Jay Stevens, 1150 KIIS Los Angeles | June 1976

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Many know today’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as L.A.’s Hit Music Station. But I have been surprised by how many did not realize KIIS started as an AM station back in 1970. 1150 KRKD new owner changed to format from Adult Standards, to Soft Hits, and the calls were changed to KIIS, which was NOT meant to suggest “Kiss” as many believe, but rather the “IIS” represented the station’s dial position, “115” on old fashioned analog radios. The jingles on the new station were preformed by Karen & Richard Carpenter. By 1975, the station was sold, along with it’s FM sister station, 102.7 KKDJ. KKDJ’s calls were changed to KIIS-FM, and KKDJ DJ Charlie Tuna “married” the two stations on air. They spent part of the day simulcasting and AC format, and part of the day broadcasting separately. This aircheck is from that era of 1150 KIIS, in 1976, featuring on air personalty Jay Stevens.

 

 

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