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February 5, 1989 | DON SNOWDEN
"Everyone quiet, please." The noise level in the KCRW-FM control room instantly subsided as closing time for "The African Beat" radio program approached. The strains of "Aki Special" by Prince Nico Mbarga suddenly went silent in the monitor speakers as C. C. Smith, co-host of the Saturday afternoon show, faded down the track and flipped open the mike. Smith and co-host Solomon Egbuho (who has acquired the on-air nickname of Solomon Solo), ran down the closing credits.
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February 5, 1989 | DON SNOWDEN
"Everyone quiet, please." The noise level in the KCRW-FM control room instantly subsided as closing time for "The African Beat" radio program approached. The strains of "Aki Special" by Prince Nico Mbarga suddenly went silent in the monitor speakers as C. C. Smith, co-host of the Saturday afternoon show, faded down the track and flipped open the mike. Smith and co-host Solomon Egbuho (who has acquired the on-air nickname of Solomon Solo), ran down the closing credits.
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February 5, 1989
Looking for a musical journey? The music of the world awaits listeners on the following radio programs: Time/Program/Description/Host/Station SUNDAY 6 a.m.-6 p.m. "Alma del Barrio." Mixture of Latin and South American music shows with multiple DJs; bilingual. KXLU-FM (88.9). 8-10 a.m. "La Voz Latina." Latin music, principally salsa. Abe Hernandez, Jr., & Don Griego. KCSN-FM (88.5). 10 a.m.-12:05 p.m. "L' Chayim." Israeli/Jewish music. Cantor Michael Russ. KCSN. 2-5 p.m. "The Reggae Beat."
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August 8, 2002 | Lynell George
Back in the day, you may have needed to know someone in the know to find world music. Someone to shuttle you to that backyard Brazilian party or the tiny sandwich shop where they spin soca and zouk and have ginger beer. That you should bring a blanket and warm clothes to hear ragas on a lawn. Now, though, the throwaway line--"There's nothing to do in L.A."--has never been so wrong.
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April 4, 1993 | STEVE APPLEFORD, Steve Appleford writes regularly about music for The Times
The African sound hadn't yet landed on the Boston music scene when Ade James arrived there as a student from Nigeria in the early 1980s. Live acts from his home continent rarely passed through town, and local radio stations showed little interest in playing what little African music was available in American record shops. "In the back of my mind I was thinking, 'They are missing out on beautiful music. Why don't they play it?'
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February 19, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While a lot of public radio listeners are wondering about the future of "Morning Becomes Eclectic" at KCRW-FM (89.9) with the coming departure of host Chris Douridas, the folks over at KPFK-FM (90.7) are thriving with discarded sounds--and listeners--from the rival program's past.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2010
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Kuwait: Gavin R. Brummund, 22, of the Sierra foothills community of Arnold; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Brummund was killed Thursday while supporting combat operations in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, on the Pakistani border. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood, Texas; sergeant, Marine Corps.
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