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.
A new Associated Press-CNBC poll shows half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad. More than 40 percent of American adults log in to the site at least once a week. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high.
Just in time for all the snowmelt, an adventurous employee working for the Yosemite Conservancy has hiked 24 hundred feet up a mountain and stuck a webcam right in front of Yosemite Falls - giving you a glimpse of all that majesty. Mike Tolleson is the President of the Yosemite Conservancy and says there are currently three other cameras in the park, offering views of El Capitan, Half Dome, and a broad shot of the Sierra. The new Yosemite Falls webcam updates every 30 seconds and Tollenson says he sees it as a new way for you to connect to the park, hopefully encouraging you to visit or to donate to conservation programs. See the cams.
Did you see the cover of Newsweek? It's of President Obama with a rainbow-colowed halo over his head and the caption: "The First Gay President." See the cover and read the article.
As it says in the L-A Times, we’re down to the semi-finals, ballroom fans. Four remaining couples are jockeying for a position in the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 14 finale and a shot at the coveted Mirrorball trophy. Each couple had to dance two full dances this time around. And because all the stars are pretty much evenly matched at this point, it could be anyone’s game. The judges seemed a bit more nit-pickier than usual, but we still ended up with two couples earning perfect 30 scores, as well as an injury that could put a former leading scorer’s position in peril. Here’s how they ranked our four remaining stars.
The first "National Alzheimer's Plan" gets finalized today, setting a 2025 deadline to find effective ways to combat the mind-destroying disease. Read the story.
Starting today, embattled families and caregivers can check a new one-stop website: alzheimers.gov - for easy-to-understand information about dementia and where to get help in their own communities.
You be the judge. Ed says Pat's wearing a beret. Amy says it's a "Flat Cap." Pat agrees with Amy, but also calls it the "Andy Capp Hat." What do you think?
From Amy: I toured St. John's Women and Children's shelter last week. It's an incredible facility that really helps families in a time of utter crisis. They also do their utmost best to make sure the families are completely prepared for life outside the shelter once they make it out. But it was just crazy luck that I spotted this KFBK cup right on the sink counter! Hmmmmm....did they know I was coming, or does someone just really love KFBK? I go with the latter.
And one other thing for your amusement. I emceed an event last week, and had a lovely time with everyone there. But maybe I wasn't clear on the call letters of our station:
Local girl definitely makes good! Check out former KFBK'er Nikki Medoro's daughter! She's clearly a budding super-model! Read more about what the Crocker can offer you and your family. Way to go, Marley!!
Iraqi war veteran Leon Dunson has an unusual way of treating his post-traumatic stress disorder -- he raps about it. Dunson says rapping about PTSD is the only thing keeping him alive, and he uses his music as a sort of self-examination. Dunson has recorded five albums in four years.
Is it a modern marvel or a skyline eyesore? The Orbit tower in London was unveiled yesterday as a new landmark for visitors during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. So far, it's not going over well critics and has been called the "Eye-Ful Tower" and "the Godzilla of public art"...among other names. Designed by award-winning artist Anish Kapoor, the tall, twisting, red steel structure stands 377 feet -- 22 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty. It features a 455-step stairway, two observation decks and a restaurant that offers 20-mile views of the capital city's skyline. Read the article and see video of the tower.
The final challenger keeping Mitt Romney from the Republican Presidential nomination is taking the slow road out. Senator Ron Paul told his supporters yesterday that he was not done campaigning, however he is not going to spend a whole lot more money seeking the GOP bid. President Barack Obama made an appearance on ABC's "The View". His main topic of conversation with the ladies was about Wall Street policy and why his is better than Romney's. John King is CNN's Chief National Correspondent and the Anchor of "John King, USA". Listen to the interview.
For the first time Mitt Romney edges out Barack Obama in a CBS News-New York Times Poll. Romney has a three-point lead over Mr. Obama, 46-43%. The poll does have a 4% margin of error. Could this new swing be caused in part by the President's support of gay marriage? The poll also finds that while most voters say the President's endorsement of same sex marriage will not impact their vote, 25% say they are less likely to vote for him because of it. CBS News Elections Director Anthony Salvanto joined us. Listen to the interview.
We've been telling you on KFBK about gas prices falling around the country except for here on the West Coast. Is there hope for us in the future? Tom Kloza is the Chief Oil Analyst for the Oil Price Information Service. Listen to the interview.