Marc Germain and KABC could not come to agreement on a new deal so the popular night-time talk show host has left. LA Radio.com says the network wants KABC to carry a second hour of Mark Levin, currently heard from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., which would have pushed Mr. KABC to 11 p.m. "I came to the difficult decision to leave because of family considerations," Germain told LA Radio. "With two youngsters, the new proposed hours just didnít work for our family. I am not yet 40 years old and I have a long career ahead of me. I have been a ratings and revenue winner working evenings at KABC and I have nothing but warm thoughts about the station and hopes for their continued success." The station issued a gracious statement saying, in part, "KABC Radio is grateful to Mr. KABC for his years of service and to his listeners for their support. Changes like this are never easy. KABC Radio thanks Mr. KABC and wishes him well." Nothing yet on his website, but he's already off the station's lineup of hosts.
More by Kevin Roderick:Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
Riding the Expo Line to USC 'just magical'
Last bastion of free parking? Loyola Marymount to charge students
Matt Kemp, Dodgers and Kings start big weekend the right way
LA Times writers revisit their '92 riots observations
Recent Radio stories on LA Observed:Ralph Lawler of the Clippers and the age of Aquarius
20 years since the riots with Warren Olney and 'Which Way, LA?'
The City Maven signs up with KPCC's website
KPFK staff warned to stop downloading (old) pirated movies
DNC chair does Villaraigosa no favors on KABC
New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter
On the Media Page
Go to Media
LA Biz Observed
Go to LA Biz Observed
Sign up for daily email from LA Observed