Los Angeles Times: DJ fight hits airwaves
Clear Channel Radio suspended morning radio host Bill Handel of KFI-AM (640) for one week following an angry on-air outburst Friday morning during Jamie White’s show on sister station KYSR-FM (98.7).
Angered over White’s off-air comments to his twin preteen daughters, who were visiting the Burbank office where both stations operate, Handel burst into the studio where White hosts her “Jamie, Jack and Stench” show and shouted on the air: “If you ever talk to my kids like that again, Jamie, I’m going to kick your ass!”
Radio and Records has a more detailed account:
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.
Here is the clip from You Tube:
Allah has the story and read some of his commenters:
If he lets his kids run around work, (too cheap to pay for day care or a sitter) heâ€™s imposing on everyone else to babysit them for him. They wander in where they didnâ€™t belong, evidently as usual, this time they got a sharp correction, and went mewling back to Daddy. He (all about me and what I want) then responds like an an irate, self-righteous woman. Heâ€™s completely self-centered and heâ€™s passing the bad habits on to his spawn, but itâ€™s everyone elseâ€™s fault. Real men teach their kids boundries, â€œYes maâ€™am, no Sirâ€ and other such wonderful trappings of civilized society, like knowing when to be quiet and keeping your little hands off the studio dials.
naliaka on December 17, 2006 at 1:18 PM
What a self-righteous, incompetent, failed parent arsehole.
Somebody should have beaten him to a pulp, then let the air out of the wheels on his wheelchair.
G-d but I HATE pricks like that.
Misha I on December 17, 2006 at 3:59 PM
BILL HANDEL IS AN IDIOT AND A MORON WHO HAS NO RESPECT FOR ANYTHING DECENT.He supports sodomites, abortion, and everything else thatâ€™s wrong with this country. His daughters are obnoxious little twits which is no surprise seeing as theyâ€™re his. He pimps them out to his advertisers for voice overs (radio spots) and they manage to sound like two pampered buttholes while eliciting donations to a childrens charity!
Soothsayer on December 17, 2006 at 4:12 PM
Flap listens to Handel’s show occasionally while commuting around southern California. Why?
KFI 640 AM has a much stronger signal than Salem Communications KRLA 870. If I commuted more I would certainly subscribe to either XM or Sirius radio.
Bill Handel is often an obnoxious JERK who makes fun of his listeners. How he ever achieves the listening ratings is beyond me.
For now, Handel will cool his heels for a week and when he is back probably rack up even higher ratings.
Ahhhhhh show business………
And why weren’t his daughters in school anyway?