McDonnell’s reaction to getting canned: What’s new?


Joe McDonnell, a man (again) without a show, had this quip to give after it came out today that KLAC-AM (570) was not renewing his contract, thus ending his “Experience” (with Joe Grande and Tim Cates), replacing it next week with Tony Bruno (links here to the posts below at 3:13 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.):

“I really enjoyed my three years at Clear Channel, but they had a chance to save some money, so who can blame them for that?” said the San Fernando Valley native. “I wished it could have worked out that we stayed on the air, but Clear Channel is now in my rear view. I’m looking forward to my next opportunity and challenge. I truly love the business, and like I tell the students I speak to: ‘If you’re not crazy going into radio, you will be by the time you’re done.’
“I’ve got a ways to go — I’m only half crazy.”

Now, to the scoreboard (kept on Joe’s site) for the list of stations that the man we called the best sports-talk show host in L.A. six times and the sports talk show host of the decade for the 1990s has worked for:

=KGIL (1975-82)
=KFI (’88-’91)
=XTRA 690 (1991)
=KMPC (’91-’94)
=KMAX-FM (’95-’96)
=KWNK (’96)
=KABC (’97)
=XTRA 1150 (’97-’98)
=KABC (’98-99)
=KFWB (’99-’00)
=KABC (’99-’00)
=KSPN (’00-05)
=KTLK (’06-’08)
=KLAC (’06-’08)

==SportsbyBrooks has this to add (linked here)

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  • The Don Key

    Joe is certainly delusional.