Bert Ellis

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    DayBreak OC gets a bullet in the head

    Figures that yesterday---when I wrote this Heard Mentality blog post about the one good reason to watch DayBreak OC---would be the same day KDOC owner Bert Ellis decided to mercifully shoot his broken-legged horse in the head. Yep---DayBreak OC, the daily one-hour comedy/variety show that began lif ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2008

    Poorman Sues KDOC

    As predicted, on January 18th Jim "The Poorman" Trenton and his attorney Brian D. Boydston filed suit against KDOC and its parent company Ellis Communications. The suit alleges breach of contract, and demands damages "in a sum according to proof at trial, but not less that $27,646" for revenues lost ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Exit Poorman

    Add KDOC to the long list of Jim Trenton's former employers

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Wally sings!

    Back in October, I mentioned a conversation I had had with KDOC head honcho Bert Ellis, who wanted to get the word out to fans that a lot of the old Wally George archives were missing. Well, some kind soul managed to get hold of the old 12" E.P. "Wal-ly, Wal-ly," on which Wally, ahem, "sings," and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Breaking News: The Poorman Gets Fired Again?

    It was only a month ago that we wrote about Jim "The Poorman" Trenton's triumphant return to KDOC, and at that time, the station seemed very happy to have him back. Not for long. Poorman's Bikini Beach has been taken off the air, in what appears to be a dispute over some of his advertisers. In resp ... More >>

  • Features

    November 8, 2007

    Enter Poorman

    Life's a (bikini) beach for KDOC's returning late-night host

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Wally George Archives: Outta Here?

    I recently had occasion to talk to Bert Ellis, new owner of KDOC, which of course was the home for years of the infamous teflon-toupeed conservative combat-TV host Wally George. Wally, as you probably know, was the forerunner of today's pretenders to the throne like Bill O'Reilly, and in college I e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>