March 6, 2004
Re "KCRW Fires Loh Over Obscenity," March 4: Was anyone at KCRW-FM listening when Sandra Tsing Loh used the F-word during her previously recorded essay? Is that the station's policy -- to merely air whatever it's sent no matter the content? No editor listens first? In other words, could Loh have drowned a cat and no one at KCRW would have known about it until a listener complained? Now Loh is fired. Sounds like General Manager Ruth Seymour should be the one to step down. It's the station's responsibility to ensure that profanity and gratuitous violence don't air during hours when children could be listening.
March 9, 2004
Re "The Bleep That Never Was," Commentary, March 7: The whining in Sandra Tsing Loh's posturing as just a Bette Midler fan gone wild sounds like the typical motorist caught speeding. Why me? The rule that in the media even bad news is good news because the only thing that matters is getting some coverage is making us sick. Go KCRW! My TV has stood cold for many years now, and my radio dial is set to public broadcasting affiliates almost exclusively, because the only alternative to censorship is listener selectivity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992
The demise of Hughes as announced by Sandra Tsing Loh came as quite a surprise to those of us who work there ("A Huge Mistake," Guest Bites Town, Aug. 16). Should we box our stuff, shred our secrets and move to Montana soon? Won't the customers be surprised! Nah, Tsing Loh is pulling your leg. Despite a 14% nationwide head-count reduction, there will still be about 55,000 people at Hughes in January, 1994--unless we actually require more workers before then. Hughes has many new and ongoing contracts in defense, aviation, satellites and the commercial area.
August 27, 1998
5pm: Festival Felix Cavalliere's Rascals, Toby Keith, Crystal Gayle, Sergio Mendes & Brazil 99, and comedian Paul Rodriguez will headline the city of Norwalk's festival of entertainment, fun and food, Summerfest '98. A second stage will present a variety of acts such as fire-eaters, jugglers and a two-man, two-dog circus. Food and drink from local restaurants, breweries and wineries will be available throughout the three-day event. * Norwalk Summerfest '98, Norwalk City Hall, 5-11 p.m.
April 9, 2000 |
Perched before a microphone in a basement studio at Santa Monica College, the Queen of Anti-Cool is at it again, championing the cause of slackers and non-achievers in another wild-ride radio riff. "Today's topic," she says, her voice lilting: "Bottom rollers." Drawing a deep breath, Sandra Tsing Loh launches into her latest foray through the neurotic, disconnected landscape of her native Los Angeles, offering another heartfelt jolt of drive-time angst in a zippy five-minute confessional.
January 1, 2006
* To forget the Pulitzers. The Times has been putting energy into prize-winning features that run once a year. Readers care more about the quality of day-in, day-out coverage. (Mickey Kaus) * To print a piece about Los Angeles public schools that isn't either so boring or so terrifying that educated, middle-class parents might actually dare to send their kids there.
August 22, 2005 |
SANDRA TSING LOH is one of those frantic, rocket-fueled, high-energy, iconoclastic funny women who dashes about so wildly that one can almost be convinced she is subliminal, existing in flashes barely below our level of awareness. Othello, on the other hand, is a good-natured, slow-moving, agonizing Moor who has no sense of humor at all and ends up, not making us laugh, but making us ponder his vulnerability when, duped by the evil Iago, he murders his wife.
March 16, 2004 |
Sandra Tsing Loh just said no. The humorist, who has become an improbable player in the exploding battle over broadcast decency, turned down an offer Monday to return to her former station, KCRW-FM, which apologized for her firing and said it was prepared to air her commentaries in a better time slot. Late last week, station General Manager Ruth Seymour apologized to Loh and reversed her decision to terminate the commentator for using a four-letter obscenity on KCRW-FM (89.9).
April 13, 2014 |
There was no shortage of chuckles, guffaws, sniggers, giggles and flat-out belly laughs at the Saturday afternoon panel discussion "Make Me Laugh! Humor Writing Across Genres" at the Festival of Books, which featured Mary Lou Belli, Sandra Tsing Loh and Michael Price, and was moderated by M.G. Lord. The panelists held forth for an hour (they and the audience seemed full well ready to clock a second hour), in front of an overflowing crowd, about the TV shows that helped shape their sense of humor ("F Troop," "MASH" and "Get Smart" among them)
June 17, 2009 |
For years, I've enjoyed Sandra Tsing Loh's public radio riffs and her witty-pithy (she might call them "withy") essays on the struggles of juggling work, kids and marriage. She could be that smart friend who had you snorting with laughter on the commute home, exposing the absurdities of modern life. It was a seamless blending of art and life, animated with an unflagging honesty.