Saturday, April 2 marks the start of the second season of KFI’s “Unsolved” series (640 AM) hosted by Steve Gregory. The program takes place every Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“Unsolved” tells the story of major crimes that have gone cold. They remain on the books of local and federal law enforcement agencies — LA County Sheriff, Los Angeles Police Department, Riverside Sheriff, the FBI and more — waiting for a new witness or the final piece of evidence to finally be resolved.
Or maybe, the exposure of someone like Gregory.
The show also covers crimes that Gregory calls “tough”, giving behind-the-scenes insight into how they were solved and the techniques detectives use to obtain information and information.
It was actually an accidental sight, or perhaps the best word would be unintentional.
“I had done a segment on the Gary and Shannon Show (heard 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.),” Gregory explained, “and the listeners responded very positively. (KFI Programmer) Robin Bertolucci loved her too, and when I passed her in the hallway, I joked about doing a weekly show. She stopped and thought…we talked over the next few weeks…and finally, it happened.
After finding a way to fit it into his already busy schedule, of course. He is still one of the top reporters in the KFI news team. This somewhat explains why there were only 11 episodes in the first season – 10 shows involving cases and a show with a recap of all 10 recorded live in front of a studio audience and featuring detectives and investigators involved in deals. Hopefully there will be more in season two.
“There are over 10,000 unsolved homicides in Southern California,” Gregory says, and those numbers remain high. “At first, some agencies were reluctant to talk openly about many cases; now they contact me about cases they want to expose more!
If you can’t tell already, I love shows like this… think of Cable TV’s old “Homicide Hunter” and you can see my TV binge-watching habits. Gregory – a seven-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism as well as Associated Press Awards and more – is a fantastic host. His current affairs experience includes investigative reporting; this, along with his interest in mysteries and detective work, makes him the perfect host for this show.
You can hear the entire first season at https://kfiam640.iheart.com/featured/unsolved-with-steve-gregory/.
Raph (Raphael) Opida, once heard on KIIS-FM (102.7) until he left Los Angeles in 2021 to serve in the New York Army National Guard, has returned home to occupy the Assistant Programmer/Afternoon Workout Personality positions at Sister My FM (KBIG, 104.3 FM). It can be heard on the air from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting March 28.
It looks good
Is it my imagination, or does KIIS-FM sound a bit better lately? Musically more balanced, a little less cluttered in presentation. The ratings are going up. Could top 40 radio be on the rise lately?