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WORLD
May 25, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
President Manuel Zelaya has ordered private radio and TV stations to broadcast interviews and conversations with government officials to counteract what he called unfair coverage of his administration. Zelaya said all 500 radio stations and 100 television stations would be required to simultaneously air the reports two hours a day for 10 consecutive days. Broadcasters said the transmissions were to start late Monday.
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NATIONAL
April 28, 2007 | Nicole Gaouette, Times Staff Writer
John and Ken, the Los Angeles-area radio talk-show hosts, were on the air. They discussed claims by the Homeland Security secretary that more guards had been stationed along the Mexico border. "Outright blatant lies!" John said. They trashed the Border Patrol chief. "A cardboard bureaucrat," he added. From the back of a crowded hotel conference room here, where the pair was broadcasting on KFI-AM, one listener couldn't contain himself. "You betcha!"
BUSINESS
April 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and private broadcasters, including radio stations, small start-up companies, National Public Radio and major online sites like Yahoo Inc. and Time Warner Inc.'
NATIONAL
April 13, 2007 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
KCAA-AM (1050) in San Bernardino used to be the only station in Southern California that aired Don Imus' morning radio program. Next week, it may be the only one in the nation. In the wake of CBS' dismissal of the shock jock for what has been criticized as a racist and sexist remark, officials with the small, 1,400-watt station said they would kick off an ongoing "Best of Imus" series next week -- beginning with the program that has destroyed the 40-year radio veteran's career.
NATIONAL
December 10, 2006 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
Although the bipartisan commission on Iraq endorsed actions that the White House firmly opposed, President Bush said Saturday that the panel's report shared his chief goal for the country. Bush, trying to shift his course on the war in a way that will win public backing, said in his weekly radio address that the Iraq Study Group "explicitly endorses the strategic goal we've set in Iraq: an Iraq that can 'govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself.'
NATIONAL
November 2, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
President Bush reached out Wednesday to conservative audiences, delivering pared-down versions of his campaign speech in interviews with radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. And, in a separate interview with news agencies, he gave a vow of support for Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, two heroes to conservatives, and said he wanted them to remain in their posts.
SPORTS
October 31, 2006 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-speaking NASCAR fans got a double dose of good news Monday. ESPN Deportes, a national Spanish-language radio chain, announced that it would begin broadcasting Spanish-language updates before and after many of NASCAR's most popular weekend races. And in a separate development, Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled a Spanish-language website detailing the exploits of Colombian-born open-wheel racing veteran and newly minted NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
NATIONAL
October 28, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Comments by Vice President Dick Cheney to a radio interviewer prompted questions Friday about whether he advocated torturing terrorism detainees to obtain information. Cheney denied endorsing torture, and President Bush said that the United States does not practice torture. Cheney's remarks, in an interview Tuesday with conservative talk-radio host Scott Hennen from Fargo, N.D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2006 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
Only days after urging Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to renounce questionable sexual comments made to high school students by a Republican assemblywoman, Democratic challenger Phil Angelides sat through a morning radio talk show Thursday without objecting to a series of dubious gags about sex, ethnicity and an elderly female guest.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Zubin Mehta, will broadcast 13 internationally aired radio segments, hosted by Itzhak Perlman and featuring performances by Joshua Bell, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Yoel Levi, Pinchas Zukerman, Mehta and other acclaimed soloists and conductors. "The Heartbeat of a Nation: The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at 70" will be heard locally on classical music station KMZT-FM (105.1).
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