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STAFF VETERANS REPLACED NEW OWNER CLEANS HOUSE AT KFAC
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: McDOUGAL, DENNIS||||||Margulies, Lee
Date: Jan 7, 1987
Start Page: 8
Section: Calendar; 6; Entertainment Desk
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According to Heifetz, KFAC is now officially 100% classical: no Broadway show tunes, no jazz (A. James Liska, who hosted a long-running weekend jazz program, was also fired on New Year's Eve), film scores or semi-classical music will be heard over the KFAC frequencies.

KUSC general manager Wallace Smith, who almost lost another of his staff-Los Angeles Philharmonic hostess Gail Eichenthal-to KFAC last month, said Tuesday that he will be looking at the dismissed KFAC staff as possible KUSC announcers, but he expressed "serious doubt" that they would fit the format there.

Though he did not dismiss the possibility that the KFAC transition might result in a kind of "classical-music war" between noncommercial KUSC and commercial KFAC, Smith said he hoped that classical-music listeners would be the winners by having a better choice of music.

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