Country Radio Returns to FM Radio in L.A.

Country music returned to FM radio in Los Angeles Monday (Feb. 26) with the arrival of KKGO. In doing so, the station’s owner, Los Angeles-based Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters, moved away from a classical format on the FM frequency that covers Los Angeles and Orange counties. In December, the company began running a country simulcast on two AM frequencies. One of those AM frequencies will now be devoted to classical music. The Los Angeles area had been without an FM country station since August when KZLA changed to an adult contemporary format after a 26-year history as a country station. KKGO will be positioned as “Go Country 105.”