Sonya Friedman, ‘Money Talks’ Silenced on KABC
Psychologist Sonya Friedman, whose radio program has been heard in Los Angeles on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. on KABC-AM (790), said Friday that Tuesday’s broadcast will be her last on the station because of programming changes being made there.
A station spokeswoman confirmed that revisions in KABC’s morning and afternoon programming are being planned but said they would not be disclosed until Tuesday morning.
Friedman said she was told that the morning show featuring Ken Minyard and Bob Arthur would be extended one hour to conclude at 10 a.m., followed by the Michael Jackson talk show, which would continue until 2 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. Dr. Dean Edell, currently heard between 1 and 2 p.m., would be on from 2-3 p.m., followed by David Viscott from 3-4 p.m.
“It’s my understanding that KABC wanted a consistent person and I was unavailable on that basis,” Friedman said. “I have commitments in Detroit (where she resides) Fridays that cannot be changed. I can’t preach one thing (about commitment to families) and practice another.”
Also at KABC, Bob Rosefsky, longtime host of “Money Talks” on Sunday nights and financial reporter on the daily “Ken & Bob Co.,” is giving up those broadcasts to pursue other interests. His final “Money Talks” will be this Sunday, and no replacement has been named. Arthur Laffer will succeed him.