Jul 28, 2006

Los Angeles Times: KCRW Radio Host Pleads No Contest to Cocaine Possession

Chris Douridas, a host on KCRW-FM in Santa Monica, Calif., pleaded no contest July 25 to a charge of cocaine possession, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Ex-WUOM salesman guilty

A former underwriting rep for Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor was convicted July 26 of conspiracy to commit embezzlement, the Ann Arbor Times reported. Jeremy Nordquist was one of three former employees tried in the investigation. (Earlier coverage in Current.)

Dumb People Make Children Cry / PBS fires young, female kiddie-show host over old, naughty video. Smart people groan

San Francisco Gate columnist Mark Morford attacks the PBS Sprout Network's decision to fire Melanie Martinez for her "Technical Virgin" history. "What, exactly, is the fear here?" Morford writes. "Is it that Martinez would suddenly start extolling kiddies to, say, drink more vodka and turn gay?"