Regional Mexican music station KLAX comes out far ahead of rivals with 'El Mandril' at the mike. KBIG edges out KIIS in overall ratings, with KAMP in third.
She's roared. She's horsed around. And now she's "Walking on Air."
Critics' Notebook: Appearances by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and by Justin Timberlake on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week show how such event programming is changing the face of music marketing.
Ricardo 'El Mandril' Sanchez's Spanish-language morning show on KLAX-FM (97.9) beats out KFI-AM's talk block, according to Arbitron.
Katie Kay Mead was sitting behind the counter in her Los Feliz boutique, GatherLA, in late summer when two European tourists came in, asking for directions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The tourists gazed curiously at a taxidermied fawn displayed among her edgy, bohemian wares, nearly all of which were made in L.A. by local designers. Unknowingly, the tourists had stumbled upon a more authentic slice of contemporary L.A. culture, perhaps, than the Walk of Fame. "Just walk that way for a while, you can't miss it," Mead said, smiling. It was one of the last times she had to give out directions to wayward tourists — she was just about to take GatherLA wholly online in the...