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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
December 29, 2010 |
Pop purveyor KIIS-FM spent 2010 at the top of the charts, leading all Los Angeles-Orange County radio stations in the ratings since January. But at year's end, adult-contemporary station KOST-FM treated it like grandma with the reindeer, according to figures released Tuesday by the Arbitron ratings service. In the period from Nov. 11 to Dec. 8, KIIS-FM (102.7) barely lost ground from its No. 1 showing the previous month, either in its share of the radio audience ages 6 and older, or in its total of weekly listeners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2012 |
Four hours a day, five days a week, John and Ken swoop from substantive to sophomoric faster than you can change the station. They are conservative, campaigning against what they deride as the "Illegal Alien Dream Act. " They are liberal, hosting an in-depth conversation about income inequality with Occupy Los Angeles protesters. They also can be totally tasteless, calling that same movement "Occupoo" after weeks spent cackling over encampment Porta Pottis. It is possible for a single radio program to contain all of the above, and more, while drawing a drive-time audience of 1 million-plus loyal listeners each week.
August 11, 2009 |
After more than 40 years as an all-news outlet, KFWB-AM (980) said Monday that it is switching to a talk format, led by nationally syndicated advice guru Laura Schlessinger, who moves her flagship from top-rated chat station KFI-AM (640). The change takes effect Sept. 8, when KFWB yokes its format change to Schlessinger, whose program has the third-largest national audience in talk radio -- an estimated 8.25 million listeners per week, behind only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, according to Talkers magazine, trade journal of the talk-radio industry.