The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California on November 13, 1990 · 41
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The Sacramento Bee from Sacramento, California · 41

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Tuesday, November 13, 1990
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KROY gives u Station abandons its contemporary-hits format for '60s to '80s rock KROY (FM 969) pulled the plug on its Hot 97 contemporary-hits radio format Monday morning and switched to classic rock At 8 am the station which for the last three months had been the subject of repeated format-change rumors announced it would henceforth be playing Foreigner and Steve Miller instead of Janet Jackson and MC Hammer Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle" kicked off the switch-over and general manager Tom Schorr said the station's image would be "Sacramento's Eagle" Schurr apparently expects KROY to soar above the competition Among KROY's new competitors according to SchutT will be rock stations 93 Rock (KIOCQ FM 937) and KZAP (FM 985) oldies station Solid Gold 101 (KHYL FM 1011) and Country 105 (KRAK FM 1055) Those stations have formats that appeal to the same demographic grouping: age 25-54 Among rockers 93 Rock tends to play more heavy metal and KZAP a mixture of rock styles "We'll be playing rock from the '60s '70s and early '80s" Schurr said "We worked hard at making Hot 97 work but obviously we never broke through in the ratings Even the top-rated CHR station is suffering (FM 102) This is a big rock town and we plan to rock" For the next few weeks Schurr Entertainment News Service K 4 NOTS LANDING" received 12 nominations Monday to lead the prime-time pack in the running for the seventh annual Soap Opera awards "General Hospital" and "Guiding Light" each received nine nominations to lead the daytime portion of the awards while "As the World Turns" garnered seven nominations Nominations are based on votes cast by the more than 5 million readers of Soap Opera Digest The host and air date of the two-hour special will be announced soon Among the nominees are: Outstanding daytime soap: As The World Turns" "Days of Our Lives" and "General Hospital" Outstanding lead actor: Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding of "Guiding Light") Eric Braeden (Victor Newman of "The Young and The Restless") and A Martinez (Cruz Castillo of "Santa Barbara") Outstanding lead actress: Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh Dixon of "As the World Turns") Finola Hughes (Anna Lavery of "General Hospital") and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Abbott of "The Young and the Restless") By Bob Wisehart Bee TV Columnist "Cop Rock" an awkward melding of police drama and musical that only seemed to confuse the viewers it didn't irritate will warble its last song on Dec 26 : The ballyhooed ABC series will go off the air three months to the day after its premiere on Sept 26 At more than $15 million an episode it was one of the most expensive series in TV history Produced by "Hill Street Blues" creator Steven Bochco "Cop Rock" featured a half-dozen songs in each episode sung by a cast that included Bochco's wife actress Barbara Bosson It wasn't network 'rV's first musical but it was undoubtedly the most ambitious The series was one of ABC's Oiler Includes: Sweeping and vacuuming soot from the fireplace and chimney Free Safety Check of the bricks and mortar Clean Efficient and Profe”ional Service MVO 5V01 v Venice Dubrovnik S' 'Athens E: 'Mykonos Naples Genoa FlorencePisa 'CannesMonaco Barcelona IM-F 8:30-5:301 SAT-SUN 10-2 (Advertisement) TN HIGHLIGHTS 9:00 a) John Candy stars-the PM k smash hit Uncle Buck! HIMNEY CLEANING Inserts $5995 FALLSPECIAL $49951 We Also Offer: Creosote Treatment and Prevention Chimney Cop Spork Arrestors Heat Reflectors Brick and Mortar Resealing TOP HAT CHIMNEY 646-4143 Lsed 41131a Adv BROADCASTING By Dan Vienia JUNE 7-19 BEST WEATHER SAC RT AIR ONLY $1249 $ EXCLUSIVE ROME PACKAGE FROM 1 470 - I TELEVISIONRADIO mlors JR Morning personality should be comfortable with new format said the station will be music-intensive before morning personalties JR and Trudi Z reemerge as rockers rather than rappers Both have experience at rock-format stations Trudi Z will continue reporting news during the interim while IR said he has some vacation time coming "They're both very talented air personalities and IR is very comfortable with the new format" Schurr said As Hot 97 KROY's main listening group was under age 30 and its CHR competitors were FM 102 (KUM FM 1025) and KWOD (FM 1065) The format has suffered nationwide but in Sacramento three stations with a CHR format fragmented the listen 'Knots Landing' leads soap nominations Outstanding supporting actress: Julia Barr (Brooke Chandler of All My Children") Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra of The Bold and the Beautiful") and Maureen Garrett (Holly Lindsey "Guiding Light") Outstanding supporting actor: Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis "Guiding Light") Bradley Lockerman (Shep Casey-Casey Rogers "General Hospital") and Stephen Schnetzer (Cass Winthrop "Another World") Outstanding villainess: Lynn Herring (Lucy Quartermaine "General Hospital") Christopher Norris (Laura Asher "Santa Barbara") and Sherry Stringfield (Blake Lindsey "Guiding Light") Outstanding villain: Peter Boynton (Tonio Reyes "As the World Turns") Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin "General Hospital") and Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe "Guiding Light") Outstanding hero: Doug Davidson (Paul Williams "The Young and the Restless") Charles Shaughnessy (Shane Donovan "Days of Our Lives") and Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones "General Hospital") Outstanding heroine: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan "The Bold and the Beautiful") Cady McClain (Dixie Martin "All My Children") and Melanie Smith (Emily Stewart "As the World Turns") Outstanding storyline: Andy's alcoholism on "As the World Turns" Robin Anna and the alien on "General Hospital" and Roger's rise to power on "Guiding Light" 'Cop Rock' set to sing its last after three months brightest hopes going into the new TV season When it drew lowerthan-expected ratings for the premiere and lower than that in subsequent weeks ABC had continuing talks with Bochco about deleting the music altogether But when the network and producer who has a $50 million deal with ABC to create and produce 10 series couldn't agree ABC decided to pull the plug In making the announcement Monday ABC entertainment president Robert Iger was diplomatic "In 'Cop Rock' Steven Bochco delivered a daring and brilliantly produced series — one that all of us at ABC are proud to be associated with" he said Kings Roofiiirof California 363-9270 SPECIALIZING IN BUILT UP ROOFING SYSTEMS Insulating Coating Tar and Gravel Cap Sheeting -Save on Heating and Cooling Costs FREE ESTIMATES tic 422745 THE SACRAMENTO BEE CLASSIFIED ADS SELL 321-1234 ESCORTED 12-DAY LUXURY CRUISE MEDITERRANEAN NE 7-19 BEST WEATHER 1 A 7n I's DT AMAMI V tilla AMOUSNEWSHIP EBEAT'ALkDEALS - WESVAIRFARE — " fivolow WHOLE WORLD OF TRAVEL 4949 Marconi Ave Carmichael 95608 (at Walnut) ! 488-8000 200-458-3636 on notiaso-hot idea Tom Sullivan ITI3K financial talk- show host is into change ing audience KROY had often finished third in recent ratings periods "I've said all along there's not enough room in this market for three CHR stations" said Jerry McKenna FM 102 general manager "Now the battle is just between Pepsi and RC Cola My feeling is you just don't mess around with us" TV shorts After inheriting the Saddam Hussein news set look-alike honors from Channel 10 (10(TV) last week the vibes from Channel 40 (KTXL) are that a new set is in the plans The film "Terminator" last week attracted an impressive 85 rating and 13 share locally for Channel 58 (KSCH) It was one of the station's highest film ratings ever Channel 58 featured testosterone programming last week with it's "No Girlie Man Week" Outstanding couple: Jack Wagner and Kristina Malandro (Frisco and Felicia on "General Hospital") Matthew Ashford and Melissa Breman (Jack and Jennifer "Days of Our Lives") and Grant Aleksander and Beth Chamberlain (Phillip and Beth "Guiding Light") Outstanding prime-time soap: "Dallas" "Knots Landing" and "Twin Peaks" Outstanding lead actor: William Devane (Greg Sumner "Knots Landing") Joseph Gian (Tom Ryan "Knots Landing") and Kyle Mac Lachlan (Dale Cooper "Twin Peaks") Outstanding lead actress: Michele Lee (Karen Mackenzie "Knots Landing") Cathy Podewell (Ca Ily Ewing "Dallas") and Joan Van Ark (Valene Gibson "knots Landing") Outstanding supporting actor: ken Kercheval (Cliff Barnes "Dallas") Everett McGill (Ed Hurley "Twin Peaks") and Larry Riley (Frank Williams "Knots Landing") Outstanding supporting actress: Madchen Sacramento's prime-time viewing habits are a bit different from the national average Nielsen figures for the week ending Nov 4 show "The Simpsons" finishing 19th nationally but fifth in Sacramento and "Doogie Howser MD" 26th nationally but eighth in Sacramento Radio bits Although former KZAPer Pat Still has rather miraculously transferred his rock jock talents to the CHR format at KWOD would KROY dare dangle a morning classic rock job his way? Car dealer Cal Worthington will host Solid Gold 101's morning show at a yet-to-be-determined date next month Tom Sullivan KFBK (1530 AM) financial talk-show host admitted last week that he never passes up loose change on the street even bending down to pocket pennies Mix 96 (KMYX FM 961) this week began rerunning a half-dozen clever television ads it had run a few months ago (example: the rocker who during a lab experiment flips out listening to adult contemporary) Sounds like a counteroffensive to rival K108's (KXOA FM 1079) ads featuring Dick Clark DAN VIERRIA'S column appears Tuesday and Saturday in Scene Write to him at PO Box 15779 Sacramento 95852 or call (916) 321-1119 Amick (Shelly Johnson "Twin Peaks") Peggy Lipton (Norma Jennings "Twin Peaks") and Lynne Moody (Pat Williams "Knots Landing") Outstanding villain: Sam Behrens (Danny Waleska "Knots Landing") Richard Beymer (Benjamin Home "Twin Peaks") and Gregory Harrison (Michael Sharpe "Falcon Crest") Outstanding villainess: Piper Laurie (Catherine Martell "Twin Peaks") Michelle Phillips (Anne Matheson "Knots Landing") and Andrea Thompson (Gene le Ericson "Falcon Crest") Outstanding hero: Kevin Dobson (Mack Mackenzie "Knots Landing") Michael Ontkean (Harry S Truman "Twin Peaks") and Ted Shackelford (Gary Ewing "Knots Landing") Outstanding heroine: Lara Flynn Boyle (Donna Hayward "Twin Peaks") Nicollette Sheridan (Paige Matheson "Knots Landing") and Sheree J Wilson (April Ewing "Dallas") IDEVEDECIE0 Expert Service Low FeesEasy Terms ALSO: Child SupportCustody Modifications Restraining Orders Property Settlement Agreements Adoptions MILLER ASSOCIATES 488-9000 1075 Fulton Ave Sacramento (between Hurley & Northrop) Call For Free Information Anytime Office is Open 9am - 6pm Evening Appointments Available 0 The Sacramento Bee Final Tuesday November 131990 DT )44 4 - 9 n :u irni t sm 1 --- —kst Fi 'maker John 4 - PRE VI EW (' ii -04 4 k Hughes and "Kate A-- a and Allie" star the hest of Ihe new - t ! 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