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May 26, 1995 | Mike Penner
The score was tied, 6-6, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and Cal State Fullerton's Jeff Poltorak had just about stretched it to the limit. That was as far as the extension cord went. From Poltorak's office inside Titan Gym to a portable radio stationed on a folding table outside, the extension cord was a lifeline for a small gathering of Titan baseball fans trying their best to follow the action from the NCAA South Regional at Baton Rouge, La.
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July 27, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite its somewhat tongue-in-cheek slogan about being "world famous," KROQ-FM (106.7) has not been able to lay claim to being the top-rated radio station in the Los Angeles-Orange County market during its 25-year history. Not, that is, until now. The alternative rock station finally finished first in the recently released Arbitron ratings covering March 29 to June 30.
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January 9, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in local radio history, Spanish-language stations captured first and second place in the quarterly Arbitron ratings, it was reported Thursday. Together, adult contemporary music outlet KLVE-FM (107.5) and Mexican regional music station KSCA-FM (101.9) account for a considerable 11% chunk of the audience in the 80-plus-station Los Angeles and Orange counties market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after a deadly earthquake rumbled through northern Afghanistan, many in Orange County's Afghan community turned to Radio Payam-E-Afghan for news. Station operator Omar Khatab did not fail. He began broadcasting a live report of disaster conditions from an Afghan correspondent in the area. Afterward, "people were calling in and weeping on the phone," Khatab said. "We have a very close community as a whole. We were all devastated by the news."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Those tuning in to UC Irvine radio station KUCI around 11:30 a.m. Monday were greeted by some 25 minutes of clock-ticking sounds, more minutes of angry static and then the portentous tolling of a dozen bells followed by a wild cheer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rural property owners won a battle Tuesday against efforts by a Latino radio station and prominent members of Orange County's Latino community to place larger generators in the Santa Ana Mountains. After a contentious public hearing, the County Planning Commission denied a request by station KPLS to replace two generators with larger units at its transmitting base in the environmentally sensitive mountain site from which it delivers Spanish-language programming to county audiences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Days after a deadly earthquake rumbled through northern Afghanistan, many in Orange County's Afghan community turned to Radio Payam-E-Afghan for news. Station operator Omar Khatab did not fail. He began broadcasting a live report of disaster conditions from an Afghan correspondent in the area. Afterward, "people were calling in and weeping on the phone," Khatab said. "We have a very close community as a whole. We were all devastated by the news."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the steep, rocky canyons where the strongest radio waves cannot travel, residents have counted on their cable television company to bring them FM broadcasts. But the sound of FM radio fell silent Monday for 2,000 customers when Dimension Cable Co. converted the cables to give residents more television stations. That change has caused some residents to raise a noise of their own.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2001 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite its somewhat tongue-in-cheek slogan about being "world famous," KROQ-FM (106.7) has not been able to lay claim to being the top-rated radio station in the Los Angeles-Orange County market during its 25-year history. Not, that is, until now. The alternative rock station finally finished first in the recently released Arbitron ratings covering March 29 to June 30.
SPORTS
January 19, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a long and divisive process, baseball's owners agreed unanimously to a revenue-sharing formula Tuesday, but it is only the end of the beginning. The agreement will be implemented only if the players' union accepts a salary cap in negotiations that have been delayed while owners haggled over revenue sharing for almost a year. Will the union accept a cap? The possibility seems remote.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in local radio history, Spanish-language stations captured first and second place in the quarterly Arbitron ratings, it was reported Thursday. Together, adult contemporary music outlet KLVE-FM (107.5) and Mexican regional music station KSCA-FM (101.9) account for a considerable 11% chunk of the audience in the 80-plus-station Los Angeles and Orange counties market.
SPORTS
May 26, 1995 | Mike Penner
The score was tied, 6-6, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and Cal State Fullerton's Jeff Poltorak had just about stretched it to the limit. That was as far as the extension cord went. From Poltorak's office inside Titan Gym to a portable radio stationed on a folding table outside, the extension cord was a lifeline for a small gathering of Titan baseball fans trying their best to follow the action from the NCAA South Regional at Baton Rouge, La.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the steep, rocky canyons where the strongest radio waves cannot travel, residents have counted on their cable television company to bring them FM broadcasts. But the sound of FM radio fell silent Monday for 2,000 customers when Dimension Cable Co. converted the cables to give residents more television stations. That change has caused some residents to raise a noise of their own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Those tuning in to UC Irvine radio station KUCI around 11:30 a.m. Monday were greeted by some 25 minutes of clock-ticking sounds, more minutes of angry static and then the portentous tolling of a dozen bells followed by a wild cheer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rural property owners won a battle Tuesday against efforts by a Latino radio station and prominent members of Orange County's Latino community to place larger generators in the Santa Ana Mountains. After a contentious public hearing, the County Planning Commission denied a request by station KPLS to replace two generators with larger units at its transmitting base in the environmentally sensitive mountain site from which it delivers Spanish-language programming to county audiences.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1989 | GREGORY CROUCH, Times Staff Writer
Orange County radio stations KORG-AM and KEZY-FM are up for sale, according to industry analysts and trade magazines. Radio Business Report said in its Monday issue that ML Media Partners L.P. had reached an agreement to buy the two Anaheim stations for $14 million, but the deal fell apart last week. Negotiations between ML and Anaheim Broadcasting Co. have reportedly resumed. ML Media Partners is a public limited partnership formed by former Ziff-Davis Broadcasting Co. Chairman I. Martin Pompadur, former ABC president Elton Rule and Merrill Lynch & Co., the New York-based brokerage house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2002 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
For weeks, Vietnamese-language radio stations in Orange County blared with pleas for help, and Vietnamese superstars walked door to door, asking for donations. Hung Mai and his wife, Oanh, both from Anaheim, said they couldn't help but get caught up in the fervor. On Sunday, Mai and his family joined thousands of spectators in the largest fund-raising concert staged so far for the new Vietnam War memorial statue in Westminster, which honors both United States and South Vietnamese troops.
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