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KKDJ 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

The 102.7 FM dial position was originally held by KLAC-FM in 1948. Once FMs were required to produce at least half of their own original programming beyond simulcasting, a middle of the road format developed in 1967 as the call letters became KRHM. Then on Apri 15, 1971 the call letters changed to KKDJ and the format remained adult contemporary.

KKDJ lasted as a top 40 station until 1975 when it was acquired by Combined Communications. The call letters then became KIIS FM. In 1976 after struggling ratings, the station flipped to top 40. By the eighties it was one of the nation's most successful radio stations in revenue.

KKDJ Personnel

1971-1971 Ed Shane (PD)
1971-1972 Frank Jolley
1972-1974 Russ O'Hara
1972-1973 Rick Scarry
1973-1979 CD Boyd
1973-1975 Rick Carroll (PD)
1973-1975 Charlie Tuna (PD 1975)
1973-1974 Kris Erik Stevens
1973-1975 Jay Stevens
1973-1975 John Peters
1973-1976 Lori Lerner
1974-1974 Pat Evans
1974-1975 Rich "Brother" Robbin
1974-1976 Larry Groves
1975-1975 Danny Martinez
1975-1975 Larry McKay
1975-1976 Scott Mason


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


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