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City Lancaster, California
Broadcast area Antelope Valley
Branding NewsTalk 1380
Frequency 1380 kHz
First air date April 1, 1962
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts (day)
20 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 19702
Transmitter coordinates 34°42′42.00″N 118°10′33.00″W / 34.7116667°N 118.1758333°W / 34.7116667; -118.1758333
Former callsigns KBVM (prior to 1973)
KKZZ (1973)
KOTE (1983)
KHJJ (1987)
KWJL (2000)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Radio America
Owner High Desert Broadcasting LLC
Sister stations KCEL, KGMX, KQAV, KKZQ, KMVE, KUTY
Website www.newstalk1380.com

KOSS (1380 AM, "NewsTalk 1380") is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Lancaster, California, United States, it broadcasts from Palmdale and serves the Antelope Valley area. It came on air in August, 1956. The station is currently owned by High Desert Broadcasting LLC and features programming from ABC Radio, HLN and Radio America.


KOSS signed on as KBVM. The callsign was changed to KKZZ in 1973. The callsign was changed to KOTE in 1983.

In 1987, 1380 became KHJ 1380 with the call letters KHJJ, with a News/Talk format.

In 2000, the station became K-Jewel 1380 with an Adult standards format with the call letters KWJL.

In 2004, KWJL flipped to Spanish Oldies as Joyas 1380 (Spanish for "Jewels").

In September 2007, KWJL and KUTY swapped formats, and KWJL became NewsTalk 1380. The call sign was changed to KOSS in January 2008. The call letters had previously belonged to another local station KVVS 105.5 under a previous format.

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