KOSS

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KOSS
KOSS.PNG
CityLancaster, California
Broadcast areaAntelope Valley
BrandingNewsTalk 1380
Frequency1380 kHz
First air dateApril 1, 1962
FormatNews/talk
Power1,000 watts day
20 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID19702
Transmitter coordinates34°42′42.00″N 118°10′33.00″W / 34.7116667°N 118.1758333°W / 34.7116667; -118.1758333
Former callsignsKBVM (prior to 1973)
KKZZ (1973)
KOTE (1983)
KHJJ (1987)
KWJL (2000)
AffiliationsABC Radio
Radio America
OwnerHigh Desert Broadcasting
(High Desert Broadcasting LLC)
Sister stationsKCEL, KGMX, KQAV, KKZQ, KMVE, KUTY
Websitenewstalk1380.com

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.

History[edit]

The station signed on as KBVM in August 1956.[1] KBVM changed its call sign to KKZZ in September 1973,[2] then to KOTE in 1983.[1] On January 1, 1987, KOTE changed its call letters to KHJJ,[3] adopting the branding "KHJ 1380" and a news/talk format.

In 2000, the station became KWJL (K-Jewel 1380) and featured an adult standards format. In 2004, KWJL flipped to Spanish oldies as "Joyas 1380" ("joya" is the Spanish word for "jewel").

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ "For the Record: Existing AM stations" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. September 17, 1973. p. 56. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History: KOSS". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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