by Alex Cosper
Los Angeles is the second biggest radio market in the country, behind New York City. Over 50 stations populate the radio dial. KROQ, one of the last standing alternative stations in the nation, helped pioneer the format that industry experts said could not be done. A consistent market leader in the 2000s has been contemporary hits trend-setter KIIS (102.7). The station's morning personality, Ryan Seacrest, rose to national celebrity status in 2002 when he became a co-host of the top television series American Idol. Seacrest had done afternoons at Star 98.7 (KYSR) from 1995 to 2003 and then became host of the syndicated radio countdown American Top 40. He replaced Rick Dees as KIIS morning host in Febuary 2004. Rick Dees returned to L.A. radio in the fall of 2006 on Movin 93.9, after Emmis flipped long time country station KZLA to KMVN, playing a mix of urban, disco and dance classic hits.
In August 2006 Emmis flipped KZLA to KMVN as "Movin 93.9." In January 2007 Radio One changed KKBT call letters to KRBV and changed the moniker to "V100," playing "The Best Variety of R&B."
Los Angeles Radio Dial 2005
570 AM - KLAC, sports, owned by Clear Channel 640 AM - KFI, talk, owned by Clear Channel 710 AM - KSPN, "ESPN Radio," sports, owned by ABC radio 790 AM - KABC, news/talk, owned by ABC Radio 870 AM - KRLA, talk, owned by Salem 930 AM - KHJ, Regional Mexican, owned by Liberman 980 AM - KFWB, news, owned by Infinity 1020 AM - KTNQ, Spanish news/talk, owned by Univision 1070 AM - KNX, news, owned by Infinity 1110 AM - KDIS, Radio Disney 1150 AM - KTLK, talk, owned by Clear Channel (was sports until Feb) 1300 AM - KAZN, ethnic, owned by Multicultural Broadcasting 1460 AM - KWKW, Spanish news/talk, owned by Lotus 1540 AM - KMPC, "1540 The Ticket," owned by Rose City Radio Corp. 92.3 FM - KHHT, "Hot 92 Jamz," urban, owned by Clear Channel 92.7 FM - KMLT (Thousand Oaks), adult contemporary 93.1 FM - KCBS, "Jack," adult hits, owned by Infinity 93.5 FM - KDAY (Redondo Beach), hip hop, owned by Styles Media Group 93.9 FM - KZLA, country, Emmis 94.3 FM - KBUA, "La Que Buena," Regional Mexican, owned by Liberman 94.7 FM - KTWV, smooth jazz, owned by Infinity 95.5 FM - KLOS, album-oriented rock, owned by ABC Radio 95.9 FM - KFSH (Anaheim) "The Fish," Christian, owned by Salem 96.3 FM - KXOL, Spanish, owned by SBS 97.1 FM - KLSX, talk, owned by Infinity 97.9 FM - KLAX, Regional Mexican 98.7 FM - KYSR, "Star," hot adult contemporary, owned by Clear Channel 100.3 FM - KKBT, "The Beat," hip hop/urban, owned by Radio One 101.1 FM - KRTH, oldies, owned by Infinity 101.9 FM - KSCA, Regional Mexican, owned by Univision 102.3 FM - KJLH, urban contemporary, owned by Taxi Productions 102.7 FM - KIIS, CHR/top 40, owned by Clear Channel 103.5 FM - KOST, adult contemporary, owned by Clear Channel 103.9 FM - KRCD, Spanish oldies (also on KRCV), owned by Univision 104.3 FM - KBIG, hot adult contemporary, owned by Clear Channel 105.1 FM - KMZT, classical, owned by Mt. Wilson 105.5 FM - KBUE, simulcast of Regional Mexican programming of 94.3 KBUA FM, owned by Liberman 105.9 FM - KPWR, ("Power"), hip hop, Emmis 106.7 FM - KROQ, alternative rock, owned by Infinity 107.1 FM - KSSE, Spanish contemporary, owned by Entravision 107.5 FM - KLVE, Spanish, owned by Univision
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