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KMET Los Angeles Radio History
by Alex Cosper

see also American Radio History

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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

KMET was a legendary freeform then rock station spanning nearly three decades. Prior to KMET signing on in June 1968 on 94.7 FM, the frequency was held by KLAC FM from 1961-1968. KMET was known as "The Mighty Met" and had strong ratings until the early eighties. Owned by Metromedia, the station changed format to become the nation's first "New Adult Contemporary" station KTWV, "The Wave," on February 14, 1987.

KMET Personnel

1967-1967 Victoria James
1967-1967 Joanne Pflug
1967-1967 June Kenney
1968-1968 Tom Donahue
1968-1970 Ted Alvy, also 1973-1976
1968-1968 Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins
1968-1969 J.A. Solari
1968-1970 Dick Janssen
1968-1969 Herman Quirm (mornings)
1968-1971 B. Mitchell Reed, also 1972-1978
1969-1969 Lew Irwin
1969-1971 Tom Reed
1969-1971 Birdfeather
1969-1971 Tom Gamache
1969-1969 Elliot Mintz
1970-1971 Warren Duffy
1970-1971 Jack Margolis
1970-1973 Jim Pewter
1970-1974 Richard Kimball
1971-1971 Lee Rudnik
1971-1972 Jeff Gonzer, also 1976-1986
1971-1972 Phil Gonzalez
1971-1971 Joel Siegel
1971-1972 Jimmy Rabbitt, also 1975
1971-1972 Michael Turner
1971-1973 Kapusta Kid (Larry Yurdin)
1971-1983 Ace Young, also 1985-1987
1972-1972 Sam Cooper
1972-1972 Zachary Zenor
1972-1982 Mary Turner
1972-1987 Dr. Demento
1972-1974 Mikel Hunter
1972-1973 Don Hall
1973-1973 Lee "Baby" Simms
1973-1975 Joe Collins
1974-1987 Jim Ladd
1974-1983 Sam Bellamy
1974-1975 Larry Bruce
1974-1975 Flo and Eddie
1974-1975 China Smith
1974-1975 Shadoe Stevens (PD, middays)
1975-1975 Zirn Hayden
1975-1975 Harry Shearer
1975-1976 Thom O'Hair
1975-1976 Raechel Donahue
1975-1977 Brad Messer
1975-1979 Bob Coburn
1975-1976 Shauna (Zurbrugg)
1976-1976 Bob Gowa
1976-1976 Doug Harris
1976-1978 Brent Seltzer
1977-1977 Billy Juggs
1977-1978 Jane Platt
1977-1979 Frank DeSantis
1977-1987 Pat "Paraquat" Kelley
1977-1987 Cynthia Fox
1977-1982 Jack Snyder, also 1985-1987
1979-1979 David Chaney, also 1985
1979-1979 Dusti Rhodes
1979-1984 Phil Gonzalez
1979-1982 Bob Griffith
1979-1981 Rick Scarry, also 1986-1987
1980-1980 Chuck Ashman
1981-1981 Ted Habeck
1981-1981 Bill Prescott
1981-1983 Chuck Randall
1982-1982 Joe Reiling
1983-1983 John Langan
1983-1986 Pam Edwards
1983-1985 Jim Pewter
1983-1987 Deirde O'Donoghue
1983-1986 Rich Piombino
1984-1984 Ron Reagan
1984-1986 Lynda Clayton
1985-1986 Terry Gladstone
1985-1985 Doc Phillips
1985-1985 Robert Roll
1985-1986 Lori Lerner
1986-1986 Craig Carpenter
1986-1986 Sylvia Aimerito
1986-1987 Frank Cody
1986-1987 Randy Thomas
1986-1987 Paul Goldstein
1986-1987 Pat Martin


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