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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BREAKING NEWS!! KABC Radio "Doug McIntyre in the Morning" Last Show Tomorrow Morning

"Doug, LA morning talk won't be the same without you"
Shocking news this afternoon from the world of local, intellegent talk radio.
KABC 790 AM popular talk show host Doug McIntyre will do his 5 AM-10 AM morning stint for the last time Thursday morning.
From KABC boss David Hall.
From: "David G Hall"
Date: September 23, 2009 11:16:36 AM PDT
To: "All_Los_Angeles"
Subject: KABC Morning Drive
Doug McIntyre’s last morning show on KABC will be tomorrow morning.
Doug has been a huge part of KABC for nearly a decade. He will still be involved with both this radio station and Citadel in general, doing some work for WABC in New York in the short term, and working on a very exciting future project on KABC.
Peter Tilden will take over the KABC morning show starting Friday. Peter has been involved with this station in many different ways for the last 20 years, and has always had great ratings success and popularity with the KABC audience.
Award winning news anchor Dave Williams will continue to do KABC’s morning news in the Peter Tilden show, and of course Capt. Jorge will do traffic and sports.
Please join me in thanking Doug for his effort and success in morning drive, and wishing Peter all the best as he starts his new role at TalkRadio 790 KABC!
This blogger for one, will miss Doug's wit, comedic genius, but most important, his dedication to informing the audience about the local political issues of the day. The one issue that stands out for me, was Doug's reporting on the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School and its controversial principal Marcos Aguilar, in CD 14's El Sereno community. A close second would be his comedic approach in reporting the latest on Cardinal Roger Mahony.
Here's to wishing Doug the best and return to KABC soon with something that will stir the masses on Spring Street and beyond.
Details here from Gary Lycan at the Orange County Register.
Your thoughts........................................



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, why don't you use your connections and get an hour or two of overnight shows.


Why not try to get on KABC? Talk about a great consolation prize! You can do it.

Use your connections and create a future for yourself! I think even your biggest detractors would love to see you in that venue.

September 23, 2009 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love Peter Tilden. See ya later Doug!

September 23, 2009 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bring back Al Rantel or Larry Elder

September 23, 2009 9:20 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Ahh, less manure on the airwaves!

September 23, 2009 10:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having endorsed Nuch Doug's realized it was a huge mistake and he's been very vocal about what a liar, fraud and bully Trutanuch is, so this time in the CD2 election he got cold feet and didn't endorse anyone. Probably figures it's time for a new start as far as he can get from L A, having helped screw us with this wild man.

September 23, 2009 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Good ridance! One less bigot on the local airwaves. W.Moore must be in mourning.

September 23, 2009 10:33 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

You people are assholes. There is no more class act in radio than Doug.

Doug is an honest conservative who tells it like it is but also doesn't drink the Republican Kool-Aid like Rush Blowtard nor on the other hand adopt whatever position will get ratings like Bill Handel or Heckle and Jeckle in afternoon drive at KFI.

He is incredibly bright, funny, knowledgeable in many areas and a kind, decent man - rare in show business. I've had the opportunity to know Doug and his lovely wife Penny and I consider it a privilege.

No doubt Doug took many positions I have not agreed with. (Like voting for Barack; were you and Al taking the same meds then?) Unlike many of you I know two people can have differing positions and still like each other.

Doug has been immeasurably supportive of this blog for years and has at times been the only person in the media to highlight city issues that many of you find important.

So before you go talking shit take stock of what little you offer.

Doug was nice enough to drop me a personal note to tip me off as to what he's doing. He's also taken the time to give me advice when I've asked, he was never too much of a "star" to do that.

I am sorry to see Doug's show come to an end but I know he has something new up his sleeve. If Doug has to go then Peter Tilden is an excellent choice.

Thanks very much Doug for all you have done this last few years! See you on the radio!

September 23, 2009 10:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:29 = Jack Weiss.

hey Jack, I noticed that you still list yourself with the State Bar as an L.A. Councilmember with an address at 200 Main St.

You know that's a big ethical violation to not update your registration with the Bar, and to misrepresent yourself as something you're not.

You should worry about your bar standing and stop spewing your sour grapes on blogs.


September 23, 2009 10:55 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:


September 23, 2009 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well said Higby, I disagreed with Doug on many occasions, but as you said, he was a "class act." Peter Tilden is a 'nice guy' but will guarantee thousands of listeners tuning in to Bill Handel and plunge KABC's figures further into the toilet.
Doug career as a talk show host is not over, he'll land on his feet somewhere, and I hope sooner rather than later.
We all owe Doug a huge debt for opening up the airwaves to Los Angeles politics, it was Doug and Kevin James who really supported the grassroots candidates, and they, more than anyone else on the air waves, help rid Los Angeles of Jack Weiss.
The assholes who post here accusing Doug, Kevin, Trutanich and Berger of lying about Jack Weiss are just that; ASSHOLES. Anyone with half an ounce of grey matter knew that Weiss was a piece of shit, a lying stinking bag of crap who thought he was going to waltz his way into the City Attorney's Office. It didn't happen. It didn't happen because Doug and Kevin wouldn't let it happen.
We need Doug to land somewhere on the radio dial to keep on keeping on. Good luck Doug, and don't let these assholes get you down.

September 23, 2009 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope that they bring back Larry Elder. He was the best person on the radio. He was a true libertarian conservative. He did not automatically parrot the republican line, but thought things through in a very good manner. He needs to come back.

September 23, 2009 11:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:55PM, well spotted. Jack Weiss hasn't changed his address? That's a violation of the State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct. But since when did the rules of anything apply to Weiss, or all the Kool-Aide drinkers like 10:29PM.
Doug McIntyre took down Weiss because everything he was accused of was true. If it were not true, you can bet Weiss would have sued.
It's a pity whoever posted the "Jack Weiss Downfall" video on YouTube didn't credit Doug with being one of the biggest reasons why that Weiss lost his shirt in the election.
We can all thank Doug for giving Nuch and Zine the airtime to tell the truth about Weiss, and if the assholes here don't like it, too bad.

September 23, 2009 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Weiss cannot list a new address because there isn't a law firm in Los Angeles that will hire him. Even Rocky Delgadillo got a job, but nobody will touch Weiss.

September 23, 2009 11:22 PM  

Blogger Rita Of Sunland/Wally Wharton said:

Thanks for posting this, Mr. Spot! Michael, you are correct-- Doug IS a class act and will always be a tremendous contributor to both the media and to our country. Personally, I felt his brilliance was limited by the morning drive regime, i.e.,news-weather-traffic-sports-commercials, and hopefully Doug'll find a venue to really showcase ALL his subtle and not-so subtle nuances-- his silly, his complex, his altruistic, his ironic, as well as his historical reflections upon the day's events. Peter Tilden is terrific, too, so let's welcome him aboard! And Joe.....shame on you. I didn't take you for a petty, childish name-caller. LONG LIVE TALK RADIO!!!!

September 24, 2009 1:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, I am sure that Jack doesn't bother to read this blog, but if he does, you've done him a big favor. All he has to do isgo online and change it.

By the way, it keeps him from getting his dues bill, and if you don't pay that by a certain date, you can be suspended by the Supreme Court and unable to practice law.

So, it does behoove all lawyers to keep their registration current.

Even Rocktard can figure that one out.

September 24, 2009 1:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

joe from the mean streets of east los angeles says : red spot you pendijo !!!!! augilar is spelled like this ! aguilar !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 24, 2009 2:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, the power elite in Los Angeles have finally destroyed what was left of local political dissent. McIntyre was good. So was Al Rantel. Kevin James is in a bad timeslot. It's so sad. Other than that, there's nothing. Los Angeles has become a puppet dictatorship.

September 24, 2009 5:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug McIntyre was too honest and forthright. I am very sorry to see this change. Doug was very refreshing compared with his competition. Peter Tilden has floated around everywhere from country western music to mortgage shows. When he sat in for Doug we changed the channel. Another boneheaded change from David Hall.

September 24, 2009 5:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug is the only balanced forum that featured local issues such as interviewing all 10 of the candidates for the recent CD 2 election. This is a serious loss. Local radio stations are deleting local commentary and going with national shows, so again we lose our local voices. It's like the USA Today of radio. Peter Tilden is humorous and has been kicking around radio stations in the area for years, but he is not a replacement for Doug. Stupid decision David Hall, I'll be listening to music instead. The rest of your shows are national from the East Coast, so you've lost my interest.

September 24, 2009 6:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like local politicians and unions like SEIU didn't like having the spotlight put on them, highlighting all their crooked acts. Thanks Doug for enlightening us on these issues. KABC coming on with more pablum and is mentioned national shows. We want to know about issues in OUR area. We can get national info from many sources. Watch your ratings sink. I won't be listening either.

September 24, 2009 6:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

5:40 am's comment is spot on. Thank you, Doug for your great commentary.

September 24, 2009 6:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tilden is an okay host but he is NO Doug by a long shot. Plus, Tilden will do a variety-type morning show, more like an FM talk station morning show. Tilden does not have the intellect of Doug, or Kevin James, and lacks the analytical skills and political instincts that both Doug and Kevin bring. Another BAD decision by KABC. Whenever Tilden talks about local politics, it sounds like he is being forced. Alot more Nancy Grace-type topics coming to morning radio. Some people will like that better, people that prefer no intellectual challenges in the morning.

September 24, 2009 6:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bring back Larry Elder.

September 24, 2009 7:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People don't prefer intellectual challenges in the morning. Just look at TV news. Compare those silly people who host Channel 11's morning "news" with those who do it in the evenings.

September 24, 2009 7:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug's departure is a huge loss for Los Angeles. I didn't really know anything about L.A. and CA politics prior to listening to him several years ago and now I feel I'm better informed than the L.A. Times... (go figure)

Doug educated us about the travesty named Tony Villar, and together with Kevin James, spared CA from Gov Tony V. We owe him our deepest gratitude.

While extremely saddened, I wish Doug every success and encourage him to publish either a public (non-KABC) email address, website and Facebook Fan Club page.

Godspeed Doug

September 24, 2009 8:00 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

I want to personally thank Doug for the work he did on the last Mayoral campaign.

He interviewed the candidates on the air and held an "on air" rally the night before the election at one of the hotels at LAX.

That was a lot more effort to cover a local election than any other radio host (that I am aware of).

Doug is a great guy in my book and I will always be thankful to him.

September 24, 2009 8:06 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Wonder if Marcos Aguilar declared a Collectivist Holiday at Academia over this news??

September 24, 2009 8:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug is a fantastic broadcaster by any objective measure. Without question this is a blow to the struggle against the Downtown machine and all the more painful coming on the heels of the CD-2 election. Also such a shame Joe B had to chime in the way he did. I guess in Joe's perfect world there's no diversity of opinion.

September 24, 2009 9:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa paid KABC off.

September 24, 2009 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ABC must have a death wish! Doug was the greatest thing since sliced bread! Tilden is just plain terrible. I agree with the poster who said Villagrossa must have paid off ABC! He'll probably declare Sept. 24th a National holiday!

Higby mentioned that Doug has something else up his sleeve, and the ABC statement mentioned that Doug is working on another project. Any clues as to what that might be???

Kevin James is the last man standing now, except for the Wild Guys on KFI.

The Fairness Doctrine is in full effect!

September 24, 2009 9:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ouch, his own pitchfork hitting him in his own white trash ash hurts! Here's some rubbing alcohol, Doug.

September 24, 2009 9:50 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

.....and talk radio in LA has become shallow talk, with exception of "John and Ken" and "Kevin James".

September 24, 2009 10:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Peter Tilden doesn't have the intellect of doug, or of Kevin James..."

That means he HAS one. Isn't just a dogmatic ranter. What a welcome relief, Peter.

September 24, 2009 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BORG McIntyre has been terminated?

All-assimilation radio will never be the same.

(Resistance was NOT futile -- ask the Mouse!)

September 24, 2009 10:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

People who don't agree with you are "assholes", Higby?

Nice, very nice!

September 24, 2009 10:37 AM  

Blogger Petra Fried in the City said:

Oh no.

Doug, of all the radio pundits, you I will definitely miss.


September 24, 2009 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well, I just heard the last show and sure will miss Doug on the daily show. He did say his new email and website info is:

The KABC audience for shows there is probably the reason for the move.There has been continually downsizing to save money and try to improve ratings. KLSX was cut and AMP-FM seems to have improved ratings and in the demographics that matter, i.e., younger and spenders.

KABC had loyal listeners, especially to certain shows, but like this blog, a slice of the general public, very intense but not the wide scope that, say, some entertainment news would get. Like said before, there are more people who know the American Idol results than could name elected officials of any level.

A matter of ratings in the end, not any Tony Villaraigosa actions, he should be so influential, or any fairness doctrine- that was ended, abolished, in 1987.

KABC is looking for a bigger ratings share and the demos were said to be even OLDER than KFI's. The KFI often make reference to KABC having the older audience.

Doug is the best, like Higby so precisely stated. Some of the bloggers here should be so personable themselves.

From my perspective as a Latino, Mexican by ethnicity and American by birth- even since birth- all the same complaints of the 60's seem to be re-used but without the merit that existed back then.

From what contact I have had with Doug, he's absolutely genuine, not a spinner or charicature of anything- distinguishing him from many local politicians.

You know you can find more racism in about the first 10 minutes of any ethnic performer than in most news stories each day. The racism is a part of the comedy and some is "friendly" and some is "hostile." Watch a few acts and see for yourself. The differences among those performers is that some is very funny while others just want to vent without real comedic content.

in cd-14

September 24, 2009 11:24 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

10:37 yes, generally it works out that way.

9:35 Doug mentioned on the air that he and KABC are trying to work out bringing back Red Eye Radio, which would be awesome. It just means that KABC has to get clearance from the network to dump the stupid New York crap they're airing overnight and assessing if there is sponsor interest. I guess Doug has to also decide if he wants to go back to sleeping during the day but that has to be better than waking up at 2 AM everyday.

I would never compare Heckle and Jeckle at KFI to Doug or Kevin. Doug and Kevin actually believe what they say and have knowledge. Heckle and Jeckle are playing cartoon characters.

September 24, 2009 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Antonio Villamagrossa said:

I'm with Joe B. This means on less guy watching what me and my boys are up to. A great day indeed for the city of Al-Ay!

September 24, 2009 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug's demo was rightwing old farts, to put 11:37's in simple language. There ARE a lot of them who vote but they don't buy lots of cool stuff. Doug's been telling them to buy new mattresses every 8 years so they're not eaten alive by bedbugs, and of course the Viagra-type stuff instead of condoms. So when these old geezers are lying on their new beds with 4-hour erections long after their old ladies are exhausted, they feel comfortable.

September 24, 2009 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA talk radio, like much of everything else in this city, is going down the crapper. Al Rantel, Larry Elder (when he wasn't pushing amnesty), John Zeigler, Tom Leykis, Conway & Steckler -- all are missed.

And now McIntyre.

At least he likely won't have roosters crowing near where he's moving to.

September 24, 2009 2:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug was a refreshing voice on LA Talk radio and was the only sane talk in the morning slot. I will miss his intellect,jokes,rants,and bumper music.
I longer want to commute without him on the radio.

September 24, 2009 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doug isn't moving, he's only going to NY for a week he said, is staying in the W. Valley. Where Dennis Zine paved his street for him last year, no kidding, for realz. Way to buy a talk radio host. Doug joked "the street's so smooth now I like to go out and just dance on it barefoot.'

What kind of bed was that, doug?

September 24, 2009 3:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, is that Tony V and Essel I see waltzing away in joy out there on doug's newly paved, smooth street?

September 24, 2009 3:25 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:


Lately "John and Ken" had been replace by Hugh Hewitt in my afternoon listening rotation.

September 24, 2009 4:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No wonder you're so smart, Red Spot, AND such a good spoller. You listen to the best.

September 24, 2009 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hugh Hewitt isn't too bad, although he is weak on illegal immigration.

September 24, 2009 6:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Having listened to Doug since "Red Eye Radio" timeslot, Doug brought a slice of jazz music, local politics and historic people and personalities with with a "hmmm... that's an interesting look at that topic" perspective. Lately, he seemed to lean toward a POV I didn't agree with but he still applied wit and humor and made one reflect on what just went over the airwaves. Sad to see Doug leave, L.A. issues will suffer from his lack of coverage of them BUT he will land on his feet somewhere else, hopefully back here in the L.A. area. Good luck Doug where and whatever new project(s) tickle your fancy!

September 24, 2009 8:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I too listened to Doug since red eye radio. I knew that when David Hall came in he would destroy KABC like he has other stations. And replacing Doug with Peter Tilden has to be the ultimate insult! There was a time when I listened to nothing but KABC. In the last few years, Doug ws the only person I listened to on KABC. Now the station will be missing from my dial.

September 28, 2009 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Bruce G. said:

Nobody--but NOBODY can use the English language in such a fluent, dynamic manner as Doug can. His eloquence and passion--with his absolutely hilarious sense of humor--made for both great entertainment and an important source of information. I used Doug's show in my high school classroom to teach my students about the various issues facing our city and nation. I guess I will now return to Handel.

October 05, 2009 9:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I liked listening to Doug and I definitely would not have been informed about the ins and outs of LA politics if it weren't for him. He did go off on a bit of a rant on the old Illinois governor though. That was out of line BUT he is way better than Peter Tilden. Tilden is a bit boring. I'm not necessarily looking for someone to yell or to make rude remarks but I need some meat and not just milk on a talk show.

I'm an Independent and just getting used to AM talk radio. I guess I'll see what Handel is talking about.

October 05, 2009 10:17 AM  

Anonymous Arnold said:

wow, I was away in Maui for a couple weeks and now I have to change my radio channel too, Doug... you are a class-act and keep fighting for us!

October 09, 2009 6:59 AM  

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