The cluster of KFBK, KBEE and KOVR was possible because Sacramento and Modesto, then as now, are separate radio markets. Downey later went on to host a popular nationally syndicated weekday TV show. In 1937 KFBK increased power again, to 10,000 watts. [2] Because KFBK shares AM 1530 with another Class A station, WCKY Cincinnati, KFBK uses a directional antenna, which operates with separate day and night parameters and has the highest field strength of any AM station in the United States. Ms. O’Neil in the Alvord Desert in Oregon in 1976 beside the rocket-powered SMI Motivator, the vehicle in which she shattered the land-speed record for women. Sending my condolences to Ms. Kitty ONeils family and loved ones. “In the next instant, it was gone, a shrinking blur lost in its own trailing noise.”. RIP Kitty, you were one of a kind. In early 1929, ownership of KFBK was transferred from Kimball-Upson to the James McClatchy Company. My condolences to the family and friends,fans of Kitty O'Neil for your loss of a dear dynamic love one, may the God of comfort be with you at this time of sorrow. From 1964 to 1978, KFBK was a sister station to Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto TV station KOVR. According to his promise at Isaiah 35:5, he will soon unstop the ears of the deaf. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning. Ms. O’Neil’s career as a daredevil included crashing and flipping cars and surviving immolation. iHeart owns three talk stations in the Sacramento metropolitan area, KFBK-AM-FM, which air mostly local shows and news blocks on weekdays, and KSTE 650 AM which carries mostly syndicated conservative talk shows. Not to be overlooked, of course, is the highest source of comfort we receive from our Heavenly Father. Kitty O’Neil was a legendary Hollywood stuntwoman who set the land speed record for female drivers in 1976. Ms. O’Neil continued to race and perform stunts for films like “Smokey and the Bandit II” and “The Blues Brothers” until her retirement in the early 1980s. My condolences to Family and friends. D. Hamilton. Stunts Unlimited, an organization of Hollywood's top stunt performers, accepted Kitty O'Neil into membership in 1976. No memorial events are currently scheduled. May the Almighty God of comfort sustain you at this time of such great loss. “She seemed never to have fear,” Mr. Michaelson said in a telephone interview. Find contact's direct phone number, email address, work history, and more. Her father was an Irish oilman and her mother a full-blooded Cherokee Native American who became a speech therapist. I am sorry regarding the loss of your loved one. I think they were about 2 years old. In 1979, while on a break from working on “The Blues Brothers,” Ms. O’Neil visited the Holy Trinity School for the Deaf. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved , may your happy memories of joyful times together, brings yiu comfort and peace of mind. [26] On October 2, 1948, KFBK increased its power to 50,000 watts, concurrent with the installation of a directional antenna to limit its signal toward WCKY. But business intervened: Toy companies that sponsored Mr. Needham — and were planning to make an action figure of him — sued for an injunction to ensure that only he race for the record, taking Ms. O’Neil out of the Motivator. Limbaugh's local replacement, Tom Sullivan was also nationally syndicated, also working for the Fox Business Network. Kitty Linn O’Neil was born on March 24, 1946, in Corpus Christi, Tex. Want to know more about The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal? Ms. O’Neil moved on, seeking the thrills and danger of extreme speed in other fast vehicles and the feel of the G-forces against her 98-pound body. [19], In May 1923 the Department of Commerce greatly expanded the number of broadcasting station frequencies,[20] An awesome woman! Know that the God of comfort is near to those who are broken-hearted, he hears your prayers. Sacramento's leading provider for News, Weather, and Traffic 24 hours a day. Kane meets with Native Americans and pledges to preserve the find in a museum. she proved the odds makers wrong and is an inspiration to all that want to give up when the challenges get hard. Limbaugh first rose to prominence at KFBK before becoming nationally syndicated in 1988 and his national program still airs on KFBK in the same time slot (9:00 a.m.–noon) where he hosted locally. Kitty O'Neil passed. [21] A series of reassignments followed, until November 11, 1928 when, under the provisions of Commerce's General Order 40, the station was assigned to a low-powered "Local" frequency, 1310 kHz. May the hand of God sustain your family and friends during this time. Please except our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17, Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the death of your dear love one may God give you strength to endure this most difficult time please read John 6:40. Effective September 1, 1925, the James McClatchy Company, a local, family-owned company which owned the Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee and Fresno Bee newspapers, made an agreement with station owner Kimball-Upson for a half interest in KFBK's equipment and good will. For the 19th-century variety theatre dancer, see Kitty O'Neil (dancer). But she found her métier in faster, more dangerous pursuits astride motorcycles and at the helm of rocket-fueled cars. Sullivan continues to be heard on KFBK weekday afternoons. Kitty O’Neal currently anchors the most popular Sacramento afternoon talk show on KFBK. The studios and offices are on River Park Drive in North Sacramento, near the Arden Fair Mall.. KFBK 1530 is a Class A radio station. Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SkyDog58, Nov 11, 2018 ... She passed 9 days ago on November 2 at the age of 72. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss of a talented woman, who will be remembered for her contribution to film industry against all odds. KFBK was sold to Westinghouse Broadcasting and later shifted network affiliation to ABC Radio.[28]. Kitty O'Neal anchors the highly rated and award winning KFBK Afternoon News from 4 to 7 pm, a show she has hosted for over 20 years. Former KFBK reporter and weekend anchor Todd Starnes hosted a weekday show on Fox News Radio and currently owns a radio station in Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first woman to be so honored. In one stunt, as a double for Lindsay Wagner, she flipped a dune buggy on the television series “The Bionic Woman”; in another, she leapt 127 feet from a hotel balcony onto an inflated airbag as Lynda Carter’s stunt double on “Wonder Woman.”. May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones. My condolences. She is fired because of her divided loyalties and goes to work for Zajac. She also has a number of TV credits locally on KOVR 13 and nationally on A&E Channel’s “Biography.” When she was 4 she demanded that her father prop her atop his lawn mower and ride it as fast as it could go. Get their official bio, social pages & articles on NewsRadio KFBK! She excelled at swimming and diving and collected numerous medals before moving to Anaheim, Calif., to train with the noted coach Sammy Lee (who later coached Olympians like Greg Louganis) for a possible spot on the 1964 United States Olympic diving team. As of November 1, 1922 there were seven "Inland Stations" sharing time on 360 meters, with KFBK allocated 6:00 to 6:30 P.M. daily except Sunday, plus 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. Thursdays and 8:00 to 10:00 P.M. Join Facebook to connect with Kitty O'Neal and others you may know. Profile April 6, 2012. Kitty O’Neil was a legendary Hollywood stuntwoman who set the land speed record for female drivers in 1976. “During a sliver of a second, the howling machine stood motionless, as if stuck in time,” Coles Phinizy wrote in Sports Illustrated. Article June 9, 2014. Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station, Lana Wilson-Combs Reviews Films for Halloween Weekend, GSEC Pres & CEO Barry Broome: A New Company Headquarters is Coming to Sac, Visit Sacramento President and CEO Mike Testa says IRONMAN is Coming Back, Local Sandwich Shop to Feed 100 Women & Kids on National Sandwich Day 11/3, 24 Hour Fitness Showcases Covid Safety; Requests Expansion for Occupancy, THERE'S A NEW 65’ FERRIS WHEEL AT THE OLD SACRAMENTO WATERFRONT, Festive State Fair Food Drive-Through this Weekend at Cal Expo, Cinematographer Uses Infrared Drones to Rescue Animals in Natural Disasters, FBI Sacramento Reminds Public About Election Security. She is also KFBK’s Lifestyle Editor and provides news updates and feature reports throughout the day. She will be missed but God will remember her and we will see her again in the promised Paradise. They were married on October 20, 1940 in Wharton, Texas, USA. [11] Early reviews in the Sacramento Bee treated KVQ as a separate station from the later KFBK,[12][13] and government regulators at the time consistently considered the two to be separate, unrelated stations. Rest in Peace Kitty. My deep condolences to the O'Neil family. May the many memories of her live on in your hearts and may you find a measure of peace and solace in the love and support of family and friends at this time. 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I had a good feeling.”. [27], As television took over network programming, KFBK reinvented itself as a news, information, sports, and entertainment station. [28], In the 1970s, with less network programming available, KFBK began programming talk shows as part of their broadcast day, promoting them as "The Talk of the Town". Psalm 17:6 "I do call on you, because you will answer me, O God. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Kitty O’Neal. Ms. O’Neil died on Friday at 72 in Eureka, S.D., where she had lived since 1993. And Clear Channel changed its name to iHeartMedia, Inc. During the 1980s, KFBK employed Morton Downey, Jr. as a local midday host. What a beautiful lady. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected.

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