KMYI

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KMYI
KMYI.jpg
City of license San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding Star 94.1
Slogan San Diego's Variety Station
Frequency 94.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
HD2: KOGO simulcast
First air date 1948 (as KFSD-FM)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 77,000 watts
HAAT 210 meters
Class B
Facility ID 58821
Callsign meaning K "MY 94.I" (derived from previous station name)
Former callsigns KFSD-FM (1948-1963)
KOGO-FM (1963-1973)
KFSD-FM (1973-1997)
KXGL (1997-1998)
KJQY (1998-2001)
KMSX (11/2001-12/2001)
Owner Clear Channel
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations KGB, KHTS, KIOZ, KLSD, KOGO, KSSX
Webcast Listen Live
Website star941fm.com

KMYI is a commercial radio station in San Diego, California, broadcasting on 94.1 FM and in HD Radio. KMYI airs a hot adult contemporary music format branded as "Star 94.1". The station's studios are located in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood on the northeast side, and the transmitter is located in La Jolla.

History[edit]

KMYI signed on in 1948 adopting the call letters KFSD-FM - simulcasting AM radio station KFSD (now KOGO) airing a MOR music format.

In 1956, KFSD-FM adopted the classical music format which it retained until January 13, 1997 when it dropped the format in favor of classic hits branded as "The Eagle".

KFSD was sold by Lotus Communications to Nationwide Communications in 1996 followed by a change of call letters to KXGL on February 3, 1997 to better match the rebranding to "The Eagle".

KXGL was acquired in 1998 by Jacor/Citicasters (later to be acquired by Clear Channel Communications).

On August 17, 1998, KXGL dropped the classic hits music format and call letters adopting a soft and easy music format (soft AC to compete with KyXy) (the KJQY call sign was also on a previous KyXy competitor 103.7 KJQY). Under the call letters KJQY the station was called "K-Joy 94.1 Soft and Easy". In 2000 KJQY changed formats from Soft and Easy to a new format called "Soft Oldies". Then with the destruction of K-Best 95, KJQY became a full oldies station (which was moved to 95.7 and 99.3 and rebranded KOOL).

On November 21, 2001, KJQY swapped formats and call letters with "Mix 95.7", also owned by Clear Channel, and for a short time played Christmas music until December 26, 2001, when it acquired the KMYI call letters and became known as "My 94.1" and adopted the present hot AC format. The format was being simulcasted in Temecula, California on KMYT until December 2, 2004, when KMYT switched to a smooth jazz format.

On September 19, 2005, Jeff and Jer came to KMYI, and the station rebranded as STAR 94.1, picking up both the morning show and the moniker of the former "Star 100.7", which had switched to a Jack FM format earlier in 2005.

On August 20, 2009, Jeff and Jer exited Star 94.1 to be replaced by AJ Machado from AJ's Playhouse from sister CHR station KHTS-FM Channel 933. On August 31, 2009, AJ in the Morning debuted on Star 94.1 with his morning crew from Channel 933 and formerly from the Jeff and Jer Show, Delana. AJ Machado left STAR 941 in June of 2012 and was replaced by Jesse Lozano in the Morning. By March 2012, KMYI became the market's only hot AC after CBS Radio dropped hot AC for contemporary hit radio on KSCF, which became KEGY.

Star on your Car and other contests[edit]

Star 94.1 wanted to "bribe" their listeners to remain loyal listeners, so, Star had people put Star 94.1 bumper stickers on their car. The contest started on September 3, 2006, and ended at 3:36 PM Pacific Time on September 14, 2006, when they passed their 10,000 sticker limit. This began with former morning show hosts Jeff & Jer but stickers are still available to this day.

Star also hosts the PurseParty each year in which the contestants can pick a purse and win between $1000 and $5000 from a purse.

Also, as known on the previous Star 100.7, the Star Freeloaders contest items still exist.

Morning shows[edit]

KMYI has had many morning shows throughout the years the most current is Jesse Lozano in the Morning - with Jesse and Delana. Jesse also hosts afternoons on KIIS in Los Angeles, also known as Boy Toy Jesse. Delana is on again the afternoons 2-4 on STAR.

Previous mornings shows on STAR941 include AJ in the Morning and Jeff and Jer. Jagger and Kristi had their own morning show on in the My 94.1 days of the station.

Weekdays[edit]

  • Jesse Lozano in the Morning (Jesse and Delana)
  • "On Air" with Ryan Seacrest
  • Delana Bennett (in addition to being a morning co-host, she is also the midday host after Ryan Seacrest and is on before Haze's shift)
  • Afternoons with Haze (also the Music Director for Star 94.1 and Program Director for Channel 933)
  • Star Nights with Adri
  • Shelley Wade

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°50′20″N 117°15′00″W / 32.839°N 117.250°W / 32.839; -117.250