KTPI (AM)

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For the FM radio station in Mojave, California, United States, see KTPI-FM.
KTPI
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City of license Mojave, California
Broadcast area Antelope Valley area
Branding Magic 1340 AM
Slogan America's Best Music
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date 1961
Format Adult Standards/MOR
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 66229
Transmitter coordinates 35°2′23.00″N 118°8′57.00″W / 35.0397222°N 118.1491667°W / 35.0397222; -118.1491667
Callsign meaning K TehachaPI (old format complementing KTPI-FM in Tehachapi)
Former callsigns KDOL (1960s-1987)
KVOY (1987-1998)
KAVC (1998-2002)[1]
Affiliations America's Best Music (Dial Global)
Owner RZ Radio LLC
Sister stations KAVL, KTPI-FM
Website Magic1340.com

KTPI (1340 AM, "Magic 1340") is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Standards/MOR format. Licensed to Mojave, California, USA, the station serves the Antelope Valley area. The station is currently owned by RZ Radio LLC and features programing from Dial Global's America's Best Music format.[2]

It is the radio home of the Lancaster Jethawks, a member team of Minor League Baseball's California League. The Jethawks are affiliated with the Houston Astros.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as country music formatted KDOL in 1961. In the late 1970s KDOL enjoyed its greatest success led by zany morning disc jockey "Country" Tom Fielding and afternoon DJ, Gene "The King Of Mobile Disco" Pro. The station played top 40 and oldies by its own version of automatic formatting, inferior to what TM Productions used, in the early 1980s and later changed to a gold-based Adult Contemporary format in 1986 with the same call letters after being sold to Chambers Broadcasting, which owned KTPI. A year later, on 1987-07-15, the call letters were changed to KVOY and the Country format restored. On 1998-12-11, the station changed its call sign to KAVC and the Christian Talk format was moved to 1340 AM from 105.5 FM. On 2002-12-01, the station's call letters were changed to KTPI and the station flipped to an automated Classic Country format as 1340 KTPI AM as a counterpart to FM sister station 103.1 KTPI FM. In early 2003, the station changed names to Community Radio 1340 which included a morning show that discussed local politics and events, but retaining the automated Classic Country format the rest of the time. In mid-2004, after KWJL 1380 in Lancaster, California dropped the Adult Standards/MOR format in favor of Mexican Oldies, KTPI took the old name and format and became K-Jewel 1340 for a brief time. A few months later the station's name was changed to Magic 1340 while retaining the Adult Standards/MOR format.

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