July 24, 1988 |
Guns 'N' Roses may be the hottest new band in the country--a No. 2 album on Billboard's chart and a growing rep as the most charismatic group to emerge from the local rock scene since Van Halen. So why isn't L.A.'s top album-rock station, KLOS-FM, playing the album's hit single, "Sweet Child O' Mine"? "Our testing found it had a highly negative reaction with anyone over 25--they just don't like the song," explained program director Charlie West.
December 2, 1985 |
James M. Beggs, the administrator of NASA, was indicted today along with three other present or former executives of General Dynamics Corp. on charges of trying to hide overrun losses on the Army's ill-fated Sgt. York anti-aircraft gun. General Dynamics and the four men were charged with conspiring to reduce the company's losses on their Army contract to build the prototype gun systems by illegally mischarging contract expenses to other government-funded accounts.
July 30, 1998 |
It's getting close to crunch time, or D-day, at KABC-AM (790). In what clearly was part pep talk and part warning, Drew Hayes, the new program director, hosted a bagels-and-cream-cheese session two weeks ago at KABC with 40 or so talk hosts, producers and other personnel. No lox, he explained--the ratings didn't merit it. "We're going to be No. 1," Hayes told the staff. "Some of you will be here--and some bodies will fly out of here."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997 |
KCLU-FM (88.3), a National Public Radio affiliate located at Cal Lutheran University, has hired radio veteran Rob Selkow as program director. Selkow, 33, served as program director for six years at WFIT in Melbourne, Fla. He replaces Mike West, who recently moved to Ohio after being with the station since its inception more than two years ago. KCLU "is a jewel of a station," Selkow said in explaining why he made the cross-country trek. "I really like being near L.A.
April 5, 1998 |
Stuck in rush-hour traffic without your tape of Stephen Sondheim's 1964 flop-turned-cult-classic "Anyone Can Whistle"? No need to panic. Just tune the dial to KGIL 1260. If L.A. show-tune junkies have seemed a little less edgy lately, credit goes to this AM station, which reinvented itself last July with an unlikely "all musicals, all the time" format. (This came on the heels of a seven-month all-Beatles stint.) Eight months of radio nirvana for show-tune fanatics followed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996
The Van Nuys-based California Women's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Dependencies has a new executive director. Deborah Werner, currently with Social Model Recovery Systems Inc. in Los Angeles, will take over at the women's commission, replacing current executive director Laurie Drabble, commission officials said. "Laurie is going on to do more consulting work," said Karen Kent, program director at the commission.
February 5, 1993 |
With an overload of programming, it sometimes gets confusing which events are carried on all-sports radio station KMPC and which are farmed out to sister station KLITE-FM (101.9). Thursday night, the UCLA-Washington game was on KLITE, the Clippers and Chicago Bulls on KMPC. KMPC General Manager Bill Ward said program director Len Weiner got together with the American Network Group, the UCLA rights-holders, and the Clippers before the season to work out a schedule where conflicts existed.