Twice As Much Kevin James on KRLA
Sherman Oaks, California
A big congratulations to my buddy Kevin James, whose time slot on KRLA 870 AM recently doubled from two hours to four.
Kevin, who cuts an increasingly high profile in Los Angeles politics, now airs live from 9 p.m. to midnight, with the first hour being replayed until 1 a.m. (You can listen here.)
Kevin has seen his ratings grow strikingly over the last two years, as he focused his interest on local corruption as well as the many issues raised by illegal immigration. Recently, he was a vocal supporter of City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, however, will not be pleased with this programming note. So many of Kevin’s listeners called City Hall to complain about Villaraigosa’s vain and partisan governance that the Mayor’s Office dedicated a separate telephone number to handling the traffic.
The Mayor might want to double the number of phones . . . .
UPDATE: Fishbowl LA picks up this post.
Pictured: Kevin James speaking at a May 2009 rally calling for the investigation of L.A. city councilman Jack Weiss.