Former KGO Host Bill Wattenburg Migrating to KSCO

The fired KGO host will substitute for Corey Gold from noon until 2 p.m.

KGO listeners who are irate over have some relief. Santa Cruz radio station KSCO-AM (1080) will have Dr. Bill Wattenburg on the air this Wednesday from noon-2 p.m as a one-day fill-in for Corey Gold.

Wattenburg is a controversial conservative with an extensive science background who has stepped out of the boundaries of just doing radio for the past 40 years.

A former UC Berkeley electrical engineering professor who is a consultant at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, he holds patents for a mine sweeper made from plow blades and a home alarm system that uses the home's electrical wiring as a medium.

He's friends with Clint Eastwood and has had the actor and director on his show many times.

Wattenburg is a big proponent of nuclear energy, which he says is preferable and cleaner than using coal, which should stir up the Santa Cruz audience.

Meanwhile, despondent KGO fans, who lost almost all of their longtime favorite talk show hosts in a mass firing last Thursday, have set up a Facebook page called "Former Listeners of KGO Radio Newstalk 810," which has over 3,200 users.

KSCO owner Michael Zwerling has said he would try to hire some of the KGO personalities.

merilyn leonti December 08, 2011 at 03:21 AM
I hope my radio can get your station. Dr. Wattenburg has been my favorite for years. Couldn't believe all the hosts that were so interesting were fired. What's up?
Henning Bjerre December 08, 2011 at 12:36 PM
Dr Bill Wattenburg's next show is on Friday Dec 9th 4pm-7pm(pst) on http://ksco.com 831-479-1080 listen live: http://bit.ly/KSCO1080 Great Show as always!!
verna white franchi December 10, 2011 at 05:30 PM
Grateful that Dr. Bill is back on air. No reception on radio in San Mateo area, listening on computer when possible.
Henning Bjerre December 12, 2011 at 03:17 AM
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Rick December 29, 2011 at 07:18 AM
This is great news! I'll not waste my time bashing KGO, instead I'll offer kudos to KSCO for picking up one of the mose level heads in the country. You now have a commited listener. And by the Bill, I'm the guy that told you about the Jager clock
Douglas Lange January 03, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Just got off the phone with radio station KSCO 1080AM. Dr. Bill Wattenburg will now have shows on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The station is in the Santa Cruz area so the 10,000 Watt signal doesn't travel further north than Fremont in the daytime. But you can stream the show on the Internet at : www.ksco.com KGO just lost me for good!!
Henning Bjerre January 07, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Here is the Coverage area for KSCO 1080 am http://bit.ly/KSCOarea. Direct listen live link: http://bit.ly/KSCO1080
David Turner January 11, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Can't believe it! I've found KSCO and Dr. Wattenburg. Though I live in the San Diego and Palm Desert areas, I can listen to this station via streaming, and I will support the station's sponsors. Lucky KSCO! You now have Dr. Wattenburg and so do we! He is the greatest mind and best radio host ever. Thanks. David D. Turner
Frank Dias February 14, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Kathleen manoff March 09, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Dr. Bill is the best. it is wonderful that he is on KSCO Just wish he was on more days. Thanks Micheal . Tom & Kathy Manoff
Jgee March 25, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Dr. Bill was so confident in Japan and their nuclear technology prior to fukushima. I called in concerned about the arrogance of technocrats and human errors, the dumbing down of future generation one time. He chose to rip on my views which I believe was moderate. He was wrong as history proves. His type of talk is no longer needed if he cannot reason.
Ren Brown May 14, 2012 at 05:07 PM
As a progressive I am always prepared to listen to INTELLIGENT CONSERVATIVE VIEWS. There is often a framework of logic and knowledge behind Dr. Wattenburg's opinions that help us to correct our own sloppy thinking.
Kyril Kordov April 22, 2013 at 02:54 AM
"Dr" Bill was just a shill for the nuclear and petroleum industries.


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