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September 3, 1985 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
Before Rick Dees and KIIS-FM turned the rock-radio market upside down two years ago, KROQ Program Director Rick Carroll was Los Angeles radio's Wunderkind. While he was on the job, KROQ's ratings zoomed. But when he left "The Roq of the '80s," as KROQ dubs itself, and began hawking his programming sorcery to other stations, KROQ's Arbitron ratings dropped like--excuse the expression--a rock.
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July 29, 1989
I never got to say thanks to Rick Carroll. He made me realize that music could still hold the promise and excitement that it seemed to have in the '60s. Thank you, Rick. KAREN E. NEWKIRK Los Angeles
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July 14, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Less than a month ago, rock radio programming wiz Rick Carroll stood inconspicuously in the back corner of the Roxy in West Hollywood, waiting to see David Bowie and his new band, Tin Machine, in concert. It was a rare outing for Carroll since he had decided to remove himself from the club scene, to avoid the temptations of alcohol and drugs that had gripped him through much of his career.
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July 14, 1989 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
Less than a month ago, rock radio programming wiz Rick Carroll stood inconspicuously in the back corner of the Roxy in West Hollywood, waiting to see David Bowie and his new band, Tin Machine, in concert. It was a rare outing for Carroll since he had decided to remove himself from the club scene, to avoid the temptations of alcohol and drugs that had gripped him through much of his career.
SPORTS
July 29, 1989
I never got to say thanks to Rick Carroll. He made me realize that music could still hold the promise and excitement that it seemed to have in the '60s. Thank you, Rick. KAREN E. NEWKIRK Los Angeles
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February 13, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
More Los Angeles-area radio stations are saying they will accept condom ads. FM rockers KROQ and KLOS (the latter ABC's FM station) decided to run condom advertisements if the spots emphasize the AIDS-prevention as opposed to contraception. "Our audience here is sophisticated enough not to be offended by these ads. We consider them a public service," said KROQ program director Rick Carroll. KLOS Manager Bill Sommers said KLOS will also begin taking such ads "very soon."
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September 3, 1985 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
Before Rick Dees and KIIS-FM turned the rock-radio market upside down two years ago, KROQ Program Director Rick Carroll was Los Angeles radio's Wunderkind. While he was on the job, KROQ's ratings zoomed. But when he left "The Roq of the '80s," as KROQ dubs itself, and began hawking his programming sorcery to other stations, KROQ's Arbitron ratings dropped like--excuse the expression--a rock.
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April 5, 1987 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
Remember the ruckus last fall when ATV Music, the Michael Jackson-owned publishing company that owns the Beatles music catalogue, refused to let the Beastie Boys cover the Fab Four hit "I'm Down" because the rap-brats' new version featured a host of new--and allegedly nasty--lyrics? The song never appeared on the Beasties' huge hit album "Licensed to Ill," which just finished five weeks at the top of the charts. But guess what tune is one of the most requested songs on KROQ-FM last week?
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