December 4, 2004 |
At 11 p.m., the Culver City outpost for Washington, D.C.-based National Public Radio is almost empty, except for a security guard and the skeleton crew accompanying "Morning Edition" co-host Renee Montagne, who has just arrived, perfectly coiffed, properly caffeinated and ready to report the news millions of listeners will wake up to the following morning. By 1:30 a.m., Montagne's in the studio, prerecording whatever bits of the show are possible. At 2 a.m., she's live.
November 8, 1994 |
It's nearly midnight, after curfew at Zhongshan University. The lights are out, but all through the dorms students are switching on their radios in the darkness. "Paul's Wonderland is open again," intones a deep voice over rock music. "It's Thursday, and we're still alive." Tonight's topic on the most popular radio show in town is one of special interest to the students lying still in their beds: the worthlessness of a diploma in the anything-goes economy of this southern China boom town.
December 24, 1996 |
KLAC-AM (570) exists in the pre-hip, pre-rock universe. And if hip is "dead," as some cultural pundits claim, then the road may be paved for the resurgence of square. KLAC may not embody square as far as its fans are concerned, but it is undeniably in a media world of its own. KLAC plays the "old" music, a format given the bland label of "Adult Standards" by an industry obsessed with crafting labels for every demographic bump, curl and contour as it applies to the money-spending population.
July 11, 2011 |
With a name like Sky Daniels, there's no question where the new program director at Cal State Northridge-based radio station KCSN-FM (88.5) is reaching with the ambitious and eclectic new format he's introducing this coming weekend. "We're not going to be elitist," said Daniels, a veteran of commercial rock stations, including (the now-defunct) KMET-FM in Los Angeles and KFOG-FM in San Francisco, as well as a record company executive. "Sometimes stations, especially noncommercial stations, get caught up in playing music you're supposed to like if you really knew what was going on. "That's just not who I am," said Daniels.
March 4, 1987 |
A man who said he was upset with a Wichita, Kan., radio station's programming crashed his 1987 silver Corvette through the front doors of the station Tuesday, one day after purchasing the $20,000 car. Roger Wilson, news director of KFH radio, said he was standing with his back to the doors, when he heard a loud crash and turned to see a shiny Corvette just a few feet away. A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy employed by the station to do traffic reports arrested the unidentified driver.
May 1, 2006 |
The cult of the mysterious KCDX-FM started innocently enough. Bill Keeling, a 51-year-old respiratory therapist, found the Arizona radio station when his daughter fiddled with his car stereo. Lynn Richeson, a graphic designer, fell in love with it when she heard a song for the first time in 30 years. One man became an acolyte after he rented a car in Phoenix and all the radio buttons were set to 103.1.