The staff at KNX Newsradio just received this email:
MICHAEL JACKSON RETURNS TO L.A. RADIO TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS ON KNX 1070
(Los Angeles, CA July 16, 2004) Michael Jackson, renowned for his interviews with celebrities and probing exchanges with politicians, will produce exclusive interviews for KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, it was announced today by David G. Hall, vice president, AM programming for Infinity Radio in Los Angeles. The first interview, a rare conversation with Walt Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Eisner, will air on KNX during morning and afternoon drive times in the coming days.
This marks a return to Southern California airwaves for Jackson, voted the “Radio Talkshow Host of the Year” in 1997 – 98 by the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts and ranked #11 on Talkers Magazine’s list of "The 25 Greatest Radio Talk Show Hosts of All Time."
Jackson made his reputation as a longtime morning talk host on KABC, in the days before Rush Limbaugh made his brand of liberal-and-celebrity local affairs talk unworkable on AM.