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September 29, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
As they head into what could be their final debate, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina, are appealing to voters on parallel tracks, each chipping away at the other's character on the airwaves and each trying to persuade voters that she has a superior approach to turning the economy around. The two candidates are to face off Wednesday at 1 p.m. in an hour-long radio debate on the Patt Morrison program on KPCC-FM (89.3) and on other public radio stations around the state.
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December 2, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO--A divided federal appeals court upheld a federal ban Monday on paid commercial, political and issue advertising on public broadcast radio and television stations. Rejecting a free-speech challenge to the ban, an 11-member en banc panel of the U.S. 9thCircuit Court of Appeals ruled that Congress was entitled to establish regulations to ensure that public broadcasting would be educational and noncommercial. Monday's ruling overturned a smaller panel's decision last year that would have permitted paid political and issue advertising.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2010 | James Rainey
Southern California's biggest public television station threatens to pull out of the PBS network and the public television world trembles. An older audience is slowly fading to black. Replacement viewers aren't on the near horizon. And the rest of cable TV has filled so many niches ? art, science, nature, film, the outdoors and more ? that it's not so clear these days whether public television has a perch for the long run. The precarious position of stations such as L.A.'s KCET stands in high relief when compared with the relative health and dynamism emanating from National Public Radio and its affiliates these days.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Alec Baldwin has already demonstrated his interviewing ability on public radio and now he's taking it back to TV with a new weekly talk show on MSNBC. Baldwin will host "Up Late w/ Alec Baldwin" on Friday nights on the cable news channel starting in October, the network announced Thursday. The show is expected to cover culture and current events, much the same way Baldwin has covered those topics in his radio show and podcast, "Here's the Thing," which has aired on public radio in New York since 2011.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2001
Coming Sunday: Nonprofit broadcasting is beginning to look a lot like the for-profit kind, and Southern California, with five major public radio stations, has become ground zero in the shifting landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2004
With Ruth Seymour's firing of Sandra Tsing Loh at KCRW-FM and now Bob Edwards' demotion at NPR's "Morning Edition" ("Stormy Days for NPR," by Allan M. Jalon and Steve Carney, March 29), it appears that public radio is running out of feet to shoot. Lon M. Burns Manhattan Beach
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March 8, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Public radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), based in Santa Monica but heard throughout much of Southern California on other frequencies, expanded its reach even farther Monday: It went on the air in Santa Barbara at 106.9 on the FM dial, using an outlet that previously featured religious fare.
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December 5, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
The first step in an ambitious, two-pronged plan to establish a new statewide radio news network will be taken today with the broadcast premiere of "CALNET," a half-hour California news magazine patterned roughly after National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." The Monday-through-Friday news program debuts at 5:30 p.m. over KLON-FM (88.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2012 | By Jim Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Public radio station KPCC hired former Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton as vice president of content, responsible for the station's broadcasts, website and live events. Southern California Public Radio President Bill Davis announced the move Tuesday, saying he hired Stanton as part of a push by the station to improve its quality and extend its reach in Southern California. Whereas the other top public radio stations in the Los Angeles area focus on music or a combination of music and news, KPCC-FM (89.3)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2013 | Christopher Borrelli
Jim Nayder, a longtime fixture on Chicago public radio who was best known as the host and producer of National Public Radio's "Annoying Music Show," was found dead in his Chicago apartment Friday. He was 59. An autopsy was scheduled, but his family said Nayder had a long history of alcoholism and had checked into rehabilitation centers many times. The "Annoying Music Show" - a kind of wry celebration of kitsch, from William Shatner's cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" to "Muskrat Love" - ran less than five minutes and began as weekend filler on Chicago's WBEZ-FM in 1995.
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July 11, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
Come fall, NPR's “Weekend All Things Considered” will have a new host and a new home. The weekend edition of the public radio network's long-running newsmagazine will be relocating from Washington to the 10-year-old NPR West studios in Culver City in late September. And taking over as its anchor voice will be Arun Rath, a journalist who began his career as an intern at NPR's “Talk of the Nation” and most recently has been working as a reporter for the PBS series “Frontline” and “The World.” “I'm especially excited to join the show as it reinvents itself at NPR West,” Rath said in a statement Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2013 | Christopher Borrelli
Jim Nayder, a longtime fixture on Chicago public radio who was best known as the host and producer of National Public Radio's "Annoying Music Show," was found dead in his Chicago apartment Friday. He was 59. An autopsy was scheduled, but his family said Nayder had a long history of alcoholism and had checked into rehabilitation centers many times. The "Annoying Music Show" - a kind of wry celebration of kitsch, from William Shatner's cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" to "Muskrat Love" - ran less than five minutes and began as weekend filler on Chicago's WBEZ-FM in 1995.
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November 14, 2012 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Music is the most mathematical art form, but for classical music station KUSC-FM (91.5), the radio world's arithmetic has turned hostile, spelling nothing but trouble for its ratings. Arbitron, the company that surveys radio listeners to calculate how many tune in to each station, says KUSC has lost more than half its core audience over the last 20 months. Ratings declined moderately during 2010 and the first half of 2011, then went into a tailspin. According to Aribtron's reports, KUSC's average core audience has sunk from nearly 26,000 listeners in 2009 to 9,500 in its latest report - a 63% fall.
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November 5, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
Eight a.m. used to be crunch time for Madeleine Brand. She'd rise at 4:45, arrive each weekday at Pasadena radio station KPCC by 6, and be fully immersed in a frenzy of rewriting and editing during the critical last hour before 9, when "The Madeleine Brand Show" went live. But on this drizzly Wednesday morning, clad in sweats, a loose wool cardigan, red clogs and not a scrap of makeup, Brand, her hair pinned into a messy bun, relaxes at a local hipster cafe over an 8 a.m. coffee.
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October 17, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Navigating the waters of traditional radio these days might appear as dangerous as taking on a Nor'easter in a paddle boat, but that isn't stopping former "Morning Becomes Eclectic" host Nic Harcourt from heading back into that unpredictable front known as morning radio. On Friday he'll take over the morning-drive slot at Cal State Northridge-based KCSN-FM (88.5), the scrappy, college-based operation that's continuing its campaign to become L.A.'s little rock radio station that could.
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June 9, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Public radio and television stations may no longer be a safe haven from political advertising. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco threw out a federal statute that prohibited public radio and television stations from accepting political advertisements. In its 2-1 decision Thursday, the court kept intact rules banning advertising for for-profit entities on public stations. Some media advocacy groups blasted the ruling, concerned that public radio and television stations will become just another platform for political attack ads. "Polluting public broadcasting with misleading and negative political ads is not in keeping with the original vision of noncommercial broadcasting," said Craig Aaron, president and chief executive of Free Press.
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January 25, 2012 | By Jim Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Public radio station KPCC hired former Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton as vice president of content, responsible for the station's broadcasts, website and live events. Southern California Public Radio President Bill Davis announced the move Tuesday, saying he hired Stanton as part of a push by the station to improve its quality and extend its reach in Southern California. Whereas the other top public radio stations in the Los Angeles area focus on music or a combination of music and news, KPCC-FM (89.3)
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