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August 16, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
It is Wednesday afternoon at XTRA 690, "Sports Nite" is on the air and Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton ( wants . . . to . . . talk . . . sports . . . with . . . you. Topic on the table: Minnesota Viking football. Specifically, the controversy surrounding the resignation of a prominent media figure assigned to cover the Vikings this season. Specifically, the recently hired play-by-play radio broadcaster for the Vikings. Specifically, Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton.
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October 2, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Who knew San Diego was more torture chamber than Shangri-La? The Padres have taken the baseball season down to the last day, but, all together now: What happens next? They lose. It's a San Diego tradition. A month or so ago, I told the two homers who do radio in San Diego that the Padres wouldn't be in the World Series because they weren't going to make it to the playoffs. "So you don't think they're going to win the division," said 1090's Scott Kaplan , who does all the talking on a morning show he shares with former linebacker Billy Ray Smith . Since they do radio and you don't see them, I will tell you Kaplan is the punier of the two, which probably goes without saying because he's a former kicker.
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SPORTS
October 2, 2010 | T.J. Simers
Who knew San Diego was more torture chamber than Shangri-La? The Padres have taken the baseball season down to the last day, but, all together now: What happens next? They lose. It's a San Diego tradition. A month or so ago, I told the two homers who do radio in San Diego that the Padres wouldn't be in the World Series because they weren't going to make it to the playoffs. "So you don't think they're going to win the division," said 1090's Scott Kaplan , who does all the talking on a morning show he shares with former linebacker Billy Ray Smith . Since they do radio and you don't see them, I will tell you Kaplan is the punier of the two, which probably goes without saying because he's a former kicker.
SPORTS
August 16, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
It is Wednesday afternoon at XTRA 690, "Sports Nite" is on the air and Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton ( wants . . . to . . . talk . . . sports . . . with . . . you. Topic on the table: Minnesota Viking football. Specifically, the controversy surrounding the resignation of a prominent media figure assigned to cover the Vikings this season. Specifically, the recently hired play-by-play radio broadcaster for the Vikings. Specifically, Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1992
Thanks to an old company car (equipped only with an AM radio), I rediscovered XTRA. The morning show with Steve Mason and Dan T. Fan supersedes the creativity of Mark & Brian. Midday listeners can discuss the latest trades with knowledgeable Chet Forte and Steve Hartman. An hour of Lee (Hacksaw) Hamilton's afternoon show is more informative than "SportsCenter" on ESPN. Each call in the evening with Jim Rome is like a round of boxing. The variety of sportscasters, interesting guests and late-breaking news off the sports wire have me tuned into XTRA in the car as well as at home and work.
SPORTS
January 30, 1995
"I'm for the team from California." --President Clinton, taking a tough stand. "(Anything this man has said about the Chargers)" --Lee (Hacksaw) Hamilton, San Diego sports talk radio personality. "I might be wrong." Brady Follon of San Diego, minutes after saying he wasn't worried when the 49ers took a 7-0 lead. "Some people might think they'll become a prominent team, but I'm not sure of that." --Bill Walsh, former 49ers coach writing about the Chargers.
SPORTS
December 12, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. You almost have to be a zealot to properly call an NFL game on radio, and Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton's XTRA booth on a Saaann Diego Charger weekend is not exactly lacking in zeal. It's an opera, full of screeching solos, chaos and clashing personalities. It's beautiful radio--perfect NFL noise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Some people drive with phones, but Howard Davis, well, he drives a phone. And you'll never spot him dialing it on a freeway (see photo). Davis' converted 1974 Volkswagen Beetle is one of several exhibits at "Wild Wheels: Art for the Road," an exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. Other rolling sculptures include: * Shelley Buschur's 1983 Mazda "Eelvis," which is half-fish, half-rock star. "Early Eelvis" would be more accurate because of its slimness.
NEWS
September 25, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The discussion at Montezuma Hall in Aztec Center was about Monty Montezuma. It was intense. The hottest topic this term at San Diego State University is not the presidential election or some civic or academic matter. The issue that has the student newspaper and Student Council abuzz is controversy over the future of the sports mascot.
SPORTS
April 26, 1998 | LONNIE WHITE and HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Starting with center Ian Laperriere's breakaway chance in the first period and ending with Glen Murray's in the third, the Kings had their share of solid scoring opportunities against St. Louis goaltender Grant Fuhr in a 2-1 loss Saturday night. But most of the time, they missed the net and when they did, Fuhr was able to shut the door. "We had a couple of great chances to score but Fuhrsie came up huge," Kings' Coach Larry Robinson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
Kobe Bryant was already the talk of talk radio well before the Lakers guard was formally charged with sexual assault Friday afternoon. But some harsher comments about the star athlete emerged in the nonstop comments once the district attorney in Eagle, Colo., made his announcement. Before Friday, the sentiment was far more "say it ain't so," a combination of shock tempered with optimism for his innocence.
SPORTS
April 29, 2005 | LARRY STEWART
XTRA, the sports station that used to be on two frequencies, 690 and 1150, moved to KLAC's 570 frequency Feb. 3 amid much fanfare. Although as far as the FCC is concerned the call letters remain KLAC, the station bills itself XTRA Sports AM 570. The implication is that the station is giving sports fans something extra. But, it appears XTRA Sports AM 570 may be giving sports fans less, at least less sports programming.
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