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December 5, 2001 | Larry Stewart
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
June 12, 2003 | Larry Stewart
As expected, the Lakers announced Wednesday that their new radio announcing team will be Joel Meyers and Mychal Thompson. A radio industry source said both signed three-year contracts. Meyers has been the television play-by-play voice of the San Antonio Spurs the last four seasons. He is currently with the Spurs doing a cable post-game show during the NBA Finals. Meyers and his family live in the San Fernando Valley.
September 26, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A high-profile national broadcaster, under fire for using racist epithets to describe U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, was forced off the air by a bomb threat. Police evacuated the Auckland radio studio of NewstalkZB 15 minutes before Paul Holmes' breakfast news and talk show was to end. Holmes apologized after his Wednesday comments and insisted he was not a racist. "I should not have said what I did. It was tongue-in-cheek.
Lew Stowers' remark delivers a blow for every kid who ever wanted to become Vin Scully. "Because of my lack of nepotism," the Bullfrogs' radio announcer says matter-of-factly, "it's difficult to break into network broadcasting. "I think I'm talented enough to be in that club. I think I've proven it to myself the past four years, that I can do it as good or better than a Skip Caray. That's what keeps me going."
January 31, 1990
Bob Brenly, 35, former catcher with the San Francisco Giants, signed to become a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs, the San Francisco Examiner reported.
October 18, 1990 | KEVIN BRASS
Scott Simon was handling the drudgery of a luncheon with the media rather well, considering he was operating on almost no sleep after a night along the border developing a story for "Weekend Edition," the Saturday morning program he hosts for National Public Radio.
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