Krikorian off the air

Long Beach Press-Telegram columnist Doug Krikorian has been doing sports talk on L.A. radio since 1992. On Monday, he got the axe at KSPN (710 AM). His radio partner, Joe McDonnell, goes solo for now. Krikorian's P-T colleague, Bob Keisser, writes in today's paper:

The decision leaves a serious hole in local sports talk, which has been considerably softened the last few years with formats expanding in search of new listeners and syndication.

McDonnell-Douglas was the only L.A.-based show that regularly spoke with authority on serious sports issues the Lakers' mess, the Dodgers' ownership bumbling, the lack of a NFL team in L.A. because of the hosts' combined 65 years of experience in the market and their strong opinions.

The usual pointer to the show did not run with Krikorian's column today.

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