August 11, 1987 |
An administrative law judge at the Federal Communications Commission today denied renewal of RKO General Inc.'s licenses for 14 radio and television stations, including three in Los Angeles, saying the company's dishonesty is unprecedented for a broadcaster. "No case ever before decided by this commission presents dishonesty comparable to RKO's," Judge Edward J. Kuhlmann wrote in a 75-page decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2008 |
"Big Ron" O'Brien, 56, a disc jockey who spent more than a decade in Los Angeles radio and was host of a weekday afternoon show on KIIS-FM (102.7), died Sunday from complications of pneumonia, Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia announced on its website. O'Brien had been hospitalized in Paoli, Pa. Since 2002, he had worked at WOGL-FM (98.1), a Philadelphia station that plays classic pop. Don Barrett, publisher of LARadio.com, called O'Brien "one of those passionate radio people who electrified his audience every time he flipped on the microphone."
July 3, 1985 |
KUSC-FM (91.5), the most widely listened-to public radio station in Los Angeles, has dropped "All Things Considered"--the last vestige of National Public Radio news programming on its schedule. Station manager Wallace Smith said that replacing the afternoon program with classical music was both a programming and budgetary decision.
January 25, 1988
President Reagan's State of the Union address will be televised live at 6 tonight on ABC, CBS, NBC and on cable's CNN and C-SPAN. Radio coverage airs at 6 p.m. on KCRW-FM (89.9), KFWB (980), KGIL (1260 AM), KNX (1070), KPCC-FM (89.3), KPFK-FM (90.7). In addition, C-SPAN will also have tape-delayed coverage at 8:30 p.m.
January 9, 2003 |
Rap outlet KPWR-FM (105.9) widened its lead as the Southland's top radio station, placing first in the ratings for the third straight quarter, while Christmas came early to KOST-FM (103.5), and so did listeners, according to the fall Arbitron ratings released Wednesday. KPWR, known as Power 106, grabbed 5.4% of the audience age 12 and older, up from 5.1% in the summer, according to the survey that chronicled listeners' choices from Sept. 19 to Dec. 11.
June 15, 1987
President Reagan's speech from the Oval Office about his trip to the Economic Summit in Venice last week will be televised live at 5 p.m. today by ABC, CBS, NBC and cable's CNN. The address also will be broadcast on local radio stations KNX-AM (1070), KFWB-AM (980), KPPC-FM (89.3) and KCRW-FM (89.9).