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KGIL 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

KGIL first signed on the air on 1260 AM in 1947 with 1,000 watts, licensed to the San Fernando Valley Broadcasting Company. The station aired a mix of talk and big band music from its inception until 1993. The call letters changed to KJQI for two years, then became K-NEWS, a simulcast with XESURF from Tijuana.

In 1996 the KGIL call letters returned as the station played an all-Beatles format for seven months, before shifting to Broadway music in August 1997. The call letters changed to KJAZ in 2000 as the station flipped to jazz. The station went through more changes in the new century as KSUR in 2002 and KKGO in 2005, landing on 50s and 60s oldies.

KGIL Personnel

1966-1980 Dick Spangler (News)
1966-1966 Bill Ballance
1968-1979 Wink Martindale
1971-1973 Johnny Soul
1974-1975 Don Page
1974-1979 Rick Scarry
1975-1976 Jerry Butler
1976-1976 Ken Levine
1976-1992 Ed Ziel
1976-1979 Pamela McInnes
1978-1978 Jay Stevens
1980-1989 Bob Taylor
1983-1993 Richard McGeary


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


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