Tuesday, February 27, 2007

San Antonio TV Sportscaster Arrested

Oh, c’mon he’s sports guy. How do you expect him to behave. I wonder if KENS-TV covered this story?

SAN ANTONIO -- KENS-TV sportscaster Joe Reinagel was arrested and charged Monday with public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

According to a police report, Reinagel showed up at a hospital Sunday night to see his wife, Dia Joy Reinagel, who had complained of chest pains shortly after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

The report stated that a police officer said that Joe Reinagel had red eyes and smelled of alcohol.
The officer also stated in his report that while Joe Reinagel was visiting with his wife, the officer could hear the sportscaster using profanity to refer to him. The officer then pulled Reinagel from the room and tried to calm him down when Reinagel allegedly used more profanity -- this time to the officer's face.

"He, in fact, was intoxicated himself," San Antonio police spokesman Gabe Trevino said. "He was very aggressive as the officer tried to speak with him. It was a situation where he was yelling at the arresting officer in the wating room."

Reinagel was then arrested. He appeared before a magistrate and was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court March 8.

"It's stupidity," Reinagel said about his arrest after he was released.

After being released from the hospital, Dia Joy Reinagel will be charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest, Trevino said.

Dia Joy Reinagel, a self-employed publicist, was stopped by police for allegedly driving 86 mph in a 65 mph speed zone on Loop 1604 near Babcock Road.

KSAT-TV, February 27, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Trial Of Ex-Radio Reporter Delayed Until Fall

At least they don't have the death penalty in Massachusetts

The Kansas City Star reports that the trial of former Missouri radio reporter James Keown, who is accused of killing his wife by spiking her Gatorade with antifreeze, will take place in Massachusetts this November.

Keown, 32, is currently being held without bail, and if the trial does start in November he will have spent nearly two years in jail. An autopsy found that Keown’s wife had been poisoned with a chemical found in antifreeze. Keown was arrested in 2005 at the Jefferson City, Missouri, radio station where he worked and was taken to Massachusetts to face a first-degree murder charge in the September 2004 death of Julie Keown, 31.

Kansas City Star, February 14, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Denver Talk Show Host Popped Again

Over a week since his first arrest and his show is still listed on the KRCN webpage

JEFFERSON COUNTY – Denver radio personality Scott Eller Cortelyou was arrested in his Conifer home on Wednesday after investigators say he had an Internet chat with an undercover police officer.

Cortelyou, 53, had already been arrested by Fort Collins Police on January 23 on charges of Internet luring. (Original story) In the Jefferson County case, he is accused of Internet sexual exploitation of a child. Police say it relates back to an Internet chat in August 2006.

Investigators say Cortelyou engaged in several sexually graphic conversations with a person he believed to be an underage child. Investigators say this incident is believed to have taken place before the one that led to his arrest by Fort Collins Police. He is a radio personality from KRCN radio 1060 AM and host of Business for Breakfast.Cortelyou also maintains the Business for Breakfast Web site. He is being held without bond and will appear in court on Thursday.

9 News, February 1, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Former Houston Talker's Bail Revocation Hearing Rescheduled

Another Right-Wing Talker Sexual Pervert

The hearing on whether bail should be revoked for former KSEV-A/HOUSTON talk show host JON MATTHEWS has been rescheduled for FEBRUARY 9. The HOUSTON CHRONICLE reports that MATTHEWS appeared WEDNESDAY in a FORT BEND COUNTY court for the originally scheduled hearing, but his attorney got the court to move the hearing back a month to allow him preparation time.

MATTHEWS is out of prison on bail after being accused of violating his probation for exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. The violations include a positive test for alcohol, alleged Internet sex fantasy activity, and being terminated from a counseling program.

Houston Chronicle, January 4, 2007
L.A.’s Top Hispanic DJ Accused of Domestic Violence

KFI’s bloviating talk duo – John and Ken – are having a lot of fun with this story

NORTHRIDGE – Police expect popular morning radio disc jockey Renán Almendárez Coello – known as El Cucuy – to surrender for questioning today in a New Year’s Day incident involving his son.

Officers with the Los Angeles police Devonshire Division responded to a domestic violence call at Almendárez Coello’s Northridge home around 7 a.m. Monday, Lt. John McMahon said. The popular and influential DJ was not at home when they arrived.

"We’re asking him to turn himself in so he can present his side of the story," McMahon said. . .

KFI January 4, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Radio talk show host pleads guilty to money laundering

"... my whole defense will be based on the truth ... every good story sounds true until the other side is told."

Walter "Eddie" Floyd, a Reno businessman and radio talk show host, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to charges related to his involvement in a cross-country marijuana trafficking and money laundering operation.

In U.S. District Court, Floyd, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering and aiding and abetting. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. A March 30 sentencing hearing has been scheduled. He remains free on $100,000 bail.

Floyd initially pleaded not guilty to 21 counts of drug trafficking and money laundering following a February indictment. On Friday, he admitted to laundering $175,000 through his local businesses. The money came from a Northern California marijuana operation, he admitted.
In September, Floyd had claimed his severe depression was in such a "precarious state" that his psychiatrist guessed he would suffer a nervous breakdown and become incompetent to stand trial, according to court documents.

Floyd's attorney, Scott Edwards, could not be reached for comment on Friday.
During a February interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Eddie Floyd insisted he was innocent and said "... my whole defense will be based on the truth ... every good story sounds true until the other side is told."

Floyd had been host of "Nevada Matters" a Monday through Saturday radio talk show on KBDB 1400 AM. At the time the indictment was handed down, he owned U.S. Realty, Combined Associates Development Co. Inc. and was trying to start a retail Web site.

Reno Gazette, December 30, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Handel Loses His Handle

Top radio host in the country gets pissed off when another hosts kicks his kids out of his studio. Why is it that right wing talk radio hosts can dish out, but can's take it?

KFI/Los Angeles personality Bill Handel got a little hot under the collar with Jamie White, morning hostess at Clear Channel clusterpal KYSR (Star 98.7), on the air this morning. Handel, who occasionally brings his kids to work, went into Star's studio and began yelling at White live, allegedly because she threw his kids out of her studio.According to a clip that aired on KTLA-TV this morning, White opened the exchange by telling Handel, "I just pointed at your kids with my orange flute and told them don't come back." Handel angrily responded, "If you ever talk to my kids that way again, Jamie, I am going to kick your ass. You are not allowed to talk to them! Are you telling me they can't be on the fifth floor?"White shot back, "I'm telling them they can't be right there," to which Handel yelled, "You have such goddamn losing numbers on this loser show. Shut up! You don't talk to my kids that way." Handel also shouted, "Don't you touch me!" which suggests that someone was trying to force him out of the studio -- right before he dropped a couple of f-bombs on his way out.

Radio and Records, December 15, 2006

Handel Gets Week's Suspension For On-Air Tirade
The great CLEAR CHANNEL/LOS ANGELES battle of titans has resulted in a one week suspension for Talk KFI-A morning star BILL HANDEL, to be served upon his return from his previously-scheduled two week vacation. HANDEL, in an incident that landed on local CW affiliate KTLA (TV)'s morning news show and, subsequently, on YOUTUBE, burst into Modern AC KYSR (STAR 98.7)'s studios and yelled at STAR morning host JAMIE WHITE for throwing his twin daughters out of her studio and threatening "if you ever talk to my kids like that again, JAMIE, I'm going to kick your ass." HANDEL also dropped a pair of "f-bombs," but STAR says that they were caught by the delay system and did not air (the KTLA tape appears to have come from a pre-delay skimmer tape). In a statement, HANDEL apologized for his outburst, saying "I want to apologize to JAMIE and her team for my behavior and how I handled the unfortunate incident this morning. It was simply a reaction of a dad who was protecting his children. I lost my temper, I lost my cool."

Allaccess.com December 18, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hosts Behaving Badly

WTKS's Blackbean Gets Fine, Probation For Punching Rival

What's wrong with active competition?

The battery case against CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WTKS (REAL RADIO 104.1)/ORLANDO "MONSTERS IN THE MORNING" sidekick CARLOS "BLACKBEAN" NAVARRO for punching crosstown CBS Alternative WOCL (O-ROCK 105.9) morning man (and former WTKS host) DREW GARABO at an appearance has resulted in no jail time but a fine and probation.

The ORLANDO SENTINEL's SCOTT MAXWELL reports that NAVARRO pleaded no contest to the charge stemming from the MARCH 17 incident and escaped jail time or a formal conviction, instead receiving the status of "adjudication withheld" with three years' supervised probation, a $2,000 fine, orders to stay away from GARABO and alcohol, and 200 hours of community service.

Orlando Sentinel, November 30, 2006