KYLA

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KYLA/KYRA/KYZA
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City KYLA: Fountain Valley, California
KYRA: Thousand Oaks, California
KYZA: Adelanto, California
Broadcast area KYLA: Orange County, California
KYRA: Ventura-Oxnard, California
KYZA: Victor Valley, California
Branding Air1
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 92.7 MHz
First air date KYLA: 1993 (as KRCI)
KYRA: 1963 (as KNJO)
KYZA: 1959 (as KHNY)
Format Christian rock
ERP KYLA: 690 watts
KYRA: 3,100 watts
KYZA: 280 watts
HAAT KYLA: 293 meters
KYRA: 141 meters
KYZA: 449 meters
Class KYLA: A
KYRA: A
KYZA: A
Facility ID KYLA: 9304
KYRA: 21689
KYZA: 1244
Transmitter coordinates KYLA:33°36′20″N 117°48′35″W / 33.60556°N 117.80972°W / 33.60556; -117.80972
KYRA:34°12′21″N 118°49′4″W / 34.20583°N 118.81778°W / 34.20583; -118.81778
KYZA:34°36′44″N 117°17′27″W / 34.61222°N 117.29083°W / 34.61222; -117.29083
Former callsigns KYLA:
KOUG (1991-1997)
KLIT (1997-2007)
KJLL (2007-2012)
KLST-FM (2012-2013)
KYRA:
KNJO (1963-1997)
KMLT (1997-2007)
KHJL (2007-2012)
KLSI (2012-2013)
KYZA:
KHNY (1959-1983)
KWDJ (1983-1990)
KQLH (1990-1997)
KXEZ (1/1997-6/1997)
KELT (1997-2007)
KAJL (2007-2012)
KLSN (2012-2013)
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations KKLQ (FM)
Webcast Air 1 Webstream
Website air1.com

KYLA is one of three trimulcast Christian Rock FM radio stations in Southern California and is licensed to Fountain Valley, serving Orange County on 92.7 MHz.

KYRA is one of three trimulcast Christian Rock radio stations in Southern California and operates in Thousand Oaks, California, broadcasting to eastern Ventura County and far northwestern Los Angeles County on 92.7 MHz.

KYZA is one of three trimulcast Christian Rock radio stations in Southern California and operates in Adelanto, California, broadcasting to the Victor Valley area on 92.7 FM.

The three stations are considered "rim-shots" of the nationally syndicated Christian Rock network, Air1, for the Greater Los Angeles Area.

History

KYRA

KYRA signed on in 1963 with the call letters KNJO, broadcasting from a studio in the Park Oaks shopping center in Thousand Oaks. KNJO stood for "Conejo," the valley in which the station was located. The station's claim to fame at the time was that it was the first FM radio station on the West Coast to broadcast in stereo. KNJO was a community-oriented radio station featuring local news, sports, and remote broadcasts from a variety of local events. The station was built by radio personality Sy Blonder and co-owned by Dodger baseball star Sandy Koufax. It later was purchased by Alan Fischler, Ed Feldman and Art Hogan; Ira Barmack (operator of KMDY Thousand Oaks [a comedy station]), political strategist/attorney Darry Srago, and finally the Amaturo Group. Studios moved to the Westlake Village North Ranch Mall, and today are located on Long Court in Thousand Oaks. Joe Amaturo and the Amaturo family purchased the station in the 1990s, and also purchased stations on the same frequency on Catalina Island and in Temecula. Eventually, they began a trimulcast, and changed the call letters of this station to KMLT when the station became Lite 92.7. The goal of the Amaturos was to cover the entire Los Angeles/Orange County area with three stations on one frequency, 92.7 FM. Following the trimulcast's subsequent relaunches, the station became KHJL in 2007 and KLSI in 2012.

KLSI added a 38 watt translator on Castro Peak near Malibu, California.

KYLA

KYLA signed on in 1993 with the call letters KRCI then KLIT, originally broadcasting from Catalina Island at 3,000 watts entering a simulcast with KMLT. The simulcast aired a beautiful music format that later evolved into a soft adult contemporary music format branded as "Lite 92.7". KLIT was later purchased by Amaturo Group and turned into a trimulcast with KELT.

KLIT was moved to Fountain Valley, California with a change of transmitter location, broadcasting from a mountain southeast of Newport Beach, California at 690 watts. This provided a better signal coverage of the interior portions of Orange County, California. The call letters were changed to KJLL-FM in early 2007 and to KLST-FM in 2012.

KYZA

KYZA signed on in 1959 with the call letters KHNY, originally broadcasting from Riverside, California at 6,000 watts.

The station adopted numerous music formats and call letters until 1997, when the call letters were changed to KELT and a trimulcast with KMLT/KLIT was created airing the beautiful music format. The station later switched to Soft AC and began calling itself "Lite 92.7". The station later became KAJL in 2007 and KLSN in 2012 until 2013.

Playlist 92.7

The coverage area was shifted after the moves of all 3 transmitters, and with the arrival of Jack FM on 93.1 KCBS-FM, Amaturo Group dismissed the airstaff of "Lite 92.7," in favor of an automated adult hits music format branded as "Jill-FM". The new format was geared to be a more female-friendly sound, known as Jill, as opposed to the more male-oriented format on KCBS Jack FM.

In 2009, the station returned to a soft adult contemporary format with the same focus as rival 103.5 KOST. In 2011 the stations dropped the "Jill-FM" name and became known as "Playlist 92.7" playing a mix of adult contemporary music with a slogan of "We play everything." The format switched to oldies from 1964 to 2010, a mix of top-40, R&B, adult contemporary and modern rock.

Air1

On December 1, 2012 at midnight, KLST/KLSN/KLSI (the call signs changed shortly after) officially flipped from AC to the Christian Rock Air1 Network, under the new ownership of the Educational Media Foundation.[1] This brought the Christian Rock format to suburban areas of Los Angeles with the station's multiple rim-shot Class A signals.[2] Air1 plays music from artists in the Christian Rock genre such as Tauren Wells, TobyMac, Group 1 Crew, Seventh Day Slumber and Skillet. The feed is also heard on KTLW's network of Class A FM repeaters in portions of the Northern Los Angeles area and a fellow 92.7 frequency in south west LA.[3]

Former logos

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References

  1. ^ "Playlist 92.7 Sold To Air1 – RadioInsight". radioinsight.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Christian radio network buys 92.7 FM in Thousand Oaks". Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  3. ^ "EMF Adds Translator To Help Spread The Word In L.A." Insideradio.com. Retrieved 2017-11-01. 

External links

  • Air 1's official website
  • Tour of 92.7 Jill FM's Studio
  • KNJO Tribute Page
  • Fonseca Show
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KYLA
  • Radio-Locator information on KYLA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KYLA
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KYRA
  • Radio-Locator information on KYRA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KYRA
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KYZA
  • Radio-Locator information on KYZA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KYZA
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