Amy launched her successful radio career in Sacramento back in 1980 and enjoyed 20 years on the air in Northern California. In 2000, she and Dave Williams took their morning show to Los Angeles, but luck brought Amy back to the northern part of the state and back to the KFBK airwaves in 2006. During her tenure, Amy garnered a wide variety of news awards, including multiple honors from the prestigious Radio and Television News Directors Association and Associated Press Television and Radio Association.
She has interviewed US Presidents, heads of state, and newsmakers from around the world. She has also sat across countless celebrities, but says it means the most to her when she interviews ordinary citizens who have done extraordinary things. Amy has also made many local and national television appearances on a variety of news shows.
A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, Amy also joyfully offers her time to many local, regional, and national charities, including: Autism Speaks, Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, WEAVE, The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, CASA, KidsFirst, Toys for the Troops Kids, The Salvation Army, and many others.About Ed
Ed Crane has been reporting on radio and television since 1979. He joined the CBS Radio Network in 1982 where, for 18 years, he anchored hourly newscasts as well as the World News Roundup and Special Reports. He went on to be a reporter and anchor for CBS Marketwatch and has worked as an anchor of the CBS News TV broadcast Up to the Minute. Crane has reported for WCBS-TV, New York and anchored for WCBS-AM, New York.
Prior to joining CBS, Crane worked for WBBM, Chicago. His career began at WIFR-TV, Rockford, Illinois. He is a recipient of the Chicago Headline Club Award and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Ed's rich journalism background is complemented by some interesting and fun acting credits, including the role of Newscaster #6 in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington, and Interviewer in the 2006 movie The Hoax with Richard Gere. Ed is also an avid golfer and wine enthusiast.
Now settled in Sacramento and a part of the Clear Channel family, Ed greets listeners every weekday morning with news, traffic, and weather during the KFBK Morning News on NewsTalk 1530 KFBK.
It's too early to tell how severe this flu season will be. The CDC says flu levels across the country are low right now, but that's expected to change with the holidays coming and more people traveling. Currently the south central United States showing the highest levels of flu activity. The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine, especially people at increased risk like seniors and kids five and under.
Joining us now with more on the flu season is the CDC's team lead for the Influenza Prevention and Control Team, Dr. Alicia Fry.
The FCC is about to sign off on the idea of allowing people to make cell phone calls in flight. But before it does, the federal agency wants to hear what you think about it.
The FCC has voted to start a months-long public comment process over removing the ban on in-flight phone calls.
FCC chief Thomas Wheeler says his agency is simply dealing with the technological reasons against the ban and just because it doesn't see any barriers, it won't necessarily mean people can just start chatting away at 30,000 feet.
Joining us now with her thoughts on cell phone calls on planes and last night's budget vote is California's 6th District Representative, Congresswoman Doris Matsui.
Three highly anticipated movies hit theaters this weekend. Among them "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug."
Also out today in limited release, "Saving Mr. Banks" and "American Hustle."
Joining us now with more on this weekends new movies is "Our MovieMan" Russ Leatherman.