February 21, 2009 |
The displaced talk jocks of KLSX-FM (97.1) did not go quietly into that good night as the station switched over late Friday afternoon to a Top 40 music format designed to entice younger listeners. Informed midweek that they would be out of a job in only a few days, the station's personalities -- including Adam Carolla, Tom Leykis, Tim Conway Jr. and the team of Frosty, Heidi & Frank -- spent their final on-air hours saying goodbye to fans with emotions ranging from exasperation to sadness to celebration.
February 28, 2007 |
L.A.'s new game of musical chairs began a few minutes before 6 a.m. Monday. That's when classical radio station 105.1 FM said adios to 18 years of cantatas and sonatas and bid hello to a new era with Brooks & Dunn singing "Believe," a folksy ode to keepin' the faith that heavenly rewards await those who persevere in a world of woe. The station's switch from KMZT, or "K-Mozart," to KKGO, "Go Country 105," brought the Nashville twang back to the L.A.
August 18, 2006 |
The Southland on Thursday lost its only country radio station, long-running KZLA-FM (93.9), which introduced a new pop format known as Movin 93.9, where veteran radio personality Rick Dees is poised to return to the local airwaves as the station's morning host. A date has not been set for Dees' debut at the new station, which will replace the twangy hits of Toby Keith, Shania Twain and Tim McGraw with dance-ready music of Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Gnarls Barkley and other R&B-minded performers.
January 13, 2006 |
It's only 345 more days until Christmas and KOST-FM (103.5), and hundreds of other radio stations around the country, can barely wait. Like more than 300 other radio stations across the country, KOST-FM flips to an all-Christmas music format in November, and for the first time many of them rode it to the top, according to the Arbitron ratings released earlier this week. In its fifth year of adopting the holiday format, KOST-FM rocketed from 10th place to first in the quarterly ratings.
December 26, 2004
What is truly significant about the iPod is not its appearance and style, but that it represents the creation of a portable device that, in theory and in practice, can store and play all music ever recorded ("King of Music Players," Nov. 25). This has profound implications for the music industry and those industries that produce other types of music players. For instance, iPod technology has made the CD format obsolete. CD players, in turn, also are obsolete. In fact, the current business model of the music industry itself has been made obsolete by the digital music format and the accompanying digital music players, such as the iPod.
February 4, 2004 |
On a recent Tuesday, rock fans tuning in to a station on the far right of the radio dial were treated to music by the B-52s, Peaches, Ramones and Polyphonic Spree, but they weren't listening to longtime alternative stalwart KROQ. Rather, the station was a little further left on the dial, an alternative alt-rock upstart named Indie 103.1. It wasn't just dance fans who were shocked to hear rock music on what had been known as the "new party station."