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.
On the heels of the latest Underwear Bomb plot that was thwarted by the CIA, authorities say two Southwest Airlines flights with ties to Phoenix and Orange County's John Wayne Airport were grounded following a threatening phone call -- possibly about a bomb. The plane was taken to an isolation pad after it landed in Phoenix, passengers were escorted off the plane, and they and their luggage were rescreened. Authorities didn't find anything on the plane. And, another plane was held in isolation at John Wayne Airport. It was also scheduled to go to Phoenix. Both planes were cleared last night. But that brings this question to mind:
A Florida woman who is 8-months pregnant with her 16th child is claiming police brutality after she said officers used a stun gun on her. Officers told a different story. See the video.
Aretha Franklin takes her place in the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The queen of soul will be inducted August 14th in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
This is just a fun video from a talented group of guys. It's the Harvard baseball team doing a little synchornized dancing in their van on the way to a game. The song? "Call me maybe:"
What do you do when an inebriated man decides to get into a truck and speed around a horse-track? Well, we don't know what YOU'D do, but police chased him -- and arrested him:
This is such a great video. It was sent to Amy by KFBK'er Vicki Miller. It's a dramatic surprise on a quiet square -- and in reality, it's self-explanatory. Simply put: Enjoy!
Burt Bacharach and Hal David will be honored by President Obama for their incredible body of work. Today, Mr. Obama will present them with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. In the 1960s and beyond, their work produced some of the most popular music for movies, television, and recording artists. Stars including Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, and Stevie Wonder will perform in their honor. The concert will be broadcast May 21st on PBS for the series, ``In Performance at the White House.'' Bacharach says the honor may top his Academy Awards.
This song, by Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger," has become an anthem for cancer survivors. Here's Kelly with her own video:
And now, here's the hemoncology floor of Seattle Children's Hospital as THEY perform the song. Here's a little background on how the video was made: These patients rally against cancer and celebrate their inner strength by singing and dancing along with the popular Clarkson hit. The video was made by 22 year-old Chris Rumble of Kent, Washington over the weekend and has already become a viral sensation on YouTube. Rumble spent Saturday filming fellow patients, doctors and nurses on the hematology/oncology unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
We know the latest arena deal is dead, but the saga is far from over. But, as you'll read with KFBK's Rob McAllister, what likely lies ahead for the city of Sacramento and the Kings will put the latest drama to shame!! He says we should expect a relocation bid by the owners and lawsuits to follow as the Maloofs attempt to bolt from town ------- for good. To quote Rod:
If the Maloofs truly wanted to stay in Sacramento, they wouldn’t have hired people to ensure the deals falls apart; they would have found the best of the best to make sure an arena in Sacramento did happen. When you want something bad enough, you go to great lengths to get it, not avoid it.
It was one of the most brutal results shows Tuesday night on "Dancing With the Stars," as not one, but two couples got sent home. Disney actor Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower were the first couple to be booted off:
Then, it all came down to Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas vs. actress Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Unfortunately for Gilbert, known as the little girl in the prairie, her luck ran out and she was eliminated on her birthday.
Happy birthday, Mr. (Piano Man) Billy Joel! He's 63 today:
It's a problem that drives nearly everyone crazy... Where do all those lost socks go? In fact, missing socks are such a problem that the words "lost socks" have received more than 2,820,000 hits on Google.
Well, wonder no more! Today is National Lost Socks Day and Lori Rosen, the managing director for Blacksocks U.S., gave us an explanation. Apparently there is a gap between the drum and rubber seal in the washing machine where your socks will disappear. Her advice for avoiding losing socks is to buy laundry bags and special sock clips.