Bulletin: Layoffs at KNX


We're hearing from "sources on the street" some veterans of Audacy's all-news outlet have been let go. Frank Mottek, business correspondent and Randy Kerdoon, morning sports anchor have exited KNX, along with Rich Hudson, a production coordinator.

Mottek arrived at KNX from South Florida via WMJX ("96X") -- where he started when he was 16 years of age -- and then all-news WINZ. He was heard nationally along with CBS News correspondent Christopher Glenn when they covered the Challenger explosion in 1986. For the past 29 years at KNX, Mottek has served as field reporter and news anchor, but is perhaps best known for his work reporting from the financial desk. He hosted a weekly program entitled "Mottek on Money" and previously anchored the daily "KNX Business Hour." Mottek was also seen on both TV on KTLA and KCBS-TV.

When he arrived at KNX, one of his first field assignments was to cover the festivities at the West Hollywood Halloween celebration. It was a momentous "welcome" to the Southland.

Kerdoon was the weekend sports anchor at KTTV-TV, and was also seen on the award winning "FOX Overtime" program during the NFL season. He distinguished himself with features such as the "K-Files" and "Sports Around the World." A Southern California native, he worked at stations in the Central Coast of California, Reno and Salt Lake City before returning to his home in Los Angeles.

Kerdoon started at KWNK-Simi Valley and KFWB in 1989 until 1995, then joined KNX in 2003. Among his awards, he's received an Emmy for Best Sports Reporting, plus several Golden Mike awards, L.A. Press Club, and the "Mark Twain" award for excellence in sports journalism from the Associated Press.


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  1. Frank, Randy, and Rich...three of my favorite people. KNX is losing some talented individuals. What a shame.

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  2. Radio gets worse as talent is jettisoned.Both Randy and Frank are super.

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  3. How did Kurdoon last this long? He was awful. This outfit that bought KNX from CBS said it was a radio operator? Their only operations are amputations. KN-Xout.

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  4. Been there and had that done to me.

    Those guys are talented and won't be unemployed long.

    I wish them well in their new endeavors.

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  5. Frank Mottek was at KNX for more like 28 years - before becoming "the business guy" he was a reporter and an anchor

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    1. Thanks for catching my typo -- it was supposed to be "29 years," not "19 years," I made the correction. As an anchor, I really enjoyed weekends when he teamed up with Gail Eichenthal for the first part of the morning shift.

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    2. Thanks Alan, Gail Eden Eichenthal here. Appreciate your kind words, but the enjoyment was all ours. The best broadcasting experience I have had in a 40-year career was co-anchoring with Frank for 7 years at KNX, and, once a year, reporting on the Oscars with Diane T for 12 years.

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    3. Pulling a weekend morning traffic reporting shift with Frank and Gail anchoring was always a nice treat.

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  6. AGH! I just found out! Frank & Randy kept me going thru the worst of the pandemic. I worked at KNX for nearly 30 years myself and cried with relief when I left. Best to all, and hi to Gail from Monica McG :-)

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  7. Frank Mottek was, is, always will be one of radio’s great talents...

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  8. Frank was and is a remarkably talented broadcaster and a superb business analyst. He will land on his feet. Something must be truly amiss if KNX choose to terminate him.

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