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KCLU receives $1,000,000 donation

According to the KCLU website, a Westlake Village couple gave the non-profit station a $1,000,000 gift “to support and enhance its news coverage by establishing a news endowment.”

The KCLU website said the KCLU station is parented by California Lutheran University and was created as a community service for the Central and South Coasts.

The gift came from Linda and Dennis Fenton who have been station members since the station first aired in 1994. The KCLU website states the Fentons “have been active in the philanthropic community for decades.”

Linda Fenton is on the station’s advisory board.

Any one wanting to donate to this endowment can contact the KCLU General Manager Mary Olson at [email protected]


Beyoncé has second-fastest record sales

According to BBC, Beyoncé’s visual album was the second-fastest selling record of 2016, selling 73,000 copies. The first is David Bowie’s Blackstar.

BBC said Prince albums have held every spot in the top five until retailers had no more physical stock and could not maintain the fan’s demands.

Warner music said more physical copies would be released to keep up with demands.

BBC said Drake was No.1 on the charts for three weeks in a row with his song One Dance at 7.86 million plays. Drake beat Adele’s single Hello at 7.32 million plays.


Alec Baldwin to host new ABC quiz show

BBC reported Alec Baldwin will “host a revival of US quiz show Match Game, the inspiration for UK game show Blankety Blank.”

BBC described the game show as “six celebrities who help contestants match phrases by filling in missing blanked out words.”

BBC said Baldwin will donate his fee to support art charities and he will donate to the foundation he runs with his wife.

Baldwin told ABC network he is beyond grateful for a chance to support the arts.

BBC announced the show will be aired on ABC on June 26.


Megan Blackburn
Staff Writer
Published May 4th, 2016