January 1, 2010 |
It's the same gift exchange every year: KOST-FM (103.5) offers its listeners wall-to-wall holiday music, and they in turn give the adult-contemporary station a bump to No. 1 in the ratings. Last month was no different, according to figures released by the Arbitron ratings service. KOST shot to the top of the Los Angeles-Orange County market, garnering 5.5% of the radio audience ages 6 and older. Top-40 station KIIS-FM (102.7) finished second, at 4.7%, for the ratings period, which surveyed listeners from Nov. 12 to Dec. 9. In previous period, KOST was fourth at 3.7%.
March 13, 2007 |
Amazon.com, the world's biggest online retailer, will start a separate website dedicated to classical music. Classical music was the second-fastest growing music category at Amazon.com in 2006, the Seattle-based company said. A dwindling number of music stores and shrinking classical-music sections increased demand on its website, the company said.
July 22, 1989
So after spending $55 million to purchase classical station KFAC-FM, Evergreen Media Corp. is now contemplating a format change to rock music in order to raise profits. What did it think it was buying--a pro basketball team? Will Los Angeles become the only major city with no classical station? JEORGIA MOORE Hacienda Heights The latest of Claudia Puig's articles on KFAC and classical-music broadcasting is on Page 1 of today's Calendar.
September 17, 1989
The word that stands out in Bernheimer's article is embarrassment, which he uses to describe the fact that "there will be no commercial (classical-music) radio station in Los Angeles." Let's face it, L.A. is not a sophisticated city. It's a beach town with all the name entails. Angelenos' idea of culture is eating designer pizza and getting tickets for "Les Miz" or "Phantom." YOLANDA KRELL Los Angeles
August 2, 2013 |
The Cleveland Plain Dealer laid off one-third of its newsroom staff on Wednesday, and among those to go was Donald Rosenberg, the newspaper's former senior music critic who was reassigned from his post in 2008 and waged an unsuccessful lawsuit against his employer. Rosenberg most recently covered dance and other arts for the newspaper, writing reported pieces as well as some reviews. He confirmed his departure from the Plain Dealer by phone. His legal clash with the Plain Dealer two years ago stemmed from a number of highly critical articles that he wrote aimed at the Cleveland Orchestra and its music director, Franz Welser-Möst.
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June 24, 1998 |
The Buena Park Library District will snare young readers with the World Wide Web of Tales this month as it kicks off its summer reading program. In keeping with the theme, Anansi the spider will keep track of time children spend reading, with the top readers earning prizes at the end of the season. Registration forms are available at the children's area reference desk. Four special summer programs begin at 2 p.m. today, when Linda Stroud's puppets perform a classical-music appreciation show.
December 5, 1992
I read with much sadness the letters about the lawsuit of Tom Deacon regarding Bonnie Grice, Wallace A. Smith and KUSC Radio ("Is Love a Threat to Classical-Music Lovers?," Nov. 28). What I find puzzling is how unfair a limited number of listeners of KUSC-FM are to the style and format of Grice's morning-commute show. Grice has chosen a format that showcases classical music for the average commuter battling traffic. I believe this more accessible approach will ultimately increase the audience for shows such as Jim Svejda's.