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  • Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown dead

    June 15, 2014 10:41 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Casey Kasem, the smooth-voiced radio broadcaster who became the king of the top 40 countdown, has died at age 82. Danny Deraney, publicist for Kasem's daughter, Kerri, says Kasem died Sunday morning. Kasem's "American Top 40" began on July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. The No. 1... more »
  • Jocks get the boot over transgender comments

    May 22, 2014 7:21 PM

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK- Two morning radio show hosts were fired over their on-air comments regarding Rochester's decision to cover gender reassignment surgery for city employees. Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck of WBZA worked for Entercom Rochester. Ray referred to anyone seeking a gender reassignment procedure as a "nut job."... more »
  • Fake emergency radio calls

    January 9, 2014 7:22 PM

    WESTERN CONNECTICUT- Someone is making bogus emergency radio broadcasts to dispatch first-responders and authorities are trying to find who it is. State Police say the man has dispatched ambulances to fake calls and even canceled fire services for real calls. The broadcasts were made from Christmas day into... more »
  • National radio host, Kidd Kraddick dies unexpectedly

    July 27, 2013 11:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nationally syndicated radio host David "Kidd" Kraddick died unexpectedly Saturday at age 53. Kraddick hosted the the B97 FM radio station program "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" in New Orleans. He also had a foundation, "Kidd's Kids," which rewards ill children with a dream vacation. ... more »
  • Locals aghast over radio skit making fun of Steve Gleason Play Video

    June 17, 2013 10:31 PM

    ATLANTA - Radio hosts were fired after making fun of former New Orleans Saint and ALS patient, Steve Gleason. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, causes rapid deterioration of muscles and loss of speech and other functions. Gleason is wheelchair bound, talks with the help of a... more »
  • Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking former Saint

    June 17, 2013 5:54 PM

    ATLANTA - A station official says the cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former New Orleans Saints player who has Lou Gehrig's disease. The show, Mayhem in the AM, was broadcast Monday morning on 790 The Zone. In a statement, General Manager Rick... more »
  • Apple revamps iOS, unveils music streaming service

    June 10, 2013 2:26 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is throwing out most of the real-world graphical cues from its iPhone and iPad software, like the casino-green "felt" of its Game Center app, in what it calls the biggest update since the iPhone's launch in 2007. The new operating system, called iOS 7, strives for... more »
  • New FM radio emergency alert system in place Play Video

    May 23, 2013 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State emergency officials scheduled a demonstration today of a new emergency alert system which uses FM radios to let the public know about disasters. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said the state recently finished installing the ALERT FM system in all 64... more »
  • UK: No charges for Australian royal hoax DJs

    February 1, 2013 6:37 AM

    LONDON - British prosecutors say they will not press charges against two Australian DJs over the royal hoax call that preceded a nurse's suicide. Two Australian DJs impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and her son, Prince Charles, as they phoned London's King Edward VII hospital in December to ask about the... more »
  • Voice of Louisiana Hayride, Frank Page dies Play Video

    January 11, 2013 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The man who introduced a then-unknown Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences through his work with the Louisiana Hayride - the state's version of the heralded Grand Ole Opry - has died. Veteran radio broadcaster Frank Page died late Wednesday after succumbing to a severe respiratory infection while hospitalized... more »
  • Coroner says nurse found hanging in her room

    December 13, 2012 10:14 AM

    LONDON - The London nurse who took the hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge apparently killed herself. A coroner's report says a colleague and a security person found nurse Jacintha Saldanha hanging by a scarf in her room at London's King Edward VII hospital last Friday, just... more »
  • Hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

    December 7, 2012 11:50 AM

    LONDON - Police in London are listing as unexplained the death of a hospital nurse whose body was found early today. The nurse was a victim of a high-profile hoax earlier this week. The hospital where she worked says Jacintha Saldanha received a phone call from two Australian radio disc... more »
  • Hospital confirms prank call to Duchess' ward

    December 5, 2012 7:32 AM

    LONDON - The British hospital treating the former Kate Middleton admitted it was victimized by a prank call in which information on the Duchess of Cambridge's condition was given to a woman impersonating Queen Elizabeth II. King Edward VII's hospital acknowledged Wednesday that an Australian radio station made a... more »
  • Boustany and Landry to meet in talk radio debate

    October 25, 2012 4:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The two Republican congressmen fighting each other for re-election to the 3rd District have scheduled their first debate in advance of the Nov. 6 election. The campaigns of U.S. Reps. Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry say the candidates will square off Wednesday - Halloween night - on a... more »
  • Texas helicopter pilot killed in La. crash

    October 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    KAPLAN - A low-flying helicopter crashed after striking one of the guy-wires supporting a radio tower in rural south Louisiana, killing the 66-year-old pilot. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, said it happened just before noon Wednesday. The pilot was believed to be the only person... more »
  • State, local school leaders spar over blame for school closures

    March 14, 2012 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Comments about East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, made by BESE Vice President Chas Roemer Wednesday morning, have sparked heated reaction from local school leaders. Watch News 2 at 10 to hear what Roemer said, and what school board members had to say in return. more »
  • Jindal opponent puts out radio ads for campaign

    September 27, 2011 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Democratic candidate for governor Tara Hollis is running radio ads on stations around Louisiana in her bid to unseat Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal. Hollis, a middle school teacher making her first run for office, is the only candidate besides Jindal to put out advertisements in... more »
  • "Lunch With Les" back on the air today

    August 29, 2011 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Les Miles' weekly radio show with the press is back for the 2011 football season today. "Lunch With Les" starts again at 12:10 p.m. on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Miles is expected to talk about the preparations for this week's season opener with Oregon... more »
  • GOP: Debt burden hinders long-term growth

    January 8, 2011 10:44 AM

    WASHINGTON - Republicans are spotlighting steps being taken by the new GOP House majority, including trimming members' operating budgets and moving to repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care law. The GOP contends the law extending coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans is a budget-busting job-killer. In the weekly GOP... more »
  • Obama: Clear trend of improving economy

    January 8, 2011 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is talking up the latest economic news as a clear trend toward an improving economy. The president used his weekly radio and Internet address today to press for bipartisan action in the newly divided Congress on measures to spur growth. He presented the December jobs... more »
  • Fred Foy, famous for Lone Ranger intro, dies at 89

    December 22, 2010 2:26 PM

    BOSTON - Fred Foy, the radio announcer best-known for calling out "Hi-Yo, Silver!" in his passionate lead-in to "The Lone Ranger," has died at his Massachusetts home. His daughter, Nancy Foy, says her father died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 89. Nancy Foy says her father worked as an... more »
  • Les Miles' show gets mixed feedback

    October 6, 2010 10:07 PM

    There was tension tonight because no one knew what to expect from callers to LSU Coach Les Miles’ radio show. Many people had questions after last Saturday’s near-meltdown against Tennessee. News 2’s Michael Shingleton listened in. more »
  • Radio, TV host's conviction for wife's murder upheld

    October 6, 2010 11:04 AM

    Former New Orleans radio and television personality Vince Marinello's murder conviction in the 2006 shooting death of his wife has been upheld by a state appeals court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles released the decision Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old Marinello was convicted in 2008 of second-degree... more »
  • Coroner's office: Buggs death due to cocaine use

    May 21, 2010 10:58 AM

    Former television and radio newscaster Ed Buggs died due to long-term use of cocaine according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office. Don Moreau, Chief Investigator with the coroner’s office says the cause of death was due to a aortic disruption due to cocaine toxicity. Buggs did have... more »
  • Former WBRZ TV anchor dies

    May 5, 2010 6:48 AM

    Former WBRZ TV Anchor and radio personality Ed Buggs died late last night. According to his younger brother Clarence Buggs, he likely died of a heart attack. An autopsy will likely performed today. As soon as funeral arrangements have been made, we will post them on WBRZ.com. Please... more »
  • Reduce Your Risk: Rock-n-Roll Heart

    March 19, 2010 9:20 PM

    Many people die of heart attacks because they don't pay attention to the symptoms and warning signs. A well known "voice" of Baton Rouge speaks out about his brush with heart disease. News 2’s John Pastorek spoke to him to help you "Reduce Your Risk.” more »
  • Radio reading coming to Lafayette

    February 24, 2010 5:31 AM

    Within weeks, a new radio reading service in Lafayette will broadcast local news, grocery deals and other reading materials of regional interest to the visually impaired. It's been put together by the nonprofit organization Louisiana Audio Information Reading Service - LA-AIRS for short. It now broadcasts readings from a service... more »
  • Voices of Baton Rouge - Scott Innes

    February 22, 2010 7:18 AM

    All this week we're saluting the voices of Baton Rouge. We'll meet the faces behind the famous voices. This morning the voice of Scooby Doo and country music in Baton Rouge, Scott Innes sat down with John Pastorek. more »

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