April 25, 2003 |
In the fight for radio ratings, the fiercest competition is among the morning shows -- but that's not to say the stations aren't scrapping and scratching for every audience member in every other part of the day. The latest Arbitron ratings figures, released Monday and covering the first three months of the year, show that different stations command different parts of the day, for a variety of reasons.
January 28, 2003 |
Morning radio host Renan Almendarez Coello, who dominates his English- and Spanish-speaking competition in Southland ratings, is scheduled to announce today that he is leaving the program he has hosted for six years. Friday's program will be his last as "El Cucuy de la Manana," or "the Morning Boogeyman," on KSCA-FM (101.9).
January 1, 2003 |
For five years, Renan Almendarez Coello -- "El Cucuy de la Manana," or "morning Boogeyman" to his radio audience -- has ruled morning radio in Los Angeles. Mixing crass, sexist humor with such populist causes as speaking out on behalf of a disputed 400-year-old oak tree in Santa Clarita or helping a paralyzed man get an electric wheelchair, he generates ratings that routinely top those of everyone who faces him, whether they speak English or El Cucuy's native Spanish.
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November 12, 2002 |
In Pomona Superior Court, a man who called himself a doctor stands accused of sexually assaulting numerous women and teenage girls who went to his El Monte office for treatment. In Van Nuys Superior Court, two faith healers are accused of giving a man seeking treatment for a rash an injection that killed him.
January 27, 2000 |
Even for a border crossing, it was miserable. The 21-year-old paraplegic from El Salvador hobbled toward the U.S.-Mexico border on crutches for weeks--the last four days without food or water. When California was in sight, he dropped to the dirt and crawled, elbow by bloody elbow, across a four-lane freeway. And then the Boogeyman struck. "El Cucuy"--Spanish for "the boogeyman"--rules the airwaves from 5 to 11 six mornings a week on KSCA-FM (101.9).
December 14, 1997 |
It's just past 9 o'clock on a foggy Southern California morning, yet Pepe Barreto has already been at work for more than four hours. Businesslike in a long-sleeve shirt and tie, he sits in a spacious studio surrounded by a battery of computer screens, looking more like a stockbroker than the top personality on Southern California's top-ranked radio station. Down an adjoining hallway and around a corner, in the studio of KLVE-FM's (107.5) sister station, KSCA-FM (101.