August 6, 1996 |
As any listener to its music can tell you, the Wave, otherwise known as radio station KTWV-FM (94.7), does not make waves. It's mellow, New Age, feel-good butter music. Music that reminds you not of waves crashing against a shore but of the tinkly ripple of a waterfall. Smooth jazz, fans dub it. New adult contemporary, the radio industry calls it. Elevator music, some critics snipe.
October 9, 1993 |
Not since it replaced hard-rocking KMET seven years ago has mellow KTWV-FM ("The Wave") been awash in as much turbulence as it was this week. The new age jazz station abruptly changed its morning-drive format Sept. 30, dropping its gentle musical strains for the bantering of hosts Keri Tombazian and Sheryl Bernstein--"two chicks with an opinion," as Tombazian puts it.
April 10, 1993
Check your sources. None of us here at The WAVE was surprised that KLSX and Jim Ladd bid on and won the former KMET record library (Morning Report, March 29). Ladd's name was the first mentioned as a possible bidder when the idea came up to include the library in our "March Against AIDS" radiothon. We're more than pleased that all that vinyl didn't end up in some used-record store. For the record, KTWV, and our listeners, raised $308,429 to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles during our 28-hour radiothon, hosted (in its entirety)
April 21, 1989 |
Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. said Thursday that it agreed to acquire 10 radio stations from Metropolitan Broadcasting Corp. and Legacy Broadcasting Inc., creating the nation's largest non-network-owned radio station group. "With this one agreement, the company that inaugurated radio broadcasting in America in 1920 will dramatically increase its base of operations, which will insure that Westinghouse will remain the first name in radio on into the next century," said Westinghouse's Group W Radio Chairman Richard H. Harris.
June 29, 1988 |
KJOI of Los Angeles is changing hands for a reported $75 million, which would be the largest price ever paid for an FM radio station, sources close to the impending transaction said Tuesday. The deal, which is part of a complex shuffling of ownership in stations around the country worth more than $155 million, is expected to be announced today. A draft of a news release prepared for release by Robert F. X.
August 23, 1987
In reference to Robert Hilburn's statement that "no big-time promotion man is going to be able to walk into a powerhouse station like the vacuous KWVE or the air-headed KPWR and say, 'Boy, have I got a record for you.' " We at 94.7 The WAVE are always appreciative of a mention in Sunday Calendar, but we do request that, when you refer to us, you use our correct call letters, KTWV. JANE SHAYNE Director of Advertising, Marketing and Promotion KTWV-FM Los Angeles