|City of license||Glendale, California|
|Broadcast area||Southern California|
|Branding||AM 870 The Answer|
|Slogan||Intelligent. Conservative. Talk Radio.|
|First air date||1933|
|Power||50,000 watts (Daytime)
3,000 watts (Nighttime)
|Callsign meaning||Radio Los Angeles|
|Former callsigns||KIEV (1933–2001)|
(New Inspiration Broadcasting Company)
KRLA (870 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Conservative & Christian News/Talk format. Licensed to Glendale, California, USA, it serves Los Angeles and Southern California. The station is currently owned by Salem Communications.
The station went on the air as KIEV in February, 1933 broadcasting at 850 kHz. It moved to 870 kHz in 1941 as a result of the NARBA agreement. The station had various formats, including top 40, big bands/standards, and talk. Programs included "Tomorrow's Heroes" with Andrea Speyer, Talk Back with George Putnam, "The Swingin' Years" with host Chuck Cecil, horse racing from Santa Anita Park and Hollywood Park Racetrack and University of Nebraska football. Signing on in 1942 as KPAS, the station became country KXLA three years later. Tennessee Ernie Ford, Cal Worthington and Jim Hawthorne were three of the announcers.
KRLA Talk (2001–Present)
On January 1, 2001, 870 AM adopted the KRLA call sign discarded by KSPN 1110 AM (now KDIS at that frequency) for its conservative talk radio & Christian Talk format. This station airs Mike Gallagher, Bill Bennett, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Miller, and Kevin James.
Brokered programming airs throughout the weekends and overnights. On June 14, 2010, KRLA added Glenn Beck's radio show to their lineup. KRLA marks the 400th affiliate for Glenn Beck's syndicated program.
The KRLA-produced Terry Anderson Show aired on Sundays at 9 pm, until Mr. Anderson died of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2010.
- "Conservative Talk Radio, Local, National News, Traffic, 870 KRLA AM Los Angeles, Dennis Prager". Krla.townhall.com. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
- "Adding LA's KRLA-AM gives Glenn Beck 400 radio affiliates". Radio-Info.com. 2010-06-14.
- "The Glenn Beck Program marks 400th affiliate milestone". GlennBeck.com. 2010-06-14.
- "CAPS - Terry Anderson". Californians for Population Stabilization. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KRLA
- Radio-Locator Information on KRLA
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KRLA
- KRLA section of the Broadcast History Archive
- Pictorial Tour of KRLA 1110AM
- L.A. Radio Station Listings
- The "KRLA Beat" website, one of America's earliest rock-n-roll newspapers
- FCC History Cards for KIEV/KRLA