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June 15, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There may be one thing funnier than the name Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch: its radio spots. That, at least, was the opinion Thursday night of those judging one of the most coveted awards in advertising--the Clio Awards. The Los Angeles production company walked off with three Clios. That led all other West Coast competitors, although the New York office of the Venice agency Chiat/Day/Mojo also won three.
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July 15, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've started the last roundup down at the Radio Ranch. Nobody's out lassoing heifers or steers, though. They're hunting for cash cows. Residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula are hurrying to raise money so they can save part of a legendary ridge above the Pacific Ocean that for nearly 50 years was Los Angeles' ear to the world. So far, they have managed to keep the historic broadcasting site from completely being covered over with new luxury homes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've started the last roundup down at the Radio Ranch. Nobody's out lassoing heifers or steers, though. They're hunting for cash cows. Residents of the Palos Verdes Peninsula are hurrying to raise money so they can save part of a legendary ridge above the Pacific Ocean that for nearly 50 years was Los Angeles' ear to the world. So far, they have managed to keep the historic broadcasting site from completely being covered over with new luxury homes.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1990 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There may be one thing funnier than the name Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch: its radio spots. That, at least, was the opinion Thursday night of those judging one of the most coveted awards in advertising--the Clio Awards. The Los Angeles production company walked off with three Clios. That led all other West Coast competitors, although the New York office of the Venice agency Chiat/Day/Mojo also won three.
NEWS
June 2, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace, sipping coffee a few days ago in a kitchen a few feet away from an enormous array of radio equipment, files, memorabilia and overhead wires running every which way.
NEWS
June 2, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace, sipping coffee last week in a kitchen a few feet away from an enormous array of radio equipment, files, memorabilia and overhead wires that run every which way.
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace. For 40 years, the hilltop "radio ranch" was a window on the world for Wallace's father, Don C.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1989 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Dick Orkin must be laughing all the way home from the Clio Awards. After all, Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch, the Los Angeles production company whose radio ads are woven with wall-to-wall jokes, walked off Friday with six Clio Awards, all for different clients. The awards, among the most coveted prizes in advertising, are judged by industry professionals. One of Orkin's awards was for that familiar V-8 juice radio ad in which a future father-in-law hooks up his future son-in-law to a lie detector to see if the young man drinks V-8 juice.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2011
"Cowboys & Aliens" isn't the first movie to mix sci-fi and western genres. A new DVD set, "A Big Box of Cowboys, Aliens, Robots and Death Rays," features eight vintage sagebrush sagas that also enter the sci-fi zone. Perhaps the most famous is 1935's "Radio Ranch" with Gene Autry. "Radio Ranch" is actually an edited feature-length version of Autry's serial "The Phantom Empire," which finds the singing cowboy discovering a race of humans living in a metropolis under the earth. The set also features films starring such famed movie cowpokes as Tim McCoy in 1936's "Ghost Patrol," Ken Maynard in 1932's "Tombstone Canyon," Ray "Crash" Corrigan in 1941's "Saddle Mountain Roundup" and Bill Cody Sr. and Jr. in 1935's "Vanishing Riders.
NEWS
May 28, 1988
Topanga Days Country Fair is today and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Monday's highlights will be the Will Geer Memorial Parade at 10 a.m., beginning at the Topanga Post Office and continuing 2 miles to the community house. Actress Herta Ware will serve as grand marshal. Rock 'n' roll music will be provided by Randy Renner and the Roadrunners; country swing by the Radio Ranch Straight Shooters.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1989 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Dick Orkin must be laughing all the way home from the Clio Awards. After all, Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch, the Los Angeles production company whose radio ads are woven with wall-to-wall jokes, walked off Friday with six Clio Awards, all for different clients. The awards, among the most coveted prizes in advertising, are judged by industry professionals. One of Orkin's awards was for that familiar V-8 juice radio ad in which a future father-in-law hooks up his future son-in-law to a lie detector to see if the young man drinks V-8 juice.
NEWS
June 6, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace. For 40 years, the hilltop "radio ranch" was a window on the world for Wallace's father, Don C.
NEWS
June 2, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace, sipping coffee a few days ago in a kitchen a few feet away from an enormous array of radio equipment, files, memorabilia and overhead wires running every which way.
NEWS
June 2, 1985 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
The Wallace Ranch on Highridge Road will continue to sprout its extraordinary crop--towering radio antennas with access to the entire world--even though the man who made the whole thing run is gone. "This station will stay intact for at least a year," said William Wallace, sipping coffee last week in a kitchen a few feet away from an enormous array of radio equipment, files, memorabilia and overhead wires that run every which way.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1985
Three Pepsi Cola television commercials walked off with the sweepstakes honors this week at the 25th annual International Broadcasting Awards, sponsored by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society. The radio sweepstakes winner also was a series of three commercials for Adweek magazine, produced by Dick Orkin's Radio Ranch, Hollywood. The Pepsi series--featuring a beach scene, break-dancers and a spaceship--was created by the advertising agency BBDO International, New York.
REAL ESTATE
November 17, 1985
Shamrock Holdings Inc., wholly owned by the Roy E. Disney family, has begun construction of Shamrock Plaza, a $5.1-million office building in Agoura Hills at 28720 Roadside Drive. Designed by Los Angeles architect Barry Greene and constructed by Dynamic Builders Inc., the three-story, 70,000-square-foot structure is due to be completed in the spring. Zugsmith & Associates is exclusive leasing agent. Shamrock Holdings' interests include Shamrock Broadcasting Inc.
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