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February 2, 2000 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 demonstrators carried placards and chanted slogans in front of public radio station KPFK-FM (90.7) for two hours late Monday afternoon, protesting what they characterized as KPFK's censorship, as well as statements by Marc Cooper, a major on-air personality, about Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is on death row in Pennsylvania for the slaying of a policeman in 1981. "Free press, free speech, free Mumia" was a frequent chant, as protesters reacted to a Jan.
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August 12, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A tale of two cities? Yes, partly. But this is also a tale of two radio stations--one blossoming, one struggling--and a radio network that could go either way. The blossoming one would be North Hollywood's KPFK-FM (90.7), which is experiencing perhaps the best year in its history, according to general manager Mark Schubb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1998 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Radio commentator Michael Taylor spent the last year of his life fighting to spare a fellow radio personality from the death penalty. But now that the fate of Taylor's own killer is being decided in a courtroom penalty phase, his friends and family disagree on how the progressive voice on KPFK-FM would have viewed the case. Some of Taylor's friends believe he would have wanted to spare his killer.
NEWS
September 17, 1996 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The war for control of the national Pacifica Radio network reached a crescendo the night the dissidents sneaked into a San Fernando Valley studio and took control of KPFK's 112,000-watt FM transmitter. It was a bold coup de radio, staged by leftist programmers who'd been axed by the station management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As grass-roots revolutionaries go, Michael Taylor was about action more than talk. When it came time to organize rallies in support of imprisoned Philadelphia journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, sentenced to death for killing a police officer, Taylor led the charge. When someone was needed to appear on a panel about Los Angeles' lethargic community activism, he was the first to volunteer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Detectives have arrested three men in connection with the execution-style slaying of a former KPFK radio host. Michael Taylor, who many activists say led Los Angeles coverage of imprisoned black journalist Mumia Abu Jamal's case in Philadelphia, was found shot to death near Crenshaw Boulevard and 67th Avenue on April 23. One of the suspects was captured while driving Taylor's 1973 yellow VW Beetle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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