I discussed the Matt Dubay/”Roe v. Wade for Men” case on the Maria Sanchez Show on KVTA AM 1520 in Ventura, CA Monday afternoon. We also discussed other fathers’ rights/men’s rights issues. The audio of the interview is available–to listen, click here.
To learn more about the Dubay case, see my co-authored column Respect a Man’s Choice, Too (8/1/06), written for the left-wing website AlterNet.
Maria just got the coveted afternoon drive-time slot at the news/talk station in Ventura County, KVTA, 1520AM–the article by Los Angeles radio guru Don Barrett of www.LARadio.com on it is below. I was a guest on Maria’s first afternoon in her new slot, and I wish her the best of luck.
Maria Sanchez Drives Home to KVTA
(November 14, 2007) Maria Sanchez, former KFIer, has moved from doing mornings at KKZZ, 1590AM “The Connection,” to afternoon drive at the premier news/talk station in Ventura County, KVTA, 1520AM. “I’m loving it,” enthused Maria just before she started her second day at KVTA. She’s thrilled “to go to an established news/talk station with a larger listener base, streaming on the Net, better signal, and people who get Talk radio and know what they’re getting. At The Connection we were kinda inventing the wheel. They didn’t know what to expect. And there are a lot who were listening to me at The Connection and they are following me to KVTA. We were able to give the listeners a three-day heads up that I was moving, plus the Web site is directing people to KVTA.”
Maria thinks there is a bigger window of opportunity for preparation in her new time slot. ”If a story is breaking, we’re looking to get that person. Before that, we were getting in the studios at 5 a.m. and even on the East Coast, most people weren’t answering the phones. It is allowing us to an opportunity to really be topical and current. Like Monday, Kayne West’s mother died from complications due to cosmetic surgery. We got a plastic surgeon on and talked about what you should look for and what to expect.”
“Being able to fix breakfast for my daughter [a high school sophomore] and see her out the door to school is great,” said Maria. “She’s thrilled and it’s fun for me, too.”
“We had just recently put Mark Levin and Neal Boortz there,” said Chip Ehrhardt, evp of Gold Coast Broadcasting. “We’ve always wanted to be live and local in the drive times at KVTA and with some of the programming on 1590AM The Connection going away a few months ago when Greenstone programming folded, we had to make some adjustments. And then the Satellite Sisters also went away as of last Friday on The Connection.”
Chip said he was faced a decision on what to do with his 1590AM programming. “We decided to move Maria’s show, which was the driving force on that station and put her on in afternoon drive on VTA. This would allow us to keep her part of the programming here for the company and to go live and local in afternoon drive to provide additional service elements throughout afternoon drive.”
Chip has high praise for Maria’s involvement with the Ventura/Oxnard community. “She was the show getting traction on 1590AM. She got out there to meet the listeners, hosted listener events, singles functions, and she has two wine-tasting events later this week that are sold out,” said Chip.