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February 18, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether digging into the world's longest burrito, searching for the five oddest jobs in Southern California or waking up complete strangers and fixing them breakfast, Jim (Poorman) Trenton is determined to take morning television viewers where they've never gone before. "I'm like the Charles Kuralt of the '90s on acid," Trenton explains of his role as a feature reporter on KTTV-TV Channel 11's "Good Day L.A."
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August 25, 2003 | Steven Barrie-Anthony, Times Staff Writer
Event organizer Cindy Rakowitz positions a gorgeous twentysomething in a bikini bottom and body paint outside the Backstage Cafe in Beverly Hills. Nearby, Jim "Poorman" Trenton -- the dreadlocked surferdude host of the TV show "Poorman's Bikini Beach" and sponsor of this evening's "Governor's Ball" -- gathers reporters and his posse of bikini babes and shows them some newly developed snapshots. "I visited kitchens in L.A., and look!
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NEWS
February 24, 1991
Regarding "Calling for Help," the Feb. 7 article on KROQ's "Loveline": How scary it is that a man--Jim Trenton, a.k.a. the Poorman--who hosts (radio) contests for the "horniest girl in L.A.," is giving advice to young people about such serious issues as AIDS, drugs and sex. JULIE BRIDGWATER Los Angeles
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February 26, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY
Somehow, when no one was looking, it became acceptable again on television for men to embrace their inner pig--to crudely ogle girls, swill beer and generally behave like boorish louts. Consider "The Man Show," which premiered on Comedy Central last summer and features such regular segments as "girls on trampolines." Or Howard Stern's late-night antics, which rely in part on women disrobing with strategic areas obscured through the wonders of reverse video.
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January 10, 2000 | Greg Risling, (949) 574-4226
It may be airing in the wee hours of the morning and may cost him money out of his own pocket, but Jim "Poorman" Trenton has finally found a place for his home-grown, bikini-oriented television show. Trenton, a Newport Beach resident best known for his days as a disc jockey at KROQ-FM, has been peddling the show he started with his own money last summer. Known as "Poorman's Bikini Beach," the 30-minute program will air between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1994
In response to Jon Matsumoto's "Rachtman Tunes In With 'Loveline' " (May 23) on the show "Loveline" on KROQ-FM--which continues on the air despite disputed ownership: Since I (the Poorman) was removed from KROQ in August, 1993, the overall show ratings have dropped from a 12.2 to an 8.9 share in the 10 p.m. hour and from a 13.9 to a 9.3 in the 11 p.m. hour, according to the latest Arbitron ratings. If co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky really feels the show is better without the Poorman, then I am shocked.
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February 13, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KROQ-FM (106.7) deejay Jim (Poorman) Trenton was missing this week as host of the popular "Loveline" show after he angrily walked off in the middle of a broadcast and then was suspended. Trenton said that he was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for leaving about 10 minutes into the show Tuesday night. KROQ deejays Doug Roberts and Tammy Heide have been filling in on the 10 p.m.-midnight advice show, which Trenton created. Station officials were out of town and unavailable for comment.
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November 9, 1986 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
One of the hottest deejays in local radio is KROQ-FM's the Poorman, who's been scoring sizable ratings in his 9 p.m.-to-midnight time slot. But now KROQ is asking listeners to make a tough choice: If you want to hear the zany deejay, do you stay up late or get up early?
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January 27, 1985 | CRAIG ROSEN, Rosen is a Calendar intern from Cal State Northridge. and
"The only thing that makes me feel like I'm really pretty or have a good personality is sex," a frail voice confesses. "Afterwards, I feel proud of myself. There's gotta be something that can give me self-confidence besides sex." An anguished listener calling Ruth Westheimer? Not quite. The listener's only 15. And this entire show is aimed at teens with sex problems. About 25 callers air their problems live on "Loveline" every Sunday at midnight for three hours on KROQ-FM (106.7).
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November 22, 1991 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If a lot of people buy his new line of Poor Wear, Jim Trenton could go from Poor Man to rich man. "We could be the Pet Rock of Christmas," joked Trenton, a disc jockey on KROQ-FM who uses Poor Man as his radio name. Just in time for a lean holiday season, Trenton has introduced Poor Wear, "clothes for recessionary times." They're a collection of inexpensive T-shirts, sweat shirts and baggy pants that come only in white on black or black on white. "Color costs too much," Trenton explains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2000 | Greg Risling, (949) 574-4226
It may be airing in the wee hours of the morning and may cost him money out of his own pocket, but Jim "Poorman" Trenton has finally found a place for his home-grown, bikini-oriented television show. Trenton, a Newport Beach resident best known for his days as a disc jockey at KROQ-FM, has been peddling the show he started with his own money last summer. Known as "Poorman's Bikini Beach," the 30-minute program will air between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
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September 24, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Everybody on the radio is talking about sex these days, of course. On one show, though, it has nothing to do with the White House. Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky, the hosts of "Love Line" on KROQ-FM (106.7), are by and large ignoring issues raised by scandal, instead going about the business of tackling questions from confused teens and young adults about their own sex (and drug) concerns. "We're trying to stay away from the Clinton issue," says Pinsky.
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October 16, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Can a "surf dude" find a place in a world as far removed from his own as the gritty urban landscape of rap and hip-hop music? That's the latest twist in the life of one of the most colorful--and unlikely--figures in the recent history of Southern California radio. Jim (Poorman) Trenton, whose amateurish edge came to symbolize the maverick spirit of KROQ-FM's "modern rock" format before he was banished by the station two years ago, has resurfaced as a deejay on KPWR-FM (105.9).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1994
In response to Jon Matsumoto's "Rachtman Tunes In With 'Loveline' " (May 23) on the show "Loveline" on KROQ-FM--which continues on the air despite disputed ownership: Since I (the Poorman) was removed from KROQ in August, 1993, the overall show ratings have dropped from a 12.2 to an 8.9 share in the 10 p.m. hour and from a 13.9 to a 9.3 in the 11 p.m. hour, according to the latest Arbitron ratings. If co-host Dr. Drew Pinsky really feels the show is better without the Poorman, then I am shocked.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether digging into the world's longest burrito, searching for the five oddest jobs in Southern California or waking up complete strangers and fixing them breakfast, Jim (Poorman) Trenton is determined to take morning television viewers where they've never gone before. "I'm like the Charles Kuralt of the '90s on acid," Trenton explains of his role as a feature reporter on KTTV-TV Channel 11's "Good Day L.A."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KROQ-FM (106.7) deejay Jim (Poorman) Trenton was missing this week as host of the popular "Loveline" show after he angrily walked off in the middle of a broadcast and then was suspended. Trenton said that he was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for leaving about 10 minutes into the show Tuesday night. KROQ deejays Doug Roberts and Tammy Heide have been filling in on the 10 p.m.-midnight advice show, which Trenton created. Station officials were out of town and unavailable for comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Everybody on the radio is talking about sex these days, of course. On one show, though, it has nothing to do with the White House. Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky, the hosts of "Love Line" on KROQ-FM (106.7), are by and large ignoring issues raised by scandal, instead going about the business of tackling questions from confused teens and young adults about their own sex (and drug) concerns. "We're trying to stay away from the Clinton issue," says Pinsky.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY
Somehow, when no one was looking, it became acceptable again on television for men to embrace their inner pig--to crudely ogle girls, swill beer and generally behave like boorish louts. Consider "The Man Show," which premiered on Comedy Central last summer and features such regular segments as "girls on trampolines." Or Howard Stern's late-night antics, which rely in part on women disrobing with strategic areas obscured through the wonders of reverse video.
NEWS
November 22, 1991 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If a lot of people buy his new line of Poor Wear, Jim Trenton could go from Poor Man to rich man. "We could be the Pet Rock of Christmas," joked Trenton, a disc jockey on KROQ-FM who uses Poor Man as his radio name. Just in time for a lean holiday season, Trenton has introduced Poor Wear, "clothes for recessionary times." They're a collection of inexpensive T-shirts, sweat shirts and baggy pants that come only in white on black or black on white. "Color costs too much," Trenton explains.
NEWS
February 24, 1991
Regarding "Calling for Help," the Feb. 7 article on KROQ's "Loveline": How scary it is that a man--Jim Trenton, a.k.a. the Poorman--who hosts (radio) contests for the "horniest girl in L.A.," is giving advice to young people about such serious issues as AIDS, drugs and sex. JULIE BRIDGWATER Los Angeles
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