Articles Tagged With ‘Radio’




Taking the pulse of National Public Radio

In a recent wide-ranging interview, Vivian Schiller, the CEO of National Public Radio (NPR) predicted that all cars will soon have Internet radio. [Barron’s] Interviewed at the D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Schiller also predicted that... (Continue reading)

Inga Swearingen prepares for Wolf Trap

Inga Swearingen, everyone’s favorite jazz vocalist on the Central Coast, is skipping the usual Memorial Day weekend trappings–no barbecues or volleyball for the popular Atascadero-based singer. Instead, Swearingen is winging her way towards Virginia and a performance on Saturday at... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande woman wins $10,000 in radio contest

An Arroyo Grande woman won $10,000 Saturday afternoon in the “Break the Bank” contest sponsored by El Dorado Broadcasters. Arica Cain stunned the assembled crowd in the Harley Davidson showroom in Santa Maria when she won the cash prize within... (Continue reading)

The Big Kahuna lands at KSTT 101.3 FM

In a major shake-up on the local FM dial, radio personality Steve Marchese, known to Central Coast listeners as the “Big Kahuna”, joins KSTT 101.3, starting Friday morning. Marchese replaces Bill Pesso, who was let go by El Dorado Broadcasters... (Continue reading)

Ashburn admits to being gay

Republican state Senator Roy Ashburn admitted on a Bakersfield talk radio show Monday morning that he is gay. [Huffington Post] On the Inga Barks talk show, Ashburn said, “I’m gay. Those are the words that have been difficult for me... (Continue reading)

KYNS 1340 signs up controversial gay talk show host

KYNS 1340 AM radio, formerly home of Air America on the Central Coast, will introduce a controversial syndicated gay talk show host to local airwaves starting next week. Charles Karel Bouley, who broadcasts simply under the name “Karel,” bills himself... (Continue reading)

Air America declares bankruptcy

Liberal talk radio network Air America, carried locally by KYNS 1340 AM, has ceased live programming and will soon file for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy. [Air America] The decision, effective immediately, was announced Thursday by Charlie Kireker, chairman of the... (Continue reading)

Lady Tie Di to pen memoir of “The Otter”

Dianne Brooke, aka former Central Coast radio personality “Lady Tie Di,” plans to write a memoir about KOTR, the eclectic, free form FM station broadcasting from Cambria from 1984 to 1999. Known to listeners as “The Otter,” KOTR featured local... (Continue reading)

How did your favorite radio station do?

Ratings are in and the favorite San Luis Obispo radio stations, in order, are: (1) country favorite KKJG, (2) KWWV, playing rhythmic Top 40, (3) KURQ, “New Rock 104” (tied), (3) KSTT, soft rock (tied) and (3) KIQO, oldies music... (Continue reading)

The CCN Interview: Dave Congalton

BY KAREN VELIE This week, Dave Congalton marks his 18th anniversary on KVEC 920 AM radio, as the host of “Hometown Radio.” Since moving to the Central Coast in 1987, Congalton has worn a number of hats in the community:... (Continue reading)