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12/2002 L.A. Radio Flashes. Read Columns & Columnists (C&C) daily if you can. They get most stuff before I do. So does Radio Headlines which are updated instantly. To save space, for example, 6a means 6 a.m., 8p means 8 p.m., & midn means midnight. I'll be on a new schedule the next few months and may not have time for this stuff. Keep checking 'was Columns & Columnists' (C&C) and Radio Headlines yourself for the newest stuff.
1/1/03 - Happy New Year, Western style. I should return 1/2/03. See the 1/2003 page for a few items.
12/31.7/02 - Holiday shows. Also check your favorite stations for more.
12/31.6/02 - "Art Bell is scheduled to do his last nightly radio show tonight. Premiere said back in October that Art may do some occasional fill-ins for new host George Noory. But tonight is Art's official farewell. Read Art's farewell message at ArtBell.com." Says www.insideradio.com/. Locally it's on KFI 640 AM, 10p-5a.
12/31.5/02 - FYI - "China reports fast growth in radio ad revenue. Radio is now placed higher up among conventional media in China...in terms of the growth rate of advertising revenue... Advertising revenue from radio broadcast...(US$220 million)...up 20.23 percent...There are now 303 radio stations across China...which offer an average of 21,000 hours of broadcasting daily and programs broadcasted in a total of 43 languages, including 38 foreign languages, the Putonghua (the standard Chinese language) and four major dialects for overseas audience." More at english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/769/class000100001/hwz105008.htm. Tip from www.newradiostar.com/.
12/31.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/31.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/31.2/02 - "Fearful immigrants turn to radio. Station covers arrests by INS.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the days following the arrests of hundreds of Middle Eastern men who voluntarily registered with the INS, a small Persian-language radio station became a powerful gathering place for the immigrant community, taking calls from those being detained and spearheading a rally that attracted thousands of protesters.
KIRN-AM [670 AM] canceled its programming to provide round-the-clock coverage of the detentions of nearly 400 Middle Eastern men after they reported to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on Dec. 16. Anyone who had problems with their immigration documents were taken into custody."
More at www.montereyherald.com/mld/mcherald/news/state/4839707.htm.
12/31.1/02 - LAT radio tips from the paper today did get onto their web site, and I listed them below. Formatting required. Or see it at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-tvradio31dec31.story.
"December 31, 2002
Tips for Tuesday
12/31/02 - "FCC Commissioner questions further industry consolidation. Not everyone at the Federal Communications Commission, the federal agency that oversees the nation's radio and TV stations, is for further deregulation of the broadcasting industry. One commissioner, Michael J. Copps, is worried about the effects of growing concentration of ownership in the hands of the fewer and bigger." More at u.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,211%257E23540%257E1075381,00.html?search=filter. Somehow my search for his name didn't find this.
12/30.10/02 - New Year's shows. Not many, but check your favorite stations for more.
12/30.9/02 - "Study Shows Most Americans Happy With Local Radio. Some 78% of Americans believe local radio stations provide a "very important" or "somewhat important" role in providing valuable news and information considered relevant to their communities. In fact, according to a study by the Mellman Group commissioned by the NAB, just 3% of all survey respondents say local radio stations are "not at all important" in providing relevant community news and information." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/30.8/02 - KPLS 830 AM weekday program schedule. That's all they've posted on their web site; nothing about their weekend schedule. Well, now their site is down, for months. The following is from their ad in the 12/25/02 Pennysaver.
12/30.7/02 - L.A. Times radio tips for Sunday, 69 program tips, were on page E55 in the Calendar section, not far from the chess problem. Doesn't it seem like the chess problems have been too easy recently?
12/30.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Westerns.
12/30.5/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/30.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/30.3/02 - "KCSN Seeks L.A. City Coverage With Booster. The Cal State Northridge-operated FM, which has a limited signal serving the San Fernando Valley region of Southern California, has successfully petitioned the FCC for a booster to its 88.5 MHz signal that would be located in West Los Angeles. The booster would significantly increase KCSN's signal, which is presently hindered by the Santa Monica Mountains that separate central Los Angeles from the valley." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/30.2/02 - "Signals crossed on fate of digital radio. The jury is out on digital radio. There's little agreement among broadcasters about the future of the format, a crystal-clear signal broadcast across the digital spectrum." But...! More at www.globetechnology.com/servlet/ArticleNews/gtnews/TGAM/20021228/RDIGI. Larry's tip. Also, www.newradiostar.com/ linked to it.
12/30.1/02 - Headline at www.laradio.com/:
12/30/02 - "EDITORIAL - FCC: Stay Tuned to Public. In the 1920s, so many budding broadcasters were trying out a growing technology called radio that stations canceled out one another in a mess of howls, screams and whistles." More at www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-fcc30dec30.story?null.
12/29.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/29.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/29.1/02 - "Iranian Anger on AM Dial. Persian station KIRN serves as a forum for immigrants upset by Dec. 16 detentions. As dozens of immigrant men were being jailed during a special INS registration, a small Persian-language radio station became a town plaza of the airwaves for friends and relatives -- a gathering place for the frustrated, the angry and the scared. The station, KIRN-AM (670)..." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-iranradio29dec29001506.story?null.
12/29/02 - Gary Lycan's radio stuff in the OCR:
12/28.4/02 - "On radio, Hillary Clinton leads Democrats on unemployment benefits. ...Clinton said in the Democrats' weekly radio address." More at long url. Moreover.com/'s tip. See link and archines at 12/27.4/02 Flash.
12/28.3/02 - "Mexico reaches out to migrant population through radio drama. Mexico's newest radio drama begins with a scene of dozens of unemployed day laborers, standing on Lankershim Boulevard in the Los Angeles area's San Fernando Valley, drinking coffee and waiting for work." More at www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1226border-radio26-ON.html. Moreover.com/'s tip. This was reported before.
12/28.2/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Comedy.
12/28.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/28/02 - "A Kick in the 'Pants': NPR's Comedy Show Goes Splat. If it were a Broadway play, it might have closed after the first act. As it was, "I'd Rather Eat Pants" -- a bold experiment in making old radio drama new again -- went on for five days on NPR's popular "Morning Edition" program last week, largely over the objections of listeners." More at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46236-2002Dec27.html. Moreover.com/'s tip. Another story below, and it wasn't that bad.
12/27.10/02 - Two bravenet.com message boards listed on C&C produce a message, "Bravenet has finished moving its hardware to its new location. If you are seeing this page, then you are being affected by whats called DNS Propagation. This issue can take anywhere from 24 hours to 5 days to take place...." They should return someday.
12/27.9/02 - FYI - "Bush speaks to Iranians directly on the new Farsi-language Radio Farda. Which not only tells the Iranian target audience he's behind the Western-style music and news radio station -- it tells critics in Washington that Bush approves of the new government-sponsored service." Says www.insideradio.com/.
12/27.8/02 - "Multicultural Radio Saves Pasadena, CA Theater. Arthur Liu's radio group is paying $3.5 million for the historic Raymond Theatre and an adjacent parking lot. The Pasadena Star-News reports..." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/27.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff.
12/27.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks on their site today at www.laweekly.com/calendar/content/radio_all.php are dated "December 6 - 12, 2002," but they look like the tips for this week. These tips are not in their paper this week.
12/27.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/27.4/02 - "Hillary Clinton Picked to Give Democrats' Radio Response. NEW YORK -- Democrats have chosen Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to give the party's response to President Bush's weekly radio address Saturday." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-na-hillary27dec27.story.
12/27.3/02 - "Hacker's Internet Cuffs Coming Off. Felon Kevin Mitnick's probation ends Jan. 20. He says he's starting a computer security firm." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mitnick27dec27.story. Yesterday's news.
12/27.2/02 - "LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Dr. Laura: Private Time for a Public Figure." Four letters at www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-le-binder27dec27.story.
12/27.1/02 - "Angels score a new home with KDIS-KSPN switch. ...Anaheim Angels...back at 710 on the AM radio dial. The move is part of a reshuffling that takes effect Wednesday when the Southland affiliates of Radio Disney and ESPN -- KDIS-AM (710) and KSPN-AM (1110) -- switch frequencies." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney27dec27.story.
12/27/02 - Gary Lycan's "Radio Calendar," program listings, for the week, about 15 pages worth, are at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=17955§ion=SHOW&year=2002&month=12&day=27.
12/26.11/02 - "Ex-Computer Hacker Granted Radio License. WASHINGTON - A man the federal government once labeled "the most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history" has won a long fight to renew his ham radio license and next month can resume surfing the Internet. Kevin Mitnick, 39, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., served five years in federal prison..." More at www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/4818196.htm. Moreover.com/'s tip. Remember, he had a computer show on KFI. One site at www.kevinmitnick.com/.
12/26.10/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff.
12/26.9/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/26.8/02 - FYI - "First chat line. Cape to mark 100 years since Marconi feat. In an era when most of the world still got around by horse and wagon, and ocean travel was the main way to bridge the world's continents, sending messages instantaneously to any point on Earth was considered magical. To Elettra Marconi, her father, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the wireless telegraph, was a wizard." More at www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/firstchat26.htm. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/26.7/02 - FYI - "Israelis and Iranian Jews said detained in L.A. dragnet. According to Israel's consulate in Los Angeles, authorities conducting a dragnet in southern California aimed at "Middle Easterners" have detained at least 10 Israeli citizens and a number of Jews of Iranian origin, Israel Radio reported Tuesday." More at www.virtualjerusalem.com/news/usnews/?disp_feature=hpnM6d.var. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/26.6/02 - "NPR fails in attempt at humor in radio play. The Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera. Chris Rock's stand-up routines. Christine Baranski in just about any comic role. All are funny. But, sad to say, National Public Radio's brand-new comic play - though born of an admirable impulse - wasn't...I'd Rather Eat Pants." More at www.sunspot.net/features/bal-to.tvradio25dec25,0,74741.column?coll=bal-features-headlines. Larry's tip. See my comments and audio link below.
12/26.5/02 - "THE BEAST 50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2002. Includes a few radio/media people at www.buffalobeast.com/article.php?path=2002/09/&article=01_0. Larry's tip, maybe not for kids.
12/26.4/02 - Art Bell was a repeat last night, so I don't have any new news. But, tonight and Friday could be his last few shows. He is schedules to stop on or before 12/31/02. Try www.artbell.com/, but that will fold soon also. Site says, "Looking forward to the last program, Tuesday, Dec 31st, 2002." See Art Bell's final schedule and in 'Reminders,' above. (The webmaster continues at http://www.gototalk.com/, a pay service.)
12/26.3/02 - Some headlines from www.laradio.com:
12/26.2/02 - "Radio Offers Grim Drama on 'El Norte'. Mexico's newest radio drama begins with a scene of dozens of unemployed day laborers, standing on Lankershim Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley, drinking coffee and waiting for work." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-radio26dec26.story. This was also reported a while ago.
12/26.1/02 - "Entravision to Acquire 3 Stations From Rival Broadcaster. Entravision Communications Corp., one of the nation's biggest Spanish-language broadcasters, agreed to buy three Los Angeles radio stations for an estimated $137 million in cash and stock, the company said Tuesday." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-radio25dec25.story?null. This hit the news about 12/24.
12/26/02 - "365 days, five lowlights. Ding, dong, the year is dead. Was it good for you? It was for your friendly neighborhood media critic." Five lows for the year in Randy Dotinga's Thursday column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html.
12/24.9/02 - Happy Holidays. I should return 12/26/02.
12/24.8/02 - Some program tips for the holidays are listed below. Check your favorite stations for more. Most are from Gary Lycan's column linked below, but I added and corrected some.
Holiday Specials, 12/23-12/25.
12/24.7/02 - "High-Tech Billboards 'Listen' To Car Radios. Electronic billboards that have the ability to switch the ads they display based on the radio stations drivers are listening to will debut on California roads in just a few weeks." More at www.radioandrecords.com/. Can anyone restructure that sentence?
12/24.6/02 - "Entravision Gets Big City's L.A. Stations For $137 Mil. 'Viva 107.1' trimulcast sold in cash/stock deal." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/24.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. This is all they list. I'll link to www.stormfax.com/dickens.htm with text (click on book), pics, bio, etc.
12/24.4/02 - FYI - "Traffic radio station looks to upgrade signal. STAMFORD -- All traffic, all the time...The problem is that the stations rarely can be heard. The radio system is limited to operating at 10 watts or less..." More at www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-radio3dec24,0,7995399.story?coll=stam%2Dnews%2Dlocal%2Dheadlines. Moreover.com/'s tip. An L.A. station tried all-traffic a while back.
12/24.3/02 - "Is my PC interfering with my AM radio? All of a sudden I can't pick up AM radio anywhere in the house. Even my car radio is useless when in the driveway." More Q&A at www.pcuser.com.au/pcuser/hs2.nsf/web/37375D9609908470CA256C9800747EB6. Larry's tip.
12/24.2/02 - "KSDO AM 1130 sale was confirmed yesterday. The 10,000 watt highly-directional broadcast station was sold for a reported $10 million. The new owner, Hi-Favor Broadcasting from la Los Angeles area. The owner is Roland Hinz, who is a board member of Salem Broadcasting, a magazine publisher. He also owns other broadcast outlets in the Inland Empire and other areas." From www.sdradio.net/. Larry's tip. Has (had) a full talk schedule like Kim Komando, site at www.ksdo.com/ , but hard to receive in L.A.
12/24.1/02 - "Robert Scheer: Is She Dr. Laura or Dr. Strange Love? OPINION. Some family values. Your 77-year-old mother lies dead and decomposing for two months in a condominium not far from the radio complex where you sternly hector millions about how to live a moral life while attacking those who "deviate."" More at www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-scheer24dec24.story. Opinion, and links to recent columns.
12/24/02 - "Cool Radio 94.3 FM - KMXN - is being sold. Station will change to a Spanish-language format." More at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=17571§ion=SHOW&year=2002&month=12&day=24.
12/23.11/02 - Top Shows, weekdays, per voting in the LA Radio.com 2003 Listener Poll at www.laradio.com/. I recall some other year when they had rather few votes. Is it 2003?
1. John & Ken - KFI 640 AM
2. Larry Elder - KABC 790 AM
3. Tom Leykis - KLSX 97.1 FM
4. Jed the Fish - KROQ
5. Dave Zorn - KNX 1070 AM
6. Ryan Seacrest - KYSR
7. Joe McDonnell - KSPN
8. Hugh Hewitt - KRLA 870 AM|
9. Lee Hamilton - XTRA 690 AM
10. JoJo Kincaid - KRTH
1. Phil Hendrie - KFI 640 AM
2. Mr. KABC - KABC 790 AM
3. Conway & Steckler - KLSX 97.1 FM
4. Al Rantel - KABC 790 AM
5. KSPN Sports
6. Stryker - KROQ
7. Jim Ladd - KLOS
8. Adam Carolla/Dr. Drew Pinsky (Loveline) – KROQ|
9. Karen Sharp - KOST
10. Keri Tombazian - KTWV
12/23.10/02 - "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," starts tonight 7p, in 12 episodes, 12/23-1/3, KCRW 89.9 FM. Also 1/1, complete series, 9a-3p. This was mislisted as starting on Tues. Check schedule for complex listing.
12/23.9/02 - Some program tips for the holidays moved to the 12/24.8/02 Flash.
12/23.8/02 - The new "J and J Show" on KFI 640 AM, mentioned yesterday, isn't much. Today, maybe all week, they'll fill for "John and Ken," 3-7p. I don't even see J & J listed on the KFI site. It's a him versus her, one side versus the other side, they don't agree, political, financial, whatever show.
12/23.7/02 - "The Year in Review" in Richard Wagoner's Friday radio column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/, several days early. But, I believe HD came from 'HD TV,' not HD audio. P.S. - both his site and bb are rather slow today.
12/23.6/02 - Radio Ink and New Radio Star at www.radioink.com/ and www.newradiostar.com/ take the day and maybe the week or more off. Others will also.
12/23.5/02 - "Mark Larson Reelected To San Diego Radio Broadcasters Assn. The current morning host and former GM of KCBQ & KPRZ/San Diego will serve his sixth consecutive term as President of the association, which is 25 stations strong. His show also airs on KRLA/Los Angeles." From www.radioandrecords.com/ cause it's a slow day. Does L.A. have an association? San Diego's is at www.sandiegoradio.com/sandiegoradio/default.htm, and it links to their member stations, etc.
12/23.4/02 - Tomm Looney was on KFI this morning, the Bill Handel time slot, but Bill and the crew were gone. Maybe, Tomm, ex-writer, ex-webmaster, ex-radio host, is still with KFI. But his site, www.looneynews.com/ or whatever, is gone. Try www.xtrasports1150.com/tommlooney.htm. Did he have his voice changed or what? He didn't sound that way when he was on KLSX a few years ago.
12/23.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/23.2/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/23.1/02 - "ROLLY & WELLS: Public Radio Bracing for a Zap Attack ...But under Federal Communications Commission regulations, noncommercial stations can bump those with weaker signals [NPR] off the dial.
According to a Sept. 15 story in The New York Times, a mushrooming network of Christian radio stations is deliberately targeting NPR stations because its leaders loathe their "liberal" content." More at www.sltrib.com/2002/Dec/12182002/utah/12421.asp. Larry's tip.
12/23/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #554, dated 12/23/02.
12/22.6/02 - "...Disney Radio KDIS/710 AM and ESPN Radio KSPN/1110 AM are swapping frequencies Jan. 1." Gary Lycan, below, reminds us. Several dates have been suggested for this switch, so don't get upset if the date switches again. Actually, I do tune to KDIS 710 AM sometimes for the kiddie tunes, like Sunday morning 7-8a, but don't tell anyone. But, I don't have either station on a preset.
12/22.5/02 - New show today, 4-7p, KFI 640 AM, something called the "J and J Show," or whatever. It's new today, and they didn't say anything about content, but about every host today has mentioned it.
12/22.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/22.4/02 - FYI - "Weather radios available for rural residents. Citizens need to register by Feb. 7 for $11 cut rate. Even though they can't be wrapped and placed under the tree, weather radios make great Christmas presents, according to one county official. The radios also have features designed for non-weather related emergencies, such as Amber Alert, to keep children safe. Rural Jefferson County residents are eligible for one weather radio per household at a discounted price of $11." Why can't I get one for $11? More at www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=6461072&BRD=1139&PAG=461&dept_id=142642&rfi=6. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/22.3/02 - "Why talk radio runs to the right. The conservative dominance of talk radio isn't a given. Progressive voices can find their audience if the formula is right.; Why. "All Democrats are fat, lazy, and stupid," the talk-show host said in grave, serious tones as if he were uttering a sacred truth." More at www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/editorial/4795181.htm. Larry's tip. Rather long, but you can skip directly to "First, a very brief history:," a brief history of talk radio, which I haven't heard before.
12/22.2/02 - "Bush's Radio Address Has a Holiday Theme.
In his weekly radio address, President Bush asked Americans to help the poor and to keep U.S. troops in their thoughts. Then he left for a Christmas break at the Camp David compound in Maryland and his Texas ranch.
"Our country is prosperous, yet we must also remember there are pockets of despair in America," Bush said.
Bush also sent holiday greetings to U.S. troops."
12/22.1/02 - L.A. Times radio tips for today cover almost two, long columns. Again, in the paper only, not their web site, the tips are on pages E66 and E67 in the Calendar section, and nothing indexes to them. There are a few holiday tips and at least one mistakes, but most of them must be correct. One, "Rock & Roll Christmas Music," 10-11p, KCBS 93.1 FM, with comments from rock people, almost sounds interesting.
12/22/02 - Gary Lycan's stuff in the OCR:
12/21.9/02 - KMXN 94.3 FM, the bb's say, will be sold and change format. Site at www.cool943.net/. The sc groove bb has "Don Barrett headline tonight! Art Astor is selling Cool to Lieberman. Lieberman owns the 94.3 in the Valley and will simulcast. Don said an LMA will probably take effect in 2 weeks."
12/21.8/02 - "I'd Rather Eat Pants," the new, five part NPR comedy/play, finished Friday. Are five eight-minute segments better than one 40-minute play? With people so accustomed to commercial interruptions, maybe so. Anyway, I'd rate it as ok but nothing special, and they say you can hear it at NPR's site at www.npr.org, or go directly to www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/dec/eatpants/index.html. Who was that doing the knock-knock joke?
12/21.7/02 - RadioDailyNews by Larry Shannon has revised it's front page at www.radiodailynews.com/. Many item have been moved to other pages, like most news links are at www.radiodailynews.com/index2.htm#Search%20Sites, where I'm linked. But, I do wish he'd return to short-format headlines (one line); those long, multiple lines provide too much info for me to quickly find stuff. And, I read yesterday's headlines, tell me what's new for today? Also, I don't 'get' the two groups of headlines; it slows me down. But I can't blame Larry for headlines, even newspapers today print poor headlines with no content clues. The headlines should be checked daily, since most days I only have time for a quick scan.
12/21.6/02 - FYI - "Voice of America Seeks Lower Profile. WASHINGTON – Voice of America is now distancing itself from its own broadcast operations in the Middle East and their teeny-bopper formats on Radio SAWA and Radio FARDA. The latter is a new service aimed specifically at Iran, and was scheduled to begin operations Wednesday." More at www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/12/18/202012.shtml. Larry's tip.
12/21.5/02 - MeasureCast's top 25 this week lists no L.A. outlets, 13 of 25 outlets are internet-only, two news/talk, one sports/talk, two holiday music, three classical music, and one Christian-music outlet. Details at www.measurecast.com/.
12/21.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Comedy tonight, usually ok for kids, except this was the 1940's.
12/21.3/02 - Email comments at www.laradio.com/:
12/21.2/02 - "The radio as rabbit hole: Alice comes to KCRW. The premise sounds as nonsensical as anything from the pen of Lewis Carroll: a storybook's extraordinary illustrations prompting the creation of a play for radio."
12/21.1/02 - "Mother of 'Dr. Laura' Found Dead. The body of radio host's estranged parent was in her Beverly Hills condo for up to two months. Police are investigating case as a homicide." Locally, she's on KFI, Mon-Fri, noon-3p, but other hosts like John and Ken and Bill Handel will be gone next week. (Check for repeats? Melinda Lee fills for Bill 12/25 5-9a.) This could become a big, long story cause there isn't much news over the holidays. More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-laura21dec21.story.
12/21/02 - "Jingle Ball has the hits, but not the fire. The annual KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert treated pop fans to some of 2002's bigger hit-makers on Thursday at the Arrowhead Pond. Yet the assortment of divas, crooners and sassy teens amounted to little more than a few trinkets (and a lump of coal or two) wrapped up in a giant, flashy package topped with cascades of glittery fake snow." But, did you enjoy the concert? More at www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-et-nichols21dec21.story.
12/20.10/02 "April Winchell will appear with Mr. KABC tonight to do the Christmas show she was unable to do after being fired by KFI" says www.laradio.com/.
12/20.9/02 - "MURDER MYSTERY: DR LAURA'S MOTHER LAY DEAD FOR MONTHS IN APARTMENT." See www.drudgereport.com/.
12/20.8/02 - Wolfman Jack was in the news this month because of his new museum, and I didn't report it. For some info see groups.msn.com/losangelesradio/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=1&ID_Message=400, the bb on msn.
12/20.7/02 - "LARGE RADIO OWNERS END YEAR WITH RASH OF STATION BUYS...Salem, Citadel, Clear Channel..others in the mix... It must have something to do with taxes and/or the bottom line as the biggest week in some time of large companies buying new stations takes place..." and more at www.newradiostar.com/, from yesterday.
12/20.6/02 - "Bob Brinker's recent shows on ABC Radio Networks will be available online -- for a fee. "MoneyTalk On Demand" offers "virtually commercial-free repeats" of archived shows. Basic subscription fee is $4.95." Says www.insideradio.com/. I may not care for such a trend, but I'm thinking.
12/20.5/02 - Headlines at www.radioandrecords.com/:
12/20.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Sounds good for tonight.
12/20.3/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/20.2/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/20.1/02 - "There's Tumult at ESPN Radio. There must be something about sports talk radio that makes things so turbulent. Or, as Bob Costas might say, it's a wacky business." More at www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-tvcol19jul19,0,5337042.column.
12/20/02 - Gary Lycan's "Radio Calendar" of program tips from the OCR, with one polka listing, at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=17041§ion=SHOW&year=2002&month=12&day=20.
12/19.13/02 - "Which Way, L.A.?" and host Warren Olney, KCRW 89.9 FM, go on vacation till next year.
12/19.12/02 - Michael Jackson fans should keep an eye on his new web site at www.michaeljacksontalkradio.com/. He's been posting news and comments almost every day, sometimes twice a day, and it's all archives under 'MJ's Journal.' However, he does need a method to index the archives and provide easier access to the archives.
12/19.11/02 - Richard Wagoner's bb isn't working at this moment. Try pub8.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=680610666&cpv=1. Now it works.
12/19.10/02 - "A 1925 Christmas" with "Over at the Huntington Beach Music store, radios were the hot item." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/indynews/columnists/la-hbi-person19dec19.story.
12/19.9/02 - "City Approves Sign Honoring Filipino Center ." But I'm posting this because, "A newspaper, church, radio station, stores and businesses catering to Filipinos are at the center at 4515 Eagle Rock Blvd." I'm not sure of which station. More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-filipinodec19.story?null. Somehow this appeared on their site after I had done today's search.
12/19.8/02 - FYI - "COMMUNITY RADIO GIFT: TRT 'plans to rule airwaves'. Outcry over Public Relations Dept's move to set up stations for tambon administrative organisations. The ruling Thai Rak Thai Party has been accused of trying to seize control of the country's community-radio network through indirect political and budget manipulation." We don't even have a 'community-radio network.' More at www.nationmultimedia.com/page.news.php3?clid=2&id=6205&usrsess=1, but it can be slow. Moreover.com/'s tip. There was a previous Flash on this topic.
12/19.7/02 - Some radio-news site on vacation. The ctcr bb mention that sites like www.100000watts.com/ and www.allaccess.com/ could be on vacation over the holidays.
12/19.6/02 - "Formal public hearings in L.A.," by the FCC, at forums.delphiforums.com/laradio/messages/?msg=115.1, a new bb. This was in the news, but I may not have mentioned it.
12/19.5/02 - FYI - "KUGN-Eugene Pulls Plug On Michael Savage. EUGENE, OR—Dec. 19: Local media outlets claim the show was dropped because of “disparaging, on-air remarks about women, immigrants, Hispanics and Jews.” But could it be his politics? [katu.com]" Says www.radioink.com/. I don't think I've heard him, not much anyway.
12/19.4/02 - Headlines at www.radioandrecords.com/:
12/19.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff, but you'll need to pay attention to the details.
12/19.2/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today follow. Picks for next week are not available on their site or in their paper. Check old Flashes for previous tips.
12/19.1/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/. [There isn't much on the commercial L.A. stations in the evening, but even a half hour of Phil is too much for me.]
12/19/02 - "Driven to succeed. The Highway Radio group targets a unique audience: travelers on the roads into Sin City. Aside from brush and billboards, there isn't a whole lot to see on the 270-mile drive from L.A. to Las Vegas. There's even less to listen to, at least on the FM dial." Or, you can listen to the radar. More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-wk-alt19dec19.story. P.S. - I did a quick check on google for "Highway Radio" and found an interesting link for a radio system but not this specific item.
12/18.9/02 - d.t. does pick-your-favorite-station poll for L.A., San Diego, and internet stations. See posting and comments at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12988.html, the sc groove bb. That's David Tanny.
12/18.8/02 - Los Angeles Downtown News, their search function, seems to work again. Lots of searches will be required to catch up.
12/18.7/02 - "Mr. Nice Guy, for once. It's that time of the year again, when there's more pretending going on in most households than you'll find in a whole year of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." More in Randy Dotinga's Thursday column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html, a day early.
12/18.6/02 - More headlines from www.radioandrecords.com/:
12/18.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/18.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/18.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/18.2/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/18.1/02 - FYI - TV - "FCC May Ease Cap on Cable Ownership. Flexible approach would allow one firm to control as much as 45% of the pay-TV market. The Federal Communications Commission is considering easing the national cable ownership cap to permit a single cable company to control as much as 45% of the national pay-television market, sources said Tuesday." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-cable18dec18,0,1345863.story?coll=cl%2Dtvent.
12/18/02 - "Cumulus to Leave Liaison Off Payroll. Cumulus Media Inc., one of the nation's biggest radio chains, has decided not to hire an independent record promoter as an employee, company officials said Tuesday." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-radio14dec18.story. This hit the Flashes yesterday.
12/17.15/02 - "Vidal Passes," "Fabulous 570," and "Benson Christmas" are topics in Richard Wagoner's Friday radio column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/, a few days early.
12/17.14/02 - 'Ask the ...': police chief 12/18, mayor 1/22. Details at 'Ask the Mayor/Chief/School' on Wednesdays (usually) 10a KFWB 980 AM.
12/17.13/02 - Bill Handel on Tomm Looney. Did anyone hear Bill Handel's show this morning? Did he say Tomm Looney, radio want-to-be, was no longer with KFI or what? Please leave a note on my message board.
12/17.12/02 - "I'd Rather Eat Pants," the new NPR comedy play, part two, today, was ok. It's this week (Mon-Fri) on KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW 89.9 FM at 4:40a, 6:40a, and 8:40a.
12/17.11/02 - "A hand, please, for network radio. Ratings are up, ad $s too, as data gets better. Although stuck with a reputation for being an afterthought among ad-supported media, network radio may finally be getting a little respect." More about the newish 'Network Radio' at www.medialifemagazine.com/news2002/dec02/dec16/2_tues/news1tuesday.html. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/17.10/02 - "Most radio stations target females?" And several comments at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=17016, the ctcr bb.
12/17.9/02 - "Satellite Analyst Says XM, Sirius Are Not Done Yet. Jimmy Schaeffler, a subscription services analyst at The Carmel Group, remains bullish on the market opportunity for satellite radio." Says www.radioink.com/.
12/17.8/02 - "ELMSOFT FOUND NOT GUILTY IN DMCA TRIAL! A San Jose, Calfornia jury brought back a verdict of "not guilty" in the criminal copyright trial of Russian software company, Elmsoft today. The case was a huge test of the criminal provisions of the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Elmsoft had written a program that would crack the copyright protection on Adobe's eBook..." and more says www.newradiostar.com/.
12/17.7/02 - "Statutory Webcast License Terms Set. The Small Webcasters Settlement Act expired on Sunday, and SoundExchange yesterday released the terms..." and more says www.radioandrecords.com/. They also link to www.soundexchange.com/.
12/17.6/02 - "Jim Duncan To Fold Radio Publications. After 28 years of serving the radio industry...demand for the products has been declining since the industry consolidated..." and more says www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/17.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/17.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/17.3/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #553, dated 12/17/02.
12/17.2/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/.
12/17.1/02 - FYI - "Tell U.S. Story, but Openly. The United States has a good story about democracy, free markets, individual rights. U.S. embassies should be telling it loudly abroad, their voices amplified by U.S.-financed broadcasting operations like Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty." More at www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-pentagon17dec17.story.
12/17/02 - "Cumulus Considers 'In-House' Liaison. Radio station chain Cumulus Media Inc. is considering hiring an independent record promoter as an "in-house" liaison to record labels, a move that critics say smacks of payola." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-radio17dec17.story.
12/16.14/02 - 'Ask the ...' school chief 12/17, police chief 12/18, mayor 1/22. Details at 'Ask the Mayor/Chief/School' on Wednesdays (usually) 10a KFWB 980 AM.
12/16.13/02 - Mr and Mrs North at www.otrcat.com/mrandmrsnorth.htm.
12/16.12/02 - "I'd Rather Eat Pants," the new NPR comedy play, was better than I expected, as I listened to part one today. See the 12/15.2/02, 12/14.7/02, and 12/14.1/02 Flashes for details, but it's Mon-Fri on KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW 89.9 FM at 4:40a, 6:40a, and 8:40a.
12/16.11/02 - KLAC vs KSurf - how do they sound? Comments under members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12957.html, the sc groove bb.
12/16.10/02 - Free Sirius. "Great Listening at Your Desk Without Commercials. Check out www.sirius.com/. They're streaming their home-produced channels, and it's great for listening at your desk while you work without commercials, and it's free!..I love it." From the sc groove bb.
12/16.9/02 - The 2003 KNX Drama Hour schedule is posted at www.knx1070.com/program/drama.html and below. They say, "(*Note: The Drama Hour on Wednesday nights only will move to 10 PM starting Jan. 8, 2003)." Maybe "60 Minutes II" moves to 9p as before. 'New' shows for 2003 include: Mr. and Mrs. North, The Frontier Gentleman, Night Beat, The Third Man, Box 13, The Shadow, and The Great Gildersleeve. Sam Spade, Crime Classics, and Have Gun, Will Travel start 7/2003.
Wednesday [will be 10-11p starting 1/8/02]
12/16.8/02 - Drudge does 3.5 hours per week, or so says a poster on the ctcr bb. "Matt Drudge also does a 30-minute segment Sundays from 9:30-10 P.M. Eastern time only for WABC in New York. Thus, those with Internet connections can get 3 1/2 hours of Matt Drudge through streaming audio--9:30-12 Midnight (EST) on WABC's website, and 12 Midnight-1 A.M. (EST) on KFI's website." From http://radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=17010, the ctcr bb, without links.
12/16.7/02 - Art Bell's replacement, George Noory, has a web site at www.coasttocoastam.com/. But will any stations carry the new show? Tip from the ctcr bb at http://radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16990, the ctcr bb. What about Barbara Simpson, a former-one-day-a-week host?
12/16.6/02 - "iBiquity To Showcase HD Radio At CES. Company plans all-out promotion, including live digital broadcasts and data transmission, at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas." Says www.radioink.com/. Story at www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=98901&pt=Ink+Headlines.
12/16.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. After football, 9:30-10p-ish.
12/16.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/16.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/16.2/02 - "KLAC's Gil Gross out of work for only one day" is a headline at www.laradio.com/.
12/16.1/02 - "Univision Deal Said to Be Close to U.S. Approval. A finding that Spanish-language TV, radio do not compete for same audience may speed clearance for acquisition." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-univision16dec16.story.
12/16/02 - "Quiet FCC Maverick Raises His Voice on Media Rules. Commissioner putting pressure on Chairman Powell over his move to relax ownership limits." More at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-copps16dec16.story.
12/15.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/15.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/15.4/02 - "Surfing the Waves: Radio thrives on the Web. Web Specials Archives Issue." More at www.utne.com/web_special/web_specials_archives/articles/418-1.html. Larry's tip.
12/15.3/02 - LAT program tips for today, all 16 of them, are on page E39 in the L.A. Times Calendar section.
12/15.2/02 - 4:40a, 6:40a, and 8:40a. Concerning the 12/14.7/02 and 12/14.1/02 Flashes, the playlets will air this Mon-Fri at 4:40a, 6:40a, and 8:40a on KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW 89.9 FM. P.S. - these times were in the paper as a side box, but it didn't get onto the LAT web site. I hate it when they mess up like this, captions also.
12/15.1/02 - Those who miss April Winchell can check her site at www.aprilwinchell.com/. Gary's tip.
12/15/02 - Gary Lycan's stuff and more:
12/14.9/02 - Clark Howard and Dr. Dean Edell. Those who miss their shows on KLAC can hear them both on KXNT 840 AM in Las Vegas. I can hear the station ok, mostly at night, but try other times. Schedule at www.kxnt.com/programs.asp. Check 'Air Schedules' above for other stations. Like, Clark Howard is on KFMB 760 AM in San Diego with an ok signal.
12/14.8/02 - The "Tom Lycus is an Atheist Pig" bb posting, mentioned in the 2/13.13/02 Flash, has been deleted or at least it's gone. This morning there were about seven messages under groups.msn.com/losangelesradio/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=1&ID_Message=387, and now there's nothing.
12/14.7/02 - Show time. Concerning the 12/14.1/02 Flash - "NPR goes a little show biz" - The shows are Monday 12/16 - Friday 12/20, time not specified, on KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW 89.9 FM.
12/14.6/02 - "I am already in conversation with more than one network and, with any luck, I'll be back on the air in the not too distant future. Nothing is set, yet. I'll keep the website informed." From Michael Jackson's new web site at www.michaeljacksontalkradio.com/. A previous posting on 'MJ's Journal' included a statement that he had announced this URL on his show (but I couldn't hear it), and when I returned that statement was replaced with this new one, all done today, Saturday.
12/14.5/02 - MeasureCast's top 25. Only one talk outlet and that's sports talk and no L.A. outlets this week. There are a few classical, holiday, and Christian outlets. Doesn't it seem like more of the top 25 are internet-only? Maybe, 15 are internet-only. See www.measurecast.com/
12/14.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Comedy tonight.
12/14.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/14.2/02 - "Michael Jackson stays at KLAC" is an older headline at www.laradio.com/. Someone could do a live morning show, but who knows? MJ is better than most.
12/14.1/02 - "NPR goes a little show biz. "Morning Edition" will run a serial radio play with Hollywood actors, plus the program's host and a reporter." Check for show times and more at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-ca-dutka15dec15.story.
12/14/02 - "Is talk radio fair without the Fairness Doctrine? Rush Limbaugh (KFI-AM 640, weekdays, 9 a.m. noon) once boasted that to balance his show under the government's Fairness Doctrine, station owners would "have to go out and get two liberal shows. Or maybe three. Even three might not be enough."" More at u.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,211%257E23540%257E1049167,00.html?search=filter.
12/13.14/02 - KRLA 870 AM posts weekend schedule. The last time KRLA rebuild their web site, they didn't post much info about their weekend schedule. Now it looks about complete. Their site is at www.krla870.com/. Their schedule is at www.krla870.com/programguide870.asp, and you'll need to 'Select A Day' and click on 'VEIW' on the right side. But, remember, they'll sell time to anyone, so things change; only a few of their show schedules are stable.
12/13.13/02 - "Tom Lycus is an Atheist Pig." From groups.msn.com/losangelesradio/general.msnw?action=get_message&mview=1&ID_Message=387, the MSN-connected board. But, tell us how you really feel, since I don't listen to Tom.
12/13.12/02 - Hi-tech/computer show - "AnchorDesk Radio". Another at www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2835517,00.html. Moreover.com/'s tip. I haven't tried it.
12/13.11/02 - "Women Still Stuck Below Radio’s Glass Ceiling. WEST PALM BEACH—Dec. 13: Women hold only 15 percent of all general manager positions in the top 100 markets and 30 percent of general sales manager jobs. Only 10 percent of program directors are women." More at www.radioink.com/.
12/13.10/02 - "Over 100 Low Power FMs [LPFM] are now on the air. John Broomall of the Christian Community Broadcasters keeps close tabs on LPFMs -- and he tells Inside Radio it's been 20 months since the first CP was issued in April 2001. Broomall believes there are now 106 operating LPFMs." From www.insideradio.com/. How many in L.A.? Zero!
12/13.9/02 - "Clayton: 'Satellite Radio Will Force Local Radio To Adapt'. Sirius may expand beyond satellite radio. Sirius President/CEO Joe Clayton (pictured) said during his Credit Suisse First Boston presentation that with the advent of satellite radio and IBOC, local radio "will have to change to be more competitive and rethink how it does business," though he was quick to point out that satellite radio can't replace terrestrial radio." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/13.8/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Good stuff.
12/13.7/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. He could open with Trent Lott.
12/13.6/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/13.5/02 - Trent Lott goes live, again. It started at 2:28p on KABC 790 AM and maybe other stations.
12/13.4/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/13.3/02 - "New competition for an old format. KLAC's switch from talk back to pop standards angers a station with a similar playlist." Also, "Although he has nothing new lined up yet, [Michael] Jackson scotched any suggestion that he'll retire." www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney13dec13.story. They also link to Michael Jackson's new web site at www.michaeljacksontalkradio.com/.
12/13.2/02 - "Super Station Update. Sports talk radio stations XTRA and KXTA will become one on Jan. 6 and be known as "XTRA Sports 690 and 1150." The merger was to have happened Monday but was delayed because of vacations." More at www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-tvcolumn13dec13.story.
12/13.1/02 - Program tips, Gary Lycan's Friday column, are at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=15860§ion=SHOW&year=2002&month=12&day=13. This looks like his Monday-Friday picks; last Friday's column started with his weekend picks. For a list of his most recent stuff, a search such as www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/search.html?ul=&ps=20&np=0&q=Gary+Lycan seems to work, today.
12/13/02 - "John & Ken take on Beverly Hills lawyers" and IBOC. Richard Wagoner's Fiday column isn't on his site yet, but as usual you can get the RAVE! version, this week at www.dailybreeze.com/content/rav/nm2252.html.
12/12.11/02 - "Web Site Offers WWII Radio Broadcasts. A new Web site offers a unique collection of radio broadcasts, music and film footage from World War II." But, I don't see a URL. More at story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ibsys/20021212/lo_kmbc/1419205. Larry's tip. Google found something at www.umkc.edu/lib/spec-col/ww2/.
12/12.10/02 - KRMB 1430 AM has web site and new call letters. Their 'about us' page is at www.am1430.net/about/about.htm. The main page at www.am1430.net/ and the other pages are mostly in Chinese. The station is around San Gabriel/Pasadena, and radio-locator has them at 5,000 watts.
12/12.9/02 - KLAC comments. Check the usual bb's, like cs groove and ctcr, at members.tripod.com/~chinesecookery/radio-info/columns.html/#message for comments.
12/12.8/02 - Headlines at www.radioink.com/ with more, links:
12/12.7/02 - "Latest Los Angeles Phase II Arbitrends don't show quick rebounds for Spanish radio. Though Liberman's "Que Buena" simulcast has probably its best monthly ever. Other Spanish operators in L.A. are still steaming over the Summer book." Says www.insideradio.com/.
12/12.6/02 - R&R headlines. More at www.radioandrecords.com/:
12/12.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/12.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks on their site today are dated "December 6 - 12, 2002," but they look like the tips for next week.
12/12.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/12.2/02 - "Pacifica Foundation Governing Board Unanimously Passes Resolution On FCC Media Ownership Proposals. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At its December meeting in Washington, D.C., the Pacifica governing board expressed alarm at Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposals to eliminate media ownership caps for radio, television and cable companies." More at athena.tbwt.com/content/article.asp?articleid=2125. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/12.1/02 - "L.A. Galaxy and Radio Korea sign one-year deal. The 2002 MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy and Radio Korea have entered into a one-season broadcasting agreement...Radio Korea 1230 AM..." More at www.sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=soc-mls/news/AHN2353936.htm. Moreover.com/'s tip. Don't expect sports news on this site. Have they changed their call letters? Anyway, 1230 AM has a site at www.radiokorea.com/. The navigation bars are in English, but most of the text is in Korean, strange.
12/12/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/11.15/02 - Larry King change:
12/11.14/02 - FYI - "Community radio a basic right: Anand. People should have the right to operate community radio, which is de facto speaking, which is not illegal, former prime minister Anand Panyarachun said yesterday." More at www.nationmultimedia.com/page.news.php3?clid=3&id=5759&usrsess=1. How much community radio does L.A. have? P.S. - That's from the rather slow web site for a newspaper in Thailand. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/11.13/02 - "Dr. Dog has both bark and bite. Sometimes, talk radio sounds like a zoo. Turn to almost any AM station and you'll hear snakes, weasels, foxes and a few dodo birds who should have gone extinct years ago. But only one local show is actually about our four-legged friends." More in Randy Dotinga's Thursday column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html, two days early.
12/11.12/02 - Is KLAC 570 AM streaming? I don't stream, but try www.570klac.com/jacor-common/streaming_disclaimer.html. Their new site is up at www.570klac.com/main.html.
12/11.11/02 - Phil Hendrie's show live. A question came up on a bb about when Phil's show is live. His site says "4 to 7 pm pacific," that's L.A. time. KFI plays the show from 7-10p, on delay. Phil's site is www.philhendrieshow.com/, and it looks like it streams. There's also a list of affiliates and who plays the show live. Did I mention I don't care for the show?
12/11.10/02 - Air checks for sale. This was posted on a couple of bb: www.davesairchecks.com/. It also links to his "Top 100 Audio Websites!" Some other air-check sites are linked on C&C.
12/11.9/02 - L.A.'s Arbitron ratings for today are at www.radioandrecords.com/Subscribers/ratings/homepage.htm. Click on Market #2 or L.A. Talk and news are generally down, only two are steady, except KRLA is slightly up. Classical KMZT is steady, and newish standards KSUR is slightly down. But, these are only a month's worth of changes.
12/11.8/02 - Another talk-radio site. Here's another site with talk-show links: vgi2.tripod.com/, streaming? From the ctcr bb.
12/11.7/02 - "Infamous stunts have taken some of the juice out of shock radio. Will 2002 go down as the year shock radio short-circuited? Consider two high-profile cases that cost three disc jockeys their livelihoods..." More at www.post-gazette.com/ae/20021211shock1211fnp2.asp. Tip from the NYr bb.
12/11.6/02 - "SBS Stresses It Will Close On KXOL/L.A. That's despite the fact that negotiations are still ongoing between SBS and seller International Foursquare Church on the $250 million deal. SBS CFO Joseph Garcia says that one possibility is a swap of SBS's class A L.A. stations..." More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/11.5/02 - "Powerful Trend In L.A. Emmis CHR/Rhythmic KPWR is once again No. 1 in Los Angeles, posting a 5.2-5.4 gain in the fall 2002 Phase Two Arbitrends. KROQ keeps pace in second with a 4.4-4.6 move, and simulcast KIIS & KVVS remains in third with a 4.4-4.2 trend. The highest-ranked Spanish-language station: KSCA, which climbs from seventh to sixth." From www.radioandrecords.com/, but they haven't posted the ratings yet. Soon.
12/11.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/11.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/11.2/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #552, dated 12/11/02.
12/11.1/02 - Headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/11/02 - "FOR THE RECORD. Radio station -- A article about KRTH-FM in Friday's Calendar mistakenly said the old pop station KHJ-AM was at frequency 980 on the dial. It was at 930." The L.A. Times prints lots of corrections like this from http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-a2-correx11.13dec11.story, but I don't usually report them.
12/10.11/02 - FYI - The headline: "City asks radio station to pay sewer fees." Not worth reading at news.mywebpal.com/partners/870/public/news404544.html. Moreover.com's tip.
12/10.10/02 - "New FCC commissioner wants more review of media ownership limitations. WASHINGTON (AP) - The newest addition to the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday he would welcome more public hearings on the government's review of rules limiting ownership of newspapers and radio and television stations." More at www.bakersfield.com/24hour/business/story/669080p-4998128c.html. Moreover.com's tip.
12/10.9/02 - L.A.'s new Arbitron ratings are due tomarrow but could be up somewhere today. Tomarrow afternoon check www.radioandrecords.com/Subscribers/ratings/homepage.htm, market #2.
12/10.8/02 - The old KLAC site seems to be dead. www.570klac.com/ just brings up their logo. A link to their old schedule page finds nothing. The bb's reported www.570klac.com/fabulous570/ could be the new site, but who knows. The switch from talk to music is scheduled for noon Thursday, 12/12/02 (after Michael Jackson's show - will he get to do his 9a-noon show?). Gary Lycan suggests the new site could be www.fabulous570.com, but that hasn't worked for me.
12/10.7/02 - "XM/DELPHI INTRODUCE NEW PORTABLE SATELLITE RADIO ..Car..Home..and now, the Beach. The world's first satellite boom box has hit the street, and will be available at your local Circuit City next week. The new SKYFi Audio System..." More at www.newradiostar.com/.
12/10.6/02 - "Avis tries harder than Hertz -- and is cheaper -- when it comes to satellite radio," says www.insideradio.com/. One has one, and the other has the other.
12/10.5/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/10.4/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/10.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/10.2/02 - reminder - David Tanny's radio news (aka San Diego Dave). His new radio news is at calradio.tripod.com/.
12/10.1/02 - "Clear Channel praises Michael Jackson and Gil Gross on their professionalism in light of format change," is a headline at www.laradio.com.
12/10/02 - music - "Like Santa, Coldplay and Beck deliver. They bring an energy that was sorely lacking to KROQ-FM's Almost Acoustic Christmas benefit concert. This has been the most exciting year for adventurous rock 'n' roll in nearly a decade..." More at www.calendarlive.com/music/cl-et-hilburn10dec10.story.
12/9.10/02 - SteveBlodgett.com becomes EarthSignals.com. SteveBlodgett.com had L.A. radio-station info but EarthSignals.com, while full of shortwave stuff, doesn't. I may have to remove it from near the top of the C&C listing. The site is now at www.earthsignals.com/, and the web cams are still available.
12/9.9/02 - "98.7-FM's Not So Silent Night. Another in the growing ranks of radio station-sponsored Christmas shows, Star 98.7's eclectic contribution..." is sold out. More at events.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!EventDetail-63789,00.html.
12/9.8/02 - FYI - "Saudi opposition gets radio voice. Dissenting voices have been silenced before now. A new radio station run by a Saudi opposition group has gone on air in Europe." More at news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/2560313.stm. Moreover.com/'s tip.
12/9.7/02 - FYI - "Internet radio station offers a platform for a plethora of talk shows. Sally Cravens knows what she wants. And several months ago, the Vista resident decided she wanted her own radio show..." More at www.signonsandiego.com/news/computing/20021209-9999_1c9netradio.html. Moreover.com/'s tip. The wsradio site is at www.wsradio.com/, and double click to back out. Sally's site is described at 188.8.131.52/cart/ProductList.asp?SearchFor=Sally+Cravens+&x=38&y=10.
12/9.6/02 - "JILL STEWART: RADIO TALK-SHOW HOST. Former LAT/New Times writer Jill Stewart was the host on KFI tonight, and she was really good. 12/08/2002 02:11:23 AM Comment (5)" Says www.laexaminer.com/, a must-read site, with hot links. I heard her but didn't think about who she was.
12/9.5/02 - The Miami Herald Payola stories:
12/9.4/02 - "SBS Accused Of Payola. Pay-for-play 'rampant' in Spanish radio. A front-page expose in yesterday's Miami Herald breaks open the pay-for-play scandal in the Spanish-language music industry..." More at www.radioandrecords.com/. This was leaked on Friday, and like I said Friday, this could happen in any language. Other headline:
12/9.3/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/9.2/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM.
12/9.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/9/02 - FYI, TV, MO - "Cafe Where Bakker Plans to Carry Daily Broadcast Opens. The cafe where Jim Bakker plans to carry daily broadcasts has opened. Now, the fallen televangelist must persuade TV stations to carry his talk show. Diners at Studio City Cafe will be the studio audience..." That's not Studio City, CA. More at www.kolr10.com/Global/story.asp?S=1041993&nav=0RXJCnXE. Moreover.com's tip.
12/8.7/02 - "Fabulous 570 KLAC" chat at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12692.html, the sc groove bb.
12/8.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/8.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/8.4/02 - "Why the Right Rules the Radio Waves. THE traffic is murder out there, and Ed on the car phone wants to know: Why can't those liberal weenies mix it up?" More at www.nytimes.com/2002/12/08/weekinreview/08LELA.html?ex=1040014800&en=6602063045edd5cf&ei=5040&partner=MOREOVER. Moreover.com's tip. Strange, the NYT usually makes you register to get in.
12/8.3/02 - David Tanny's radio news (aka San Diego Dave) says he moved his radio stuff to calradio.tripod.com/.
12/8.1/02 - LAT program tips for today are in the Calendar section, page 24, all 18 tips. Don't knock yourself out.
12/8/02 - Gary Lycan's radio stuff:
12/7.7/02 - Cave Bat's favorites list. I found a link to my mirrored site at www.cavebat.com/links.html, under "Talk, News." See if you can use any of his probably strange links.
12/7.6/02 - "LETTERS - Blame KLAC."
12/7.5/02 - NORAD tracks Santa at www.noradsanta.org/, in six languages, with music and history, etc. This was on the ctcr bb.
12/7.4/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. Do leave time in your week for Comedy, and the kids can listen also. Or, tape it for the younger kids already in bed or for your drive to work.
12/7.3/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/7.2/02 - Gary Lycan's Friday radio calendar (program listing) seems to have become an almost weekly feature, in addition to his usually Sunday program listing. Yesterday's is at www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=14730§ion=SHOW&year=2002&month=12&day=6. It's long and detailed, like 15 pages. I'm confused, but I think he starts with Saturday, then Sunday, followed by weekday shows.
12/7.1/02 - "Signs you're a radiogeek: 2002 Edition." Stuff and comments under radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16568 from "The Golden State Radio Guide by Timothy Fangthe" at www.radio-info.com/goldenstate/.
12/7/02 - Bob Steele, long-time radio host, reported nice guy, died yesterday. I almost mentioned it, but I didn't recall actually hearing him. There are comments on the NYr bb under musicradio.computer.net/wwwboard/messages/185885.html. Also, Larry links to a story at www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--obit-steele1206dec06,0,4639355.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire, and I have seen it elsewhere.
12/6.15/02 - Michael Jackson, the talk-radio guy. No hints yet on where he could land, if anywhere, when KLAC goes talk on 12/12, a sad day for L.A. talk radio. Not that they've done much with the KLAC talk format. Just to say you have heard him, you can get his schedule for new and repeat shows at www.570klac.com/onairschedule.html. He does tip to the left, which is not as popular today, but I'll listen to him since he'll listen to everyone else. And, he a gentleman about it; not many left today. I do hope he lands on the air somewhere. P.S. - my current schedule keeps me from hearing him live, so don't expect announcements from me. I can't find a web site for Michael Jackson, but if you find one please post it on my message board, so we can keep in touch.
12/6.14/02 - Music Radio. You may already know I don't usually report on music radio, but here are a couple:
12/6.13/02 - Lawyer scam. John and Ken are doing their show live at the Trevor Law office to expose this 'mistake' in the law and how it is hurting small businesses. The show is 3-7p, KFI 640 AM. See details, map, etc on their site at www.johnandkenshow.com/.
12/6.12/02 - "Bill Moyers Buys Ad To Rebut Bill O’Reilly. NEW YORK—Dec. 6: Moyers claims O’Reilly made a “vicious personal attack” after O’Reilly accused him of “profiting from taxpayer money” through sales of videotapes of some of his PBS programs.[Yahoo!]" www.radioink.com/ has the link.
12/6.11/02 - Headlines from www.insideradio.com/:
12/6.10/02 - "Miami Herald Exposes Spanish Radio Payola. R&R has learned that the newspaper's Dec. 8 editions will feature a front-page expose by reporter Jordan Levin that breaks open the payola scandal in the Spanish-language music industry." It could have been any language. More at www.radioandrecords.com/.
12/6.9/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/6.8/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. Revised schedule tonight.
12/6.7/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/6.6/02 - San Diego Dave's, David Tanny's, site has worked all week but not today. I check when it comes up.
12/6.5/02 - Hi-tech stuff in Robert Gonsett's newsletter at www.bext.com/_CGC/, #551, dated 12/4/02.
12/6.4/02 - Headlines, no details, at www.laradio.com/. More as it becomes available.
12/6.3/02 - FYI only. Only one of these even mentions radio:
12/6.2/02 - "Spinning oldies that don't sound moldy. K-Earth marks its 30th anniversary by continuing to fine-tune its formula for what constitutes a classic." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-carney6dec06.story.
12/6.1/02 - "Delay Seen in Univision Merger. A media analyst says antitrust concerns may push back approval of the L.A. firm's deal for Hispanic Broadcasting." Mentions radio and more at www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-univision6dec06.story?null.
12/6/02 - "Pacifica seeks to save its historical recordings. Founded two years after the commencement of the Cold War by World War II conscientious objector Lew Hill, Pacifica Radio in North Hollywood has since amassed a remarkable audio record of American political and cultural history..." This topic was in the news weeks ago, but this may contain new info. More at u.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,211%257E23540%257E1032069,00.html?search=filter. P.S. - Have you read about their new, short, file-name format?
12/5.14/02 - "How to annoy 100 million people. Answer: use copy protection to make it so CDs can't be played in computers. At least that's what one might conclude from a story in today's Radio and Records..." With a link to R&R. More at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16494, the ctcr bb.
12/5.13/02 - Comments on Mexican-radio listening, a story from yesterday, at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12615.html, the sc groove bb. Also, linked at the 12/5.10/02 Flash.
12/5.12/02 - "Competition Will Come From All Directions, Say Radio Execs. Newspaper, cable, television, Internet, or maybe some new technology that has yet to emerge...A recent poll of some top radio executives found a wide range of answers:..." More at www.radioink.com/HeadlineEntry.asp?hid=98261&pt=Ink+Headlines.
12/5.11/02 - Headlines at www.insideradio.com/:
12/5.10/02 - "Arbitron Study Shows Higher TSL In Mexico Than In U.S. Media users in the central Mexican city of Guadalajara spend an average of 52% of their weekday time with radio, compared to 44% for all consumers in the U.S." www.radioandrecords.com/ has yesterday's story and more.
12/5.9/02 - "JVC Develops Radio That Slows Speakers' Words. In just a few days, Japanese consumers will be able to buy a tuner that records an announcer's voice and then uses voice signal processing technology to slow down the speed of pronunciation of the first part of each sentence. The broadcasts will remain in real time...is designed for older listeners and foreign-language students... will retail for ¥35,000 (about $280)." More at www.radioandrecords.com/. Or, try the 'slow English' broadcasts on VOA.
12/5.8/02 - "iBiquity Changes IBOC Test Station's Frequency. VP/General Counsel Al Shuldiner tells R&R the company sought approval from the FCC to switch from 650 kHz to 1670 kHz in Frederick, MD..." and some more at www.radioandrecords.com/. This is the third US digital station, previously announced. The new name for this is HD radio, where HD doesn't mean anything, I recall.
12/5.7/02 - "Arledge Dies. Roone Arledge, the broadcasting icon who led ABCNEWS for 20 years, died today at 71." www.drudgereport.com has this and more. KABC-AM announced it about 2p.
12/5.6/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/5.5/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. These could change your like, right? What happened to hard news, Larry?
12/5.4/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/5.3/02 - FYI - "Beijing keeps Web under tightest grip. SHANGHAI China has the most extensive Internet censorship in the world, regularly denying users access to 19,000 Web sites..." And, "Among the sites that users had trouble reaching in the test period were those of National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Time magazine." More at www.iht.com/articles/79128.html. Moreover.com's tip. I do have hits from several Asian countries, but I don't recall one from (the old mainland) China. This current hit counter on MENU is very poor at indicating the associated country.
12/5.2/02 - "NPR's 1st Black female host reflects a shift in the network's philosophy. Former newspaper reporter and TV correspondent Michele Norris...National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," for which she had just been hired to co-host." More at long URL. Larry's tip. Here's the story from yesterday.
12/5.1/02 - "Radio station firebombed. Arson attempt fails to disrupt broadcasting. BARSTOW — A local radio station was firebombed late Monday, but continued to broadcast uninterrupted while the flames died for lack of anything to burn." More at www.desertdispatch.com/cgi-bin/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1039024237,34867,. Larry's tip. If you have any idea who may have done this, please turn them in. P.S. - Barstow is about 100+ miles north east of L.A.
12/5/02 - "FCC to Hold Hearing on Ownership Rules. Bowing to political pressure, the Federal Communications Commission said it would convene a formal public hearing in February..." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-rup5.8dec05,0,5837883.story?coll=cl%2Dtvent.
12/4.16/02 - Universal Talk Network. ***Caution*** - one of these links crashed me twice. Concerning the 12/4.10/02 Flash, Google found a few links under their old name like www.unitedtalknetwork.com/ and www.amatteroftaste.com/radio_show.html. But, those may have to change along with the name change.
12/4.15/02 - "Cities with the largest number of all Christmas stations," and comments at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16430, the ctcr bb. But, is a high number good or bad?
12/4.14/02 - "RADIO RESEARCH BEING CONDUCTED BY ELON UNIVERSITY . ...This month, Elon University in North Carolina is conducting a research study on radio today, how people use radio and it's future within society." More, link, and form at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16440, the ctcr bb. Please try lower-case.
12/4.13/02 - FYI - "Mexicans Listen Longer in Mexico." The 'why' and comments at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12615.html, the sc groove bb.
12/4.12/02 - FYI - "Finnish taxi drivers to pay royalties for backseat music," says www.newradiostar.com/. They also link to "Ananova" which didn't show me anything.
12/4.11/02 - "No, Infinity’s new senior execs aren’t “recycled Clear Channel guys.”" Continues www.insideradio.com/ about another of yesterday's story.
12/4.10/02 - Talker network has another new name. "The name's now "Universal Talk Network." The aggressive legal action by New York-based United Stations Radio Network deters the new San Francisco-based company from calling itself "United Talk Network."" From www.insideradio.com/, following up on yesterday's story. But, do they have content?
12/4.9/02 - "Inside Radio Web-Extra: Howard Stern and Tom Joyner top the list of syndicated morning shows. ...ranking 25 different syndicated morning shows by audience....Only Stern and Joyner “share the rare air of million-person-plus listenerships during weekday morning drive.”" More at www.insideradio.com/. Detailed report at media.radcity.net/ZMST/RadioTrends2002.pdf, in Adobe which I hate, and it never seems to work correctly. But, who's Joyner? What's Stern? P.S. - this could be a joke since Joyner isn't even on "Talkers" top 25 list. Check Joyner out at www.tomjoyner.com/ where it looks like they stream.
12/4.8/02 - Matt Drudge and Bill O'Reilly. Sunday night on his radio show Matt mentioned there would be big news about Bill O'Reilly that could hurt Bill, his show, or whatever. I haven't heard anything yet.
12/4.7/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. But first:
12/4.6/02 - If your kids were listening to 'The Sean Hannity Show' today between 1-2p, the band 'Kiss' was talking about sex, drugs, etc. It may be past the time to have 'that' talk with your kids.
12/4.5/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/4.4/02 - "NPR's first black female host reflects a shift in the network's philosophy... Chicago Tribune reg Wed Dec 4" says www.moreover.com/, but you must log in to the CT to read it.
12/4.3/02 - "It Sounds A Lot Like Christmas...dozens of radio stations across the country have turned their airwaves over to Christmas..." More at www.mediapost.com/dtls_dsp_news.cfm?newsID=188821. Larry's tip and he has other links.
12/4.2/02 - "SOLOMON: If Commercial Radio Actually Trafficked in News. Listeners don't get much news these days if they tune into commercial radio stations." More at www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=14663. Larry's tip. That's why there's NPR - and talk radio?
12/4.1/02 - headlines at www.laradio.com/:
12/4/02 - "New chapter for Clear Channel bashing. "Neener-neener!" "Takes one to know one." "Your mother wears combat boots!"" And more in Randy Dotinga's Thursday column at www.nctimes.com/preview/radio.html, a day early.
12/3.15/02 - "Ask the Mayor," with Mayor Jim Hahn, Wednesday 12/4/02, 10-11a, KFWB 980 AM. Page at www.kfwb.com/inside_special_ask_mayor.asp.
12/3.14/02 - "Major shakeup at Infinity. Major shakeup at Infinity, engineered by John Sykes and John Fullam -- three senior VPs are out, three new ones are in." Says www.insideradio.com. I'll wait for the movie.
12/3.13/02 - "125 th Birthday for the Phonograph. ...but TOMORROW (December 4th) is the 125th Anniversary of the Invention of the Phonograph..." with a link to the history at radio-info.com/boards/ctc/index.cgi?read=16412, the ctcr bb.
12/3.12/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM.
12/3.11/02 - Larry King, Mon-Fri, 8-9p, KFWB 980 AM. Soft news, all last week and this week also.
12/3.10/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/3.9/02 - List of streaming stations, partial I'm sure, some outside the US, is at streamaudio.com/, a ctcr bb tip. Today they list 17 CA stations.
12/3.8/02 - "Talking Back To Talk Radio" with links and comments at musicradio.computer.net/wwwboard/messages/185295.html, the NYr bb.
12/3.7/02 - FYI - "Changes at KJLH." Urban AC on KJLH and a few comments at members3.boardhost.com/scgroove/msg/12603.html, the ctcr bb.
12/3.6/02 - "Wolfman Jack gets his own statue -- in Del Rio, TX," says www.insideradio.com.
12/3.5/02 - "Adelstein Sworn In At FCC. Jonathan Adelstein is now officially an FCC Commissioner...", reports www.radioandrecords.com.
12/3.4/02 - "United Stations Gets Restraining Order Against United Talk Network. R&R reported on Oct. 31 that legal representatives for United Stations Radio Networks notified just-launched UTN that the new San Francisco-based company was infringing upon USRN's name." More at www.radioandrecords.com yesterday. I don't know what shows they carry, but I should check.
12/3.3/02 - "KROQ and KCRW concerts reviewed," headlines www.laradio.com. Check on the KCRW concert if interested. There have been several comments on the KROQ concert.
12/3.2/02 - "Diversity ... well, almost. The annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows..." More at www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-et-knowpop2dec02.story.
12/3.1/02 - FYI - "In Print, Another Vietnam War " Mentions Vietnamese radio in Orange County like, "Some 45 newspapers and magazines, and roughly a dozen radio programs, fiercely compete to serve Southern California's 300,000 Vietnamese Americans, most of them in or near Orange County's Little Saigon." More at www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lavietmedia2dec02.story?null. No specific stations are mentioned.
12/3/02 - "Portable Satellite, Gift Guide, Lennon Tribute" in Richard Wagoner's Friday radio column at members.cox.net/rwagoner/, days early.
12/2/02 - sick
12/1.5/02 - Links to streaming L.A. radio in Japanese and internet, etc. See www.yujirootsuki.com/live/index-j.htm.
12/1.4/02 - The L.A. Times radio tips for today, Calendar page E34, list more shows than usual. One show they also listed last week, but which wasn't actually on, was "The Radio Detective" 10p-midnight on KPLS 830 AM. Google.com found such a show at www.radiodetective.com/ (and others), about restoring old radios, but who knows if that's it? One of the high-numbered PBS TV stations also ran a series on restoration a few years ago. KPLS hasn't posted a schedule on their site for their weekend shows and currently doesn't have any info on their site.
12/1.3/02 - Merrill Shindler and his restaurant show, normally Sunday 5-7p, KLSX 97.1 FM, may return to this normal schedule if Sunday football is early like today or over. His Saturday schedule has remained the same.
12/1.2/02 - KNX Drama Hour, daily, 9-10p, KNX 1070 AM. But first:
12/1.1/02 - LA Weekly's program picks for today:
12/1/02 - Gary Lycan's stuff:
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