March 21, 2007 |
Unhappy about KMZT's switch from FM to AM on the radio dial, Pacific Symphony is moving its broadcast home to classical station KUSC-FM (91.5), beginning this weekend. The Orange County orchestra said the remaining five concerts in the current season of its Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classics Series would air live on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on KUSC. The series will resume there in the fall.
September 10, 2003 |
Describing the arrangement as the proverbial camel's nose under the tent, the owner of commercial classical station KMZT-FM (105.1) has petitioned the FCC to stop a partnership between classical rival KUSC-FM (91.5) and Clear Channel Communications, the nation's largest radio chain. In July, KUSC-FM announced it was using the sales staff of a Clear Channel subsidiary to solicit underwriting sponsors for the public station, owned by USC.
June 7, 2007 |
Saul Levine is bringing back a touch of the pop standards format to his radio station at 1260 AM. That's the format -- featuring singers such as Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand -- that was on the station a year ago, when it was KKGO-AM. Late in the year owner Levine switched it to a country format, and then in February the station went classical as KMZT-AM.
January 25, 2006 |
KMZT-FM (105.1) calls itself K-Mozart, and now it is living up to its name. In addition to broadcasting Mozart programming from Austria today through Friday, the classical music station is planning to feature works by Mozart every weeknight at 7 for three months, beginning Monday with his first piano concerto. That will be followed on successive nights by the other 26 piano concertos, then his other concertos and symphonies.
February 28, 2007 |
L.A.'s new game of musical chairs began a few minutes before 6 a.m. Monday. That's when classical radio station 105.1 FM said adios to 18 years of cantatas and sonatas and bid hello to a new era with Brooks & Dunn singing "Believe," a folksy ode to keepin' the faith that heavenly rewards await those who persevere in a world of woe. The station's switch from KMZT, or "K-Mozart," to KKGO, "Go Country 105," brought the Nashville twang back to the L.A.
October 15, 2007 |
Saying there's too much bluster and not enough news on the airwaves, radio entrepreneur Saul Levine is launching a news/talk station Oct. 29, replacing classical outlet KMZT-AM (1260). The new KGIL will feature the return of Michael Jackson, the dean of Los Angeles talk-radio hosts, Levine said, and "the theme of the station is going to be the word 'balanced.'