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September 15, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Humberto Luna stands grinning beneath a billboard bearing his likeness at the spot where, according to Hollywood lore, dreams come true--Hollywood and Vine. The symbolism is not missed. Luna has seen his fondest dream come true--and then some. "I never thought it would be like this," Luna said. "I wanted to live well and do something on radio. I still don't believe that because of radio I'm doing so much and so many people know me. I still feel it's a dream." If so, it's an awfully sweet one.
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December 28, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humberto Luna, whose wild and irreverent style has made him one of the best-known Spanish-language radio personalities in Southern California, is jumping from KTNQ-AM (1020) to KLAX-FM (97.9), where he's expected to make his debut this morning. Luna, whose contract with KTNQ expires in August, presented KTNQ President and General Manager Richard Heftel with a letter of resignation Dec. 18, his last day on the air.
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October 13, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Popular radio host Humberto Luna and film critic Jorge Elias will soon be playing Spanish-speaking Siskels and Eberts when "Hablemos de Cine" ("Let's Talk Movies") debuts Sunday on Univision. Network officials announced Wednesday that the half-hour show (to air locally at 5 p.m. on KMEX Channel 34) focuses on Hollywood and Latin American films by pitting the analytical, straight man Elias against the comedic Luna, KTNQ-AM's ribald morning host.
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June 5, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Humberto Luna took his first job in radio, he worked in Los Angeles but the office was in Tijuana. So five days a week Luna would record his program here and the tapes would be driven across the border and played the next day in a Mexican studio that broadcast the show back to Southern California. It was a complicated format that gave new meaning to the term "drive-time radio show," but it turned out to be a lucky break for Luna. At the time, the L.A.
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December 28, 1998 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humberto Luna, whose wild and irreverent style has made him one of the best-known Spanish-language radio personalities in Southern California, is jumping from KTNQ-AM (1020) to KLAX-FM (97.9), where he's expected to make his debut this morning. Luna, whose contract with KTNQ expires in August, presented KTNQ President and General Manager Richard Heftel with a letter of resignation Dec. 18, his last day on the air.
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June 5, 1997 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Humberto Luna took his first job in radio, he worked in Los Angeles but the office was in Tijuana. So five days a week Luna would record his program here and the tapes would be driven across the border and played the next day in a Mexican studio that broadcast the show back to Southern California. It was a complicated format that gave new meaning to the term "drive-time radio show," but it turned out to be a lucky break for Luna. At the time, the L.A.
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October 11, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Radio Star Gets Hollywood Star: Top-rated Spanish-language radio personality Humberto Luna will receive his star Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Luna, morning drive-time deejay on KTNQ-AM, is the first Latino radio announcer to receive a star and is one of a small but growing number of Latino celebrities who have gotten stars. After the 10:30 a.m.
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April 7, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG
Clockwise from left: * Humberto Luna's wacky 6-11 a.m. show on KTNQ with its stable of "Lunatico" characters was the first informal "Morning Zoo" type program in Spanish. * Veteran sportscaster Jaime Jarrin, known as KWKW's "Spanish Voice of the Dodgers"regarded as the premier Spanish sports announcer in the country, was the first American Latino to win a Golden Mike award. He is also vice president of news and sports for KWKW's parent company. * KLVE's morning man (6-10 a.m.
NEWS
June 21, 1990
Woody Woodpecker, the late Vivian Vance, Jim Nabors, Arsenio Hall and B.B. King are among 21 entertainers who will receive a star on the Walk of Fame this year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced. A five-member Walk of Fame Committee culled the list from 200 nominees, according to Johnny Grant, chairman of the committee and honorary mayor of Hollywood. "We received such an abundance of outstanding nominations this year that it was difficult to make a selection," Grant said.
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March 16, 1989
The neighboring cities of Maywood, Bell and Cudahy will co-sponsor the third annual Easter parade on Saturday afternoon. The hourlong Tri-City Parade will begin at 3 p.m. and stretch along a three-mile segment of Atlantic Boulevard, beginning at 55th Street in Maywood and ending at Santa Ana Street in Cudahy. The grand marshal will be disc jockey Humberto Luna of Spanish radio station KTNQ-AM.
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September 15, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Humberto Luna stands grinning beneath a billboard bearing his likeness at the spot where, according to Hollywood lore, dreams come true--Hollywood and Vine. The symbolism is not missed. Luna has seen his fondest dream come true--and then some. "I never thought it would be like this," Luna said. "I wanted to live well and do something on radio. I still don't believe that because of radio I'm doing so much and so many people know me. I still feel it's a dream." If so, it's an awfully sweet one.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1988 | John Voland, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Popular radio host Humberto Luna and film critic Jorge Elias will soon be playing Spanish-speaking Siskels and Eberts when "Hablemos de Cine" ("Let's Talk Movies") debuts Sunday on Univision. Network officials announced Wednesday that the half-hour show (to air locally at 5 p.m. on KMEX Channel 34) focuses on Hollywood and Latin American films by pitting the analytical, straight man Elias against the comedic Luna, KTNQ-AM's ribald morning host.
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February 14, 1986
Valentine's Day will become El Dia de los Enamorados in Santa Ana's Centerpointe area Saturday when the Spanish-language television station KVEA, Channel 52, holds its first Valentine's Day Festival. Rudy Garza, coordinating the event for the station, which went on the air in November, said the festival will feature Latino performing groups from all over Southern California and concession stands by nonprofit organizations.
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January 9, 1993 | STACY WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With one destructive rainstorm barely over and another expected this weekend, people across Orange County spent Friday trying to step up relief efforts for flood victims in Tijuana. Their efforts ranged from that of Angelica Orozco of Santa Ana, who spent Friday calling members of her church parish for donations, to Sergio Velazquez, publisher of a local Spanish-language weekly newspaper, who is organizing a large drive for relief supplies with the help of a Los Angeles radio station.
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