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This profile was last updated on 12/2/10  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • communications degree
    USC
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The answer is pretty obvious, this ...
www.instantriverside.com, 2 Dec 2010 [cached]
The answer is pretty obvious, this time coming from Art Astor, president of the Astor Broadcast Group. Eight months ago his company caught a wave of attention, announcing that KSPA (1510 AM) Astor's Inland Empire station, was dropping its classic hits music [...]
Oct 04Corporate Profile
www.busjournal.com, 22 Feb 2005 [cached]
The history of the Astor Broadcast Group is the history of Art Astor.He was born into an Armenian immigrant family.After a tour in the Army Air Corps (earning him the Air Medal with four clusters) he took a communications degree from USC in 1949 on the G.I. Bill.
His loyalty to the school remains apparent as he wears the cardinal and gold colors at least once a week and carries the football and basketball broadcasts on KSPA, his Ontario station.But that,s getting ahead of the story.
Degree in hand, he started in TV as what he describes as ,the Armenian Dick Clark,, but that was 50 years ago.Since then his efforts have mostly been off the air in radio sales and management.He has been involved in the Southern California broadcast industry ever since.Among other positions he has held, he headed the sales department at Los Angeles station KHJ during the great ,Boss Radio, days of the early sixties.
Back then, before MTV and iPod's and CDs it was possible for one AM radio station to have 40 percent of the listening audience.
In the 1970s, while general manager of KDAY, he got the legendary Wolfman Jack to come across the border from Mexico to come to work in L.A. Many of those radio tapes still exist and can be heard on the air on AM 1510 here in the Inland Empire today.But again we are getting ahead of things.
By the late seventies, he was in partnership which owned KIK-FM, a country station out of Orange County.By 1982, he had bought out his partners and, with the purchase of an AM/FM operation in the Bay Area, he became the proud owner of the Astor Broadcast Group.
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The grand traditions of Astor,s Alma Mater, USC, can be heard, including the recent BCS championship game.Broadcast legend George Putnam airs ,One Reporters Opinion, at noon each day.
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At nearly 80, Art Astor can still be found in one of his offices every day.Of course which office he can be found in depends on whether he,s working on plans for the event center, getting ready for a major car show, developing the international syndication of the Wolfman Jack shows or planning new ideas for Ontario,s AM 1510.
Last year the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce presented Art Astor with a lifetime achievement award.They may have been premature.
Art ...
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Art Astor
Art Astor is a renowned entrepreneur and collector. He was born in Fresno to Armenian-immigrant parents. After a tour in the Army Air Corps (earning him the Air Medal with four clusters) he took a communications degree from University of Southern California
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By the late seventies, Astor was in partnership which owned KIK-FM, a country station out of Orange County. By 1982, he had bought out his partners and, with the purchase of an AM/FM operation in the Bay Area, he became the proud owner of the Astor BroadcastGroup.
Art Astor "Classic Cars"
The answer is pretty obvious, this ...
www.instantriverside.com, 28 Nov 2010 [cached]
The answer is pretty obvious, this time coming from Art Astor, president of the Astor Broadcast Group. Eight months ago his company caught a wave of attention, announcing that KSPA (1510 AM) Astor's Inland Empire station, was dropping its classic hits music to take on an all news format.
kspa221.jpg It made sense, Astor said. The FM band was the proper home for music and AM was the best site for news, talk, sports and other forms of programming..
But a few days ago everything seemed to turn around. KSPA, Astor said, was changing things again. Not really changing, but returning to its former vintage music.
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"And, Astor emphasizes, "your Rush Limbaughs, Dr. Lauras and Glenn Becks don't come cheap."
Minutes away from a sales meeting, ...
www.dfwrunners.com [cached]
Minutes away from a sales meeting, Art Astor calmly winds an antique clock in his office. Its just after 4:30 on a Monday afternoon. The president, CEO and owner of Astor Broadcast Group, Astor drove in about an hour before from his main office in Anaheim. Astors five stations include three in San Diego, KCEOAM, KFSD-AM and KFSD-FM. Just before winding the clock, he was talking about his love of vintage items — furniture, radios, stamps and his prized collection of close to 200 cars, including Packards, Pontiacs and several Jaguars.
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