Share This Post Los Angeles KMET Becomes Smooth Jazz 94.7 The Wave KTWV Previous Format: Rock “94.7 KMET” New Format: Smooth Jazz “94.7 The Wave” Date & Time Of Change: February 14, 1987 at 12:00pm More Info: Wikipedia, 94.7 The Wave PlayStop 94.7 The Wave KMET KTWV Los Angeles Rock Smooth Jazz Share This Post 5 Comments Jess January 31, 2012, 5:30 pm A VERY sad day for L.A. radio, next to KHJ becoming country. Reply John February 16, 2012, 3:51 pm Wow sound like the same jingles KHJZ Houston was using during it’s Smooth Jazz days (2002 to 2008) as 95-7 The Wave. I have tape of their first day.. unfortunately not the flip. :/ Reply Myron Falwell August 21, 2012, 11:06 pm Metropolitan franchised the “Wave” name not long after the launch (successive owner CBS still maintains the service mark), and even ran a jockless satellite service to other radio stations around the country. But bear in mind that in 1987, this was “new age” and not specifically “smooth jazz” – or, at least the name didn’t exist yet. Now KTWV is all but a soft AC. Reply Jay Peterson August 11, 2015, 1:41 am I worked for a station in Santa Cruz CA called KLRS (Colors) and it went on the air one month after The Wave did. The Wave was never a truly New Age station like KLRS was. Sting or Madonna is NOT New Age. Reply Steve Mittman February 14, 2017, 10:57 pm We knew a few days in advance that the call letters would be KTWV. I looked at those calls and predicted to my friends that they would call themselves “Wave”! So I was close (turned out to be “The Wave”). However, I was wrong about the format. New Wave music was new and popular at the time, and I predicted they’d have a New Wave format, competing with KROQ. Who knew they were going to invent a brand new format (light jazz)?!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.