I was just trying to find Sam Hall Kaplan's "City Observed" radio show on KCRW-FM (Santa Monica) but I can't seem to find it.
Does anyone know what happened to the show? Am I simply missing it on the KCRW pages? Have they changed the name? etc.
UPDATE: I just called KCRW to inquire. The response? The show was "replaced" about a month ago. (Well at least they didn't say that it had never existed.)
Is it just my paranoid imagination but might it have had something to do with Kaplan's criticism of the Disney? (See post here.)
I wouldn't normally stoop to such a conjecture but I was in LA last week and the media there and in fact in all of SoCal (and abviously we know the ailment has spread to NY) seems totally, comically, even heart-breakingly enraptured with the Disney. With so much invested in it, it's plausible that the local powers couldn't tolerate any criticism of it and so asked that the messenger be "replaced." Again, this is mere conjecture, of course. Perhaps Kaplan simply got bored with offering opinions on a subject he knows well and cares about to an audience of millions.
UPDATE: Some info without a whole lot of clarification on the matter from L.A. Observed: Less design, more music at KCRW