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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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September 16, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacor Communications Inc., a large radio station owner and program distributor, has agreed to buy two radio stations in Anaheim for $30.1 million in cash to expand further in Southern California. Jacor, whose syndicated programs include "The Rush Limbaugh Show" and "The Dr. Laura Schlessinger Show," said it will buy KEZY-FM (95.9) and KORG-AM (1190) from closely held ML Media Partners LP, an investment fund managed by Merrill Lynch & Co. Based in the Cincinnati suburb of Covington, Ky.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | LUZ VILLARREAL
The Federal Communications Commission has fined an Anaheim man $1,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station called Zodiac. The station, which was shut down Feb. 24, aired polka tapes and stories such as "War of the Worlds," by Orson Welles, said Jim Zoulek, an assistant engineer with the FCC. Zoulek said that James Keul, 36, used an amateur-type radio transmitter to broadcast from his garage for two or three months.
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February 18, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Gay Radio," a locally produced, weekly gay-oriented program, will make its debut March 6 over commercial radio station KWIZ 96.7 FM, which broadcasts throughout Orange County. The program will run Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by an "After Hours" installment, also weekly, from 1:30 to 3:30 a.m. It will feature news, interviews with prominent homosexuals and lesbians, segments on entertainment, such issues as AIDS, legal and financial matters, some music and listener call-ins.
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.
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March 16, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's only talk-radio station has laid off its morning team as it prepares for a planned switch to an all-music format. Bob and Yvonne Turnbull, a husband-and-wife team who hosted a magazine-style show weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m., were let go after their show Wednesday at Anaheim-based KORG (1190 AM). On Thursday, their show was replaced by syndicated programming. Bob Turnbull said he and his wife were told that they were being let go to make way for a switch to an all-music format.
BUSINESS
October 6, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Santa Ana broadcasting company has purchased KRTH-AM for $23 million in an all-cash deal and plans to change the Los Angeles station's format from oldies rock 'n' roll to Spanish-language musical programming. Liberman Broadcasting Inc. is the surgeon who will separate KRTH-AM from its twin, KRTH-FM, both of which are owned by Beasley Broadcast Group of Naples, Fla. Liberman owns and operates KWIZ-AM and FM, which are based in Santa Ana.
BUSINESS
September 16, 1998 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacor Communications Inc., a large radio station owner and program distributor, has agreed to buy two radio stations in Anaheim for $30.1 million in cash to expand further in Southern California. Jacor, whose syndicated programs include "The Rush Limbaugh Show" and "The Dr. Laura Schlessinger Show," said it will buy KEZY-FM (95.9) and KORG-AM (1190) from closely held ML Media Partners LP, an investment fund managed by Merrill Lynch & Co. Based in the Cincinnati suburb of Covington, Ky.
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March 10, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Karen Tyndall, whose midday program on Anaheim all-talk radio station KORG-AM was been off the air since Feb. 12, is claiming that she is a victim of censorship over a Jan. 31 show in which she joined callers and guests in lambasting the Orange County Board of Supervisors on issues ranging from malathion spraying to the naming of the new terminal at John Wayne Airport. Tyndall said one supervisor, Don R.
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April 7, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The FBI is seeking the source of "pirate" radio transmissions to commercial and private pilots flying over Orange County, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Monday. Although the transmissions have not caused any plane to deviate from its normal course, FAA spokeswoman Elly Brekke said, "it is a serious concern any time someone attempts to interfere with air traffic control. . . . There is an ongoing FBI investigation." FBI officials declined comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1991 | MARIA NEWMAN
An engineer is still installing machinery in the control room. The carpeting still smells new. And the six microphones at a round table in the remote studio look untouched but ready to go. The nation's first 24-hour, Spanish-language, all-news radio station will not debut for a few more weeks.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
Warnings about traffic jams, crashes and detours may soon be available on the airwaves of station KOCM, 103.1 FM. Under a proposal by Newport Beach Police Chief Arb Campbell, the station, known as K-OCEAN, would become the official link between the police and the community, for use during local emergencies and to alert drivers to area congestion and collisions. The City Council on Monday will consider spending $2,550 to begin the partnership.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Gay Radio," a locally produced, weekly gay-oriented program, will make its debut March 6 over commercial radio station KWIZ 96.7 FM, which broadcasts throughout Orange County. The program will run Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by an "After Hours" installment, also weekly, from 1:30 to 3:30 a.m. It will feature news, interviews with prominent homosexuals and lesbians, segments on entertainment, such issues as AIDS, legal and financial matters, some music and listener call-ins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The FBI is seeking the source of "pirate" radio transmissions to commercial and private pilots flying over Orange County, Federal Aviation Administration officials said Monday. Although the transmissions have not caused any plane to deviate from its normal course, FAA spokeswoman Elly Brekke said, "it is a serious concern any time someone attempts to interfere with air traffic control. . . . There is an ongoing FBI investigation." FBI officials declined comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's only talk-radio station has laid off its morning team as it prepares for a planned switch to an all-music format. Bob and Yvonne Turnbull, a husband-and-wife team who hosted a magazine-style show weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m., were let go after their show Wednesday at Anaheim-based KORG (1190 AM). On Thursday, their show was replaced by syndicated programming. Bob Turnbull said he and his wife were told that they were being let go to make way for a switch to an all-music format.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Karen Tyndall, whose midday program on Anaheim all-talk radio station KORG-AM was been off the air since Feb. 12, is claiming that she is a victim of censorship over a Jan. 31 show in which she joined callers and guests in lambasting the Orange County Board of Supervisors on issues ranging from malathion spraying to the naming of the new terminal at John Wayne Airport. Tyndall said one supervisor, Don R.
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