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March 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Radio & Records Sold: The trade publication has, as expected, been sold to Perry Media Corp. by Westinghouse Electric Corp. The deal has an estimated value of $12 million to $15 million. Westinghouse took over the company in November after its former owner, Westwood One, experienced financial problems. Perry Media plans a capital infusion, and Radio & Records management will have an equity position.
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March 18, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Radio & Records Sold: The trade publication has, as expected, been sold to Perry Media Corp. by Westinghouse Electric Corp. The deal has an estimated value of $12 million to $15 million. Westinghouse took over the company in November after its former owner, Westwood One, experienced financial problems. Perry Media plans a capital infusion, and Radio & Records management will have an equity position.
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May 22, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Howard, who with life partner Karel Bouley broke ground as the first openly gay couple to host a radio talk show, died unexpectedly Monday morning from a pulmonary embolism. He was 34. The duo had been with KFI-AM (640) for two years. "I'm sure there are a million gay [radio] hosts, but not many of them are open, and no one had ever appeared on the air as a gay couple," said Ron Rodrigues, editor-in-chief of Radio & Records magazine.
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April 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Westwood One Puts Magazine on Block: Westwood One Inc., the nation's largest producer of radio shows and operator of five radio networks, put its Radio & Records trade magazine up for sale along with a related information services business. The sale is part of a two-year plan to refocus the Los Angeles-based firm on its core radio network business, which includes the Mutual Broadcasting System and the NBC radio network, and return the company to profitability, said Chief Executive Norman J.
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August 21, 1988
DOORS: 14 David Anderle, vice president of film music, A & M Records Lenny Beer, editor, Hits magazine Jay Boberg, president, I.R.S.
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October 4, 1991 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The news from the 25th annual Country Music Assn. awards wasn't the four awards Garth Brooks won--including the big one, entertainer of the year--but the three taken by Vince Gill and the one by Tanya Tucker. While Brooks, who has led country music's artistic and commercial resurgence of the past year and whose new album entered the national pop chart at No.
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February 11, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS
In recent years the Federal Communications Commission has taken to fining radio stations from $2,000 to $10,000 for "obscene" programming. In Miami, WZTA was fined for playing the Uncle Bonsai song "Penis Envy." In Las Vegas, KLUC was cited for playing Prince's "Erotic City." Talk-show deejays in Chicago (WLUP), San Diego (WKSD), and Los Angeles (KFI) have also been targeted for offenses.
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July 26, 1991 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A fast-rising country record by three-time Grammy nominee Holly Dunn has come under fire by feminists and music fans who view the song as an invitation to rape. Dunn, who co-wrote the song "Maybe I Mean Yes," which was released three weeks ago by Warner Bros. Records, calls her composition a "cute, lighthearted story about courtship and flirtation."
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November 11, 1989 | KEVIN BRASS
Westwood One, one of the country's largest radio companies, has reached an agreement to purchase KJQY-FM (103.7), best known as "KJOY," from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Co., according to station general manager Bert Whalen. As of press time, no details were available from Westinghouse or Westwood One. "Since I would have liked to buy the station myself, I am disappointed in that regard," said Whalen, who also serves as vice president for Westinghouse's chain of FM stations.
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November 25, 2002 | Randy Lewis
Tupac Shakur remains bigger in death than he was in life. Tuesday's release of the two-CD album "Better Dayz" marks the eighth release of the rapper's music since he was slain in 1996. Those albums have sold more than 13 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, accounting for more than half of his total sales of 22.6 million to date.
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