Before I get into it, I should mention that Los Angeles Times editor Jim O'Shea, should probably stay away from local news outlets for awhile...until he really figures out that there really isn't any downtown, or there-there. He recently has been portrayed as a little, "ah-shucks."
He must remember,unlike the Windy City, this is a town that can't support a professional football team, and anyone west of Bundy in West LA, who is over 40-years of age, and can't afford plastic surgery--they are allowed to cover their face for the photo on their drivers license.
As comedy writer Fred Allen once stated, "Behind the tinsel and glitter of Hollywood, lies the real tinsel and glitter of Hollywood."
Why the Times should be radio:
Ask Steve Lopez: people are stuck in their cars for so long that there is a catering service which serves breakfast for drivers stuck in the fast lane on the 405 freeways driving south from the San Fernando Valley.
The radio is an escape. We invented "drive-time" and the "Sig-alert." (Named after KMPC radio GM, Lloyd Sigman)
Wouldn't it be wonderful to listen to LA Times reporters from all over the world, giving insight into the stories they have just covered.
Instead of some crazed, and angry talk show host,drivers would be able to listen to real dialog about what is happening in Los Angeles, the stories around the world, and what the folks at the Times are working on for the next day.
It's legitimate, and credible. People in southern California like that.
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