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November 14, 1989 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An unusual coalition of taxpayer groups and radio talk show hosts that helped kill a congressional pay raise earlier this year is once again working to defeat a new proposal for a 33% increase, consumer advocate Ralph Nader announced Monday.
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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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1997
Re "Wilson Accuses Clinton of Racial Divisiveness," June 22: President Clinton has been accused of much by many, but I think he'll be amused when he hears that Pete (Prop. 187) Wilson called the president racially divisive (at a convention of radio talk show hosts, no less). What's next? Will Gerald Ford call Clinton clumsy? How about George Bush accusing the president of being inarticulate? Maybe Ronald Reagan will complain that Clinton can't get his facts straight. The mind boggles.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2011 | Stuart Pfeifer
Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Goldline International Inc., a Santa Monica company that is one of the nation's largest gold dealers, for allegedly tricking customers into buying gold coins at inflated prices. The Santa Monica city attorney's office accused Goldline of running a "bait and switch" operation in which customers seeking to invest in gold bullion were instead sold gold coins that were marked up more than 50%. The company, which used radio talk show host Glenn Beck as a pitchman, has seen sales soar in recent years along with the price of gold.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Radio talk show hosts around the country are asking listeners to boycott Exxon products to protest the way the company has handled the Alaskan oil spill. Mike Siegel of KING-AM in Seattle reports receiving more than 1,000 letters with cut-up Exxon credit cards. At Exxon, a spokesman responded that "we share our customers' concern for the environment and sincerely hope they will continue to support us." He said a boycott of Exxon service stations would unfairly harm many private dealers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1995
So now that the political pundits have all but written off Gov. Pete Wilson as a viable candidate, what do they have to say about the $8 million he raised in one week (April 14)? If so many people are angry and disappointed about his decision, then just who is making all of these pledges? Clearly, Wilson has his supporters. Early straw polls and opinions of radio talk show hosts aside, Wilson will prove the naysayers wrong once again. GLEN ROEDER Beverly Hills The Times keeps reporting polls that report a huge disapproval of Gov. Wilson's decision to run for President.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1992
For many people in this country, politics has become a spectator sport, more so since radio and television have made it so very easy to follow the daily drama, with television coverage of local government on cable television and with the constant chewing on the cud of local affairs by radio talk show hosts. We are about to embark on an aggressive mayor's race in the city of San Diego, and already the power of these electronic "personas" is beginning to jockey for political advantage.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1995 | From Reuters
Irwin (Sonny) Bloch, one of the nation's longest-running financial radio talk show hosts, was charged by federal authorities Thursday of using his popular programs to cheat listeners out of millions of dollars. Bloch, 58, was accused in a 35-count criminal case in Newark, N.J., and a civil case filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Manhattan federal court of using his fans' investments to buy his own real estate and cover personal expenses.
SPORTS
May 5, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Fred Willard, who plays sportscaster Marsh McGinley on the Fox sitcom "Back to You," attended his first Kentucky Derby over the weekend. Although actually part of an Easter Seals event, he kidded, "I really don't know what I'm doing here. Fox sent me to the World Series and Super Bowl to promote our show, so I thought maybe they were sending me here to ride a horse in the Derby. "I was somewhat relieved to learn Fox doesn't have the Derby." -- Trivia time Who has the record for most Kentucky Derby mounts?
SPORTS
June 8, 1989 | Associated Press
Steve Garvey, the former baseball star, is becoming a radio talk-show host. Garvey, 41, said Wednesday that he has signed a multi-year contract as host of a morning program for XTRA radio, owned by Noble Broadcast Group here. The "XTRA Morning Update with Garvey and Co." will start June 26, running from 5:30 to 9 a.m. It will include interviews with celebrities, calls from listeners, news and sports. Garvey, a 10-time All-Star first baseman who played for the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, also has a marketing and investment company and has expressed interest in pursuing a political career.
NATIONAL
September 27, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Yep, it's true. There's no shame in America, only a rehab industry. Mark Foley, the Florida Republican who left Congress in 2006 amid accusations he sent lurid e-mails to male House pages, is credited with helping to sour the electorate's view of the Grand Old Party in a year when Nancy Pelosi and the Dems swept into power. In the years since, he's been in real estate investment, contemplating a return to politics. On Tuesday, he made his debut as a radio talk show host.
SPORTS
May 5, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Fred Willard, who plays sportscaster Marsh McGinley on the Fox sitcom "Back to You," attended his first Kentucky Derby over the weekend. Although actually part of an Easter Seals event, he kidded, "I really don't know what I'm doing here. Fox sent me to the World Series and Super Bowl to promote our show, so I thought maybe they were sending me here to ride a horse in the Derby. "I was somewhat relieved to learn Fox doesn't have the Derby." -- Trivia time Who has the record for most Kentucky Derby mounts?
WORLD
April 30, 2007 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
One of Iraq's most beloved broadcasters was wounded in an assassination attempt Sunday, the latest target in a string of attacks against journalists here. Amal Mudarris, 58, a Baghdad radio veteran who began her career in 1962, suffered serious head injuries when she was shot several times outside her Baghdad home Sunday morning. Doctors said later in the day that her condition had stabilized and she was expected to recover. Early today, the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Viola Elder, the mother of radio and television talk-show commentator Larry Elder who became a beloved figure on her son's syndicated radio program, died June 13 in Los Angeles. She was 81. A Democrat, Viola Elder often engaged in spirited exchanges with her son, a registered Republican who takes a conservative, libertarian view, in her weekly appearances on his show, where she was known as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Born July 2, 1924, Viola Elder was raised on a farm in Toney, Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
For 36 years, radio journalist Bob Adams was Ventura County's "voice of calm." During floods, fires and earthquakes, his reports for KVTA-AM (1520) gave listeners with no other source of live news the critical information they needed. Now the radio man is retiring and moving away from the county he has covered for nearly four decades. On Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors gave Adams a send-off. They presented him with a resolution in recognition of his contributions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2002 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the jury deliberated Tuesday for a fourth day, the judge in the trial of David Westerfield vented his anger at portions of the media and labeled as "idiots" a pair of Los Angeles radio talk show hosts. The pair has been deriding the jury for taking the time it has to decide Westerfield's fate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1997
Tom Hall, popular African American weekend radio talk show host at KABC for 19 years, has died. He was 57. Hall died Saturday of lymphoma and leukemia, KABC spokesman Bil Lennert said Tuesday. He said Hall's last broadcast was March 15. Hall was one of Southern California's earliest and most respected minority radio hosts. Hall, who began working for KABC-AM (790) Talkradio in 1978, regularly interviewed experts on politics and local issues.
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June 22, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Viola Elder, the mother of radio and television talk-show commentator Larry Elder who became a beloved figure on her son's syndicated radio program, died June 13 in Los Angeles. She was 81. A Democrat, Viola Elder often engaged in spirited exchanges with her son, a registered Republican who takes a conservative, libertarian view, in her weekly appearances on his show, where she was known as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Born July 2, 1924, Viola Elder was raised on a farm in Toney, Ala.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Doctors who performed cochlear implant surgery on conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Thursday that the operation was successful. A doctor from the House Ear Clinic and Institute in Los Angeles said Limbaugh, 50, could regain "as much as 30% to 50% of his hearing in the implanted ear." "This cochlear implant will reconnect Mr. Limbaugh to his environment, and that is an important benefit to his quality of life," said Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Victor Reichman lost a contentious race for an Antelope Valley judgeship in 1994. Now, six years later, he has won a cash consolation prize. Reichman, a veteran court commissioner, received a $110,000 settlement last week in an unusual lawsuit that pitted him against a radio talk show host who in the heat of a judicial election campaign accused Reichman of releasing rapists from jail early.
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