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Wake Up Call hosted by Jennifer Jones Lee weekdays starting at 5am on KFI AM 640. Start your day right with a heapin' helping of delicious news product.

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 45:34

    Amy King sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee. Aaron Katersky checks in from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Tyron Jackson of Operation Warm Wishes calls in to talk about his charity's Annual Thanksgiving Event. And Susan Smith of the Butterball Turkey Talk Line calls in to tell listeners that help is available all day if anyone is uncertain about cooking their turkey.

    Turkey Day Eve!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 40:22

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. Those preparing to travel for the holiday weekend should be prepared with a mask, a coat, and some major patience as flight delays and cancellations continue to plague travel plans. KTLA 5's Tech Guy Rich DeMuro joins the show for 'Wired Wednesday', as he and Jen talk Apple and Black Friday Deals. Jane Wells comes on for some 'Biz Buzz' - Nordstrom's stock plummets as the company continues to be a target for theft, and why Apple's favorite number is 19.

    Blankets For Hope

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:33

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. An update on the tragedy in Wuakesha as the suspect's background worsens the situation. And Nick Fiorito of Blankets For Hope joins the show to tell Jen about the company he and his brother started to help those in need.

    Caterina's Clubbin'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 43:53

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. Closing arguments are set to take place in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery. As the wave of booster vaccines become available to all, what does "fully vaccinated" mean? And a car plowed through a crowd of people celebrating the holiday season in Wisconsin, a situation supposedly unrelated to the Kyle Rittenhouse trial.

    Perfectly Imperfect

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:09

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. As we await the verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, Jim Ryan joins the show to talk about what's happening in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dean Sharp comes on the show for this week's edition of Jen and The House Whisperer, as the two discuss the perfect imperfections within a home that make it beautiful and welcoming.

    There Goes Little Jenny Jones!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 44:20

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. The White House is expected to make an announcement today regarding vaccines, migration, and our supply chain with neighbors. ABC's Brad Garrett comes on the show to talk about two high-profile murder trials. And this week's Biz Buzz with Jane Wells talks about Tesla, Toyota and inflation.

    A Crappy DoorDash Experience

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 39:30

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. New Year's Eve is returning to Times Square this year...as long as you're vaccinated. KTLA 5's Tech Guy Rich DeMuro joins the show for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday', as he and Jen talk about Netflix and a new way for viewers to see what everyone else is watching. The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case has officially started their deliberations. And one DoorDash customer was left more than what they ordered.

    Something To Be Happy About

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 40:36


    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones has been found liable in the Sandy Hook lawsuit. And there's a veteran who runs along the beach every morning, and he's about to turn 100 years old. Guest Julie Ho joins the show to talk about him and the community that loves him.


    Gas Prices Reach An All-time High

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:29

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. President Biden is set to sign his Infrastructure Bill that was passed last week. KFI News Reporter Steve Gregory shares a piece where he joined a secret group of deputies associated with the L.A. County Sheriffs Department that are protecting the cargo ships backed up in the port of Los Angeles. And the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is set to conclude today with closing arguments.

    November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 40:59

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is set to conclude on Monday with closing arguments. Michelle Sathe of the Best Friends Animal Society joins the show to talk about November being Adopt a Senior Pet Month. And for this week's edition of Jen and The House Whisperer, Jen and Dean Sharp talk about ways to pet-proof your home.

    A Salute to the Ones Who Serve and Served Our Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 41:21

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Veterans' Day Wake Up Call. ABC News Crime and Terrorism Analyst Brad Garrett joins the show to talk about the Kyle Rittenhouse trial - what went wrong in Kenosha, Wisconsin? Michele Richards, CEO of the OC Fair, comes on to talk about the Heroes Hall SAAAB Story Exhibit and their upcoming Veterans' Day event. And Barbara Lewandrowski, director of Public Affairs for the Arlington National Cemetery as it's the 100-Year Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Will We Ever Break the (Supply) Chain?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 38:32

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. The White House is rolling out new steps in effort to improve the issues at the port creating supply chain issues - Biz Buzz with Jane Wells touches on inflation being caused by the same challenges. And are you planning on traveling this holiday season? Don't expect things to be any better than they've been for 2 years.

    Vaccine Crackdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 42:34

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. The White House is leaning into vaccinations as more and more requirements begin to take shape for those still waiting to get vaccinated. Rapper Travis Scott has offered to fund the funerals of the 8 people that were killed at his concert. And the DOJ has charged 2 men allegedly behind last summer's ransomware attacks.

    Vaccine Mandate Uncertainty for Businesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 40:24

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. As businesses prepare for the implementation of L.A.'s vaccine mandate for many indoor establishments, uncertainty lingers as they won't be held accountable for verifying their guests' vaccination proof until November 29th. Dr. Joyce Javier joins the show to talk COVID-19 shots for kids.

    Painting the Town October Mist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 40:20

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. An update on politics with Rick Klein, the Entertainment Report with Jason Nathanson and the Great Holiday Paint Quiz with The House Whisperer, Dean Sharp.

    Dense Fog and Fire Alarms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 39:39

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. The station had a fire alarm go off just minutes before the show went live, and dense fog covered the highways as the crew drove in. Jim Ryan talks Thanksgiving and how much more expensive it'll be this year. Johnny Jet, a travel expert, joins the show to talk about the issues airlines are having, and whether or not we can expect things to get better as the holidays approach. And a damaged drone found by law enforcement was meant to disrupt the electrical grid - Aaron Katersky chimes in.

    The Atlanta Braves Win!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 41:07

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. Election results are in - Jen and Averi Harper talk about them. KTLA5's Tech Guy, Rich DeMuro, joins the show for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday', and Jane Wells comes on the show for some 'Bizz Buzz'.

    Election Day Hype!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 41:07

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. Dr. Simone Wildes joins the show to talk about a vaccine that hasn't gotten nearly enough attention as its season is right around the corner - the flu! More COVID vaccine mandates are on the horizon, and there's a big Gubernatorial election in Virginia today; Sarah Isgur joins Jen to nerd out about it.

    How Many Trick-or-Treaters Did You Get?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 42:08

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. Did you have a good turnout of trick-or-treaters? Vaccine mandates continue to eat away at staffing levels around the country as people refuse the shot. And the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction took place over the weekend, and it involved some big names and great tunes!

    So Long Facebook, Hello Meta

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 41:04

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. What's at stake for President Biden as he travels abroad, and will he be able to steer his domestic agenda through Congress? Former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor sex crime in Albany City Court. And The House Whisperer, dean Sharp, joins the show to talk about water heaters.

    We Have the Meats

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 41:41

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. The Federal Appellate Court has taken up the New York health worker vaccine mandate. More info on the Alec Baldwin shooting accident on the set of "Rust" in New Mexico. Director of Operations Leah Basinsis of Access Specialty Animal Hospitals joins Jen to talk about the challenge pet owners are having with getting their pets into the vet. And John Fuelling of the Corner Butcher Shop comes on the show to talk about the inflating costs of meat and what his shop has to offer.

    Hooray for 'Wilmingwood'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 40:49

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. She's joined by KTLA's Tech Guy Rich DeMuro for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday', and Jane Wells for your weekly 'Biz Buzz'. Additionally, Tom Rivers provides an update on Queen Elizabeth II as her absence from the climate conference has sparked concerns surrounding her health.

    Anybody But The Astros

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 40:58

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. The World Series between the Houston Astros (boo) and the Atlanta Braves (yay) kicks off tonight. The FDA has convened to vote on Pfizer vaccines for kids. And the assistant director who handed actor Alec Baldwin the gun that resulted in the fatal shooting of one and left another injured had been fired from their previous job after a previous firearm mishap.

    Get Ready For Some Rain

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 40:01

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. A 'Supercharged' storm is moving into SoCal. Get ready for drones to start delivering your packages as they prepare for their first urban launch. And an FBI report has found that hate crimes against Asians rose 76% in 2020.

    Dirty Laundrie & Tragedy On Set

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 38:11

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. The Dodgers hang on for another game - they defeated the Atlanta Braves 11-2 in Game 5 of the NLCS. Remains have been found and confirmed to be Brian Laundrie. And Actor Alex Baldwin discharged a prop gun while filming on set that killed one and injured another.

    Shake It Out, California!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:07

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. Jason Ballmann joins the show to talk about today's Shakeout - are you prepared for an earthquake? And Author Brad Meltzer has a new children's book coming out about Oprah Winfrey!

    The Dodgers Are Back in the Win Column

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 39:04

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. KTLA's Rich DeMuro joins the show for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday', where he and Jen talk about Google's latest Pixel phone, Apple's new Airpods and Fisher Price's new retro phone. Jane Well also comes on the show for an edition of 'Biz Buzz'.

    Don't Call it a Comeback!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 41:51

    Jennifer Jones Lee returns to provide your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call! COVID-related scams are beginning to ease in addition to COVID cases themselves. Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit to block the release of documents relating to the January 6th insurrection, and the Dodgers look to take a game back in the NLCS at home tonight.

    What Little is Left

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:30

    KFI News Director Chris Little fills in one last time for Jennifer Jones Lee as she returns from vacation tomorrow. Divorce rates are on the rise again and Marie Muratala joins the show to talk gratitude.

    Friday Scaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 40:49

    KFI News Director sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee while she continues her vacation. The Dodgers win! They pulled of a victory last night against the San Francisco Giants to send them to the NLCS, where they'll face the Atlanta Braves. The House Whisperer Dean Sharp joins the show to talk about "haunted" houses.

    Airing Out the Dirty Laundrie

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 40:12

    KFI News Director Chris Little sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee while she continues to enjoy her vacation. The White House is working to fix the backlog of ships waiting at the port of Los Angeles by making the operation 24/7 until the bottleneck recedes. And the hunt for Gabby Petito's missing fiance Brian Laundrie continues.

    The Dodgers Hang on for Game 5!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 39:52


    Chris Little sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee for your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. The Los Angeles Dodgers held on in game 4 of the National League Division Series to force a 5th and final game, which will be played in San Francisco tomorrow. Rich DeMuro joins the show for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday', and William Shatner is headed to space!


    A Little Chris Goes a Long Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 40:33

    KFI News Director Chris Little sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee for your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. Flooding poses an extreme risk to the United States' Infrastructure. An ancient winemaking complex was discovered by Israeli archaeologists. And the Dodgers now need to win the remaining two games in the NLDS to advance to the Championship Series.

    Not So Little Chris

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 40:25

    Chris Little fills in for Jennifer Jones Lee for your Monday morning Wake Up Call. U.S. vaccinations have reached their highest weekly number since July. Huntington Beach is set to reopen its beaches today. And a 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit off the Hawaiian coast.

    NBA Players Charged With Fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 44:25

    Laila Muhammad fills in for Jenifer on your Morning Wake Up Call. ABC's Aaron Katersky has the latest on 18 NBA Players being charged with fraud, Jim Ryan talks about the latest Tik Tok challenge turning violent and KFI's Dean Sharp has tips and tricks about heating and air conditioning.

    The Dodgers are heading to NLDS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 39:40


    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. ABC's Jim Ryan gives us the latest on the school shooting in Arlington, Texas. 13-year-old, Ryan Honary, talks about creating AI driven wildfire prevention technology. KFI's Corbin Carson previews his news special on the history of Bruce's Beach. The Dodgers are headed to the NLDS after beating the Cardinals on a walk-off courtesy of Chris Taylor.


    Karaoke with Rich and Songs About Jane

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 41:45

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. Dr. Simone Wildes joins the show to talk about the COVID-19 booster vaccine, the flu shot, and if it's okay to get them at the same time. Rich DeMuro, the Tech Guy, comes on for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday' and Jane Wells dials in for some 'Biz Buzz'.

    Saving Face(book)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 41:25

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. Talk about a bad Monday! Facebook, WhatsApp AND Instagram were all down coincidentally following a whistleblower bombshell - any correlation? Executive Director of the Better Together Animal Alliance Mandy Evans joins the show to talk about the Home to Home program. And the Supreme Court resumed in-person work yesterday as they face one of the most consequential terms in years.

    October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 39:48

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. The White House continues to work diligently on the proposed infrastructure bill as the government shutdown continues to cast a shadow. Michelle Sathe, Public Relations Officer for the Best Friends Animal Society joins the show to talk about Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

    Government Shutdown Averted...For Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 40:48

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. Karen Travers chimes in on Biden's optimism when it comes to bipartisan work and the ability to get things done, as Congress avoids a shutdown. Jason Nathanson joins the show to provide an entertainment report - what's new and exciting to watch out there? And the House Whisperer Dean Sharp is here for this week's edition of Jen and the House Whisperer, as the two talk about preparedness for fire season.

    Freed Britney

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 41:31

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Thursday morning Wake Up Call. Britney Spears' father has been suspended from her conservatorship. President Biden is working around the block on the Infrastructure Bill. NBA players are at a fork in the road - get vaccinated or don't play and don't get paid. And a suspected serial killer was "called to sacrifice" his victims - ABC's Jim Ryan chimes in.

    Not the Hero We Deserve, But the Hero We Need

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 40:20

    Jennifer Jones Lee played the role of heroin this morning before coming in to hose your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. An update on the Gabby Petito murder case with Jim Ryan. Therapy dog trainer Steve Booth comes on the show to talk about his latest trainee, Henry. And this week's edition of 'Biz Buzz' with Jane Wells! The two talk about why the markets are down, United Airlines' plan to terminate employees who won't get vaccinated, and one millionaire's fantasy world brought to life.

    Someone Call The (Plague)Doctor!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 41:20

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call. Optimism lingers at the White House surrounding the passing of the Infrastructure Bill as Karen Travers calls in to provide updates on that front. Texas women seeking abortions are fleeing to surrounding states as their clinics fill up. And the most popular Halloween costume among children isn't what you'd immediately think of, but it does make sense.

    Studies Show Coffee's Good For You! (But There's a Catch)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 41:17

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. A cloud of intensity lingers over the White House as Congress scrambles to finalize agreements surrounding the Infrastructure Bill and preventing a Government shutdown. Gabby Petito was laid to rest over the weekend as the search for wanted fiancé Brian Laundrie continues. And a new study shows that coffee is good for you, but just coffee...none of the other add-ins.

    Go Get Em, Macho!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 39:57

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Friday morning Wake Up Call. ABC's Jim Ryan joins Jen to talk about the Gabby Petito case, as a federal arrest warrant has been issued for her fiance, Brian Laundrie. Chloe Melas is releasing a special report on CNN titled: Toxic: Britney Spears' Battle for Freedom. This week's edition of Jen and the House Whisperer highlights closets! A place to store frequently-used items ONLY! And CEO and Founder of Lucy Pet Products Joey Herrick comes on the show to promote Macho, the Jack Russell Terrier looking to break the record for the fastest time around the bases later today at Dodger Stadium.

    Bring Out the Berumen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 41:39

    Brian Berumen sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee as he trains to fill in for her in the future. Karen Travers phones in to talk about the Infrastructure bill and "it's a messy sausage-making process." Brad Garrett calls in to talk about the Gabby Petito case, and Susie Heisey, Sequoia National Park PIO joins Brian to talk about the fires threatening the ages-old trees.

    To Boost or Not to Boost

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 41:17

    Jennifer Jones Lee hosts your Wednesday morning Wake Up Call. The remains found in Wyoming have been confirmed to be 22-year-old Gabby Petito as the search for her fiancé continues. KTLA's Rich DeMuro joins the show for this week's edition of 'Wired Wednesday' to talk about Apple's iPhone 13, available this Friday, Amazon's 3 new Kindles, and Ford's new $20k hybrid pickup truck called Maverick. When will the FDA authorize Pfizer's booster shot? Possibly today.

    Bull-Ridin', Wiggle-Wagglin' Queen

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 40:37

    Jennifer Jones Lee returns as she hosts your Tuesday morning Wake Up Call! After a long weekend and raising over $25k for the Wiggle Waggle Walk, Jen's back to share some stories. The search for more information surrounding Gabby Petito continues. And a writer with his own publishing company called "Gang Tales" names Stanley James II joins Jen to talk about what he's been doing following a lifestyle filled with gang-related activity and incarceration.

    Just Can't Wait to Be (Amy) King

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 43:52

    Amy King sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee and hosts your Monday morning Wake Up Call. A body has been discovered in the Wyoming National Park that's believed to be missing Gabby Petito. An update on the COVID vaccine booster shots. And the Emmy's were on last night - ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson joins Amy to talk about the winners.

    Royal Ruckus!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:41

    Michael Crozier sits in for Jennifer Jones Lee for your Friday morning Wake Up Call! The FDA has struck a cautious tone ahead of their vaccine booster meeting today - Aaron Katersky joins Michael to talk about it. Online romance scams are on the uptick again. ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson joins for 'The Entertainment Report' heading into the weekend, and Cheri Preston joins Crozier to talk about the Royals misbehaving prompting 'serious' anti-monarchy campaigns in the United Kingdom.

    One Giant Leap for Amateur Civilian Astronauts!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 41:15

    Laila Muhammad fills in for Jennifer Jones Lee. The White House has acknowledged people's increased pessimism over COVID. The UK and Australia have formed a historic defense partnership. And with SpaceX's launch of the Inspiration4 with 4 amateur civilians on board, the future of space travel for anyone interested inches closer to reality.

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