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May 2, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS and JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Friends described him as a man on a mission to capture the voices of the disenfranchised: gang members, welfare mothers, junkies. Whenever he could, Michael Taylor shoved his clunky tape recorder into the faces of ordinary folk on the street. Even as he battled homelessness and a drug habit, Taylor enrolled in 1993 in radio station KPFK's 18-month apprenticeship program. There, he found a new life as a street reporter.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS and JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Friends described him as a man on a mission to capture the voices of the disenfranchised: gang members, welfare mothers, junkies. Whenever he could, Michael Taylor shoved his clunky tape recorder into the faces of ordinary folk on the street. Even as he battled homelessness and a drug habit, Taylor enrolled in 1993 in radio station KPFK's 18-month apprenticeship program. There, he found a new life as a street reporter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
A radio news reporter for KPFK-FM in Studio City was shot to death execution-style in South Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives said Monday. The body of Michael Taylor, 45, of Los Angeles, was found last Tuesday in a vacant lot off South Victoria Avenue, said Det. Alex Moreno of the LAPD's South Bureau. Residents of the area heard gun shots near the railroad tracks there about 1:30 a.m. and called police, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996
A radio news reporter for KPFK-FM in Studio City was shot to death execution-style in South-Central Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department homicide detectives said Monday. The body of Michael Taylor, 45, of Los Angeles was found last Tuesday in a vacant lot off South Victoria Avenue, said Detective Alex Moreno of the LAPD South bureau. Residents heard gun shots near the railroad tracks about 1:30 a.m. and called police, he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1995 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After seven years on the air, the internationally syndicated gay newsmagazine "This Way Out" may broadcast its last show at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on KPFK-FM (90.7). The locally produced public-radio program, with an estimated 250,000 listeners on 85 stations, has run out of money.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KPFK-FM (90.7), which recently underwent a management overhaul, will unveil a new weekday schedule Wednesday that is intended to provide listeners with a clearer and more consistent program lineup. Executives at the listener-sponsored station hope the schedule--made up of Monday-through-Friday "strips" of thematically connected shows--will attract a wider audience and win back listeners who had abandoned KPFK because of its "hodgepodge" scheduling, said newly named program director Gwen Walters.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 9, 1995 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In person, Mario Casetta comes across much as he does on his radio show. The personable 74-year-old host of two weekly international music programs on KPFK-FM (90.7) conveys the becalmed spirit and folksy wisdom of a man who's lived a rich and adventurous life. Yet mention the possibility of retirement to Casetta and this usually laid-back soul with the raspy, languid voice turns momentarily feisty. "I will be doing the radio show until I drop dead and they pull me out by the heels!"
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1995 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top executives at public-radio station KPFK-FM (90.7) were forced out Wednesday for what were described as management shortcomings, including failing to improve its multicultural programming. General Manager Clifford Roberts and program director Lucia Chappelle were asked to leave the station by Patricia Scott, acting executive director of the Berkeley-based Pacifica Foundation, which owns the station.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 1994 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Public-radio station KPFK-FM (90.7) has axed two weekly programs dealing with African American issues that had been accused by several organizations of broadcasting hate speech. Dropped from KPFK's lineup this week were "Family Tree," hosted by Jan Robinson Flint, and "Freedom Now," hosted by Marcus Lewis and Ken Carr.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1993 | ANTHONY NEWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The first time listeners hear Mara Zhelutka's show "Music of the Spheres" or Mira Bai's "Divine Songs," they're often not even aware that they're listening to the radio at all. Instead, they're in that blissful, early-morning state between sleep and wakefulness, when it's too early to get up but too late to fall back into deep sleep. Dimly, they hear that delicate, ethereal music . . . songs drifting, commercial-free, one into another . . .
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