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June 10, 1993 | JONATHAN WIDRAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Buenos dias, Los Angeles!" Taking his cue from Robin Williams' charismatic character in "Good Morning, Vietnam," KLAX-FM (97.9) morning drive-time deejay Juan Carlos Hidalgo awakens the city's Latino community at 5 a.m. with an amusing take on this greeting, which sets the humorous tone he takes with listeners for the next five hours. "People don't want to hear about problems and bad news first thing in the morning," Hidalgo, 27, says in explaining his lighthearted approach.
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July 15, 1993 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hot-talker Howard Stern reclaimed the kingdom in the key morning drive-time slot for KLSX-FM (97.1), but Spanish-language KLAX-FM (97.9), the relative new kid on the radio block, retained its lead in the overall rankings for the third quarter in a row, according to Arbitron ratings released Wednesday. Although it maintained the No. 1 position, KLAX slipped substantially, from a 7.2 share of the audience during the winter quarter to 5.7% for the spring quarter that ended June 23.
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July 15, 1993 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hot-talker Howard Stern reclaimed the kingdom in the key morning drive-time slot for KLSX-FM (97.1), but Spanish-language KLAX-FM (97.9), the relative new kid on the radio block, retained its lead in the overall rankings for the third quarter in a row, according to Arbitron ratings released Wednesday. Although it maintained the No. 1 position, KLAX slipped substantially, from a 7.2 share of the audience during the winter quarter to 5.7% for the spring quarter that ended June 23.
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June 10, 1993 | JONATHAN WIDRAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Buenos dias, Los Angeles!" Taking his cue from Robin Williams' charismatic character in "Good Morning, Vietnam," KLAX-FM (97.9) morning drive-time deejay Juan Carlos Hidalgo awakens the city's Latino community at 5 a.m. with an amusing take on this greeting, which sets the humorous tone he takes with listeners for the next five hours. "People don't want to hear about problems and bad news first thing in the morning," Hidalgo, 27, says in explaining his lighthearted approach.
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July 14, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 6, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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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April 20, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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October 6, 1993 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defying those who said its success was a fluke, Spanish-language ranchera station KLAX-FM (97.9) remains at the top of the ratings heap, making for a year of being in first place, according to the latest Arbitron figures released Tuesday. In contrast, the hotly contested morning-drive ratings race saw an upset with KLOS-FM (95.5) duo Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps jumping ahead of KLSX-FM (97.1) New York-based personality Howard Stern.
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April 20, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He may be a long shot in the race for governor of New York, but Howard Stern definitely is in command of Los Angeles morning radio, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Tuesday. The ribald radio personality--heard on KLSX-FM (97.
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May 18, 1994 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The music was the thing for 22-year-old Justino (Pancho) Rodriquez. The thumping bass line and the soaring trumpets of banda struck something deep inside the South-Central Los Angeles man and inspired him and his younger brother to buy deejay equipment to provide music for dance parties. The dance of choice at such parties was la quebradita, the fast-stepping country dance that has become wildly popular among young Latinos in Los Angeles in the past four years.
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