January 18, 1999 |
KCBS-TV won the most honors for the third consecutive year at the Radio & TV News Assn. of Southern California's 49th annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony Saturday at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, but KTTV and San Diego's KNSD-TV captured the most coveted prizes. KCBS took home 15 honors for excellence in television news reporting in 1998 while KTTV's hourlong nightly newscast and KNSD's half-hour show were recognized as the best in those respective categories.
September 14, 1986 |
The seventh annual Amy Alcott pro-am tournament, for the benefit of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be played Monday at the Riviera Country Club. Celebrity guests include Dinah Shore, Rick Dees of radio station KIIS-fm, Johnny Mathis, Monty Hall and Kay Cockerill of UCLA, the 1986 U.S. Amateur champion. The tournament will have a shotgun start of 1 p.m. A touring LPGA pro will play with each foursome.
March 12, 1985 |
'I'm the only sportscaster in town--maybe in the world--with three kidneys," 47-year-old "Coach" Charleye Wright said from his hospital bed. He is also the only radio personality in town to broadcast each morning direct from St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, where he is recovering from the most highly publicized kidney transplant surgery since Gary Coleman's.
October 2, 1987 |
After Thursday's earthquake, being deprived of watching legitimate pro football on television this weekend doesn't seem nearly as significant as it did a few days ago. Still, there are reasons to be disturbed--no games last weekend, phony games this weekend. This is no way to treat fans, and it all seems so absurd--spoiled, greedy players striking against self-indulging, greedy owners. There is a way to strike back.
April 15, 1988 |
On the morning of Sept. 27, 1987, ABC boxing commentator Alex Wallau (pronounced Wal- lew) was washing his face when he felt a lump in his neck. A week later, he was told he had throat cancer. Because Wallau felt no discomfort, the cancer grew to Stage 4 before detection. On Oct. 13, Wallau had surgery to determine the cancer's origin. A tumor was found at the base of his tongue. Under normal circumstances, part of the tongue would have been removed.
February 6, 1987 |
If watching the America's Cup made you seasick, you may also get punch-drunk from all the boxing on television these days. Why so much? Television executives may not like the sport because of its brutality and shady characters, but it delivers something they like very much--solid ratings. For example, boxing on NBC last year drew an average Nielsen rating of 5.1. Meanwhile, college basketball on NBC this season is averaging a 3.6 rating. On CBS, the average is 4.