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April 2, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This city has long called itself America's Finest. But after April Fools' Day, it may become known as America's Most Gullible. A hoax perpetrated by a radio station tied up traffic for hours at a small airport as hundreds of rubberneckers gathered for what they thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime view of the landing of the space shuttle Discovery. "This wasn't some Orson Welles joke," said police spokesman Bill Robinson. "This was the real thing, going out live (on KGB-FM).
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April 2, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This city has long called itself America's Finest. But after April Fools' Day, it may become known as America's Most Gullible. A hoax perpetrated by a radio station tied up traffic for hours at a small airport as hundreds of rubberneckers gathered for what they thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime view of the landing of the space shuttle Discovery. "This wasn't some Orson Welles joke," said police spokesman Bill Robinson. "This was the real thing, going out live (on KGB-FM).
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1990 | DAVID WHARTON
When the year began, "Bootleg Radio" was a homemade weekly program that was as little-known as the unsigned bands it featured. The radio show was started by Lou Friedman, who had been supplying a Muzak-type service for restaurants and a pop music program for cable television. He and one of his disc jockeys, Rob Raino, decided to build a radio program around fledgling rock bands that weren't getting airplay. The result was a one-hour show broadcast on KWNK (670 AM) each Friday at 11 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1991
An article appeared recently in The Times discussing the Arbitron ratings report just released, which revealed that KSDO-AM did not receive its anticipated ratings during the Gulf War time frame ("War Didn't Trigger Ratings for News-Oriented KSDO," April 22). The article observed that many stations with a news format did quite well during that period, with the exception of KSDO-AM, which actually dropped in the ratings. That, to me, is quite easy to explain: KSDO-AM is not a news station, although that is how it markets itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1988 | KEVIN BRASS
"I don't want drug users working for my company," said John Lynch, chief executive officer of Noble Broadcasting, operator of XTRA-FM (91X) and XTRA-AM (690) in San Diego. "It's a waste of time and money. I've been burned too many times."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1988 | STACY FINZ
James Harman is still trying to break into his hardest market. The Rhino Records rhythm and blues man, along with his James Harman Band, often referred to as "Those Dangerous Gentlemens," will play their roots-rock originals at Rio's tonight. A local group, The Forbidden Pigs, will open the show at the Point Loma club at 9 p.m. Harman, who has been making records since the 1960s, said San Diego has not been receptive to his music and doesn't acknowledge local musicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1985 | GLEN BURKINS, Times Staff Writer
The plight of America's homeless has become a major social issue in recent years. And while some argue that government is not offering enough assistance to the poor, others contend that aid is being abused by the undeserving. The latter claim is all too familiar to Keith Leisey and his wife, Terri. Many times they have been accused of abusing the system for their own financial gain, an accusation they deny.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
The first step in an ambitious, two-pronged plan to establish a new statewide radio news network will be taken today with the broadcast premiere of "CALNET," a half-hour California news magazine patterned roughly after National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." The Monday-through-Friday news program debuts at 5:30 p.m. over KLON-FM (88.
NEWS
March 24, 2003 | Tamara Conniff, Tamara Conniff is the music editor at the Hollywood Reporter.
Sheryl Crow wore a white T-shirt emblazoned with "War Is Not the Answer" when she accepted her American Music Award in January. Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was received with cheers when he said, "This war has got to go away as soon as possible" during the Grammy telecast. But when Natalie Maines of the country music trio the Dixie Chicks said from a London stage that she was "ashamed" that President Bush was from Texas, the result was quite different.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1986 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
"I'm basically a lazy person. I want to make a lot of money not doing much," said Playboy nude pictorial subject Erin Lee Clark. Tall, giggly Clark, the 30-year-old advertising traffic manager at San Diego classical radio station KFSD, is no empty-headed teeny-bopper though, she says. "You're talking to a real feminist here," she said. "You're talking to a real fighter who believes in equal pay for equal positions. I don't think that has anything to do with this."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1989 | KEVIN BRASS
It's not easy to run a radio station without telephones. Just ask the folks at KCR, the student-operated alternative-music station based on the San Diego State University campus. The station has been without phones since August, a victim of bureaucratic infighting. "There is a concerted effort to rid the campus of KCR," said John Cataldo, station operations manager and program director.
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