Demento Show" arrived along with the April showers to brighten
KLSX 97.1 Sunday nights. The humorous, novelty offbeatrecord
show originated in L.A. at KPPC in 1970.
A contract dispute between KLSX 97.1 FM management
and evening talk show hosts Tim Conway, Jr. and Doug Steckler
opened the door for Ed Tyll to step into the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m
time slot April 13. By the end of the month, however, Conway
& Steckler had resolved their differences with KLSX and were
back in their former time slot.
"Both parties acted in haste when negotiations
broke down," KLSX Program Director Jack Silver said. "It
turns out that we didn't have to accept the results as gospel,
and we corrected the mistake."
After a three-month go at KABC 790 AM last fall, Tyll was fired
from his daily 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. show, and his hours were returned
to Larry Elder. Before coming to the Southland, Tyll hosted a
daily talk show on Orlando's WTKS-FM.
Eliminating all vestiges of its former classic rock
identity, KLSX has extended the gabfest to weekends. The sole
rock survivor is Deidre ODonahue and her long-lived show, "Breakfast
with the Beatles." Ex-KNX/KABC/KTZN recipe queen Melinda
Lee serves up the two-hour "Food Talk" at 1 p.m. Fellow
"Zone" refugee Norm N. Fox talks travel until 5 p.m.;
and "Best of Leykis" repeats his rants until 7 p.m.
when Nick Diaz' motor starts up with the hour-long "Auto
Maniacs," the classic car talk show. At 8 p.m., Gene Steiner
offers"Healthy Advice." Kim Komando chats about computers
for an hour until Papa Joe's entertainment talk takes listeners
to the "Dr. Demento Show" at 11 p.m. The syndicated
program "Movies on the Radio" provides celluloid insights
until Howard Stern's morning show kicks in live at 3 a.m. from
WXRK-FM in New York.