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May 19, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nights of Spanish-language radio float above waves of romantic love songs. The days bob on the choppy waters of salsa, rock en espanol and ranchera. In the early mornings, listeners ride along in musical bliss, sometimes catching a few headlines, or an astrology reading, or scores from big soccer games.
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BUSINESS
October 8, 2013 | Reed Johnson and Meg James
Barely three months ago, Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's Spanish-language radio career appeared to be derailed. He had lost his popular "Piolín por la Mañana" morning program amid allegations of sexual and emotional harassment by a male co-worker. In the days that followed, six other former co-workers alleged that they too had been harassed by Sotelo, setting off an ongoing legal skirmish. Although Sotelo repeatedly denied the accusations, he and his longtime employer, the powerful media conglomerate Univision Communications Inc., parted ways in July.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1997
Judith Michaelson in her March 17 piece "More Radio Stations Say Adios to English" makes the misstatement that in 1975 the Liberman brothers made KLVE the first Spanish FM station. Wrong! In 1968, my Garden Grove FM station KTBT, the first radio station in America to broadcast in stereo, became all-Spanish, broadcasting Mexican music in the daytime and tropical at night. Despite our low power and the fact that we were in Orange County, the two Los Angeles "powerhouse" Latino stations convinced national advertisers that they could cover Orange County as well as we could.
NATIONAL
October 25, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - It may sound like the type of acerbic election-year conversation happening in coffee shops and dining rooms across the country, but this being radio, everyone sounds a little taller, stronger and more handsome than the rest of us. "How are you going to pay for it?" program host Fernando Miguel Negron asks in Spanish, his voice taking a sonorous bounce. "How can you pay for these government programs and still cut taxes?" "Easily," his guest says. " Fácilmente . " But this is no regular talk radio conversation.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1999 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spanish-language radio assumed even larger dominance in the Los Angeles-Orange County market with the release of the latest Arbitron ratings on Tuesday. For the first time, the top three rating numbers belong to three Spanish stations. An English-language station is tied for third. KSCA-FM (101.9), a Mexican regional music station, took clear command of first place by attracting an average 6.9% of the audience 12 and over for the period covering Sept. 24-Dec. 16.
NEWS
October 30, 1996
McHenry Tichenor, 98, a pioneer in Spanish-language radio programming. After owning small newspapers, the founder of Tichenor Media System branched into radio and later television. In 1949, he introduced a Spanish-language radio station, KGBS, in his hometown of Harlingen, Texas, which served as a forerunner for other media companies. A second Texas station purchased by Tichenor, KSOX, split its programming between English and Spanish.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Lurid talk with guests and callers about sex acts. Scatological references complete with occasional sound effects. Derisive jokes about homosexuals. Is it Howard Stern on late-night cable? No, this is Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles, in flagrante and in broad daylight. While the nation's guardians of public decency have been focusing attention on the exposed breast of Janet Jackson, Latino DJs have been carrying on with raunchy talk-radio shows that sometimes out-shock Stern.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Claudia Puig is a Times staff writer. and
It's radio quiz time. Which of the following Southern California radio stations draws the most listeners? * News-heavy KNX-AM. * New-wave rocker KROQ-FM. * Spanish-language station KLVE-FM. If you guessed KNX or KROQ, you lose. In fact, another Spanish-language station, KWKW-AM (1330), is also more popular than either KNX (1070) or KROQ (106.7). In the most recent Arbitron ratings for the Los Angeles-Orange County areas, KLVE (107.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2000 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listeners searching the FM dial for "The Temptations" on Tuesday might get uninterrupted silence instead. The country's largest owner of Spanish-language radio stations is signing paperwork to acquire its newest L.A. stations, KACE-FM (103.9) and KRTO-FM (98.3), a bureaucratic detail that could very well postpone their relaunch a few days. No matter what happens, L.A.'s biggest R&B station will sign off forever on Monday night. Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.
NEWS
September 4, 1989
Pedro Gonzales, a pioneer of Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles, will be honored Friday at the 9th annual scholarship banquet of the California Chicano News Media Assn. Gonzales, now 94, was the subject of a PBS documentary, "Ballad of an Unsung hero" and a film, "Break of Dawn." The banquet, which provides funds for journalism scholarships, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Grande hotel. Tickets are $100. Information: (213) 743-7158
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Paramount Pictures' wildly successful horror movie franchise "Paranormal Activity" gets a fourth supernatural spin this weekend, and if it follows the pattern of the earlier films the box office will be bolstered by Latino moviegoers. The Latino audience has seen the three previous "Paranormal Activity" films in disproportionate numbers compared with the national population. In international territories, the franchise has performed especially well in Spanish-speaking countries. The three preceding "Paranormal Activity" films, each of which offer twists on the found-footage style of horror storytelling, have delivered some of the best returns on investment in modern Hollywood history.
SPORTS
June 11, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
Jaime and Jorge Jarrin spent manyFather's Dayweekends apart, with Hall of Fame Spanish-language Dodgers broadcaster Jaime working games while son Jorge grew up and later worked as KABC's helicopter traffic reporter, "Captain Jorge. " Now they're together, Jaime enriching his legacy as the nation's first daily Spanish-language radio play-by-play man by remaining on Dodgers radio broadcasts, and Jorge taking over with color commentator Manny Mota on Fox Deportes' first-year television coverage of 50 of the team's games.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91. Romay died Dec. 17 of natural causes at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, said her son, Jay Gould IV. As Cugat popularized Latin music in North America, he made sure that he had "beautiful ladies who could sing fronting his band," including Romay ?
SPORTS
October 31, 2006 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Spanish-speaking NASCAR fans got a double dose of good news Monday. ESPN Deportes, a national Spanish-language radio chain, announced that it would begin broadcasting Spanish-language updates before and after many of NASCAR's most popular weekend races. And in a separate development, Chip Ganassi Racing unveiled a Spanish-language website detailing the exploits of Colombian-born open-wheel racing veteran and newly minted NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2005 | P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press
As he waited for the bus on a searingly hot day in Denver, Chaz Aguinaldo leaned back and listened to the syncopated beat and Spanish lyrics coming through his headphones. No Beck for Aguinaldo, no Black Eyed Peas -- he was tuned in to KMGG-FM and a new format the radio chain giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. calls "Hurban," for Hispanic urban.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
Lurid talk with guests and callers about sex acts. Scatological references complete with occasional sound effects. Derisive jokes about homosexuals. Is it Howard Stern on late-night cable? No, this is Spanish-language radio in Los Angeles, in flagrante and in broad daylight. While the nation's guardians of public decency have been focusing attention on the exposed breast of Janet Jackson, Latino DJs have been carrying on with raunchy talk-radio shows that sometimes out-shock Stern.
BUSINESS
December 16, 2002 | Jeff Leeds and Meg James, Times Staff Writers
The Justice Department appeared poised to approve Univision Communications Inc.'s planned $2-billion acquisition of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. after setting aside a key potential obstacle, according to sources close to the deal. Justice Department antitrust officials have decided that Spanish-language TV and Spanish-language radio stations don't compete for the same audience and advertising dollars, the sources said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2002 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hip-hop outlet Power 106 retained its top spot in the ratings and increased its percentage of the Southland audience, while Spanish-language station KSCA-FM plunged from second to eighth during the summer, according to figures released Friday by the Arbitron ratings service. A combination of promotions, charity events and good music helped create a successful summer for KPWR-FM (105.9), said Jimmy Steal, Power 106's program director.
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