December 1, 2000 |
On the heels of Steve Harvey's arrival in morning drive, another established comedian, George Lopez, completes his first week today as a morning personality on KCMG-FM (92.3), known as Mega 92.3. Station management is hoping the addition of Lopez, a longtime fixture in local comedy clubs and on the road, will help solidify and build on the pop and R&B station's following in the English-speaking Latino community.
October 25, 2000 |
Two media watchdog groups have called for protests today at 9 a.m. at North Hollywood's KPFK-FM (90.7), as well as four other Pacifica Foundation-owned, listener-supported radio stations nationwide, in response to what they're calling censorship and intimidation of the network's highest-profile journalist. Amy Goodman, award-winning host of "Democracy Now!
August 25, 2000 |
Some listeners tuned to 90.7 FM over the weekend got to hear a new kind of classic rock--the eclectic pop programming of "The Cosmic Barrio" on North Hollywood's KPFK meshed with the classical music of Tijuana's XLNC1. The musical fusion was neither intentional nor easy on the ears.
July 14, 2000 |
Last summer, KFI-AM (640) radio hosts Karel Bouley and Andrew Howard faced the wrath of uber producer George Lucas by broadcasting live--via Howard's concealed cellular phone--from a movie theater rolling an early press screening of "Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace." After a few minutes, two burly security guards told Howard to disconnect ASAP or take a hike. Earlier this month, the naughty boys were at it again--beckoning a young Richmond, Va.
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May 30, 2000 |
In the world of hip-hop, Power 106 is about as big as, well, the 400-pound man who is driving the morning show. With annual revenue of about $40 million and one of the largest outdoor advertising campaigns among Los Angeles-area radio stations, KPWR-FM (105.9) is being powered to even greater heights by the growing popularity of morning drive-time disc jockey Big Boy. "Big Boy has truly become a big personality in the marketplace," says Don Barrett, publisher of LARadio.
March 9, 2000 |
It's quarter to midnight on a recent Friday at the La Cienega Boulevard studios of classic rocker KLOS-FM (95.5). While commercials play in the background, disc jockey Jim Ladd does something highly unusual in the world of big-time music radio. He looks through the hundreds of CDs filed on the studio wall and ponders his choices. Selecting a few, he returns to the console. "I was going to do a set about God," he says in an off-air aside to a couple of visitors.