Friday, August 21, 2009

John Beard to KFWB?

It's still a shame that former KTTV/Fox 11 (and before that, KNBC) anchor John Beard is off the air in Los Angeles.

Now, Beard revealed Thursday (via his Twitter account) that he is talking to KFWB about joining the former all-news station's new talk lineup:
Just interviewed w/ KFWB 4 the open 3-6 slot in their new talk format...I could have sum fun w/ that! But not sure I'm gonna stay in LA

Beard -- now free from having to hide his opinions -- definitely has some things to say about what's going on in the news, if his past Tweets are any indication. Of course, he'd be an unusual match for KFWB's new lineup -- he's definitely not a Conservative in the vein of the station's syndicated fare of Laura Ingraham and Michael Smerconish.

But it also appears that KFWB is looking for someone with more of a local news background in the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. slot. And perhaps Beard could thrive in that spot, much like another former TV newsman, Warren Olney, transitioned to radio 15 years ago, via KCRW.

Meanwhile, writing about John Beard always allows me the chance to run this classic 1970s promo pic:

"Stay sexy, KFWB!"

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