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February 28, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A morning radio personality was arrested Wednesday on suspicion that he raped a 14-year-old after promising to help her launch her broadcast career, police said. Burbank police booked Viva 107.1's Hector Rocksetti, 38, whose real name is Firmo Rossetti, on suspicion of child molestation, rape and oral copulation, a total of 10 felony counts. He was being held in Burbank City Jail in lieu of $425,000 bond.
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March 5, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
Geoff Edwards, a Los Angeles radio personality and TV game show host who for years flew weekly to Sacramento to emcee the California Lottery's "Big Spin," died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 83. His death was caused by complications from pneumonia, his agent Fred Wostbrock said. Over the years, Edwards hosted 10 game shows, including "Jackpot" and "Treasure Hunt. " On radio, he was a clever talker who sprinkled music and news with homegrown bits like "The Answer Lady.
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NEWS
July 11, 2002
* The radio show host is heard Saturdays, 7-10 p.m., on KFI-AM (640) and is also the voice of many Disney Channel cartoon characters, including Cruella De Vil. Attention, Celebrity Shoppers: One of the greatest joys of living in Los Angeles is the occasional star sighting. For my money, the best place for this is Gelson's in Century City. There's something fascinating about watching celebrities stocking up on the same stuff mortals use.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Ray Lucia calls his investment strategy "Buckets of Money" on his nationally syndicated radio talk show. Federal regulators call it something else. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused the San Diego radio personality of misleading investors to think that his strategy helps retirees "generate inflation-adjusted income for life. " They are seeking an order that would prevent the wealth manager from making such claims. Lucia, whose radio program is broadcast daily in most of the nation's top markets, promotes his fee-based investment program at seminars held at upscale resorts throughout the country.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Tim
Radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier has sold his Malibu estate for $4.1 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot ocean-view home features patios, balconies, an office, a media room, a gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 1.6-acre site includes a swimming pool, a hot tub, a sports court, an art studio and a koi pond. Brandmeier, 55, has been heard on L.A. airwaves at KLSX-FM (97.1). However, he spent most of his broadcasting career as a staple on Chicago radio. He sold because he now lives in Chicago, where he is the WGN-AM morning host.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001
Virginia Mansfield, 96, a pioneer radio personality who performed on "Andy and Virginia." Born in Covington, Ky., Virginia Lee Hennessey began her career as a classical dancer at Manhattan's Martin Beck Theater. She sang with such performers as Paul Whiteman, Eddie Cantor and Eddie Albert. On radio, she worked as a staff singer on Cincinnati's WWW, and, after moving to Los Angeles, for radio stations KHJ, KFI and KMPC.
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March 5, 2005 | Steve Harvey .
Sunday marks the 20th running of the L.A. Marathon and yet no one has been able to better the course time registered by Al Lohman, the late radio personality, 17 years ago. Lohman sped the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds. True, he sped it in a car, a few days after the real race. But what a gallant performer he was, braving all that surface-street traffic. And, Lohman said his time would have been even faster, "but I had to stop at a liquor store to buy some cigarettes."
NEWS
July 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Internal Revenue Service and Napa police arrested a former radio personality for possible violations of bank and tax fraud, a newspaper reported. IRS agents believe Mike Savage is the mastermind of a scheme that lured thousands of people to invest in a financial project that would turn a $5,000 investment into $10 million, according to a copyrighted report in The Napa Register. Savage, 32, is a former KVON radio personality and former owner of the Napa Sentinel newspaper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1998
The second of the three defendants convicted of killing KPFK radio personality Michael Taylor was sentenced to 25 years to life for his role in the murder. Jornay Rodriguez, 22, dressed in a blue prison jumpsuit, sat nonchalantly in an almost empty downtown courtroom as Superior Court Judge Andrew Kauffman sentenced him. The judge told Rodriguez he would be eligible for parole, yet warned him that any parole violation would mean an immediate return to prison and a $5,000 fine.
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October 3, 1998
Alan Harvey, Southern California radio personality for three decades, has died. He was 70. Harvey died Sept. 21 in Burbank, according to his longtime friend and colleague, Ed Pyle, executive producer at KNX-AM (1070). An expert on jazz, Harvey was known for his KLON-FM (88.1) program "Saturday Evening Jazz," which ran for eight years and featured records from his vast collection.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By Jim Newton
One of the tougher judgment calls in political reporting is giving the right consideration to unconventional candidates. Anyone can take out papers to run for mayor, for instance, but not all of them deserve the same attention and credit. In the case of the mayor's race this year, there are three declared candidates who clearly deserve coverage, if for no other reason than that they've proved their ability to run and win. City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry have won elections in their districts and hold public offices.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012
STAGE Garrison Keillor, the beloved humorist and radio personality, hosts his show "A Prairie Home Companion" at the Hollywood Bowl featuring guest appearances by Martin Sheen, Sara Watkins and Ellie Dehn, as well as an upbeat mix of music and comedy. The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. Ticket prices vary. (323) 850-2000. http://www.hollywoodbowl.com,
SPORTS
July 8, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
On a typical game day, Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti is in his Dodger Stadium office or around the premises from 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. That's the only way Colletti says he has known how to operate since scuffling from a childhood in a poor but tight community in Chicago to now directing the National League West leader. But Colletti, 58, has also long felt the tug of his late father, Ned Sr., who died 30 years ago of lung cancer at age 51, leaving a profound message to the son that, "It's always so much better to give than receive.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Tim
Radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier has sold his Malibu estate for $4.1 million. The nearly 6,000-square-foot ocean-view home features patios, balconies, an office, a media room, a gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 1.6-acre site includes a swimming pool, a hot tub, a sports court, an art studio and a koi pond. Brandmeier, 55, has been heard on L.A. airwaves at KLSX-FM (97.1). However, he spent most of his broadcasting career as a staple on Chicago radio. He sold because he now lives in Chicago, where he is the WGN-AM morning host.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2010 | By Darrell Satzman
Could it be that when singer-actress Lauryn Hill covered the classic "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" she was actually paying tribute to the sweeping coastal and city views from the home she owned in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates? The midcentury modern boasts a fully retractable wall of glass and a broad vista that stretches from the Palos Verdes Peninsula to Marina del Rey, taking in Century City and much of West Los Angeles. Catalina Island joins the tableau on a clear day. Adding to the property's celebrity pedigree, radio personality Tom Joyner was among the owners since Hill, according to property records.
SPORTS
October 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh lashed out at NFL union leader DeMaurice Smith , Al Sharpton , Jesse Jackson and the media a day after being dropped from a group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. On his syndicated show Thursday, Limbaugh said he was approached by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts earlier this year about participating in a Rams bid. Checketts assured him his involvement as a minority investor had been vetted by the NFL, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Maxwell, 78, a radio personality in New York City and Detroit who also had small roles in the films "City Heat" and "Tough Guys," died Dec. 24 in Palm Springs of complications from multiple strokes. Born in Custer, Ky., Maxwell served as a medic in the Navy during World War II and participated in the D-day invasion. He earned his bachelor's degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. He started in radio in the Detroit area and appeared on "The Lone Ranger."
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May 4, 2008 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Brian Clewer, a London-born radio personality who was the host of "Cynic's Choice," a program of British comedy and music that aired in Los Angeles for more than 40 years, and who owned the Continental Shop for British foods and other goods in Santa Monica, has died. He was 79. Clewer, who had cancer, died April 16 of pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Suzanne. He had lived in Los Angeles since the early 1960s.
SPORTS
October 11, 2009 | Mike Penner
Word that Rush Limbaugh is interested in buying the St. Louis Rams has some African American football players swearing off any future employment with the team. New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott say they would never play for the Rams if Limbaugh owned them. Kiwanuka told the New York Daily News, "I don't want anything to do with a team that he has any part of. He can do whatever he wants, it is a free country. But if it goes through, I can tell you where I am not going to play."
WORLD
May 6, 2009 | Henry Chu
Britain has just two words for controversial California radio talk-show host Michael Savage: Keep out. The San Francisco-based Savage, known for his fiery right-wing views, is one of 22 people who have been banned from entering Britain since October, when the government here concluded that they were agents of extremism and intolerance.
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