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March 28, 2006 |
He's one of the hottest Spanish-language radio personalities in the nation. So when Los Angeles deejay Eddie Sotelo joined hands with his radio rivals to urge listeners to turn out for a pro-immigrant rally in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, organizers hoped for a big turnout. But many said Monday that they were stunned by how many responded to the call to march against federal legislation that would crack down on undocumented immigrants and penalize those who assist them.
January 1, 2003 |
For five years, Renan Almendarez Coello -- "El Cucuy de la Manana," or "morning Boogeyman" to his radio audience -- has ruled morning radio in Los Angeles. Mixing crass, sexist humor with such populist causes as speaking out on behalf of a disputed 400-year-old oak tree in Santa Clarita or helping a paralyzed man get an electric wheelchair, he generates ratings that routinely top those of everyone who faces him, whether they speak English or El Cucuy's native Spanish.
April 16, 1998 |
A nationally syndicated radio talk show host was indicted Wednesday for allegedly touting penny stocks for pay as part of a scheme that bilked investors around the country of more than $2 million. Jerome M.
September 7, 2007 |
Jan Mickelson wouldn't budge. His friendly chat with Mitt Romney had veered into a discussion of abortion and Mormonism, and the Republican presidential hopeful -- eyes wide, arms waving -- was clearly annoyed. "Let me once again say I understand my faith better than you do," Romney snapped. "Well, I'm not sure," Mickelson replied, and the two went back at it, Romney angry and sarcastic, Mickelson polite but persistent. Every weekday morning, from 9 to 11:30, Mickelson presides over the No.
July 23, 1994 |
Jim Healy, longtime Los Angeles broadcast personality, died Friday morning of complications of liver cancer. He was 70. Although Healy had lost weight in the last year, he had told only his closest friends of his illness, which was diagnosed about a year ago. He was hospitalized last Sunday at Cedars Sinai and died there. According to family members, his illness had not taken a turn for the worse until about a month ago.
August 15, 1999 |
About 15,000 mourners paid a tearful tribute to beloved Colombian comic Jaime Garzon, calling his slaying a national tragedy and turning his funeral into a plea for an end to the country's long-running civil war. Garzon's coffin was shrouded in flowers as mourners filled Bogota's main Plaza Bolivar square outside Congress.
October 22, 1999 |
Dick Enberg, whose signature "Oh my!" calls helped make him the most popular announcer in Angel history, said Thursday he would be interested in filling a vacancy on the Angels' radio team. The Angels did not renew the contract of broadcaster Brian Barnhart, vice president Bob Wagner said Thursday. Mario Impemba, the Angels' other radio voice, will return next season, Wagner said. "I would certainly welcome a call," Enberg said. "I would enjoy returning to the baseball broadcast booth.
May 7, 1999 |
CNN changed its mind about having Vice President Al Gore host its "Larry King Live" program just hours before the show aired Thursday night, instead scheduling him as a guest. CNN Executive Producer Wendy Whitworth had approached Gore last weekend to see if he was interested in hosting the show for an evening to discuss the shootings in Littleton, Colo., and the tornadoes in the Midwest. Gore agreed, but the network changed its mind Thursday afternoon.
December 5, 2001 |
Fred Roggin is jumping into the Los Angeles radio sports-talk fray. Beginning Jan. 7, Roggin will have a daily weekday show, 2-3 p.m., on KMPC (1540). Roggin, who has been a sports news anchor at Channel 4 since 1980, will remain with the station and do his radio show from the NBC studios in Burbank. "I was surprised when they came to me," Roggin said, "but it certainly appealed to me. It gives me a chance to expand on what I do."
April 4, 2000 |
Two gunmen shot and killed Haiti's most prominent radio journalist as he pulled into the courtyard of his radio station for a morning newscast. Jean Dominique, who was in his 60s, died at a hospital in Petionville, where Radio Haiti Inter is located. A station worker also was killed in the attack, said Radio Haiti journalist Assad Volcy. There were no immediate arrests. The U.S. State Department said it was deeply troubled by the slaying of Dominique, a strong advocate of a free press in Haiti.