August 20, 1989
Owner George Argyros said Saturday that he has had serious discussions about selling the Seattle Mariners to a group of Indianapolis businessmen but that even if the deal should go through, the team would remain in Seattle. He said the group is headed by Jeff Smulyan, owner of Emmis Broadcasting Corp., and includes Indianapolis real estate developer Michael Browning.
October 31, 1991 |
Coming Aboard: Jeff Wyatt, formerly Power 106 programming director and regional vice president of programming for Emmis Broadcasting, is the new afternoon drive personality at KIIS-FM. Wyatt also hosts the syndicated "American Dance Traxx" carried on more than 200 stations worldwide. . . . Veteran KRLA newsman Richard Beebe, who first joined the station in 1959, is back as the morning anchor.
October 10, 1988 |
Another bit of airwave history died Friday when WNBC-AM, once the New York flagship station of the NBC Radio Network, signed off after 62 years on the air. Its 50,000-watt, clear-channel 660 slot on the AM dial was promptly taken over by all-sports WFAN. WFAN is owned by Emmis Broadcasting, which bought WNBC-AM and four others from General Electric--NBC's new owner--for $121.5 million.
January 3, 1990 |
A co-owner of the Seattle Mariners flew an Indianapolis teen-ager to Seattle for cancer treatment today. Businessman Jeff Smulyan offered a ride in his Learjet to 16-year-old Shaun O'Neal, his mother and his sister after learning Tuesday of the teen-ager's need to travel to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. O'Neal is to undergo a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Nicole, 21.