August 22, 2007 |
In the pre-David Beckham era, preempting a Dodgers or Angels radio broadcast for soccer -- even on Spanish-language radio -- would have been unthinkable. But not now, as the landscape of the Southern California sports scene continues to change. The Dodgers announced Tuesday a three-year deal that will put their games on Spanish-language KHJ 930 beginning next season, thus ending a long relationship with KWKW 1330.
July 19, 2007 |
The battle over dirty words shifts back to Congress today. A Senate committee is expected to support legislation that would authorize regulators to enforce a nearly zero-tolerance policy on the broadcast of certain expletives that was struck down last month. The bill would give the Federal Communications Commission explicit authority to make "a single word or image" indecent. The FCC ruled in March 2006 that almost any use of some expletives was indecent, even in live, unscripted instances.
July 12, 2007 |
Every day was Christmas for Michael Clark, but now the holiday's over. From the attic of his condo in Woodbridge, Va., the 38-year-old Web developer ran an Internet radio station that spun his beloved Christmas carols all year long. Then in March, a panel of federal judges sharply increased the royalty charges for playing music online. Since then, it's been one long, silent night for Clark and his hundreds of listeners at christmasmusic247.com.
June 5, 2007
In an effort to make history come alive, XM Satellite Radio today will begin playing radio accounts of the D-day invasion of Normandy in 1944. Appropriately, the programming will be on the channel that XM devotes to music of the 1940s. Beginning at 9:41 p.m., XM will air NBC's original news bulletins and other reports about the landing of U.S. and Allied troops in France, which marked the beginning of the effort to oust Nazi occupation forces from western Europe during World War II.
May 25, 2007 |
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.
April 28, 2007 |
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!"
April 17, 2007 |
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.'
April 13, 2007 |
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.
December 10, 2006 |
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.'
November 2, 2006 |
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.