November 7, 1987 |
It may have been acatastrophe for millions of Americans, but the stock market crash and its aftershocks could prove to be a bonanza for television outlets that cover the minute-to-minute tremblings of the world's financial markets. "This is our equivalent of a major earthquake or a presidential assassination," says Dick Goldberg, West Coast news director for the Santa Monica-based Financial News Network. "It is a major tragedy and people want all the information they can get."
September 6, 1988 |
After months of delays and setbacks, KWHY-TV Channel 22 today is unveiling a $2-million face lift that station executives claim will enable the all-business channel to provide the most extensive stock market and financial news on television. The station had intended to debut its "new look"--generated by the same computer graphics hardware used on the space shuttle to send back high-resolution pictures from space--last July.
March 4, 1989 |
SelecTV has lost its contract with the channel that broadcasts the pioneering subscription TV service to 20,000 homes in Los Angeles. KWHY-TV Channel 22 has decided to broadcast Spanish-language programming April 1 instead of the movies and sports offered by SelecTV. And while SelecTV executives are putting the best face on KWHY's move, some experts predict that it could spell the demise of the long-struggling service.
December 2, 2000 |
Telemundo Network is in talks to acquire Los Angeles-based KWHY-TV, the nation's largest independent Spanish-language channel. The transaction, which would exceed $200 million, according to sources close to the deal, signals increasingly vigorous competition for Spanish-language viewers nationwide. The Miami-based Telemundo would be the first entity to own two Spanish-language stations in a single market.
October 3, 2000 |
The daytime business news offered for more than three decades by KWHY-TV is gone from the airwaves after a slow transition that paralleled the rise of Spanish-language programming in Los Angeles and digital media. For nearly 33 years, Los Angeles-based KWHY offered business news, analysis, a running ticker and the market commentaries of the late flamboyant stockbroker David Paul Kane on its Channel 22.
April 4, 1996 |
It's "Soul Train" en espanol, the Latin "American Bandstand"--a television show featuring top musical acts of Spanish-speaking America with interludes of nightclub-style dancing. The show: "Mexicanisimo," a one-hour program taped in Anaheim and airing every Sunday at 6 p.m. on KWHY-TV Channel 22. The show frequently spotlights bands from Billboard Magazine's Top 40 Latin charts.