The 2012 circumstances under which Frank Sontag (pictured) took over for Frank Pastore at KKLA 99.5 FM last fall were difficult. The regular afternoon show host was was critically injured in a freeway motorcycle accident and later passed away.
But such is, sometimes, life. This week, Salem Communications made the transition official, announcing Sontag as the permanent afternoon host for the 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekday slot on the broadcast outlet known as “The Intersection of Faith and Reason:”
“We are excited about having Frank Sontag join our line-up in the critical afternoon drive position,” says KKLA program director Chuck Tyler. “Frank is a true veteran of Los Angeles radio having worked at [former ABC Station] KLOS-FM for 27 years.”
Frank worked as news director, disc jockey and was part of the popular Mark & Brian program. During this time, Frank also hosted his own talk radio show for 21 years, The Impact Program, on KLOS.
In a very strange cosmic twist, Sontag’s own life and born-again path was the result of a near-fatal motorcycle accident of his own.
Previously on FishbowlLA:
Frank Sontag Fills In for Critically Injured KKLA-FM Christian Radio Host Frank Pastore
Hours Before Freeway Accident, KKLA-FM Host Frank Pastore Shared Prophetic Observation