|Broadcast area||Antelope Valley|
|First air date||April 1, 1962|
|Power||1,000 watts day|
20 watts night
|Former callsigns||KBVM (prior to 1973)|
|Owner||High Desert Broadcasting |
(High Desert Broadcasting LLC)
|Sister stations||KCEL, KGMX, KQAV, KKZQ, KMVE, KUTY|
KOSS (1380 AM, "NewsTalk 1380") is a commercial radio station that is licensed to Lancaster, California, United States and serves the Antelope Valley area. The station is owned by High Desert Broadcasting and broadcasts a news/talk format, featuring programming from ABC Radio, HLN, and Radio America.
The station signed on as KBVM in August 1956. KBVM changed its call sign to KKZZ in September 1973, then to KOTE in 1983. On January 1, 1987, KOTE changed its call letters to KHJJ, adopting the branding "KHJ 1380" and a news/talk format.
In September 2007, KWJL and KUTY swapped formats, and KWJL became "NewsTalk 1380". The call sign was changed to KOSS in January 2008. The KOSS call letters had previously belonged to another local station, KVVS (105.5 FM), under a previous format.
- "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1984. p. B-28. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- "For the Record: Existing AM stations" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. September 17, 1973. p. 56. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- "Call Sign History: KOSS". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KOSS
- Radio-Locator Information on KOSS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KOSS
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