KHJ Goes Country Los Angeles | November 7, 1980 | 8 Comments 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 http://formatchange.com/audio/310.mp3 Related Posts 103.1 KDL Los Angeles Becomes Indie 103 2 Comments | Dec 21, 2003 92.3 The Beat Becomes Mega 92.3 No Comments | Jun 30, 2000 100.3 KIQQ Becomes Pirate Radio KQLZ 2 Comments | Mar 17, 1989 KBLA Becomes KBBQ 1 Comment | Jun 16, 1967 8 Comments John January 9, 2012 Reply 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. John January 9, 2012 Reply Was this a response to the Urban Cowboy phase we saw during that time? Lance January 9, 2012 Reply Very much so. The SoCal Radio History link on the post delves into it a little. Jess January 9, 2012 Reply Yes it was. It lasted almost 2 and a half years. It switched back to Top 40/Oldies on April 1st, 1983. John January 10, 2012 Reply On April Fool’s Day.. Wonder if some thought the switch back was a hoax Jess January 11, 2012 Reply Actually, yeah, some people thought it was a gag. But the announcement of the switch back said it was no joke. Stan April 5, 2013 Reply 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! Dan Gates July 26, 2013 Reply Pay attention to Neil Rockoff and his announcement! Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name:* Email Address:* Website: Comment:* Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.