Power Talk 96.7 and AM 1400 continued to expand its local lineup of talk show hosts with the launch of “The Trevor Carey Show” on Monday. He took over the 6 p.m. weeknight time slot. Carey is doing two talk shows each day, similar to what he launched earlier this year as a simulcast on Modesto’s KFIV and Stockton’s KWSX.
The Fresno-based talk radio station already features local hosts Larry Powell, Christopher Gabriel, Michael Der Manouel Jr. and Rich Rodriguez. The station’s lineup also includes nationally syndicated talkers Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
“Trevor Carey is a passionate personality whose roots in the San Joaquin Valley lend him great understanding of our issues, concerns and perspectives,” says Jay Bohannon, Power Talk program director.
Carey knows the Fresno market since he previously worked at KBOS. He’s had other stops in Bakersfield, Buffalo and San Jose.
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“To have this opportunity to be connecting with local listeners leading up to this crucial presidential election is my dream come true,” Carey says.
Carey’s program will be a platform for newsmakers to discuss local, state and national issues that have a direct impact on Central California. Carey will provide the central San Joaquin Valley another local forum on how the 2016 election addresses issues of drought, water rights, air pollution, high-speed rail and unemployment.
To make room for Carey, “America Now with Meghan McCain” has moved to the 7-10 p.m. time slot. “The Jerry Doyle Show” will no longer be heard on Power Talk.
The new host and all of the Power Talk lineup can be heard on the radio or at www.powertalk967.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com.
KALZ (FM 96.7) and KRZR (AM 1400) are part of the radio stations owned by iHeartMedia Fresno that also includes KBOS, KCBL, KFBT, KFSO, KHGE, KRDU and KSOF.
Christine Park, who co-anchors the ABC30 Midday news with Jason Oliveira and the 4 p.m. news with Graciela Moreno, has revealed on Facebook that she will be leaving the local ABC station in January.
She’s relocating to San Diego to be the new director of communications for Poway Unified School District.
Parks wrote, “It's always been our dream to live there, but we are sad to leave our beloved friends and family in Fresno.”
Park, a Clovis West High School graduate, joined ABC30 in October 2000. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in mass communication and journalism. She earned her master’s degree in mass communications and journalism from Fresno State.
Her last day at ABC30 is Jan. 8.
The station is also losing David Lee, director of creative services and public affairs, in early January. He has accepted a similar position at Houston’s KTRK.
Lee has been at ABC30 since March 2013.
KSEE24 anchor Stefani Booroojian was among the volunteers who hosted the annual Thanksgiving Day Armenia Fund Telethon that originated in Glendale. The fundraiser was broadcast across the United States and in Armenia. It aired locally on KGMC.
The event re-united Booroojian with Paul Chaderjian, who was a reporter and producer at KSEE before becoming a producer and writer for “ABC World News Now.” He was also a senior producer and reporter at the ABC affiliate in Hawaii.
“I have been hosting the annual Armenia Fund Telethon for nearly two decades and felt privileged to share the stage with my friend, mentor and former co-worker from KSEE. Stefani’s husband, Marc Cotta, gave me my first full-time job in local television when he was a news director at KJEO,” Chaderjian says. “Stefani and I went to Armenia five years ago for a series and a special we called ‘Stefani’s Armenia.’
“I was able to work with her in Yerevan last April, when we were both reporting about the genocide commemorations.”
The Thanksgiving Day telethon has helped raised more than $300 million since the fall of the Soviet Union and the creation of the independent republic of Armenia.
Helping make connection: When the Ward family, who are NewsTalk 580/105.9 KMJ listeners, heard the story of Tulare’s Wilson Odom, they were moved to a very charitable act.
Odom had his SUV stolen. It was the only way he could drive to Fresno regularly for cancer treatment. Plus there are nine people in the Odom family.
The Ward family of Fresno contacted KMJ and offered to give their 2003 Toyota Matrix to the Odoms. A few hours later, KMJ’s Philip Teresi and Liz Kern handed the keys over to the Odoms.
He’s game: Fresno’s Michael-Paul Kipper will be on the CBS daytime game show “Let’s Make a Deal” on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The game show airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on CBS47. There are no details of how well the local contestant did.