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|City||Los Angeles, California|
|Broadcast area||Greater Los Angeles|
|Slogan||"The Intersection of Faith & Reason"|
|First air date||1985
Nov 13, 1956 as KHOF
|HAAT||902.0 meters (2,959.3 ft)|
|Owner||Salem Media Group
(New Inspiration Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
KKLA-FM (99.5 FM, "99.5 KKLA") is a Christian talk and teaching radio station serving Los Angeles and owned by the Salem Media Group. The station has studios in Glendale, and the transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson. During the day Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight, the station runs local Christian call in talk shows that discuss a mix of religious and conservative political issues. They also run this format Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During all remaining times and all day Sunday, the station runs ministries and teaching programs from speakers such as J. Vernon McGee, John F. MacArthur, and Hank Hanegraaff.
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 U.S. Federal Communications Commission. It was owned by Faith Center. In the 1960s and 1970s the programming consisted of various syndicated ministries and programming produced by Gene Scott's faith Center. By 1980 the station was running Gene Scott's sermons around-the-clock.
The modern-day 99.5 operates on a new license separate from the former KHOF, issued in October 1985 to Salem Communications subsidiary New Inspiration Broadcasting. In 1985 the station launched with 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 Contemporary Christian Music format most of their broadcast day. Until 1999, KKLA simulcast on 1240 AM and on 99.5 FM.
KKLA-FM claims to be the most-listened-to Christian talk radio station in the United States.
- Official Website
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- Radio-Locator information on KKLA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KKLA
- FCC History Cards for KKLA
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