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May 18, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Times Mirror Co. said Friday that it has agreed to sell Broadcasting magazine to Cahners Publishing Co. for $32 million in cash. Considered the premier weekly trade magazine about the television and radio business, Broadcasting was acquired by Times Mirror in 1986 for $75 million. The Los Angeles-based company, which owns The Times and other media properties, will take an after-tax loss of $11.6 million, or 9 cents a share, on the sale. In a letter to Broadcasting employees, Edward E.
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June 14, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever been slumped in your favorite chair, remote in hand, channel surfing the airwaves when you stopped to watch a real surfer streak down a wall of turquoise the size of a two-story building? And then came the voice. The thick Australian accent. The high-pitched scream: "That's like having an Olympic-sized swimming pool dumped on your head!" Then you already know Peter Townend. Townend, known simply as P.T.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1985
Richard Malkin of Carson not only found this ad for "Miami Undercover" on the back cover of a 1960 Broadcasting magazine, he photocopied it and sent it to us for laughs. According to "The Complete Encyclopedia of TV Programs," it starred Lee Bowman as "a trouble-shooter hired by the Miami Hotel Owners Assn. to eliminate the sources of trouble that invade Florida," Thirty-eight episodes--shot on location in Miami long before the cheeks of "Miami Vice's" Don Johnson could grow stubble--ran in '61.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1991 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Times Mirror Co. said Friday that it has agreed to sell Broadcasting magazine to Cahners Publishing Co. for $32 million in cash. Considered the premier weekly trade magazine about the television and radio business, Broadcasting was acquired by Times Mirror in 1986 for $75 million. The Los Angeles-based company, which owns The Times and other media properties, will take an after-tax loss of $11.6 million, or 9 cents a share, on the sale. In a letter to Broadcasting employees, Edward E.
SPORTS
June 14, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever been slumped in your favorite chair, remote in hand, channel surfing the airwaves when you stopped to watch a real surfer streak down a wall of turquoise the size of a two-story building? And then came the voice. The thick Australian accent. The high-pitched scream: "That's like having an Olympic-sized swimming pool dumped on your head!" Then you already know Peter Townend. Townend, known simply as P.T.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1992
"There are times when talk shows exaggerate a bit. We are on TV and we do have a responsibility to gather a crowd." --Burt Dubrow, executive producer of the Sally Jessy Raphael and Jerry Springer talk shows, in Broadcasting magazine.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1987
"I really don't have any comment to make," Dudley S. Taft, vice chairman of the Cincinnati-based firm, said about a published report that he is leaving the company his father founded 28 years ago. Taft was asked about a report in Broadcasting magazine which said he plans to leave.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New York 1. WHTZ-FM: Contemporary Hits 2. WPAT-AM-FM: Easy Listening 3. WLTW-FM: Soft Contemporary Los Angeles 1. KPWR-FM: Contemporary Hits 2. KIIS-FM: Contemporary Hits 3. KOST-FM: Soft Contemporary Chicago 1. WGN-AM: Talk 2. WGCI-FM: Urban Contemporary 3. WXEZ-AM: Easy Listening San Francisco 1. KGO-AM: News/Talk 2. KMEL-FM: Contemporary Hits 3. KCBS-AM: News/Talk Philadelphia 1. WEGX-FM: Contemporary Hits 2. WMMR-FM: Album-Oriented Rock 3.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1985
Richard Malkin of Carson not only found this ad for "Miami Undercover" on the back cover of a 1960 Broadcasting magazine, he photocopied it and sent it to us for laughs. According to "The Complete Encyclopedia of TV Programs," it starred Lee Bowman as "a trouble-shooter hired by the Miami Hotel Owners Assn. to eliminate the sources of trouble that invade Florida," Thirty-eight episodes--shot on location in Miami long before the cheeks of "Miami Vice's" Don Johnson could grow stubble--ran in '61.
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