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Kars 4 Kids Under Investigation Again
(June 14, 2017) Two years ago, LARadio disclosed a
number of state organizations that were investigating KARS-4-KIDS, which
was advertising on a number of LA stations. The jingle is tough to
forget with repeating the phone number: 1-877-KARS-4-KIDS. There is a new report from
the Minnesota Attorney
General who "found that KARS4KIDS raised $3 million from
Minnesota donors, but only spent $11,600 on charitable programs for
Minnesota residents from 2012 to 2014," reports KMSP (FOX9)-TV.
The report says a, "compliance report found that KARS4KIDS does little direct charitable work itself. Instead, it acts as the fundraising arm for OORAH, INC., a New Jersey charity whose mission is to promote Orthodox Judaism among children. OORAH’s two largest programs are summer camps and tuition assistance. Two-thirds of the participants in those programs are children from New York and New Jersey. As of March 2015, only three Minnesota children have participated OORAH’s programs." FOX9 adds, "Nationwide, KARS4KIDS raised more than $87.8 million from the sale and scrapping of donated vehicles from 2012 to 2014. Of that $87.8 million, KARS4KIDS donated more than $40 million – or over 90% of its actual expenditures on charitable programming – to OORAH."
For 25 years, LARadio has tracked thousands
who have entertained us in the Southland from 1957-present.
These are snapshots of each on-air personality –
where they came from, where and when they worked in Southern California,
and where they are now.
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Jim Healy, Al Franken, Steve Futterman
Scott Ward, Kix Brooks, Lee Douglas, Steve (Fredericks) Liddick, Mariah Carey, Jimmy Reyes
Larry Woodside, Gary Bryan, Lisa Stanley, Bean, Jed the Fish
Barbara Blake, Pat Prescott, Barbara Blake, Jamie
Young-Eke, Maggie McKay, Deborah Howell, Pat
Barbara Blake, Jamie Young-Eke, Maggie McKay, Pat Prescott
Kerri Kasem, Casey Kasem, Michael Crozier, Lisa May, Sioux-z Jessup, Dona Dower, Tori Signal)
Molly Paige, Tommy Hawkins, Lisa Bowman, Mike McVay
Allan Hotlen, Gary Garver, Sam Phillips, Kat Corbett
Norm Epstein, George Green, Howard Stern, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary Franklin
Bob Wilson, Jonathan Serviss, James Tuck, Laraine Herman, Dick Helton, Diane Thompson, Shelby Hartman, Jane Monreal
Steve Julian, Ringo Starr, Randy Thomas, Doug McIntyre
Wolfman Jack, Bernard Pendergrass, Jill Kempton
Dave Koz, Steve Edwards, Tom Patterson, Ed Ziel, Chuck Southcott, Bob Miller
Walter Sabo, Mitch Waldow, Sam Yorty, Kevin McCabe
Rick Cutler, Rebecca and Larry Gifford, Mark Austin Thomas, Kaci Christian
Stan Bohrman, Brian Phelps, Mark Thompson, Greg Tantum, Victoria Easley, Pete Demetriou
Jed the Fish, Paul Olden, Don Barrett, Ben Stein
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Ladies of LARP Calendar in 2007
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Southern California radio and the personalities
who populated it. Alan Oda was editor for much
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history of LARadio. In 2007, we saluted the women in LARadio with a
calendar that included the names of the LARP who were having
birthdays that month. Calendar was sponsored by Mt. Wilson
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Ladies of LARP Calendar in 2007