who attack Judeo-Christian values and their positive historical affect upon the country and the world.
Dennis Prager met his writing partner, Joseph Telushkin, at Yeshivah of Flatbush in New York, where they attended high school together. The pair have co-authored two books, Why the Jews? and The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism. Dennis Prager also authored the #1 bestseller Happiness Is a Serious Problem and Think a Second Time. He is fluent in French, Russian, and Hebrew, and has lectured on seven continents, as well as in most of the 50 states. Dennis Prager's latest book is entitled Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph.
The Dennis Prager Show airs Monday through Friday on KRLA 870 AM from 9am to 12 noon.
Books by Dennis Prager
Dennis Prager on Twitter
Don't be so predictably bourgeois. A sculpture of a policewoman urinating. Who can say that doesn't elevate the culture?
Michael Medved is an American radio host, conservative political commentator, film critic, and author. His bestselling books include The 10 Big Lies About America: Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation, The 5 Big Lies About American Business: Combating Smears Against the Free-Market Economy, and Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life.
While promoting one of his books, Michael Medved was interviewed by radio talk show giant Rush Limbaugh, who asked the author to fill in as a guest-host. He ended up serving as a regular guest-host and was offered his own local show on a major Seattle, Washington radio station in 1996. Michael Medved's Seattle-based nationally syndicated talk show airs throughout America on Salem Radio Network.
The Michael Medved Show airs Monday through Friday on KRLA 870 AM from 12pm to 3pm.
Books by Michael Medved
Michael Medved on Twitter
It can't be true: that Elliot Spitzer, a recognized expert on sex scandals, suggested that Anthony Weiner could still "stick it out." Ouch!
Hugh Hewitt is an American radio talk show host, lawyer, law professor, and author. His bestselling books include A Mormon in the White House?: 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney, In, But Not Of: A Guide to Christian Ambition, and A Guide to Christian Ambition: Using Career, Politics, and Culture to Influence the World.
From his viewpoint as a Republican and evangelical Christian, Hugh Hewitt comments on society, politics, and media bias in the United States. His California-based, nationally syndicated radio show, The Hugh Hewitt Show, appears on more than 75 stations and is syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. Hugh Hewitt is also a law professor at Chapman University School of Law. Hugh Hewitt's latest book is entitled The Brief Against Obama: The Rise, Fall & Epic Fail of the Hope & Change Presidency.
The Hugh Hewitt Show airs Monday through Friday on KRLA 870 AM from 6pm to 9pm.
Books by Hugh Hewitt
Hugh Hewitt on Twitter
Obama taps Cash-for-Clunkers guru to lead jobs team. Really. Yeah, that's the ticket.
Mike Gallagher is an American radio host and conservative political commentator. He is the author of Surrounded by Idiots: Fighting Liberal Lunacy in America.
Mike Gallagher launched his broadcasting career in Dayton, Ohio at the age of 17, when he was a high school senior. At the time he was the morning announcer for the school's Public Address (PA) system. While touring Dayton's local talk radio station, WAVI-AM, he persuaded the program director to give him a part-time show. Mike Gallagher has been talking on the radio ever since.
His nationally syndicated radio program, The Mike Gallagher Show, was launched nationally in 1998 with twelve radio stations. Currently the show airs on the Salem Radio Network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other markets all over America.
The Mike Gallagher Show airs Monday through Friday on KRLA 870 AM from 9pm to Midnight.
Books by Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on Twitter
Back from Houston and prayer rally -- a wonderful experience. Everything right about America was there, even the dopey protestors out front.
William J. Bennett is an American conservative pundit, politician, political theorist, and author. His bestselling books include The Educated Child, The Death of Outrage, The Book of Virtues, and America: The Last Best Hope.
He graduated from Williams College, then went on to earn a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Dr. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Ronald Reagan. In 2004, Bill Bennett embarked on yet another career in radio broadcasting. He currently hosts a nationally syndicated radio program produced and distributed by Salem Communications.
Bill Bennett's Morning in America airs Monday through Friday on KRLA 870 AM from 3am to 5am.
Books by Dr. William J. Bennett
William J. Bennett
Walking out of the "Waiting for Superman" premiere, I felt validated in what I've been saying about unions and educations for years.
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Former KRLA Hosts
Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, actor, sports commentator, political commentator, Emmy Award-winning talk-show host, and radio personality. He is known for his humorous rants, punctuated with sarcasm and pop culture references. His bestselling books include The Rant Zone: An All-Out Blitz Against Soul-Sucking Jobs, Twisted Child Stars, Holistic Loons, and People Who Eat Their Dogs!, I Rant, Therefore I Am, and Ranting Again.
Dennis Miller joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1985, most notably as the Weekend Update anchor. His success there lead to a succession of talk show hosting stints on several networks, including HBO and CNBC. In his early years of fame Dennis Miller was perceived to be as liberal and anti-Republican as many of his peers. After 9-11 he became more candid about his conservative beliefs. Dennis Miller is a regular commentator on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, hosted by Bill O'Reilly. The popular segment is called "Miller Time."
UPDATE ~ The Dennis Miller Show was dropped from the KRLA 870 AM weekday lineup in February 2015.
Books by Dennis Miller
Dennis Miller on Twitter
Obama says it's not class warfare; it's math. May I say that your Presidency is headed due south and that's not partisan; that's geography.
Glenn Beck is an American conservative radio host, political commentator, and author. His bestselling books include The Original Argument: The Federalists' Case for the Constitution, Adapted for the 21st Century, Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine, and Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure.
The Glenn Beck Program, a nationally syndicated talk-radio show, first aired in 2000 on WFLA in Tampa, Florida. The show was highly successful—within a year it went from eighteenth to first place in its afternoon time slot. In January 2002, Premiere Radio Networks launched the show nationwide on 47 stations. The show moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, broadcasting from flagship station WPHT. By May 2008, The Glenn Beck Program was airing on 280 terrestrial stations as well as XM Satellite.
On June 14, 2010, KRLA became the 400th affiliate to add Glenn Beck's radio show to their conservative talk lineup. Glenn Beck's radio program is currently number three in the ratings, right behind Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. In June 2011, Glenn Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts, announced the creation of GBTV, a new subscription-based internet TV network. Glenn Beck's new two-hour show debuted on GBTV.com September 12, 2011.
UPDATE ~ The Glenn Beck Program was dropped from the KRLA 870 AM weekday lineup in April 2012.
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KRLA has apparently severed ties with popular talk show host Kevin James, as of October 2011. His Los Angeles-based radio programs, The Kevin James Show and Local 870 with Kevin James, no longer appear on KRLA's schedule. The 12am to 3am time slot is currently filled with a rebroadcast of The Dennis Prager Show, Tuesday through Saturday.
Kevin James is an American radio host, political commentator, lawyer, and former assistant federal prosecutor. Beginning in 2010, Kevin James embarked on a city-wide tour, with a goal to attend 3 meetings in each of the city's 15 city council districts. Neighborhood council issues were regularly discussed on both of Kevin James' radio programs. His interest in the city is serious—Kevin James was a candidate for the 2013 Los Angeles mayoral election, and was endorsed by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
Sorry to see him go -- I listened often. No one knew more about Los Angeles politics on radio.
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Are You Seeking a Housekeeper in Altadena, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, or South Pasadena, California?
We were victimized by our former housekeeper, who continues to run a business out of her Altadena, California home.
This crook operates under the radar—she's not registered with home service rating sites like Angie's List. Nor can she be exposed with a Yelp review, as their terms of service prohibit the naming of an individual.
Law enforcement agencies in Altadena, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and South Pasadena are investigating complaints filed by several of the housekeeper's former clients. Our complaint is filed with the LAPD. My understanding is that at least nine former clients have reported losses of personal property, primarily in the form of untraceable items like cash and gold jewelry. Our losses exceeded $20,000, which qualifies as grand theft.
The LAPD detectives who subjected the housekeeper and her sometime "helper" to lengthy lie-detector tests are satisfied that both women were involved in the thefts. We were shocked to learn from detectives that our former housekeeper's helper was raising five children in an Altadena garage—she had been dropped off at our home several times in a Lexus. She also has a criminal record for assaulting another woman.
After interrogating our housekeeper and her accomplice, LAPD detectives predicted we would gradually discover other missing items. They were right. Among the missing ... DVDs, CDs, video games, and two expensive dinner jackets. A $50 Target gift card that was pinned to my stepson's bulletin board was also mysteriously defunded.
Learn from Our Mistake
If you're seeking a housekeeper in or near Altadena, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, or South Pasadena, please call the appropriate authorities to verify the background of any prospective housekeeper who is not licensed or bonded. Our former housekeeper masquerades as a harmless grandmother. She was sickeningly sweet to our faces, yet had no problem rummaging through our closets and drawers to procure valuables (now we know why she loved to use the vacuum so much!)
This heartless woman deliberately failed to disclose that her helper had been caught stealing from many of her other clients. We found out from a third party more than six months later and fired her immediately. Her response was a letter to us stating that she too was a victim of the helper's "cruel actions."
Many of the housekeeper's other clients were swayed by her helpless victim act and continue to allow this woman into their homes. They've been warned by the very police detectives who watched her miserably fail the lie-detector test. Time will tell.
So How Could This Happen?
You're probably thinking we took advantage of this poor soul. Nothing could be further from the truth. She was making more than $25 an hour when we finally wised up and let her go—and that was before we realized she was complicit in the thefts.
We treated this person with respect and kindness. When her husband became very ill, I recommended a trust attorney. Later my husband and I rushed to his hospital bed so I could notarize documents for them (at no charge). Her son hugged us and thanked us for our support. When her husband died, my stepson and I went to the mortuary and spent more than $200 on flowers for his service. Over the years I gave this woman thousands of dollars worth of handbags, clothing, and household items. We gave her time off every December with pay, and a bonus on top of that. All the while, she was smiling sweetly to our faces and robbing us behind our backs.
We Let Our Guard Down During a Time of Family Sadness
Were we sleeping at the wheel? In a sense, yes. During the time the jewelry thefts took place we suffered five family deaths, including my husband's mother. The housekeeper couldn't possibly have missed the revolving gallery of bereavement cards on our hall table, but never mentioned them. Our focus was on our family, not our things—and certainly not on things I believed were safely tucked away. The items she and her accomplice stole from us were highly personal and can never be replaced.
They got mere pennies on the dollar for our smashed up gold. One can imagine the amoral party on the receiving end of those transactions, conducted outside the confines of the law. I wonder if the housekeepers got anything at all for my investment grade diamonds and rubies—the ones my hard-working grandfather chose so carefully for his gem portfolio.
If our housekeeper truly needed money, we would have given it to her without question. Indeed, we only kept her on because we believed she depended on the income. The irony is that she was not a very good housekeeper.
Another missed clue ... we keep several casino buckets of spare change around the house.
I Fought the Law ... and the Law Won
I barely recognized our former housekeeper, also known as the defendant, when I spotted her in the courthouse lobby. She must have shopped for her ensemble at the Salvation Army's bargain rack. A severe ponytail completed the downtrodden look. This is a woman who owns two homes, drives a brand new SUV, and pockets 100% of her earnings.
She's a U.S. citizen who converses regularly in English, but you would never have guessed it from the befuddled expressions she manufactured at every turn. The court-appointed interpreter and the judge bought the act hook, line, and sinker. The defendant was treated gingerly by the court. Conversely, everyone working in the courtroom from the judge on down to the bailiff was brusque toward me, with the exception of the clerk who checked me in.
Moreover, the interpreter, who was supposed to be impartial, snapped at me in the hall and accused me of withholding evidence from the defendant. After I handed over my evidence—actually just a list of dates worked and wages paid—she informed me that the defendant wanted to read a prepared statement before we entered the courtroom. The defendant waved a pile of hand-written references under my nose and started stammering about her innocence. This was completely against the rules, so I cut her off and took a seat inside. Things went downhill from there.
My complaint was based on the fact that the housekeeper's helper was outed as a thief in the fall of 2010. I was not made aware of this fact until April 2011. Therefore, I claimed that the housekeeper had a moral responsibility to tell us about the thefts reported by her other clients, and thus owed us the money we paid her in good faith during that time.
The judge disagreed and ruled that one could not sue for work already performed. He completely missed the point. There would have been no work performed had we been told about the thefts she was blaming on her helper. He didn't even ask her why she neglected to inform us about her other eight clients who were also missing items from their homes.
Note to Self ...
Based on the judge's abrupt ruling, the court shouldn't have accepted my case in the first place. $omehow it passed their review process. They accepted my payment and a court date was set.
My case was complicated by the fact that the housekeeper herself was a thief. She was blaming the former helper, but flunked a lie-detector test and was the only one who had access to our home when several of our jewelry items went missing. By the time we learned of the thefts, the helper had not been in our home for nearly a year. We had worn some of our now missing jewelry during that time, so we know the helper didn't take it.
The judge obviously "got" that the housekeeper was guilty of stealing, but failed to grasp the essence of my argument. His ruling in the housekeeper's favor left her feeling vindicated. In fact, she later boasted to one of her clients that my case was "thrown out."
We cling to the hope that Karma will eventually deal with the two thieves who betrayed our family. Despite both of them failing lie-detector tests (our housekeeper reportedly cried like a baby), the law is steadfastly on their side.
Maid Gettin' Paid - Caught on Camera
We're glad this guy got his money back after setting up a surveillance camera. Sadly, this was not an option for us, as we fired the housekeeper before we realized she was the one doing most of the stealing. She had also been tipped off that we knew about the thefts.
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