Share This Post Los Angeles KHJ Goes Country Previous Format: CHR “93 KHJ” New Format: Country “93 KHJ” Date & Time Of Change: November 7, 1980 at 9:00pm More Info: SoCal Radio History, Wikipedia 93 KHJ CHR Country KHJ Los Angeles Share This Post 8 Comments John January 9, 2012, 1:46 pm Wow this is classic. I know a little of the history of this station. I didnt know they did some time as a country outlet. Thats news to me. Reply John January 9, 2012, 1:51 pm Was this a response to the Urban Cowboy phase we saw during that time? Reply Lance January 9, 2012, 2:20 pm Very much so. The SoCal Radio History link on the post delves into it a little. Reply Jess January 9, 2012, 9:37 pm Yes it was. It lasted almost 2 and a half years. It switched back to Top 40/Oldies on April 1st, 1983. Reply John January 10, 2012, 12:18 pm On April Fool’s Day.. Wonder if some thought the switch back was a hoax Reply Jess January 11, 2012, 6:31 pm Actually, yeah, some people thought it was a gag. But the announcement of the switch back said it was no joke. Reply Stan April 5, 2013, 4:06 pm Thanks so much for posting the changeover! I was stationed in Long Beach in the late 60’s and always listen to KHJ. Years later in the late 70’s I moved back to LA and it was still going strong. Yes the Urban Cowboy craze took over but I just moved with it and continued to listen. The one jingle I have been looking for is “We All Grew Up To Be Cowboys” that Roseann Cash sang. They had an extended version and her voice is so great. This really made my day! Reply Dan Gates July 26, 2013, 8:46 pm Pay attention to Neil Rockoff and his announcement! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.