April 5, 1993 |
No doubt about it, Bill Press is a terrific commentator for KCOP-TV Channel 13. Smart. Funny. Bold. Good thinker. Good writer. Effective, incisive communicator. Not such a partisan liberal that he won't sometimes blast his fellow travelers. Now that Press has been elected to the non-paying Democratic Party post he intensely campaigned for, however, Channel 13 should act swiftly to make him its former terrific commentator.
December 10, 1993 |
The battle between the California Republican Party and the Los Angeles broadcast outlets employing California Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press as a commentator and talk-show host has taken two more twists. The Fair Political Practices Commission has told KFI-AM (640) that Press' position as a talk-show host does not constitute an in-kind campaign contribution to the party, as the California Republican Party had claimed in a complaint filed in May.
January 20, 1992 |
KCOP Channel 13, KNBC Channel 4 and KABC Channel 7 shared top television honors at the 42nd annual Golden Mike Awards presented Saturday at the Universal City Hilton for excellence in locally produced broadcast news. KFWB-AM (980) eclipsed all competitors during the radio portion of the awards, winning six trophies, including best radio newscast over 15 minutes.
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May 14, 2009 |
Los Angeles police have discovered that the shuttered Channel 13 studios on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood had become a haven for squatters. Officers found squalid conditions inside the landmark building, including discarded hypodermic needles, piles of trash, makeshift bedding in office cubicles and human filth on the floors and walls. "I was disgusted.
September 25, 1990 |
The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday. Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities." Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said.
October 22, 2010 |
As the fee dispute between News Corp.'s Fox and satellite broadcaster Dish Network spills into its fourth week, hundreds of thousands of TV viewers are growing increasingly frustrated that they continue to pay for channels they do not receive. And soon, they could face even more blackouts. Fox is threatening to pull the signals of the local TV stations that it owns ? including KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles ? from Dish systems if the two sides fail to agree on payments for those signals by Nov. 1. Dish's 14.3 million customers have been without cable channels FX and National Geographic and more than a dozen regional sports networks since Oct. 1. The new threat, if carried out, means Dish subscribers would miss Fox broadcasts of NFL football games and episodes of "House," "Glee" and "The Simpsons," unless they install a digital antenna to capture the stations' over-the-air signals.