|City of license||Riverside, California|
|Broadcast area||Riverside-San Bernardino, California|
|Slogan||The IE's Hottest Hit Music|
|Frequency||99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||January 23, 1965 (as KBBL)|
|Format||Rhythmic Top 40
HD2: Classic rock
|Callsign meaning||GG = 99
I = 1. The letters, GGI, with the G in lowercase, looks similar to 99.1
|Former callsigns||KBBL (1965-1979)|
(AMFM Broadcasting Licenses, LLC)
|Sister stations||KFNY, KKDD, KMYT, KTDD, KTMQ|
KGGI is a commercial radio station in Riverside, California, broadcasting to the Riverside-San Bernardino, California area on 99.1 FM. The station airs a Rhythmic Top 40 music format owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. Its studios are in Riverside and the transmitter tower is in San Bernardino National Forest near Running Springs.
The signal of the station can be heard in areas adjacent to the Inland Empire region; sensitive radio tuners such as car radios in cities as far west as Santa Monica, down south to San Diego and has reached towards Palm Springs.
99.1 FM aired a religious format from its sign-on in 1965 to 1979 with the call letters KBBL ("K-Bible"). The original chief engineer, who signed KGGI on the air, was Lee McGowan. The original airstaff included program director Brian White, along with Bob West, Lisa Giles, Dan Harrison, Cliff Roberts, and Benny Martinez. The original station staff, including these DJs, are coming together for a 30-year reunion of 99-1 in July, 2009. The consultant who crafted the station's original format was Jerry Clifton. KGGI aired a Top 40 music format that evolved into the Rhythmic Top 40 music format of today.
On-Air Staff & Programming
The current lineup (as of February 2016) is as follows:
- Morning Show (5:30 a.m.-10 a.m.):ODM and Evelyn
- Middays (10 a.m.-2 p.m.):Freddy Rivera
- Afternoons (2 p.m.-6 p.m.):Qui West
- Nights (6 p.m.-10 p.m.):Kid Jay
- Overnights/Latenights (10 p.m.-5:30 a.m.):Automated
Weekends: KC, Nick Nack, Greg HOLLA, Ashey Caprice, Abby De La Rosa, Crystal Perez, Garrison King
The KGGI Street Team is the Promotions Team that goes out on the streets of Inland Empire and promotes the radio station and its advertising partners to the city, specifically targeting the urban, Latina (specifically female) and ages 18–29 markets. The KGGI Street Team consists of two street team members, and is sometimes partnered with a disc jocky. They are also there to help when there are live broadcasts that consist of the on-air jocks and/or mixers.
The current street team is headed by KC Morris.
- TV News report on KGGI ratings success in Riverside, CA
- Official Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KGGI
- Radio-Locator information on KGGI
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KGGI