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AM Radio Stations in the Los Angeles Area

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Radio broadcasting comes to Los Angeles in 1922 with stations KHJ, KFI and KNX.

Also: FM Radio Stations in the Los Angeles Area
and Most Popular Radio Stations in the Los Angeles Area

By Call Letters (Directory by Dial Location Follows)

See stations by dial location in table below.

  • KABC - 790
  • KAHZ - 1600
  • KALI AM - 900
  • KAVL - 610
  • KAZN - 1300
  • KBLA - 1580
  • KBRT - 740
  • KDIS - 1110
  • KEIB - 1150
  • KFI - 640
  • KFOX - 1650
  • KFRN – 1280
  • KFWB - 980
  • KGBN - 1190
  • KHJ - 930
  • KHTS - 1220
  • KIRN - 670
  • KLAA - 830
  • KLAC - 570
  • KLTX - 1390
  • KMPC - 1540
  • KMRB - 1430
  • KMZT - 1260
  • KNX - 1070
  • KOSS - 1380
  • KRLA - 870
  • KSPA - 1510
  • KSPN - 710
  • KTNQ - 1020
  • KTPI - 1340
  • KTYM - 1460
  • KUTY - 1470
  • KVNR - 1480
  • KWKW - 1330
  • KWRM - 1370
  • KYPA - 1230
  • XEWW - 690

Directory (in order by Dial Location)

Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 570 LA Sports
Sports iHeartMedia, Inc 3400 W Olive St #550, Burbank 91505
AM 610 (1) KAVL
Fox Sports 610
Sports RZ Radio LLC, High Desert Broadcasting 5348 E Avenue K4, Ste A, Lancaster 93535
AM 640 KFI
More Stimulating Talk
News/Talk iHeartMedia, Inc 3400 W Olive Ave, #550, Burbank 91505
SoCal Persian
Ethnic Iranian Lotus Communications 3301 Barham Blvd #300, Los Angeles 90068
Chinese / Cantonese Music H&H USA 3810 Durbin St, Irwindale 91706
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
Sports ABC, Inc (Walt Disney Co) 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 200, Los Angeles 90015
Christian Talk Crawford Broadcasting (Kiertron, Inc) 3183 Airway Ave, #D, Costa Mesa 92626
Talk Radio
News/Talk Cumulus Media 8965 Lindblade St, Culver City 90232
Angels Radio
Sports Los Angeles Angels Angel Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim 92806
The Answer
Talk Salem Communications 701 N Brand Blvd, Glendale 92301
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 900 KALI Mandarin Chinese Multicultural Radio Broadcasting West Covina
AM 930 KHJ
Relevant Radio
Religious Catholic Relevant Radio, Inc 1496 Bellevue St, Ste 202, Green Bay, WI 54307
La Mera Mera!
Spanish Ranchera Lotus Communications 3301 Barham Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles 90068
AM 1020 KTNQ
KTNQ 1020 AM
Spanish News/Talk Univision Communications, Inc 5999 Center Dr, Los Angeles 90045
AM 1070 KNX
News Radio
News Audacy, Inc 5670 Wilshire Blvd, #200, Los Angeles 90036
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 1110 KRDC
(Simulcasts KSPN AM 710)
Sports ABC Radio Los Angeles Assets LLC (Walt Disney Co) 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90015
AM 1150 KEIB
The Patriot
Talk iHeartMedia, Inc 3400 W Olive Ste #550, Burbank 91505
AM 1190 KGBN Korean Religious Korean Gospel Broadcasting Co 2641 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim 92801
AM 1220 (2) KHTS
Hometown Station.com
Local Talk/ News/Sports/Music Jeri Lyn Broadcasting, Inc 24320 Main St, Newhall 91321
AM 1230 KYPA
Radio JBC
Korean News/Talk/Variety Woori Media Group, LLC 449 S Broadway, Los Angeles 90013
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
(Simulcast with FM 105.1 HD4)
Classical Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc 1500 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles 90025
AM 1280 KFRN
Family Radio
Christian Programming Family Stations, Inc 1350 S Loop Rd, Alameda 94502
AM 1300 KAZN
Chinese Radio
Chinese Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc 747 E Green St, Ste 101, Pasadena 91101
AM 1330 KWKW
Tu Liga Radio
Spanish Sports Lotus Communications, Inc 3301 Barham Blvd, Ste 200, Los Angeles 90068
AM 1340 (1) KTPI
News Talk 1340
News/Talk RZ Radio LLC / High Desert Broadcasting 348 East Ave K4, Ste A, Lancaster 93535
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 1370 KWRM
iCiti Radio Los Angeles
Chinese News EDI Media, Inc 1773 W San Bernardino Rd, Bldg C-31, West Covina 91791
AM 1380 (1) KOSS
News Talk 1380am
News/Talk High Desert Broadcasting 570 E Ave Q-9, Palmdale 93550
AM 1390 KLTX
Radio Inspiración
Spanish Religious Hi-Favor Broadcasting LLC 136 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena 91101
AM 1430 KMRB Cantonese Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting LLC 747 E Green St, Ste 208, Pasadena 91101
AM 1460 KTYM Spanish Catholic El Sembrador Ministries 20720 Marilla St, Chatsworth 91311
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 1470 (1) KUTY
Hermosa 1470
Regional Mexican High Desert Broadcasting LLC 570 E Avenue Q-9, Palmdale 93550
AM 1480 KVNR
Little Saigon Radio
Vietnamese Programming Estrella Media / Liberman Broadcasting 3101 W 5th St, Santa Ana 92703
AM 1510 KSPA
Viên Thao Radio
Vietnamese Programming Intelli LLC 1982 Senter Rd, San Jose 95112
AM 1540 KMPC
Radio Korea
Korean Programming P&Y Broadcasting Corp 3700 Wilshire Blvd, #600, Los Angeles 90010
AM 1580 KBLA
1580 AM Talk Radio
Progressive Talk Smiley Audio Media, Inc 4434 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles 90043
Dial Location Call Letters Format Owner Address
AM 1600 KAHZ
(simulcast of KAZN AM 1300)
Chinese Mandarin Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting, Inc 747 E Green St, #101, Pasadena 91101
AM 1650 KFOX
Radio Seoul
Korean Programming HK Media, Inc 3731 Wilshire Blvd, 10th Flr, Los Angeles 90010

(1) Broadcasts in Antelope Valley (Northern Los Angeles County).
(2) Broadcasts in Santa Clarita Valley area of Los Angeles County.

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AM News radio station KNX is one of the oldest stations in the nation. Under the call letters KGC, it received its first formal broadcasting license on December 8, 1921. The station can even trace its origin to an earlier amateur station, 6ADZ, started by Fred Christian on September 10, 1920.

First licensed on March 10, 1922, as KJS, the 1330 kHz frequency (AM) is also one of the oldest radio stations in the nation. It is also the one of the oldest Spanish-language radio stations in the nation.

According to a Neilson Audio survey in 2019, about 66% of working adults in the Los Angeles metropolitan area listen to radio each day. About 70% of people in the Los Angeles metropolitan area listen to radio during the afternoon drive every week.

According to a Neilson Audio survey in 2018, Spanish language radio drew more than 4.6 million different listeners in the course of a week, or about 45 percent of the radio-listening audience in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

During the summer of 2021, radio station KRTH-FM (101.1) has held the leading position with the largest share of radio listeners in the Los Angeles area. Spanish language music station KLVE-FM (107.5) was the leading Spanish language station and KFI-AM (640) the leading news/talk station. Stations are measured in "cumulative audience," or total number of unique listeners who tune in for at least five minutes per week. This number can approach nearly 4 million listeners.

In 2017, Radio Disney on 1110 AM changed their format from pop music for children to country music. The children's pop format continues to be broadcast only on KRTH's 101.1 FM HD2, but only through HD radios. Disney also broadcasts thier KRDC signal through K256CX FM on 99.1 FM, but, currently, the signal only reaches the Irwindale area.

KAVL AM has been continuously broadcasting Los Angeles Dodgers games since 1958.

The John and Ken Show on KFI AM 640 is the most listened-to local radio talk show in the nation. In the peak hour of their daily broadcasts, they draw an audience of about one million listeners. John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou began broadcasting in Los Angeles in 1992, coming from New Jersey and New York.

In 1971, then Los Angeles International Airport manager Clifton Moore came up with an idea for a radio station that would broadcast airport traffic information for visitors to LAX. He thought it would help relieve growing airport traffic congestion. Radio engineers William S. Halstead and Richard W. Burden were brought in to put the project together. By 1972, the new station began broadcasting in the immediate LAX area on AM frequency 840. It quickly became apparent that early 1970s drivers still had to find radio stations on a “slide dial" which distracted them from driving. Halstead and Burden found that car radios could actually tune into radio frequency 530 at the very “bottom of the dial.” Such a station frequency could easily be located on the radio dial without actually having to look at the dial. The new station switched to AM 530 and came to be known as LAX Air Radio 530. The station, which eventually could be heard as far away as 30 miles from the airport, broadcast continuously until 2011. By then, the contract with the vendor that managed the station expired and the airport decided not to fund the station any longer.