November 14, 2012 |
Bill O'Reilly can breathe a little easier. Last week while speaking about the reelection of President Obama, the Fox News commentator said, "The white establishment is now the minority. " But when it comes to who owns the nation's TV and radio stations, whites -- and white males in particular -- are still the majority. The Federal Communications Commission just released its report on the ownership of commercial broadcast stations which reveals that as of 2011, whites own 69.4% of the nation's 1,348 television stations.
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.