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    Mark Thompson Leaves KFI

    So, Mark Thompson is out as Tim Conway Jr.'s news man on KFI.

    No, not THAT Mark Thompson, the one of Mark & Brian fame. But speaking of which, how has SAG-AFTRA not stepped in and made one of them use a middle initial? It's confusing as hell. Anyway, it looks like the other MT also vacated his radio gig some time ago, and now it's Andy and Gina hosting mornings on The Sound. So has Other MT finally retired for good, or has he gone to another station?

    Anyway, back to KFI. Aron Bender is going back to being the weekday evening news anchor, so who's replacing him as the host of the Morning Wake Up Call and as Handel's news anchor? KFI's website has been updated to say that Jennifer Jones Lee is now the sole host of Wake Up Call, but is this just temporary? And I assume she'll also be anchoring the news for Handel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimiRadioListener26 View Post
    So, Mark Thompson is out as Tim Conway Jr.'s news man on KFI.

    No, not THAT Mark Thompson, the one of Mark & Brian fame. But speaking of which, how has SAG-AFTRA not stepped in and made one of them use a middle initial? It's confusing as hell. Anyway, it looks like the other MT also vacated his radio gig some time ago, and now it's Andy and Gina hosting mornings on The Sound. So has Other MT finally retired for good, or has he gone to another station?

    A KFI's website has been updated to say that Jennifer Jones Lee is now the sole host of Wake Up Call, but is this just temporary? And I assume she'll also be anchoring the news for Handel?
    Yes - it is confusing. I assume Jennifer Jones Lee is the same person who formerly anchored for KGO radio in San Francisco. She's very good, IMO.

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    Wayne Resnick will become part of the Handel show within the next week or so.

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    Wayne Resnick will become part of the Handel show within the next week or so.
    At first I thought you were joking, but no, I see that Wayne posted to Facebook about a month ago (so you can see how much I've been out of the loop) that his Sunday show would be ending and he would be joining Handel's show March 13. Apparently he's retiring from federal law enforcement (!!!) after nearly 30 years so he can be on KFI full time. Wasn't he a full-time host many, many years ago, I wanna say back in the late '80s? There's scant information about him online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimiRadioListener26 View Post
    So, Mark Thompson is out as Tim Conway Jr.'s news man on KFI.
    Always liked Bender with Conway better, but Thompson grew on me and Bender did a great job with Handel. Guess the new old schedule gives Bender more classroom time at Northridge. So, what the hell does Jesse Jackson say about this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimiRadioListener26 View Post
    At first I thought you were joking, but no, I see that Wayne posted to Facebook about a month ago (so you can see how much I've been out of the loop) that his Sunday show would be ending and he would be joining Handel's show March 13. Apparently he's retiring from federal law enforcement (!!!) after nearly 30 years so he can be on KFI full time. Wasn't he a full-time host many, many years ago, I wanna say back in the late '80s? There's scant information about him online.
    I was wondering the same thing. I'm thinking he was on was evenings during the late '90s or early 2000s either before or after John Ziegler.

    I'll miss Wayne's Sunday night show. He managed to come up with great non-polital topics that weren't just chit-chat either. A quirky and engaging show. I too was surprised to find out he had a day job in law enforcement.

    Sports reports for Handel? Seems like a waste of talent to me but I hope it works out for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadio View Post
    I was wondering the same thing. I'm thinking he was on was evenings during the late '90s or early 2000s either before or after John Ziegler.

    I'll miss Wayne's Sunday night show. He managed to come up with great non-polital topics that weren't just chit-chat either. A quirky and engaging show. I too was surprised to find out he had a day job in law enforcement.

    Sports reports for Handel? Seems like a waste of talent to me but I hope it works out for him.
    I listened to his show every week (2000-2004) and he used to talk vaguely about his job. I thought he was a forensics person or some related crime scene job.

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    Resnick loks like TSA guy who works at LAX.

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    I wish they would bring back Ziegler. I know he ruffled a few feathers but he was a breath of fresh air on rather stale lineup.

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    Wayne's last show was Sun mar 5.

    Always did a good show.

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