KKLA-FM

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KKLA-FM
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City of license Los Angeles, California
Broadcast area Greater Los Angeles
Branding 99.5 KKLA
Slogan "The Intersection of Faith & Reason"
Frequency 99.5 (MHz)
First air date 1985
Nov 13, 1956 as KHOF[1]
Format Religious/Talk
ERP 10,000 watts
HAAT 902 meters
Class B
Facility ID 48453
Former callsigns KHOF
Owner Salem Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.kkla.com

KKLA-FM (99.5 FM) is a Christian talk and teaching radio station serving Los Angeles and owned by Salem Communications. The station has studios located in Glendale, and the transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson. The station runs ministries and teaching programs from speakers such as J. Vernon McGee, John F. MacArthur, and Hank Hanegraaff. From 4pm until 6pm on weekdays, the station airs "The Frank Sontag Show" with host Frank Sontag. Formerly hosted by Frank Pastore until his tragic death in 2012, the program was called "The Frank Pastore Show".

The station has been a religious radio format most of its life. Until the 1980s the station was known as KHOF; its license was cancelled by the FCC. They were owned by Faith Center. In the 1960s and 1970s the programming consisted of various syndicated ministries as well as programming produced by Gene Scott's faith Center. By 1980 the station was running Gene Scott's sermons 24/7.

In 1984 the station was sold to Salem Media. In 1985 the station switched to a contemporary Christian music format part of the day and Christian teaching the rest of the day. By 1987 though the station was mostly Christian talk and teaching and by 1990, there was no Christian music to be heard on KKLA. By then KFSG which was on 96.3 FM at the time was now running a Contermporary Christian Music format most of their broadcast day. Until 1999, KKLA simulcast on 1240 AM as well as 99.5 FM. Today KKLA runs Christian Talk call in shows weekdays 6 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays from noon to midnight, and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. The rest of the time, KKLA runs teaching programs from various ministries.

KKLA claims to be the most listened to Christian talk radio station in the United States.

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Coordinates: 34°13′26″N 118°03′47″W / 34.224°N 118.063°W / 34.224; -118.063