Roseanne Barr to Host Show on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles

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As 2009 kicks into high gear, the Domestic Goddess will be going Beneath the Surface to broadcast on Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles.

Roseanne Barr returns to the airwaves with her partner Johnny Argent on Wednesday January 7th 2009 at 5PM PST on fiercely independent KPFK Radio. KPFK is progressive radio for all of Southern California and can be heard at 90.7FM in Los Angeles and San Diego, 98.7FM in Santa Barbara and worldwide at KPFK's Website.

Frazzled commuters and Internet junkies alike can catch Roseanne and Johnny for a series of special programming this winter and spring every Wednesday at 5PM for an hour of stimulating conversation. From politics to economics, radical ideas and beyond, no topic will be too taboo for this dynamic duo.

In a promo spot currently running on KPFK, Roseanne says, "In addition to offering insights and expert analysis on the nut jobs running things, we'll have great guests and call-ins from KPFK listeners, who are the smartest radio audience in the world. Of course, my slightly bitter, but right-on-the-money partner Johnny Argent will keep things rolling. We are so jazzed to be doing this radio show!"

Apparently Johnny agrees. "We're ready to rattle some cages, step on some toes, burn some bridges and probably get audited and wind up on some FBI list," says Argent in the same spot. Roseanne adds, "Been there, done that."

According to the show's Producer, Christine Blosdale, the program is expected to stir up some interest not only due to Roseanne's famous voice, but because of her no-nonsense take on the issues as well. "Roseanne is one of those who just make an impact on you," Blosdale said. "In the late 80s she changed television for the better by addressing subjects important to the struggling class - working families who barely earn enough to make ends meet. I think she's perfect for KPFK and I'm really excited about having her and Johnny on the air together."

Join Roseanne Barr and Johnny Argent for their debut show on Wednesday, January 7th at 5PM PST and every Wednesday thereafter as the two go Beneath the Surface on KPFK Radio.

About Roseanne Barr --
Roseanne's creation and portrayal of "Roseanne Conner" on ABC's Roseanne has been hailed as "the most ground breaking kitchen-sink sitcom since All in the Family, (Entertainment Weekly)" adding, "She's the funniest disturber of peace that we have." After Roseanne finished in 1997, she portrayed The Wicked Witch of the West in the Madison Square Garden production of The Wizard of Oz. "She is a mixture of Othello and Ted Bundy. She's definitely a serial killer," said Roseanne describing her interpretation of The Witch. In the fall of 1998, she hosted her own talk show for two seasons. The Roseanne Show established itself as one of the most successful launches of a syndicated show, not only domestically, but in thirty foreign countries.

About Johnny Argent --
Musician and writer, Johnny was a composer of songs for children's reading programs and bandleader when he got together with Roseanne Barr seven years ago. Since then, along with co-hosting on radio, they've created a DVD of original music videos for kids, co-written a well-received HBO Comedy Special "Blonde and Bitchin" and toured from Las Vegas to London with Roseanne's standup comedy show to which he contributes as a writer and musical accompanist. They both love edgy talk radio - especially in these challenging times.

About KPFK and Pacifica Radio --
Pacifica was born in the late 1940's out of the peace movement surrounding WWII. Lewis Hill, a conscientious objector and D.C. newsman, was fired from his reporting job when he refused to misrepresent the facts. Many doubted the viability of a broadcast model which didn't rely on corporate or government funding, but the idea was too compelling for Hill and others. In 1959 KPFK, in Los Angeles, became the second of what would eventually become five Pacifica Stations. Blessed with an enormous transmitter in a prime location, KPFK is the most powerful of the Pacifica stations and the most powerful public radio station in the Western United States.

Media questions should be submitted to KPFK Senior Producer Christine Blosdale at CBlosdale @ KPFK.org.

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