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August 5, 1994 | CHRISTINE MONETTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Christine Monette will be a senior this fall at Rosary High School in Fullerton
In a summer state of mind, many Orange County teens are sleeping in and waking up to the voice of Richard Blade, KROQ's disc jockey from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blade, known for his flashback lunches (playing old favorites at the noon hour) and many promotional club appearances, draws listeners with his British accent and energy, both on the air and off. A 6-foot-3 bachelor in his early 40s, Blade loves working at what he calls, "the greatest station on Earth."
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February 7, 2008
I am an avid fan of public radio, but when Harcourt is on, I completely avoid the show. He has started to remind me of the old Richard Blade from KROQ -- he might have introduced us to some great talent early on, but the accent and having a name out there that people recognize just isn't enough. Anne Kennedy Manhattan Beach
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April 28, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not Depeche Mode. Not the Cure. Not Duran Duran. No, after 18 years as the avatar of '80s music on KROQ-FM (106.7)--first instrumental in launching those and many other bands' U.S. careers, later keeper of the flame with his daily "Flashback Lunch" hour--Richard Blade strayed from his usual playlist as he was choosing the two songs he planned to use to close his final show Thursday.
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April 28, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Not Depeche Mode. Not the Cure. Not Duran Duran. No, after 18 years as the avatar of '80s music on KROQ-FM (106.7)--first instrumental in launching those and many other bands' U.S. careers, later keeper of the flame with his daily "Flashback Lunch" hour--Richard Blade strayed from his usual playlist as he was choosing the two songs he planned to use to close his final show Thursday.
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February 7, 2008
I am an avid fan of public radio, but when Harcourt is on, I completely avoid the show. He has started to remind me of the old Richard Blade from KROQ -- he might have introduced us to some great talent early on, but the accent and having a name out there that people recognize just isn't enough. Anne Kennedy Manhattan Beach
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November 9, 1986 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
One of the hottest deejays in local radio is KROQ-FM's the Poorman, who's been scoring sizable ratings in his 9 p.m.-to-midnight time slot. But now KROQ is asking listeners to make a tough choice: If you want to hear the zany deejay, do you stay up late or get up early?
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April 13, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Doesn't it always seem to go, you don't know what you got until it's gone? Found myself actually a bit nostalgic over the news that KROQ's Richard Blade is retiring to the Caribbean at the end of this month. Sure we poked fun at the Flashback Lunch deejay, who came on board in '82 and never seemed to lose his appetite for Depeche Mode.
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June 12, 1997
Noshing and moshing: I start my weekend with an early dinner at Cafe Bellissimo in Woodland Hills. They have singing servers, a great ambience, the friendliest staff and incredible Sicilian-Italian food. No one's pretentious there--it's very kick-back. Even if I've got the weekend off, I still like working at the Palace in Hollywood. It's an incredible dance club with 1,200 people plus, every Friday. It's just one of the most fun gigs you can do.
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July 9, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
You don't have to be 21 at these dance clubs that cater to the 18-and-over crowd. Cafe Bleu at the Probe on Thursdays, 836 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, (323) 951-7079. Cafe Bleu features Britpop, mod and indie music spun mostly by female deejays, with live bands popping up on occasion who share the common denominator of U.K. inspiration. 18 and over, $8 cover (under 21), $6 cover (21 and over). Clockwork Orange at the World on Saturdays, 7070 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 467-7070.
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August 24, 1986
As soon as I read Cindy Koch's letter concerning too much talk and repetition on KROQ (Calendar Letters, Aug. 10), I knew it was only a matter of time before one of the deejays came on to defend themselves. Sure enough, on comes Richard Blade explaining that although he does interrupt in-between songs often, it is only to give the station I.D., time, traffic, etc. He then proceeds to talk to deejay Jed the Fish for about five minutes about a movie that he stars in. DARIN SOLER Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Doesn't it always seem to go, you don't know what you got until it's gone? Found myself actually a bit nostalgic over the news that KROQ's Richard Blade is retiring to the Caribbean at the end of this month. Sure we poked fun at the Flashback Lunch deejay, who came on board in '82 and never seemed to lose his appetite for Depeche Mode.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1997
Noshing and moshing: I start my weekend with an early dinner at Cafe Bellissimo in Woodland Hills. They have singing servers, a great ambience, the friendliest staff and incredible Sicilian-Italian food. No one's pretentious there--it's very kick-back. Even if I've got the weekend off, I still like working at the Palace in Hollywood. It's an incredible dance club with 1,200 people plus, every Friday. It's just one of the most fun gigs you can do.
NEWS
August 5, 1994 | CHRISTINE MONETTE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Christine Monette will be a senior this fall at Rosary High School in Fullerton
In a summer state of mind, many Orange County teens are sleeping in and waking up to the voice of Richard Blade, KROQ's disc jockey from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blade, known for his flashback lunches (playing old favorites at the noon hour) and many promotional club appearances, draws listeners with his British accent and energy, both on the air and off. A 6-foot-3 bachelor in his early 40s, Blade loves working at what he calls, "the greatest station on Earth."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1986 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
One of the hottest deejays in local radio is KROQ-FM's the Poorman, who's been scoring sizable ratings in his 9 p.m.-to-midnight time slot. But now KROQ is asking listeners to make a tough choice: If you want to hear the zany deejay, do you stay up late or get up early?
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August 12, 2006 | Martin Miller
After a four-month absence of radio personalities except on its morning drive-time show, KYSR-FM ("Star" 98.7) will unveil a new lineup of midday, afternoon and evening disc jockeys Monday. Lisa Foxx, who used to air on the station weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight, will move to the midday spot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meanwhile, Richard Blade, a 20-year veteran of Southern California radio, will host from 3 to 7 p.m.
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