May 9, 1990 |
They were more than just the kings of the radio dial. They were more than just No. 1. They were Boss. More accurately, they were the Boss Jocks, spinning those Boss Hits for an adoring, young and huge Boss Radio audience in Boss Angeles. Even some of their names had more than a hint of Bossness to them--the Real Don Steele, Humble Harve, Dave Diamond, Sam Riddle, Walt Baby Love, Charlie Tuna. Back then, the Beatles were fighting for chart space with the Mamas & the Papas and Dylan.
January 14, 2000 |
TV & RADIO More Diversity Pacts Expected: Agreements with Fox and CBS to increase diversity at the two networks are expected to be finalized in the next month, leaders of a multiethnic coalition said Thursday. The coalition, which includes NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and National Latino Media Council head Esteban Torres, met with the networks this week to press for diversity initiatives that would be similar to those already signed off on by NBC and ABC.
February 19, 1985 |
'I'm listening to things like 'Jungle Love' on KIIS and Dees has got the nerve to criticize? How can you compare that to a song like 'You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma'?" KLAC-AM (540) morning deejay Scott Carpenter sputtered into momentary tongue paralysis over the issue of country music as mental and musical cirrhosis.
September 11, 1998 |
Ready for another dose of Mark McGwire? Well, don't get too excited. Fox is televising the St. Louis Cardinals' game Saturday at Houston, with the Astros' Randy Johnson pitching against McGwire, to 69% of the country, but not Los Angeles. We get the Angels at Baltimore at 10 a.m. instead. You can't really fault Fox this time. Let's not forget, the Angels are in a division race. Everyone is talking about the resurgence of baseball, but "Monday Night Football" on ABC still got a better national rating than McGwire's record-breaking performance Tuesday night on Fox, 14.8 to 12.9.