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A New Format for KLAC

September 20, 2009 |  8:00 am

Sept. 20, 1959, KLAC

KLAC tried a new weekend lineup focusing on comedy, with some familiar faces going undercover on the radio.

Jim Backus, the voice of Mr. Magoo and later one of the "Gilligan's Island" cast, took the 3-6 p.m. slot. Louis Nye, a regular on Steve Allen's TV show, was heard from 9-noon and Louis Quinn, who played Roscoe the bookie on "77 Sunset Strip," was on from noon to 3 p.m.

Sounds like a great idea to me. Anyone out there remember those shows?

Any suggestions on who might fill those roles today if the Daily Mirror decided to expand into the radio biz?

--Keith Thursby