News Bites for August 12...
...Meruelo Media rock KLOS Los Angeles midday host Steve Jones—former guitarist for the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, is shifting his “Jonesy’s Jukebox” from its current airing on weekdays noon-2p, to Fridays only, beginning Aug. 16. The show has been on the station since early 2016. He told listeners last week, “I want a break. I've been getting burned out doing this five days a week. We'll see what happens in the future. This will give me more time with my PlayStation and maybe do a solo album that everyone is asking me to do.”
...iHeartMedia Orlando’s “Johnny’s House” morning show, originating from CHR “XL106.7” WXXL, broadcast live from Meadow Woods Elementary Monday morning, as students from 17 schools in the community received backpacks filled with supplies for their first day of school. Some 11,900 backpacks and supplies were provided through Johnny Magic’s Baby DJ’s backpack and school supply drive; the program is committed to aiding needy families in Central Florida. Johnny and members of the show, with 170 volunteers, stuffed backpacks with school supplies and donated them to the 17 schools in seven counties.
...ABC Radio will offer three three-hour specials to affiliates for Labor Day weekend. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons hosts the rock-centric music special “Labor Day Rock Rewind,” wrapping the summer of 2019 and celebrating 50 years of rocking with ZZ Top. “Labor Day Rock Rewind” features rock albums of 1969, 1979 and 1989 from Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Pat Benatar, The Eagles, Phil Collins and The Beatles. And “Raised on ‘90s Country Salute,” hosted by country star Chris Young, pays tribute to the country music of the 1990s, including interviews with Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. In addition to the music offerings, ABC News Radio correspondent Aaron Katersky helms “America Works,” which highlights important volunteerism people around the country are participating in that transforms neighborhoods into vibrant communities.