April 13, 2007 |
In the last 18 months, CBS Radio has lost two of the most influential, provocative and lucrative talk show hosts in radio history. And with them, loads of money and profit. First, Howard Stern defected to satellite radio in December 2005. The shock jock's departure cost CBS an estimated $100 million in annual revenue and was a major reason behind the company's 7% drop in sales in 2006.
January 18, 1989 |
Sometimes the best story is the one simply told. Case in point: "Baka: People of the Forest," an hourlong "National Geographic" special airing tonight at 8 on Channels 28, 15 and 24, and at 9 on Channel 50. "Baka" is a straightforward look at the lives of a small group of pygmies in southeastern Cameroon and, in this case, straightforward does not mean dull: "Baka" is an understated, captivating study of another culture.
May 20, 1990
Michael Harrison, a U.S. history teacher and baseball and football coach at John Muir High School in Pasadena, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Foothill Private Industry Council, a West San Gabriel Valley job placement organization. Harrison runs the literacy portion of the organization's Summer Youth Employment and Training Program. He was honored Friday at the 1990 Outstanding Employer Awards Luncheon for helping to improve retention rates among at-risk youths.
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July 20, 2001 |
Calabasas City Council members said Thursday they were still trying to understand why Mayor Janice Lee had abruptly resigned from the panel during a meeting the night before. The council had just tackled its first agenda item Wednesday when an agitated Lee announced she was quitting and stormed out the door. "It was a shock the way she did it," Councilwoman Lesley Devine said. "One big explosion no one expected." Lee, who could not be reached for comment, won her council seat in March 1999.
May 3, 1991 |
Discovery's astronauts aimed a "Star Wars" research satellite at rocket fuel spewed in space Thursday, then snagged the craft and tucked it back into the shuttle's cargo bay. The seven astronauts quickly closed in on the satellite after the fuel observation. Minutes later, they used the ship's 50-foot mechanical arm to grab the probe. "We've got it!" shuttle commander Michael Coats shouted.
October 8, 2010 |
Brandon Weeden threw five touchdown passes, three of which ignited a second-half rally that boosted No. 22 Oklahoma State to a 54-28 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night at Lafayette, La. Weeden hit Michael Harrison for a 24-yard score and Hubert Anylam for a 22-yard touchdown in the first nine minutes of the third quarter as the Cowboys (5-0), after trailing, 21-17, at halftime, scored 24 points in the third quarter to take the lead for good. Weeden was 29 for 47 for 351 yards, while Justin Blackmon had a career-high 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns and Kendall Hunter rushed for 126 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.
February 8, 2005 |
The music swelled, sounding the familiar first notes of the vintage charity hit "We Are the World." Then the lyrics kicked in -- a torrent of bad taste, ethnic slurs and cruel insults about the killer south Asia tsunami. The parody, aired during morning drive time on New York radio's WQHT-FM, lasted three short minutes.
October 21, 2006 |
Bill Handel's small personal office in Burbank doesn't have a window, but he still revels in the view. His desk faces what the KFI-AM (640) morning drive-time host calls his "wall of hate" -- a jumbo-sized bulletin board writhing with red-faced and flaming letters that essentially wish he'd go straight to a very hot, uncomfortable place.
September 21, 2007 |
In a scene reminiscent of civil rights protests of decades past, thousands of protesters descended on this small Southern town Thursday to peacefully decry what they said was the unfair treatment of six black teenagers charged with beating a white schoolmate.
June 9, 2012 |
They were a couple of auto mechanics with a pronounced Boston brogue and, improbably, degrees from MIT. They hadn't a clue how to perform on radio, much less public radio. So Tom and Ray Magliozzi just decided to have a good time. The result was "Car Talk," which shattered the perception that public radio is inaccessible to the masses and became National Public Radio's top-rated weekend show. "They never developed that affect of sonorousness and seriousness and gravitas public radio is known for," said the show's executive producer, the man Tom and Ray would identify on air as Doug "Not-a-Slave-to-Fashion" Berman.