KFI AM 640 is a radio station in Los Angeles, California. It is owned and operated by iHeartMedia, the radio station acquired the rights to operate on March 1922 but began to run officially a month later. At this point, the radio station was one of the clear channel stations in the United States. Currently, it is a class-A non-directional channel with up to 50000 watts.
The radio station has its headquarters and studios in Burbank. During day time, the station’s signal can be received all over southern California, and in the western segment of North America in the night. It has the permission from the Federal Communications Commission to air the hybrid format, generally known as the HD. It was formally known as HD AM channel.
History of the station
Earle C. Antony is the founder of the KFI AM 640. He is also the owner and founder of KECA, which is the current KABC.
Initially, the radio channel operated under a 50-watt transmitter that was part of a crank telephone. During this period, Anthony did everything to do with the station from a garage, before he moved to a Packard. Since he was all alone, he only managed four or five hours of broadcasting per day.
KFI AM 640 was part of the red network under the National Broadcasting Company. During this time, the station made several remarkable achievements. During World War II, for instance, it broadcasted President Franklin’s chats in fireside and helped in keeping calm.
This was one of the best and influential programs by this radio station. The program was aired for 20 years, between 1955 and 1975. The program aired live on the NBC Radio Network. Originally the monitor program began on Saturday morning all the way to Sunday midnight. Specifically, the station was a combination of music, comedy, sports, and celebrity interviews. When the program first began, the simulcast was the first hour of the program while Morgan Betty was the first voice in the program.
For a long time, listeners of the station believed that FI was an abbreviation for Farmers Information. Every evening during the winter, the station would give a frost report to the farmers specifically those who dealt with citrus fruits on whether or not they should allow their windmills to stay on.
In 1958 and 1949, KFI-AM aired different programs, apart from the ones in KFI (AM). Some of the programs broadcasted by the station during this time include Music for you, Afternoon Melodies, and Symphony Moods. More than five other stations also drew their programs from the channel.
The radio station marked its 50th anniversary in 1972. The day was marked by 12 hours of special programming with interviews and commentaries.
There are several presenters in the channel who are still remembered for their contributions and programs that drew a lot of public attention. Jack Angel hosted most of the afternoon shows on the channel.
Tammy Bruce was the host in the weekend talk show in the 1990s. Unfortunately, his tenure at this network did not last long. Tammy Bruce lost his job when he made unpleasant remarks about Bill Cosby, a renowned American artist and his wife, Cammile. Joe Crummey. He was part of all the evening talk shows between 1988 and 1994.
Address: 3400 W Olive Ave, 91505 Burbank, California
Phone: +1 800-520-1534
Official Website: https://kfiam640.iheart.com/
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