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Conservative talk show host Larry Elder fired by KABC

Television host Larry Elder attends the Annual Los Angeles Union Mission's Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless on Nov. 27, 2002 in Los Angeles.
Television host Larry Elder attends the Annual Los Angeles Union Mission's Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless on Nov. 27, 2002 in Los Angeles.
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Longtime KABC conservative talk show host Larry Elder was fired Tuesday after his shift, L.A. Radio reports, citing Elder's agent George Green.

"I was eating dinner last night when Larry called and said he was fired," Green said, according to L.A. Radio. "The KABC general manager and program director called a few minutes later to confirm."

Green also added that Elder's ratings had been strong in all demographics. Elder's show had recently faced pre-emptions from L.A. Kings game broadcasts on KABC, L.A. Radio reports.

Joe Crummey took Elder's place on air Wednesday as Elder took his show online, set to broadcast live in his former radio timeslot of 3 to 6 p.m.

Larry Elder online tweet

However, Elder tweeted during that time that the program was having technical difficulties and the show didn't come on until almost 4 p.m. The scheduled topics included Ferguson, Eric Garner and immigration reform.

Other broadcasters tweeted their thoughts:

Tom Leykis tweet

David Lazarus tweet

Tony Katz tweet

As L.A. Observed notes, Elder was previously let go from his show in 2008 before returning to the air in 2010.

An L.A. native who refers to himself as "the Sage from South Central," the controversial host started at KABC in 1994. Elder's online bio describes him as "a blend of fiscal conservative and social liberal" who's in favor of "limited government/personal responsibility." Elder is also set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.