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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1998
I join many Angelenos in mourning the demise of KRLA ("KRLA Plays Rock 'n' Roll Swan Song," Nov. 30). In an era full of hype and insincerity, KRLA was the genuine article, a radio station for the people. It held pancake breakfasts, aired community service announcements and devoted much of the programming to requests and dedications. The disc jockeys seemed kind and totally unpretentious, and the play list, while widely imitated, was unique. And now, almost without warning, CBS has changed the format to talk radio, subjecting us to the likes of Don Imus and G. Gordon Liddy.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
Well, that didn't take long. Barely 24 hours after confirming that longtime big band DJ Chuck Cecil and his "Swingin' Years" radio show would be leaving KKJZ-FM (88.1), representatives for the Long Beach station have announced Cecil's successor. The new host, who begins Feb. 15 in the weekend time slots occupied for the last 12 years by Cecil's long-running show, will be radio personality Johnny Magnus. According to a statement issued by the station, Magnus will "take over the 6-10 a.m. slot on Saturday and Sunday mornings and will continue to bring you Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and all the other great swing artists of the past.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1986
Veteran Los Angeles disc jockeys Al Lohman and "Emperor" Bob Hudson are teaming up this week on the early morning shift (5-9 a.m.) at KRLA radio (1110 AM). A station spokesman said they are filling in for vacationing Danny Martinez at the primarily oldies rock station. Lohman, who last week spent mornings at KKGO-FM, left KFI in May after a 23-year association with Roger Barkley. Barkley is now the morning man on KJOI-FM (98.7).
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2011
Singer Bret Michaels rocked a Phoenix hospital Thursday with a donation that will benefit its patients and their families. The Poison frontman announced plans to design a hospitality and music room at the St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute where he was treated in April 2010 for a brain hemorrhage. Michaels said the room will include music listening stations, guitars and TVs. He hopes it can help others with their emotional and mental recovery. —Associated Press Steven Tyler: I was sober Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said Thursday that he was sober when he fell in the shower in his Paraguay hotel room this week.
SPORTS
June 25, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
The Clippers not only got three No. 1 draft choices Wednesday, they also switched radio stations. The Clippers, formerly on KRLA, have signed a three-year contract with KMPC. "Considering the promotional aspects, this is an ideal situation," said Andy Roeser, the Clippers' executive vice president in charge of business operations. Roeser said the team, as it did with KRLA, will buy the air time and sell the advertising, thus ensuring KMPC of a profit. "KMPC is guaranteed to win," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2009 | Steve Harvey
It was the case of the missing deejay. When a Pasadena radio station rechristened itself KRLA and began to rock and roll in 1959, one of its jocks, Perry Allen, was absent. KRLA started a "Find Perry Allen" campaign and promised $10,000 to any listener who could track him down in those pre-Google days. What mischievous KRLA didn't say was that it knew where Allen was: working at his old station in Buffalo, waiting for his contract to expire. But KRLA's rival, KFWB, knew.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
Well, that didn't take long. Barely 24 hours after confirming that longtime big band DJ Chuck Cecil and his "Swingin' Years" radio show would be leaving KKJZ-FM (88.1), representatives for the Long Beach station have announced Cecil's successor. The new host, who begins Feb. 15 in the weekend time slots occupied for the last 12 years by Cecil's long-running show, will be radio personality Johnny Magnus. According to a statement issued by the station, Magnus will "take over the 6-10 a.m. slot on Saturday and Sunday mornings and will continue to bring you Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and all the other great swing artists of the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 1999
KRLA's claim to be the "new" talk radio in Los Angeles while transforming itself into a homeless shelter for KABC cast-offs is ludicrous ("Jackson Returns Today to Daily Radio" by Judith Michaelson, Jan. 4). KRLA obviously hopes Michael Jackson will be the jewel in its "new" crown. To me, however, Jackson is the epitome of style over substance. Indeed, The Times consistently uses terms like "silver-toned" and "eloquent" to describe his style. Whenever I hear his brand of Westside liberalism delivered in that ersatz British accent (he's South African)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1997
Frank del Olmo (Commentary, Feb. 9) attempts to reassure former KSCA listeners that the conversion of the station to Mexican American entertainment reflects the change in L.A. Basin demographics. What he fails to discuss is the logic behind the decision. The only reason a radio station would abandon an established market of listeners with high buying power is for the higher profit margin station owners hope to attain by exploiting an audience they believe may be more easily propagandized by advertising.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2000
The assertion by KRLA-AM program director Ron Escarsega or The Times that "Minyard & Minyard" was "steadily losing listeners" is quite simply false (Morning Report, July 14). In fact, from the winter 2000 Arbitron survey to the spring, "M&M" gained in every key age demographic: 12-plus, 25 to 54 and 35 to 64. Further examination of the Arbitron book would show that "M&M" had the largest book-to-book percentage increase in share (75%) of any part of the station's schedule, the largest actual cumulative audience of any KRLA show next to Michael Jackson and a larger audience share than Don Imus or Gordon Liddy.
OPINION
January 13, 2011 | Meghan Daum
If only we could go back to Monday. Discussions about Saturday's shootings in Tucson, which killed six and wounded 13, including Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were so much simpler then: inflamed, righteous and deliciously partisan in a comfort-food kind of way. The fallout from the tragedy took a neat and predictable course: the left blaming the right for its association with incendiary rhetoric, and the right mounting a tough defense against...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2010
Glenn Beck's radio show has signed up its 400th outlet, L.A.'s KRLA-AM (870). The conservative firebrand will be heard from 6 to 9 a.m. starting July 6. "I have been doing radio since I was 13 years old, so this milestone is particularly meaningful to me," Beck said in a statement. "I am glad to join KRLA and look forward to continuing to grow our show as we bring the fusion of entertainment and enlightenment to millions of listeners every day." "The Glenn Beck Program" started on 47 stations in 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2009 | Steve Harvey
It was the case of the missing deejay. When a Pasadena radio station rechristened itself KRLA and began to rock and roll in 1959, one of its jocks, Perry Allen, was absent. KRLA started a "Find Perry Allen" campaign and promised $10,000 to any listener who could track him down in those pre-Google days. What mischievous KRLA didn't say was that it knew where Allen was: working at his old station in Buffalo, waiting for his contract to expire. But KRLA's rival, KFWB, knew.
MAGAZINE
October 3, 2004 | ABEL SALAS
Little Julian, if you're out there, Gene Aguilera is looking for you. A bank executive in East Los Angeles by day, Aguilera is a passionate devotee of the 1950s and '60s-era R&B-flavored pop still cherished on L.A.'s Eastside. At his spacious Montebello home, Aguilera's eyes glass over when he describes how he thrilled at age 10 to the vocal sublimities of Thee Midniters on a small transistor radio. "Here were these guys, Chicanos from the Eastside," he says. "They were just like me.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2003 | Steve Carney
Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham returns to the airwaves today with a new local affiliate, KRLA-AM (870), and a new time slot, morning drive. Her Washington, D.C.-based show begins airing 6 to 9 a.m. weekdays, leading off a lineup that features other conservative pundits Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt. "She's a female, which makes her unique in the talk-show realm. We think she's really good, and she's an up-and-coming personality," KRLA general manager Terry Fahy said.
NEWS
July 10, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
KRLA-AM (870) suspended incendiary talk radio host Michael Savage on Tuesday, the day after the cable network MSNBC fired him for making anti-gay remarks on his TV program. After a caller provoked Savage on his MSNBC show Saturday, Savage called the man "a sodomite" and told the caller: "Get AIDS and die, you pig."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2000
Thank you, Rick Minyard, for clearing up the situation of the "Minyard & Minyard" show at KRLA-AM (Saturday Letters, July 29). "M&M" was funny, intelligent and always topical. It was a show with two very clever and witty talk-show hosts with different political points of view who just happen to be father and son. What makes it worse is that KRLA has replaced them with the most god-awful boring shows that you can imagine! What is KRLA thinking? I will really miss this special show. DENISE McCANLES West Hollywood Rick Minyard insists that "Minyard & Minyard" had the "largest book-to-book percentage increase in share (75%)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2011
Singer Bret Michaels rocked a Phoenix hospital Thursday with a donation that will benefit its patients and their families. The Poison frontman announced plans to design a hospitality and music room at the St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute where he was treated in April 2010 for a brain hemorrhage. Michaels said the room will include music listening stations, guitars and TVs. He hopes it can help others with their emotional and mental recovery. —Associated Press Steven Tyler: I was sober Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler said Thursday that he was sober when he fell in the shower in his Paraguay hotel room this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 2003 | Steve Carney
Incendiary talk-radio host Michael Savage, accused of being racist, homophobic and misogynistic by groups organizing boycotts of his new television show on cable's MSNBC, moved earlier this week from KPLS-AM (830) to KRLA-AM (870). On KRLA, owned by Christian broadcaster Salem Communications Corp, "The Savage Nation" joins a lineup that also includes conservative commentators Michael Medved and Dennis Prager. Savage's shows air weeknights from 5 to 8 p.m.
SPORTS
February 13, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
The Lakers were big winners at the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Assn.'s 10th awards luncheon Monday at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. Chick Hearn was named best in radio play-by-play, Stu Lantz won the honor in television commentary and owner Jerry Buss was presented a lifetime achievement award. The Kings' Bob Miller won for television play-by-play.
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