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August 11, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
"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."
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
RKO General Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission to reverse a decision revoking the company's licenses to operate KHJ-TV Channel 9 in Los Angeles and 13 other television and radio stations across the country. In a strongly worded appeal, RKO denounced the decision by an FCC administrative judge as one-sided, calling it "extraordinary in the number of its errors, both factual and legal, and in the extravagance of its rhetoric."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1985 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
January 9, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
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.
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