March 30, 1998
The Museum of Television & Radio will host a seminar on Southern California's growing Spanish-language radio industry on April 29. Panelists expected to participate in the 90-minute forum include Richard Heftel, general manager of Los Angeles' two top-ranked radio stations; Pepe Barreto, host of KLVE-FM's (107.5) morning show; and Leo Ramos, vice president of regional sales for Caballero Spanish Media. Tickets are $8 for museum members, $10 for nonmembers. Information: (310) 786-1091.
April 7, 1993 |
New Faces: Spanish-language station KMEX-TV has reorganized its news department in response to recent shake-ups, including last week's appointment of Miguel Banojian as news director to replace Sandra Thomas Esquivel. Led by KMEX veteran anchor Eduardo Quezada, the new lineup includes Andrea Kutyas, a former correspondent and weekend anchor for Univision, of which KMEX is an affiliate, as co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
December 21, 1997
While reading "Ready for Drive-Time Players" (by Kevin Baxter, Dec. 14), I almost choked on my huevos rancheros as I read Pepe Barreto's boasting. Not only does he lack talent, wit and a sense of humor, his arrogant and pompous attitude has been his trademark for years. He has a great radio voice, but what good is this when it lacks any sort of personality whatsoever? CESAR MADRID Orange Why does it seem like every time Calendar has a radio piece it is about Spanish-language stations?
July 15, 1992 |
Los Angeles radio listeners seem to prefer their music soothing but their deejays jarring, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Tuesday. While soft-rocking KOST-FM (103.5) coasted back to the top of the ratings heap, after dropping to second for the first time in more than two years last quarter, KLSX-FM (97.1) "shock jock" Howard Stern saw his morning show rise to the No.
November 26, 1995 |
'H ola, que tal Sur de California. Les habla Pepe Barreto!" For 10 years, KLVE-FM (107.5) listeners have awakened weekday mornings with that same greeting, cheerfully called by that same voice. Most of that time, no one made much of it. The station scored respectable ratings but in recent years has been overshadowed by rival Spanish-language outlet KLAX-FM (97.9).
September 26, 1998 |
MOVIES Backing Gun Control: The National Rifle Assn. may have Charlton Heston as its president, but gun-control advocates have Michael Douglas. On Friday, Douglas addressed government officials from around the world at a United Nations seminar on controlling international trafficking in small arms. The actor is among a handful of celebrities designated as U.N. "messengers of peace" by Secretary-General Kofi Annan; he is focusing his efforts on disarmament.