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February 24, 2000 | ANGELA PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Radio Restaurant Rappers: A lot of radio shows have popped up on which people chat about restaurants. Some of them have been around for years. Merrill Shindler has been doling out his reviews for 14 years, first at KABC-AM (790) and for the past two years on the "Feed Your Face" show, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 to 7 p.m. on KLSX-FM (97.1). Ask him about his show and he'll tell you, "I'm the hippest guy on the air."
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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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ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2000 | BRENDA REES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saturday mornings, Los Angeles kids can leave behind their everyday personas, and for two hours be magically transformed into cowboys, English sleuths, crusaders, hard-boiled detectives, subterranean creatures or evil blob aliens. But these kids aren't assuming new identities via the Internet or performing in films or on stage. They are discovering theatrical ambitions the old-fashioned way--using spoken words and sound effects to create a new version of an old genre: dramatic radio plays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly took some friendly fire on Friday when he spoke with John and Ken, the radio duo who host a Burbank-based talk show.  The Republican candidate for governor appeared to violate his probation agreement last week by firing borrowed weapons at a gun range in Santa Cruz County. Donnelly was barred from using firearms that are not registered to him for three years after pleading no contest to two misdemeanors for bringing a loaded weapon to an airport in 2012.  One of the hosts greeted him on the show by saying, "This is one way to raise your name recognition, if you end up in the paper every few days for some gun violation.
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June 6, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The caller to the radio show is a young woman who isn't sure if what she's feeling during sex is an orgasm. Going down the checklist in her head, Suzi Landolphi, the show's host, ticks off the numerous changes that occur in a woman's body during climax. "You're feeling all of those?" she asks. "OK, great!" The next caller is a man who wants to talk about submissive role-playing with a dominant partner. "Now what does this mean exactly?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Call it an old-time radio drama with a 21st-century plot twist. Plans for a $35-million American Radio Archives museum and research center that will chronicle the development of broadcasting will be unveiled tonight in Thousand Oaks. But the archives' planned centerpiece -- a collection of hundreds of thousands of historic relics of early Los Angeles broadcasting -- sits locked up and untouchable in a Hollywood basement.
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November 5, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Raising the specter of a new form of payola, hundreds of radio stations around the country are pressuring rock bands to perform free at charity concerts that bolster the broadcasters' ratings and advertising revenue. Artist managers contend that the stations coerce bands by refusing to air their latest releases unless they commit to perform in concert. Many artists now view it as little more than a shakedown that is broadly undermining the live concert business.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI
A mere 80 years ago, radio was cutting-edge technology. Nowadays we take radios for granted--as alarms on our clocks, warning us about traffic in our cars, exposing us to the latest in music and news. Still, radio is everywhere in L.A., where more than 30 stations thrive. Friday Sometime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. a drive-by of Premiere Radio Networks (15260 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks) is in order.
SPORTS
May 30, 2007 | T.J. SIMERS
All right, who drove Jerry Buss to drink? His son? His daughter? His star player? Did someone tell him Smush Parker wants to return? I'll tell you this, because I just know you're going to ask, the young lady in the car with Buss when he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence was old enough to drive. I can also report that her first name was not Paris or Lindsay. Buss was released from jail around 10:30 a.m., which is probably the earliest he's been up in some time.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning announcement Tuesday, syndicated late-night radio host Art Bell told listeners at the end of his "Coast to Coast" program that he was delivering "my final broadcast" because of fear for the safety of his family. Bell, who has been airing locally on KABC-AM (790) for the last three years, didn't specify his concerns but alluded to something that happened about a year ago, calling it "a threatening, terrible event [that] occurred to my family, which I could not tell you about.
BUSINESS
December 3, 2013 | By Hector Becerra and Meg James
Until a month ago, Ricardo Sanchez was flying high as Los Angeles' top-rated local morning radio host. Then the Spanish-language radio personality known as "El Mandril" disappeared from his slot on KLAX-FM (97.9), the Los Angeles station owned by Spanish Broadcasting System. Now details are emerging concerning the 47-year-old radio host's eviction from L.A. airwaves in early November. He's still going to work every day, but his show is no longer being broadcast. The question is, why?
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Meg James
In a move aimed at recapturing past ratings glory, Univision Communications Inc. has unveiled a new morning radio show called "El Bueno, la Mala y el Feo" (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), which emphasizes popular regional Mexican music and banter by a trio of hosts. The four-hour Spanish-language program, which launched Monday on Univision's Los Angeles station KSCA-FM (101.9), fills the time period previously held by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. Sotelo once was the most popular personality in Spanish-language radio.
WORLD
November 8, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Friday lost the radio show he has used to ignite a conservative following and came under mounting pressure from family, colleagues and critics to resign or go on leave. Fellow city officials in Canada's biggest municipality called on Ford to put the city's interests first, and some threatened to join in an appeal to the provincial government to take action to force him out of office if he doesn't go voluntarily. Ford admitted Tuesday to having smoked crack cocaine "in one of my drunken stupors," but only after denying it for six months.
BUSINESS
October 8, 2013 | Reed Johnson and Meg James
Barely three months ago, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's Spanish-language radio career appeared to be derailed. He had lost his popular "Piolín por la Mañana" morning program amid allegations of sexual and emotional harassment by a male co-worker. In the days that followed, six other former co-workers alleged that they too had been harassed by Sotelo, setting off an ongoing legal skirmish. Although Sotelo repeatedly denied the accusations, he and his longtime employer, the powerful media conglomerate Univision Communications Inc., parted ways in July.
SPORTS
August 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Jack Clark, who accused Angels first baseman Albert Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs early in his career during a radio show Friday, and cohost Kevin Slaten have had their show pulled from the air, according to reports Saturday morning in St. Louis. Clark, who hit 340 home runs during an 18-year big league career, began working at WGNU-AM in St. Louis just last week. He based his accusation on conversations he said he had with Chris Mihlfeld, Pujols' former personal trainer, who worked with the Dodgers when Clark was the team's hitting coach in 2000.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Univision Radio Network has dropped "Piolín por la Manana," the wildly popular, nationally syndicated Spanish-language morning radio talk show hosted by Southern California-based Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo, a Univision spokesperson confirmed. No reason has been given for the reported dropping of the show, which airs on dozens of radio stations in more than 20 U.S. states. Piolín has not posted to his Twitter account in two days. Lately, his program, broadcast in Los Angeles on KSCA-FM (101.9)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2011
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NEWS
February 28, 1988 | KAY BARTLETT, Associated Press
Shawn Robbins, psychic, author and mail-order entrepreneur, has turned her big hazel eyes toward Wall Street since the stock market has become so volatile. A shaky market is good for people in her line of work, she says. "For psychics," she says, "the market is boring when it's good, but now is the chance to really shine with psychic abilities. This is a good time to go to a 'reputable psychic.' "Be careful, though. This is not the time to go to Madame Ripoff on the corner with your portfolio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
First in a series of articles focusing on key periods in the lives of the mayoral hopefuls. If it weren't for paparazzi shooting topless photographs of actress Jennifer Aniston, Kevin James might never have become a talk radio show host - or gone on to run for mayor of Los Angeles. In an only-in-Hollywood tale, James got his first taste of talk radio in 2002, when he was representing Aniston and then-husband Brad Pitt in a lawsuit against adult magazine publishers who had run the racy photos.
SPORTS
February 22, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers heard Mark Cuban's comments about Kobe Bryant. They weren't amused. The Dallas Mavericks owner said in a radio interview Friday that the Lakers should consider using their one-time amnesty provision on Bryant this summer. Bryant has one more season and $30.5 million left on his contract. He is one of four players the Lakers can waive via the money-saving device after this season. "We're aware of Mark Cuban's comments and feel they are inappropriate," Lakers spokesman John Black said.
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