NEW INFORMATION FROM P.J. OCHLAN AT KGIL AM, et al
P.J. Ochlan, regarding his "Arts Reports," says:
"Still working out scheduling details on the features. I’ll be running them on an interview by interview basis as opposed to a fixed position. There will be more coverage with each guest, but fewer guests – so I’ll probably be focusing on only the biggest names with less attention on classical music. Definitely more traditional celebs. Classical celebs maybe and rarely, but not for CD releases."He also said,
"Keep in mind that I’m also hosting the public affairs show on all three stations [Go Country, KGIL AM and KKJZ FM], and need guests for long-form interviews there as well."Who qualifies?
"As long as it’s essentially non-commercial and the guest has enough to talk about. I need at least 30 mins. with each guest."
The contact for Michael Jackson's new KGIL talk fest is none other than Jackson's long-time produer Lyle Gregory. Welcome back, guy!
LA Times Magazine Senior Editor Martin Smith leaves to join Orange Coast Magazine November 19 as editor. Read the release here. Orange Coast was bought in July by the same company that owns Los Angeles Magazine and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, among others.
MOVIES ROCK NEW FROM CONDE NAST
Conde Nast publishes Movies Rock, which according to this LA Times story is "a magazine dedicated to the intersection of pop music and moviemaking… [a] custom publishing supplement that will be mailed to about 16 million subscribers of 14 Condé Nast magazines -- such as Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ -- beginning Nov. 1."
I guess there's something for everyone and various combinations thereof. Can't say that I've ever heard of this magazine, Garden and Gun, but it has announced a new editor: Sid Evans.
FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER
David Masello leaves Country Living to join Town & Country Nov. 5 as senior editor. He'll cover men's fashion and edit the In the Country and Arts & Culture sections. firstname.lastname@example.org
PR TYPES VS. CLIENTS: DON'T YA WISH…
Publicist Calls It QuitsYou go, Phil!
Compounding her problems, [Heather] Mills – who's still engaged in a messy divorce from the former Beatle – has been dropped by her publicist, Phil Hall. He confirms that the two parted ways Oct. 30, on the eve of her press tour. As Hall tells PEOPLE, "It doesn't sit [well] with our company when one of our clients is attacking newspapers while we are trying to build relationships."
PRESS VS. PR TYPES: NOT LIKE NIXON'S ENEMIES LIST, BUT STILL
Lots of PR folks are on Wired Editor Chris Anderson's "Outlook blocked" list. Read it and weep if it's you.
ME VS. THE GUIDE
Have to say it – now that I've returned to L.A. and have seen the Times' new Thursday Guide section, I really like it in terms of client placement opportunities. It's got so much more variety to its listings section (albeit not as many traditional listings, which I know is driving one of my clients over the edge; I haven't yet pulled a Phil Hall, but I'm close).
Anyway, some of the content escapes traditional LA Times writing style vapidity, including the "Underrated/Overrated" column, particularly this entry from a week ago:
The founder and head chef of downtown's celebrated Patina Restaurant is indeed a great cook, but where does he get off inviting "the public" to a $425 per-person prix fixe dinner (Nov. 5 at Patina)? What's he serving? Stem cells cooked in a cash-burning oven? Somewhere in France, Marie Antoinette's head just exploded.Hey, it's good to be back home again.