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July 12, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
KPWR-FM(105.9) is still ruling the airwaves as it has for the past two years, according to the latest quarterly audience survey, released Tuesday by Arbitron Ratings Service. And Jay Thomas, morning drive-time deejay for the station that calls itself "Power 106," has overtaken Rick Dees of rival KIIS-FM (102.7) as the Los Angeles area's top-rated morning personality. Overall, KIIS slipped from No. 2 to No. 4 in the ratings, slightly above the newest rock station, KQLZ-FM "Pirate Radio" (100.
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May 30, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG
Carey Curelop will resign as program director of KQLZ-FM "Pirate Radio" next week, having been unable to boost the rock station's ratings. "I was frustrated with my inability to move the station ratings-wise in the area I thought it should be, and it's no fun to work frustrated, so I asked for release from my contract," Curelop said in a telephone interview. "Sometimes you throw your hands up and say, 'I give!' " He said that KQLZ (100.
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August 20, 1990 | PHIL WEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles radio stations have joined the bandwagon of stations taking aim at Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein with a series of parody songs. Stations across the country have dubbed over song lyrics of past and present hits in the lasttwo weeks to try to provide some comic relief from the Mideast crisis. Pirate Radio (KQLZ 100.3 FM), the Hollywood-based Top-40/rock station, has played three parody songs for the last two weeks.
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February 14, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pirate Radio, which swashbuckled onto the Southern California scene nearly two years ago amid much hoopla, high expectations and a $54-million price tag, sinks today. KQLZ-FM(100.3) was scheduled to switch formats at 6 this morning. The reason for the change was attributed to steadily plunging ratings. "We had a great debut and a lot of people were interested, and then a lot of people tuned out," said Norm Pattiz, chairman and chief executive officer of Westwood One Inc.
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March 18, 1989
I am horrified at the "Eco-Systems" art exhibition (" 'Eco-Systems' Exhibit Lets Life Imitate Art," by Zan Dubin, March 5). How dare Betty Klausner justify using live animals for art! In this day and age of growing concern and awareness of the plight of all animals include bees and guppies, to allow this to take place is inexcusable. SHELLEY BUTLER West Los Angeles
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October 2, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Theory No. 1: Southern Californians have been subjected to every sort of advertisement imaginable. Theory No. 2: Wanna bet? Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along comes a real doozie. This one's courtesy of KQLZ "Pirate Radio," the station that prides itself on being outrageous. At prime Southland locations, billboards blare this message: Screw the Rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG
Carey Curelop will resign as program director of KQLZ-FM "Pirate Radio" next week, having been unable to boost the rock station's ratings. "I was frustrated with my inability to move the station ratings-wise in the area I thought it should be, and it's no fun to work frustrated, so I asked for release from my contract," Curelop said in a telephone interview. "Sometimes you throw your hands up and say, 'I give!' " He said that KQLZ (100.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pirate Radio, which swashbuckled onto the Southern California scene nearly two years ago amid much hoopla, high expectations and a $54-million price tag, sinks today. KQLZ-FM(100.3) was scheduled to switch formats at 6 this morning. The reason for the change was attributed to steadily plunging ratings. "We had a great debut and a lot of people were interested, and then a lot of people tuned out," said Norm Pattiz, chairman and chief executive officer of Westwood One Inc.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Theory No. 1: Southern Californians have been subjected to every sort of advertisement imaginable. Theory No. 2: Wanna bet? Just when you thought you'd seen it all, along comes a real doozie. This one's courtesy of KQLZ "Pirate Radio," the station that prides itself on being outrageous. At prime Southland locations, billboards blare this message: Screw the Rules.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1990 | PHIL WEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles radio stations have joined the bandwagon of stations taking aim at Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein with a series of parody songs. Stations across the country have dubbed over song lyrics of past and present hits in the lasttwo weeks to try to provide some comic relief from the Mideast crisis. Pirate Radio (KQLZ 100.3 FM), the Hollywood-based Top-40/rock station, has played three parody songs for the last two weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
KPWR-FM(105.9) is still ruling the airwaves as it has for the past two years, according to the latest quarterly audience survey, released Tuesday by Arbitron Ratings Service. And Jay Thomas, morning drive-time deejay for the station that calls itself "Power 106," has overtaken Rick Dees of rival KIIS-FM (102.7) as the Los Angeles area's top-rated morning personality. Overall, KIIS slipped from No. 2 to No. 4 in the ratings, slightly above the newest rock station, KQLZ-FM "Pirate Radio" (100.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1989
I am horrified at the "Eco-Systems" art exhibition (" 'Eco-Systems' Exhibit Lets Life Imitate Art," by Zan Dubin, March 5). How dare Betty Klausner justify using live animals for art! In this day and age of growing concern and awareness of the plight of all animals include bees and guppies, to allow this to take place is inexcusable. SHELLEY BUTLER West Los Angeles
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