Radio Waves: 2016

December 30 — Remembering Art Astor; saving AM by destroying it

December 23 — Remembering Bob Coburn; cuts at KNX

December 16 — KABC and KLOS move to new digs; T-Rae leaves KABC

December 9 — Readers share stories of early AM radio; reunion at Fuddruckers

December 2 — Shotgun Tom leaves KRTH, possibly moving back into television

November 25 — AM radio helping the war effort

November 18 — Christmas at KOST; how the election parallels radio; more PPM troubles

November 11 — Remembering Mike Callaghan; The Sound’s Beasing speaks at San Pedro High; Cumulus tanks … time to buy it out?

November 4 — October Ratings

October 28 — Allegations of payola at SBS; survival concert; dead bands at The Sound; MARS-FM anniversary

October 21 — My FM building a nice lounge; Laurence passes; Cumulus reverse stock split approved

October 14 —

October 7 — Let’s make AM radio relevant — and successful — again

September 30 — The Wood Show impresses; KRTH wins Marconi; 1260 becomes KBOQ; KLAA knocked off the air

September 23 — Foxy afternoons on The Sound; Rockoff passes; Cumulus death watch

September 16 — Freeman retirement party; Chuck Martin greatness; special Conley treat from Ten-Q

September 9 —

September 2 — Ron Engelman story; Ratings problems; Ownership limits

August 26 — Frosty reunites with Heidi and Frank; Gonzer and Young reunite on KZAP; Joe Nasty passes; Barrett just can’t stop

August 19 — The return of Standards to local airwaves; Paul Freeman retires

August 12 — Mark gone from The Sound, Levine programming Go Gountry 105; no news is good news

August 5 — KCSN to the rescue; Martini needs help; saving AM the wrong way

July 29  — Freeform radio returns to Sacramento; AM’s return?; Christmas in July; Karen Tobin passes

July 22 — June ratings

July 15 — Johnson’s Aircheck now in paperback; CBS spinning off radio division

July 8 — Honoring Wally Clark; ads on KLOS hurting Heidi and Frank; Rhodes-Sandler; Go Country influence

July 1 —

June 24 — KSPN and The Sound get the Rams. All other stations in town do cartwheels …

June 17 — Will radio stations have to pay royalties?; The state of the art

June 10 — Summer fun from KCRW; how’s Big Boy hangin’?; short takes

June 3 — Advertising chatter; short takes; the history of KABC radio and television

May 27 — Sound 800 for Memorial Day; Rams to FM? Ugh; KFRC et. al.; K-Beach fundraiser success

May 20 — K-Beach fun-raiser; Disney overtakes KRTH Classics; homework; PPB honoring Clark

May 13 — Artificial mornings; Loveline leaves; Cumulus financials; the amazing Lisa May

May 6 — Incomplete and incorrect interview with Rick Dees; KRTH history; K-Beach fundraiser

April 29 — Remembering Ron Jacobs

April 22 — KOST wins the Nielsens

April 15 — Bieber Radio hots Dallas; KCRW’s music and food fest; NPR at a crossroad?

April 8 — KRTH Classics; Wango Tango talent announced; taking Power 106 back to its roots?

April 1 — Radio is dead. long live radio!

March 25 —

March 18 — John Rook and Ron Jacobs both pass away at 78

March 11 — Charlie Tuna passes

March 4 — Early FM tidbits; the new KCLA; KFWB leaves and reunites

February 26 — Readers’ Revenge, or What do even more call signs mean, anyway?

February 19 — What do all those letters mean, anyway?

February 12 — NFL puts fear into radio; bad dates; canned Tuna

February 5 — Shutting down FM; BMW engineers can’t do AM; Art Bell retires (yawn) again

January 29 — Golden Mike winners; KOST owns December

January 22 — KFWB finally sold; Sound afternoons

January 15 — Carroll leaves KFI; Slater leaves The Sound; Problems at Emmis; KLOS shorts

January 8 — Webcasters hurt by Board decision to increase royalty payments; Pure Rock party’ something new in San Diego

January 1 — No more alternatives at KCXX; The Machine; KFI excels; expectations