REED BERRY ON THE RADIO

In 1988, Reed Berry co-hosted his first talk radio show, "The Friday Special" on KIEV 870 AM in Los  Angeles.  Later, he co-hosted "L.A.'s Travel Show" on KIEV, "The Weekend Special"  which aired on KNDI 1270 AM in Honolulu and "The Kenny & Reed Show" on KRLA 1110 AM in Los Angeles.  As one of southern California's most popular traffic school instructors, Reed became known as "The Traffic Guy" and was frequently asked to be a guest on local, national and international radio programs to discuss driving-related issues. Whenever he would appear as a guest on a radio program, phone lines would light up because people care about the issues related to being behind the wheel!

In 1998, Reed Berry co-created and co-hosted the first talk radio show in America for and about drivers, "Traffic Jam", which was heard Saturdays on KRLA 1110 AM in Los Angeles through the summer of 1999.  Each show featured experts from the world of driving as well as a "Celebrity Driver of the Week".  The celebrity guest on the very first show was none other than the ultimate car enthusiast, Jay Leno!  Bob Barker, Walter Matthau,  Howie Mandel, Steve Allen, Dennis Franz and Casey Kasem were also featured as "Celebrity Drivers" on the show, just to name a few.  Because it was a live call-in show, listeners would phone in throughout the broadcast to discuss issues, ask questions and win prizes!
 


Game Show Host
Wink Martindale

Bernard Parks
Former Chief, LAPD

TV Legend
Steve Allen

"Traffic Jam" was a unique and popular show which received much media attention.  The program was featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, The Daily News, The Pasadena Star-News, Talkers Magazine and in the internet radio columns LARadio.com and RadioDigest.com.  Reed Berry and his co-host were interviewed for local television news programs and were guests on "Great Day America", a national television talk show that aired on PAX-TV. 

"Traffic Jam" was as entertaining as it was informative, and frequently the show went on the road for live remote broadcasts from interesting and exciting places such as The Museum of Television & Radio in Beverly Hills, The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Sea World in San Diego and the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
 


Live from
Sea World in San Diego

On location at the 
Petersen Automotive Museum

In 1999, Reed Berry received an Award of Honor from RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) for using the radio show to promote safe, sober driving. 

Reed Berry continues to make guest appearances on radio programs around the country. He is a regular contributor to "The Larry Marino Show" on NewsTalk 590 KTIE in Southern California's Inland Empire. You may have also heard Reed on "The Tim Conway Jr. Show" on 97.1 FM TALK or on "The Brian Whitman Show" on Talkradio 790 KABC, both in Los Angeles. 

If you turn on the radio and hear a traffic-related issue being discussed, there's a good chance the guest expert being interviewed is Reed Berry, "The Traffic Guy".

Photography and Production Assistance - Ronald Esquivel
 

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