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April 28, 1989
Whittaker Electronic Systems in Simi Valley won a $9-million contract from the Air Force to engineer and install radio systems in Japan.
April 23, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
There was an open seat in Section 106 amid the sellout crowd at Staples Center. Row 10, Seat 14. It belonged to Mychal Thompson for Game 2 of the Clippers-Golden State Warriors playoff series. He wasn't sitting in it. One of the Lakers' radio voices, Thompson is better recognized these days as the father of Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson. He doesn't see his son play often in person and he didn't want to sit for Monday's game. Too nervous. The elder Thompson carved out some standing room near the tunnel by the Warriors' bench.
December 23, 1989
Max Grundig, 81, the radio and television pioneer whose electronics company grew from a small shop to a worldwide enterprise. Grundig began tinkering with radios as a 15-year-old apprentice in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. He opened his own shop with a friend in 1930, selling radios and producing transformers. After World War II, Grundig was permitted by the Allies to relocate his business to Fuerth, where he set up his own factory to produce radio parts. His company was one of the first to produce frequency modulated (FM)
April 21, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and Blake Shelton have been added to the bill at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Clear Media and Entertainment announced the first slate of acts for the three-hour, fan-voted show early Monday. Also slated to hit the stage? Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Shakira, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran and Arcade Fire, which just closed out the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend. Acknowledging the array of music-centric award shows that vie to be the viral, more fun alternative to the prestigious Grammys, Clear Channel's telecast is promising a groundbreaking approach to the format.
June 18, 1990 | United Press International
Sales of shortwave radios soared during China's crushing of pro-democracy demonstrations last year despite heavy government jamming of Western shortwave news broadcasts, a state-run newspaper reported Sunday. The state-run China Daily's Business Weekly supplement said a record 870,000 radios were sold in June, 1989, the first month of the crackdown, when Chinese troops drove demonstrators from Tian An Men Square and opened fire on Beijing protesters.
November 30, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The U.S.-led coalition will distribute more than 200,000 shortwave radios to people across Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. The radios, each powered by a crank, would be given to Afghans free to allow them "unfettered access to many sources of news," Maj. Bryan Hilferty said at Bagram air base. Most of Afghanistan lacks a regular supply of electricity. The announcement comes as the former Taliban regime and its allies have stepped up their campaign to undermine the U.S.-backed government.
October 2, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX and BILL BILLITER
Saying that police communication is a top priority, officials of Los Alamitos and Villa Park said they will use state law enforcement grants to improve radio systems. Los Alamitos expects to receive a $28,600 grant from the state's Citizen Option for Public Safety program, known as COPS. Established this year by the state Legislature, COPS will distribute $100 million throughout the state for police services.
January 24, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Switch It AM-FM Radio introduced a new twist to its Boom Ball radios--three models featuring four LED lights that flash to the beat of the music. The round radios--built with clear Lexan, the heavy-duty plastic used in airplane windows--are shatterproof. They feature multicolored internal parts, an external speaker and a headphone adapter that can be plugged in for dual-channel sound, volume control and channel selector.
January 21, 1991 | A Times staff writer
For families with relatives stationed in the Persian Gulf, a local group of amateur radio operators is offering to send messages to the front line free of charge. Based at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Los Angeles, the radio network hopes to gear up to 20 outgoing messages per half hour, said Frank Collins, one of several volunteers running the service.
July 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. said the Federal Communications Commission had rejected its solution for bringing certain radio units into compliance with FCC standards. XM had said in late May that it was suspending shipments of some radio models, including the Delphi XM SKYFi2 and the Audiovox Xpress, after the FCC found that the small FM transmitters in the units didn't meet the FCC's emission standards.
April 18, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 5s for cheap, RadioShack is the place to go. The electronics retailer is holding a promotion that drops the price of the 16-gigabyte Apple iPhone 5s to $99 on a two-year contract. That's a nearly 50% discount on the device, which is normally sold at $199 with a two-year contract. VIDEO: Protecting against Heartbleed Customers can save more money and get the gadget for free if they trade in an older iPhone. Fine print for the promotion says an iPhone 4s that works with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, is in working condition, includes its charger and has no cracks on the screen is enough to get the iPhone 5s for free.
April 15, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a fire to cover up the theft. He is expected to be sentenced to three years and four months in state prison, a prosecutor said. Melanson must pay restitution, but the amount is still being determined, the prosecutor added. As a result of the plea, authorities dropped the more severe charge of arson of a structure and a second embezzlement count.
April 3, 2014 | By Meg James
Univision Communications is restructuring its radio division, eliminating dozens of workers at stations around the country as the company centralizes its programming functions. Univision confirmed Thursday that there had been layoffs, but it declined to say how many people had lost their jobs as part of this week's realignment. The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, which owns 68 radio stations, this week began trimming programming staff and some on-air hosts, including in Chicago, in an effort to cut costs.
March 26, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons lead the nominations for the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna leads the pack with seven nods across five categories, including artist of the year, song of the year and best collaboration --  she competes against herself in the latter two with her Mikky Ekko-assisted ballad “Stay” going up against “The Monster,” her duet with Eminem. Timberlake scored five nominations, including artist of the year, and like Rihanna he is nominated twice in the collaboration category for two singles with Jay Z (comeback single “Suit & Tie” and Jay's “Holy Grail”)
March 19, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The four identically dressed members of Kraftwerk stood before electronic consoles, glowing lecterns outlined in strips of blue light, in a dark Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Above them, three-dimensional moving images of sleek commuter trains speeding down tracks, molecules colliding and musical notes orbiting an idealized Earth were projected onto a vast screen.  Appearing for the first and second of eight sold-out performances over four...
March 12, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"Frozen," the hit Disney animated musical about a girl who tries to save her kingdom and her ice-powered sister, has become the latest Hollywood movie to rile conservative commentators, with one pastor criticizing the film for indoctrinating homosexuality and bestiality in children. On the talk show Generations Radio, Kevin Swanson and his co-host, Steve Vaughn, took Disney to task for "leading the charge" in promoting a "pro-homosexual" agenda in "Frozen. " Swanson and Vaughn referred to posts by Steven D. Greydanus for the National Catholic Register and Gina Luttrell for the liberal PolicyMic -- the former of which critiques "Frozen's" alleged gay message (the commentators agree with this one)
February 16, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Urging that defenses against terrorism be made more vigilant, Transportation Secretary Samuel K. Skinner proposed Wednesday that an international aviation body launch a review that ultimately could prohibit passengers from carrying portable computers and radios aboard commercial airplanes. Skinner asked the International Civil Aviations Organization to assess the "problems" posed by allowing such electronic devices on board aircraft.
February 4, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Alarmed by two phony reports issued this week on restricted radio frequencies that led police to believe that fellow officers were in trouble, the Los Angeles Police Department is looking into ways of tracking down or rendering unusable several missing hand-held police radios. In the most recent incident, on Thursday night, patrol cars were en route to a genuine call for help in Pacoima when a voice on police radios cried, "I'm hit!"
March 7, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
There aren't a lot of university radio stations that that can claim a Beatle among their fans, but Cal State Northridge-based public station KCSN-FM (88.5) just became one. “Paul McCartney called today to express his appreciation of KCSN and to thank us for our support of his new record,” station program director Sky Daniels tells Pop & Hiss. “He told us he was having dinner in L.A. last night and all of his 'friends were raving about KCSN, telling me how you were playing multiple tracks from the album.' " The impromptu phone call turned into an hourlong discussion about the recent 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” McCartney's latest project (composing music for an animated film)
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