Beloved KCRW Show 'Which Way L.A.' Will End This Month
After 23 years on the air, KCRW's popular local news show, "Which Way L.A.," will come to an end this month.
The long-running show, hosted by Warren Olney, will air its final broadcast on Jan. 28, according to KCRW. Initially launched in June of 1992 in aftermath of the L.A. Riots, "Which Way L.A." has long been a steadfast, thought-provoking source for local and regional issues, and KCRW's signature local news show. Helmed by the inquisitive Olney, the show covered a wide range of topics affecting Angelenos and featured interviews with key players to offer multiple sides of each story. In a statement to LA Observed about the ending of the show, Olney explains that he needed to take a reprieve from hosting and producing two shows, which also includes "To The Point":
"Which Way, LA?" is going away after 23 years, but I'm not going anywhere. I'll continue to be host and executive producer of "To the Point." I'll also be doing a weekly segment called, "Olney in LA," to air on "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." It will consist of interviews on local, regional and state developments. I've loved doing both daily programs, but the schedule is grueling and, when everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. I'll be keeping my hand in and getting part of my life back at the same time. I might even have time for lunch.
So, thankfully, devoted listeners will still be able to hear Olney's insight and soothing voice on the air.
KCRW President Jennifer Ferro, says in a statement, “Warren has been hosting two daily programs for the past 15 years. I think he’s earned the right to choose his focus after all that hard work. The best part is that he’ll continue to be immersed in the stories of LA. In fact, I can’t imagine a KCRW without Warren Olney.”
Beginning in February, "Which Way, LA?" will be replaced at 7 p.m. (Mondays through Thursdays) by "To the Point."