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January 11, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The last vacant spot on the local AM radio dial will be filled Monday with Southern California's first all-talk and news Spanish-language station. The inauguration of Orange-based KPLS-AM (830), which bills itself as "La Voz," is the culmination of a 11-year effort by the Villanueva family of Los Angeles, which built popular TV station KMEX-TV Channel 34 before selling it in 1986.
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January 11, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The last vacant spot on the local AM radio dial will be filled Monday with Southern California's first all-talk and news Spanish-language station. The inauguration of Orange-based KPLS-AM (830), which bills itself as "La Voz," is the culmination of a 11-year effort by the Villanueva family of Los Angeles, which built popular TV station KMEX-TV Channel 34 before selling it in 1986.
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May 12, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saul Levine is feeling real jazzed these days--even though jazz has nothing to do with it. Levine, the general manager and president of KKGO-FM (105.1), appears to have turned the fortunes of his radio station around--with a little help from Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. The fact that he angered a devoted audience in the process is of little consequence to him now.
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November 2, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Communications Commission will rule soon on whether to punish KROQ-FM (106.7) for the phony murder confession it broadcast last year. But the regulatory agency isn't waiting to try to formulate an anti-hoax rule to ward against future such incidents. The FCC expects to begin soliciting public comment next week on a proposal to establish a set of clear-cut rules to serve as guidelines for future actions against stations and individuals who pull off hoaxes.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Radio station KMNY-AM, licensed out of Pomona and Anaheim, has been fined $10,000 by the Federal Communications Commission, in part for failing to disclose to listeners that stockbrokers and investment counselors interviewed on its financial programs had paid for their air time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top 40 dance station KPWR-FM has regained its spot as the top dog of Los Angeles-area radio stations, edging out easy-listening KOST-FM, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Wednesday. Meanwhile, a handful of stations that changed formats last fall have nearly all lost large numbers of listeners. KPWR's winning streak of more than two years was stopped briefly last quarter when adult contemporary station KOST-FM (103.5) rose to No. 1 in Arbitron's summer survey. KPWR (105.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Federal Communications Commission will rule soon on whether to punish KROQ-FM (106.7) for the phony murder confession it broadcast last year. But the regulatory agency isn't waiting to try to formulate an anti-hoax rule to ward against future such incidents. The FCC expects to begin soliciting public comment next week on a proposal to establish a set of clear-cut rules to serve as guidelines for future actions against stations and individuals who pull off hoaxes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1988 | GUY AOKI
The last few years have seen the emergence of several pioneering radio formats across the country, including an all-Beatles station and an all-New Age station. Now two radio veterans, Dwight Case and George Fritzinger, plan to launch an Asian-language radio station here in mid-November. Case, president of NetworksAmerica, said KAZN-AM will be a 24-hour station devoting 4- to 6-hour blocks each to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese-language programming.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Radio station KMNY-AM, licensed out of Pomona and Anaheim, has been fined $10,000 by the Federal Communications Commission, in part for failing to disclose to listeners that stockbrokers and investment counselors interviewed on its financial programs had paid for their air time.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saul Levine is feeling real jazzed these days--even though jazz has nothing to do with it. Levine, the general manager and president of KKGO-FM (105.1), appears to have turned the fortunes of his radio station around--with a little help from Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. The fact that he angered a devoted audience in the process is of little consequence to him now.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top 40 dance station KPWR-FM has regained its spot as the top dog of Los Angeles-area radio stations, edging out easy-listening KOST-FM, according to the latest Arbitron ratings survey released Wednesday. Meanwhile, a handful of stations that changed formats last fall have nearly all lost large numbers of listeners. KPWR's winning streak of more than two years was stopped briefly last quarter when adult contemporary station KOST-FM (103.5) rose to No. 1 in Arbitron's summer survey. KPWR (105.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1988 | GUY AOKI
The last few years have seen the emergence of several pioneering radio formats across the country, including an all-Beatles station and an all-New Age station. Now two radio veterans, Dwight Case and George Fritzinger, plan to launch an Asian-language radio station here in mid-November. Case, president of NetworksAmerica, said KAZN-AM will be a 24-hour station devoting 4- to 6-hour blocks each to Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese-language programming.
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