RADIO BROADCAST #240 11-03-13 See also: Henry Rollins: Halloween, 1986 - A Memorable Night Fanatics! How quickly the time passes. October is behind us. You might still be feeling the loss of Lou Reed. I hope last week's show made things a bit better. Thanks for all the calls and letters we got abo ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Sunday KCRW broadcast.] See also: Henry Rollins: Decoding Vladimir Putin Several nights ago, I went to the Echo to see L ... More >>
In April word came down that beloved gangsta rap oldies station KDAY had been sold, and a switch to a Mandarin language format was imminent. This was devastating news, prompting a eulogy on our pages that now appears to be premature: According to sources who work for the station, the sale is not t ... More >>
As we reported in April, local gangsta rap oldies station KDAY -- the best station in L.A. -- has been sold, for almost $20 million. The buyer is RBC Communications, which is largely owned by a Chinese-American entrepreneur named Anthony Yuen. Word on the street is that KDAY's format will switch to ... More >>
Why do so many rich men want to buy it? And how did it get to this point anyway?
Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. Updated below with video. Controller Wendy Greuel will be the first candidate to run TV commercials in the race for L.A. mayor, according to records filed with the Federal Communications Commission.Greuel's ads will start airing Tuesday morning. The campaign spent at least $125,0 ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with what happened at today's press conference. First posted at 8:03 a.m. Puto. You've heard the word. But do you know how bad it is? It's essentially Spanish for faggot. And it flies regularly on television's Jose Luis Sin Censura show, a sort of Mexican Jerry Springer (that ... More >>
Don't let the lovely "coppola" being built atop the Little White Chapel in Burbank fool you: T-Mobile plans to fill it with robot guts. The Burbank City Planning Board just approved T-Mobile's wireless telecommunications facility (or WTF for short; how appropriate!) in early March. And a newly upda ... More >>
KFI 640 AM, the radio station criticized by some minority groups after its "John & Ken" called the late Whitney Houston a "crack ho" on air is under fire again: The outlet happens to be the local home of nationally syndicated talker Rush Limbaugh, who apologized recently after calling law student S ... More >>
Little treat for First Amendment advocates on next week's episode of "Modern Family": Adopted two-year-old Lily will drop the F bomb all over set, much to the horror of her two dads. (Gay parents! Curse words! The controversies of the '90s are alive on prime time.) Titled "Little Bo Bleep," the epi ... More >>
Gabriel Cifarelli Last night the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA brought art into the streets, though not necessarily with the exhibition, "Art in the Streets," which, contrary to its title, shows art in a museum. Rather, with In Your Car, a participatory sound project by the art collective NPR ( ... More >>
Charles Manson on the line.Charles Manson had a smuggled cell phone in prison. CBS has truly creepy audio of Manson singing in a sicko call to the outside world. The Weekly explained the ugly game by legislators Mark Leno and Tom Ammiano, who head public safety committees in Sacramento -- and ... More >>
KROQ brings back everyone's favorite Sex Pistol radio jock. Will they allow Steve Jones to be his burpy self?
AT&T and L.A. City Hall quietly lead a national push to silence the little guy