KMPC-FM and KEDG, 101.9, was a commercial FM radio station that served the Los Angeles, California area in the 1980s. Although there was a change of call sign during this period, the station was essentially the same.
KMPC-FM first broadcast in 1987 after the station, which was R&B-formatted KUTE, was purchased by Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters. It billed itself as "Full Spectrum Rock" and played a mixture of classic rock, adult album alternative and progressive rock radio.
Both the format and the on-air staff were borrowed liberally from KMET, which had just gone off the air to become KTWV. Disc jockeys included Paraquat Kelley, Cynthia Foxx, Jim Ladd, and J.J. Jackson, who also served as program director.
In March 1989, the station's calls changed to KEDG and the station rebranded as "The Edge." However, the same basic format remained.
Neither KMPC-FM nor KEDG captured more than a cult audience, however, and Golden West changed the station to easy listening/adult contemporary KLIT-FM on May 13, 1989. Part of the station's format was picked up by Westwood One's KQLZ, a/k/a "Pirate Radio."
In an ironic twist, Jackson returned to 94.7 "The Wave" in 2003 to play smooth jazz music. He stayed there until his death in 2004.
- Gene Autry's KMPC-FM at SoCalRadioHistory.com