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KFAC Los Angeles Radio History
by Alex Cosper

see also American Radio History

Introduction 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s


Los Angeles Radio History


STATION HISTORY: KABC KBBQ KBIG KBLA KDAY KEZY KFAC KFOX KFWB KGBS KGFJ KGIL KHJ KIEV KIIS KIQQ KKBT KKDJ KLAC KLOS KLSX KMET KMPC KNAC KNX KOST KPOL KPPC KPWR KQLZ KRLA KROQ KRTH KSRF KTNQ KTWV KUTE KWST KZLA XPRS

KFAC was mainly an AM/FM classical music station in Los Angeles at 1330 AM and 92.3 FM from 1943 through 1989. The programming included both simulcasting and original programming on each station. The call letters were named after "Fuller Auburn Cord." Fuller Motors was an auto dealership while station owner E.L. Cord also owned automobile manufacturer Auburn and Cord, located at Fuller Motors in Los Angeles. Cord established classical music as the station's format in 1945.

The station broadcast classical performances at the Hollywood Bowl from 1952 to 1973. Using microphones on each side of the venue, the station helped advance live stereo recordings. The station, programmed by Doug Orunio from 1974 to 1986, changed hands from the Cord estate to Cleveland Broadcasting in the 1980s. Soon afterward the company merged with Atlantic States Industries (ASI). Under ASI, the station moved toward a conventional DJ approach.

A group of investors headed by Louise Heifetz purchased the station for $33 million in 1986. In 1989 after a format change, the KFAC call letters moved to Santa Barbara. In 2018 iHeartMedia owns the station at 92.3 FM, KRRL, while at the 1330 AM position is Latin station KWKW, owned by Lotus.

KFAC Personnel

1961-1961 Art Kevin
1965-1969 Tom Duggan
1967-1967 Bob Arbogast
1967-1968 Stan Bohrman
1969-1970 Louis Quinn
1971-1972 Bernie Alan, also 1987-1988
1971-1972 Bo Donovan


Introduction 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s




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