KXOL Becomes Mega 96.3

Mega 96.3 KXOL Los Angeles Shakira Romeo

Previous Format: Spanish CHR “Latino 96.3” New Format: Spanish AC “Mega 96.3” Date & Time Of Change: May 16, 2014 at 2:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

Boss Radio KHJ Returns

Previous Format: Country “93 KHJ” New Format: Oldies “93 KHJ” Date & Time Of Change: April 1, 1983 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

Movin 93.9 Gives Way To Exitos

Previous Format: Rhythmic AC “Movin 93.9” KMVN New Format: Spanish AC “Exitos 93.9” KXOS Date & Time Of Change: April 15, 2009 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia

“FM Talk 97.1″ KLSX Los Angeles Becomes Amp Radio

There was no one reason that led to the demise of FM Talk on 97.1 KLSX Los Angeles after 13 years. The departure of Howard Stern to Sirius in 2005 led to the national “Free-FM” experiment bringing in a restructuring that brought in Adam Carolla. The PPM ratings system changed the way stations recorded listeners. […]

92.3 The Beat Becomes Mega 92.3

Previous Format: Urban “92.3 The Beat” KKBT New Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 92.3” KCMG Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2000 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia In the fall of 1999, the two largest radio station operators in the country, Clear Channel Communications and AMFM Inc., shocked the world by announcing they would merge. […]

Mega 100.3 Becomes 100.3 The Beat

Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 100.3” KCMG New Format: Urban “100.3 The Beat” KKBT Date & Time Of Change: June 30, 2000 at 6:00pm More Info: Wikipedia In the fall of 1999, the two largest radio station operators in the country, Clear Channel Communications and AMFM Inc., shocked the world by announcing they would merge. […]

“Groove 103.1″ Signs Off

After “Groove 103.1″ flipped back to Dance, the station’s ratings began to improve, albeit slightly. It eventually peaked at a 0.9 share 12+, which (tied with one of the previous formats on the 103.1 duo) represents the highest ratings ever achieved by the two 103.1 FMs. Apparently, this success got the attention of Jacor (now […]

B100.3 KIBB becomes Mega 100 KCMG

Following the first-place-in-its-first book debut of New York’s Dance CHR WKTU (February 1996), it didn’t come as a surprise that a few stations across the country tried to clone the format in their own markets. KIBB (B-100) was one such station, and just like every other clone during that period, it failed miserably. KIBB began […]

“Groove 103.1″ switches from Rhythmic CHR back to Dance

In June 1996, KACD-FM (Santa Monica) and KBCD-FM (Newport Beach) switched from a Mainstream AC format to a Underground Dance format known as “Groove Radio”. While Groove Radio was unique, it was perhaps too unique for conventional radio. It never made any sort of dent in the ratings. During the summer of 1997, Groove Radio […]

KFAC Signs-Off

Previous Format: Classical KFAC New Format: Rhythmic AC “92.3 The Beat” KKBT Date & Time Of Change: September 20, 1989 at 2:00pm More Info: Wikipedia

KNX-FM Becomes HitRadio 93 KKHR

Previous Format: Beautiful Music KNX-FM New Format: CHR “HitRadio 93” KKHR Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 1983 at 3:00pm More Info: SoCal Radio History, Wikipedia

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

102.7 KKDJ Becomes KIIS-FM

Previous Format: Top 40 New Format: AC Date & Time Of Change: October 22, 1975 at 6:00am More Info: SoCal Radio History Aircheck contributed by Steve Worth