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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 of Dial Location)

Dial Location Call Letters Format Licensee Address Telephone
AM 570 KLAC
AM 570 LA Sports
Sports iHeartMedia Inc 3400 W Olive St #550, Burbank 91505 (818) 559-2252
AM 610* KAVL
Fox Sports 610
Sports RZ Radio LLC, High Desert Broadcasting 570 E Ave Q-9, Palmdale 93550 (661) 947-3107
AM 640 KFI
More Stimulating Talk
News/Talk iHeartMedia Inc 3400 W Olive Ave, #550, Burbank 91505 (818) 559-2252
AM 670 KIRN
Radio Iran
Ethnic Iranian Lotus Communications 3301 Barham Blvd #300, Los Angeles 90068 (323) 851-5476
AM 690 XEWW
URadio
Chinese / Cantonese H&H Group USA 3810 Durbin St, Irwindale 91706 (626) 388-1173
AM 710 KSPN
ESPN LA
Sports ABC Inc (Walt Disney Co) 800 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 200, Los Angeles 90015 (213) 284-7100
AM 740 KBRT
K-Brite
Christian Talk Kiertron Inc 3183 Airway Ave #D, Costa Mesa 92626 (714) 754-4450
AM 790 KABC
Talk Radio
News/Talk Cumulus Media 8965 Lindblade St, Culver City 90232 (310) 840-4900
AM 830 KLAA
Angels Radio
Sports Los Angeles Angels Angel Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim 92806
(714) 940-2500
AM 870 KRLA
The Answer
Talk Salem Communications 701 N Brand Blvd, Ste 550, Glendale 92301 (818) 956-5552
Dial Location Call Letters Format Licensee Address Telephone
AM 900 KALI Mandarin Chinese Multicultural Radio Broadcasting 747 E Green St, 4th Flr, Pasadena 91101 ---
AM 930 KHJ
Relevant Radio
Religious Immaculate Heart Media Inc 3256 Penryn Rd, Ste 100, Loomis, CA 95650 (877) 291-0123
AM 980 KFWB
La Mera Mera!
Spanish Ranchera Lotus Communications 3301 Barham Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles 90068 (323) 851-5959
AM 1020 1020 Radio AM
Univision América 1020
Spanish News/Talk Univision Communications Inc 5999 Center Dr, Los Angeles 90045 (310) 216-3434
AM 1070 KNX
News Radio
News Entercom Communications Corp 5670 Wilshire Blvd, #200, Los Angeles 90036 (323) 900-2070
AM 1110 KRDC
Radio Disney Country
Country ABC Radio Los Angeles Assets LLC (Walt Disney Co) 3800 W Alameda Ave, Flr 17, Burbank 91505 (818) 569-5000
AM 1150 KEIB
The Patriot
Talk iHeartMedia Inc 3400 W Olive Ste #550, Burbank 91505 (818) 559-2252
AM 1190 KGBN Korean Religious Korean Gospel Broadcasting Co 2641 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim 92801 (714) 484-1190
AM 1220** KHTS
Hometown Station.com
Local Talk/ News/Sports/Music Jeri Lyn Broadcasting Inc 24320 Main St, Newhall 91321 (661) 298-2020
AM 1230 KYPA
Radio JBC
Korean News/Talk/Variety Woori Media Group, LLC 449 S Broadway, Los Angeles 90013 (415) 392-5272
Dial Location Call Letters Format Licensee Address Telephone
AM 1260 KSUR
LA Oldies K-SURF
Oldies Music Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters Inc PO Box 250028, Los Angeles 90025 (310) 478-5540
AM 1280 KFRN
Family Radio
Christian Programming Family Stations Inc 1350 S Loop Rd, Alameda 94502 (800) 543-1495
AM 1300 KAZN
Radio Chinese
Chinese Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc 747 E Green St, Ste 101, Pasadena 91101 (626) 568-1300
AM 1330 KWKW
Radio Deportes
Spanish Sports Lotus Communications Inc 3301 Barham Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles 90068 (323) 851-5959
AM 1340* KTPI
News Talk 1340
News/Talk RZ Radio LLC / High Desert Broadcasting 348 A East Ave K-4, Lancaster 93535 (661) 942-1121
AM 1370 KWRM
iCiti Radio Los Angeles
Chinese News EDI Media Inc 210 Radio Rd, Corona 92878 (951) 737-1370
AM 1380* KOSS
News Talk 1380am
News/Talk High Desert Broadcasting 570 E Ave Q-9, Palmdale 93550 (661) 947-3107
AM 1390 KLTX
Radio Inspiración
Spanish Religious Hi-Favor Broadcasting LLC 136 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena 91101 (626) 356-4230
AM 1430 KMRB Cantonese Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting LLC 747 E Green St, Ste 208, Pasadena 91101 (626) 792-8890
AM 1460 KTYM
The Angels
Spanish Catholic El Sembrador Ministries PO Box 471, San Fernando 91341 (818) 700-4938
AM 1470* KUTY
Hermosa 1470
Regional Mexican High Desert Broadcasting LLC 570 E Avenue Q-9, Palmdale 93550 (661) 947-3107
Dial Location Call Letters Format Licensee Address Telephone
AM 1480 KVNR
Radio KVNR
Vietnamese Programming Liberman Broadcasting 3101 W 5th St, Santa Ana 92703 (714) 414-7528
AM 1510 KSPA
Viên Thao Radio
Vietnamese Programming Intelli LLC 1982 Senter Rd, San Jose 95112 (408) 947-7517
AM 1540 KMPCRadio Korea Korean Programming P&Y Broadcasting Corp 3700 Wilshire Blvd #600, Los Angeles 90010 (213) 388-1540
AM 1580 KBLA
Radio Esperanza
Spanish Religious Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc 747 E Green St, Pasadena 91101 (626) 844-8882
AM 1600 KAHZ
(simulcast of KAZN)
Chinese Mandarin Programming Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc 747 E Green St, #101, Pasadena 91101 (626) 568-1300
AM 1650 KFOX
Radio Seoul
Korean Programming HK Media, Inc 3731 Wilshire Blvd, 10th Flr, Los Angeles 90010 (323) 935-0606

* Broadcasts in Antelope Valley (Northern Los Angeles County area).
** Santa Clarita Area


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In 2012, about 80 percent of surveyed employed adults age 18 or older living in the Los Angeles metropolitan area listen to radio each day. Their average listening time totals 2 hours and 15 minutes. Of these, Spanish-speaking working adults spend the most time on average listening to radio (Source: Arbitron).


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.


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


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.