June 12, 1994 |
It's 6 o'clock on a spring morning at the cramped, slightly shabby Hollywood headquarters of KLAX-FM. "La X" (pronounced eh-keece), as it's known to listeners, is already humming with energy and the oom-pah-pah strains of the upbeat Mexican music that's called banda. The hub of activity is a small control room, adorned only with a utilitarian clock, two wallet-sized religious cards and a large map with U.S.
July 14, 1994 |
While the banda sounds of Spanish-language KLAX-FM (97.9) continued to draw the most listeners among local radio stations, alternative rock proved to be a huge draw for KROQ-FM (106.7), which registered its largest audiences ever, according to the quarterly Arbitron ratings survey released Wednesday. "I think that obviously this kind of music is hotter than it's ever been and it's becoming even more broad-based," said Trip Reeb, KROQ-FM general manager.
April 20, 1993 |
Proving its initial rise to the top of the charts earlier this year was no fluke, Spanish-language station KLAX-FM (97.9) again dominated the Arbitron radio ratings and also became the top-rated station in the hotly contested morning-drive time slot, according to quarterly figures released Monday. KLAX, which changed last August to its current format of contemporary ranchera music (the Spanish equivalent of country music), drew 7.
December 28, 1998 |
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.
January 6, 1994 |
Spanish-language KLAX-FM's morning show continued as the most popular radio program in the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Wednesday, while the English-language competition changed positions in the runner-up categories. For the third consecutive quarter, KLAX's team of Juan Carlos Hidalgo and El Peladillo (Jesus Garcia) was top-rated in radio's most competitive time slot, and the station itself also ranked first overall.
January 3, 2010 |
Just eight months ago, President Obama was calling Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva "my man" and suggesting that the South American country could become a leading U.S. partner in the region. Since then, Brazil has criticized the U.S. approach to the coup in Honduras and warned the United States over plans to expand its military presence in Colombia. U.S. officials, for their part, have complained about Lula's increasing efforts to form economic and political ties with a leading American adversary, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.