Top California Radio Stations

Top 10 California Radio Stations

The radio station broadcasting feature came to the United States in the 1920s. In spite of the growing demand for the television, radios still uphold the old charm for the younger generations. The California radio stations has a list of radio channels listed below.

KLOS
KOST
KBIG
KFI
KRTH
KRRL
KABC
KYSR
KPWR
KUSC

KLOS

The KLOS channel is availed to the people living in California at the frequency 95.5 FM. It is owned by Meruelo Media and mainly plays the Rock music since 1969. Its radio stations are located in Burbank, and Lindblade Street. It also programs in HD Radio. 
Timeline
⦁ The station was started in the year 1947, December 30th. 
⦁ In 1960 KABC started an all-talk format show.
⦁ In 1968, it shunned the news broadcasting programs.
⦁ In the late 2020s the channel completely became a Rock playing channel, and the slogan became Southern California’s Rock Station. 
Popular Artists
⦁ Lynda Clayton
⦁ Mark Thompson
⦁ Brian Phelps

KOST

The KOST channel is available to the people of Los Angeles in California at the frequency of 103.5 MHz. The slogan of the radio station is Feel Good Los Angeles and Helping You Feel Good. The owners are i-Heart Media. It is situated in the Burbank on West Olive with its sister stations KBIG and KLAC. It plays adult contemporary music for radio lovers. 
Timeline
⦁ The radio station came into existence in October 9th, 1956.
⦁ In March 1968, KOST played good instrumental music.
⦁ On November 15th, 1982 KOST played adult contemporary music. 
Popular artists
⦁ Kim Amidon
⦁ MG Kelley
⦁ Jacque Gonzales

KBIG

KBIG radio station is availed to the people living in Los Angeles, California at the frequency 104.3MHz. Its slogan is More Music, More Variety. One of the mass media company, iHeart Media owns the KBIG radio station. The stations are located in California and Burbank. It plays Dance and Rhythmic hits and hot adult contemporary music. 
Timeline
⦁ KBIG came into existence in 1959.
⦁ In 1987, it started playing soft adult contemporary music.
Popular artists
⦁ Sean Hamilton
⦁ Casey Kasem

KFI 

KFI radio station is availed to the people of Los Angeles, California and the United States at the frequency 640 kHz. It is owned by the iHeart media. Generally, the channel hosts talk shows, news and sports. The slogan of the radio station is More Stimulating talk.
Timeline
⦁ KFI received its license on March 31st, 1922.
⦁ It started functioning from April 16th, 1922.

Popular Artists
⦁ April Winchell
⦁ John Ziegler

KRTH

KRTH is availed to people living in Los Angeles, California, United States and Greater Los Angeles areas at 101.1 MHz frequency. The radio station owners are Entercom. The stations are situated in the Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The station is known for playing Classic Hits, KNX, and All -Beatles Music. The slogan of the radio station is the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

Timeline
⦁ August 11, 1941 KRTH came into existence as K45LA.
⦁ 1968-1970, under the name KHJ FM, old songs and new hit songs were played.
⦁ In 1971 popular Rock and Roll songs were played
Popular artist
⦁ Dan Ingram
⦁ Dave Hull.

KRRL

KRRL is availed to the people of Los Angeles, California and the Greater Los Angeles at the frequency 92.3MHz. The owners of the radio station are iHeartMedia. LA’s New Home For Hip Hop. The sister channels of this station are the popular KOST and KBIG.
Timeline
⦁ The station started functioning in the year 1948, December 29th as KFAC-FM.
⦁ As KKBT in the ’90s the radio played adult rock adult contemporary and dance music.
⦁ As KHHT, the radio station played old classical music.
Popular artists
⦁ Rick Dees
⦁ Big Boy

KABC 

KABC is availed to the people of Los Angeles and California at the frequency 790 kHz and HD radio. The owners of the radio station are Cumulus Media. The slogan of KABC is News Talk Evolved. It generally hosts talk shows with varied guests. 

Timeline
⦁ KABC was started in the year 1925 August as KFXB licensed by Big Bear lake California.
⦁ By 1954, ABC owns its radio stations and name them as KABC, KABC-FM, and KABC-TV.
⦁ By 1960, KABC stated hosting talk’s shows 24/7.
⦁ Cumulus media took over the company on September 16th, 2011
Popular artist
⦁ Vin Scully

KYSR

KYSR is a California radio station availed to the people of Los Angeles and California at the frequency 98.7MHz. The owners of the KYSR iHeartMedia. It mostly plays Modern rock, and its slogan is LA’s New Alternative. KBIG, KLAC, KOST are its sister channels. 
Timeline
⦁ KYSR was formerly known as KMGM, which was owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer in May 27th, 1948. 
⦁ By August 21st, 1992, KYSR played contemporary music.
⦁ The famous woody Show began on April 21st, 2014. 
 
Popular Artists
⦁ Richard Blade 
⦁ Kennedy

KPWR

KPWR is located in California and Los Angeles and plays in the Greater Los Angeles area at 105.9 MHz. the radio station usually plays Rhythmic contemporary. Its popular slogan is Los Angeles’#1 for Hip Hop. KDAY, KBEH are its sister channels. KPWR is owned by the Meruelo Group.
Timeline
⦁ KPWR came into existence on July 15th, 1956 as KFI-FM.
⦁ On January 11th, 1986 KPWR came into existence from KMGG and played rhythmic contemporary. 
Popular Artists
⦁ The Baka Boyz
⦁ Jay Thomas

KUSC

It’s a hearer reinforced classical music station and availed to the people of Los Angeles, California and the United States at the frequency 91.5MHz. The radio station is controlled and functioned by the University of Southern California. 
Timeline
⦁ It came into existence on December 1st, 1946 and was taken care of by George Allan Hancock.
Popular artist
⦁ Jim Svedja 
⦁ Duff Murphy

California radio stations has varied channels that offer music ranging from rock, classical, and contemporary. If you ever get bored tune to any one of the channels and lose yourself to the non-stop music.

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