KNX News to Present Live Town Hall on Impact of Emerging A.I. on Life in Southern California and Beyond

“Reality in an A.I. World” Features Screenwriter Justine Bateman and Other Top Names from Media and Tech to Examine the Impacts and Threats of A.I.’s Rapid Development

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 17, 2023 – The sudden emergence of artificial intelligence in the national conversation has spawned concerns about sweeping changes to daily life, education, the workforce, Hollywood and even our collective sense of reality. Audacy’s KNX News 97.1 FM in Los Angeles will cut through the uncertainty on May 18 at 4:00 p.m. PT with “Reality in an A.I. World,” a one-hour town hall broadcast and streamed live from the Audacy SoundSpace on L.A.’s Miracle Mile.

With A.I. a key sticking point in the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike, the panel will feature actor, screenwriter, producer and director Justine Bateman. Other panelists include Ramsay Brown, chief executive officer of the A.I. Responsibility Lab, Brandie Nonnecke, co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and others.

“It seems like the impact of A.I. is suddenly everywhere you look and listen,” said Jeff Federman, regional president, Audacy Southern California. “Our audience wants to know how it will affect their lives, and they trust the team at KNX News to separate fact from rumor and hype.”

Mike Simpson, host of “LA’s Morning News” on KNX, and Charles Feldman, host of “KNX In Depth” and “LA’s Afternoon News,” will serve as hosts of the commercial-free event, which will air live on 97.1 FM and stream on the free Audacy app and on video at

The special one-hour presentation is sponsored by Downey Hyundai.

Listeners can tune in to KNX News (97.1 FM and 1070 AM) in Southern California on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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