March 29, 1990 |
As the Bush Administration attempts to beam its version of world events into Cuba through a satellite transmission called TV-Marti, a group of high-tech progressives in the United States is beaming its view of the propaganda war to American homes.
May 7, 1998 |
A gun-swap organized by an Orlando radio station nearly misfired when local bad guys offered cash instead of sneakers to youths turning in their firearms. Russ Rollins, host of a show on WTKS-FM, persuaded local stores and athletes to donate high-priced sports shoes for the "Kicks for Guns" swap. "Kicks" is slang for "shoes." A block away from the swap site, several people were offering kids cash instead. No arrests were made and 73 guns were turned in for sneakers.
March 28, 1990 |
The U.S. government made its first foray into television broadcasting Tuesday, beaming signals to Cuba that the Cuban government promptly jammed. Cuban officials warned of "incalculable consequences" should the U.S. broadcasts continue. "The initiation of tests today by the United States of a television channel in the Spanish language designed against Cuba can have incalculable consequences for almost non-existent bilateral relations," the official Cuban news agency Prensa Latina said.
October 25, 2012 |
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - It may sound like the type of acerbic election-year conversation happening in coffee shops and dining rooms across the country, but this being radio, everyone sounds a little taller, stronger and more handsome than the rest of us. "How are you going to pay for it?" program host Fernando Miguel Negron asks in Spanish, his voice taking a sonorous bounce. "How can you pay for these government programs and still cut taxes?" "Easily," his guest says. " Fácilmente . " But this is no regular talk radio conversation.
November 28, 2013 |
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures with her cellphone. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter beamed with curiosity as he walked and questioned a site supervisor. "Something big is happening here," Biden said in an obvious understatement, eliciting laughs from the group of mayors and lawmakers from several seaport cities and states.
July 7, 1990
Chapman Shaw Root, 65, former chairman of the country's largest Coca-Cola bottling company and the grandson of the industrialist who designed the Coca-Cola bottle in the early 1900s. Root headed Associated Coca-Cola Bottlers from 1951 until 1982. The company had plants in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and New Jersey. In 1982, he sold his majority interest in the bottling company to the parent company of Coca-Cola for $417.5 million. Last October, Forbes magazine listed Root as the 389th wealthiest man in America with a net worth of $290 million.