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Encyclopedia > KABC (AM)
KABC
City of license Los Angeles, California
Broadcast area Greater Los Angeles Area
Branding "TalkRadio 790 KABC"
Slogan Talkradio with Passion
First air date April 14, 1925 (as KFVF)
Frequency 790 (kHz) (Also on HD Radio)
Format News/Talk
ERP 5,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning American Broadcasting Company (former owner)
Affiliations ABC News
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
(Radio License Holing VI, LLC)
Sister stations KLOS, KSPN
Also part of the Disney/ABC Cluster: TV Station KABC
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kabc.com

KABC 790 AM is a Los Angeles radio station, and a West Coast flagship station for the Citadel Broadcasting company. A pioneer of the talk radio format, the station went "all-talk" in 1960; they are of the first station ever to do so. This is one of many Disney/ABC Radio stations that has now merged with Citadel Broadcasting and remains an ABC affiliate to this day. Image File history File links 790KABC.gif File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... The Greater Los Angeles Area, or the Southland, is the agglomeration of urbanized area around the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... For the Australian radio station, see ABC NewsRadio NewsRadio was an American sitcom, originally broadcast from 1995 to 1999 by NBC. The series is set in a New York City news radio station, WNYX, and starts with the arrival of a new news director, Dave Nelson (played by Dave Foley). ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... 95. ... KSPN (710 AM) is an all-sports radio station based in Los Angeles, California. ... KABC-TV (Channel 7, branded as ABC7) is the American Broadcasting Company owned television station (through The Walt Disney Company) in the Greater Los Angeles area market, and is the most-watched television station in Southern California. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... “Disney” redirects here. ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ...


KABC first went on the air on April 14, 1925 as KVFV. On November 15, 1929 the station was sold to Earle C. Anthony, a local car dealer who already owned KFI-AM 640. He owned it until the early 1940s, when FCC rules changes meant no entity could own more than one radio station. While he owned the station, Anthony changed the call letters to reflect his initials, KECA. ABC bought the station in 1944, changing the call letters to the present KABC in 1954. Earle C. Anthony(born December 18, 1880) was a pioneer businessman based in Los Angeles, California. ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


KABC has been the base of operation for many influential radio hosts, including early talk controversialists Joe Pyne and Louis Lomax, Michael Jackson, whose talk show attracted celebrities, politicians, and newsmakers of all types, pioneering radio psychologists Dr. Toni Grant and David Viscott, and more recent syndicated hosts including Dennis Prager (now with NewsTalk 870 KRLA and the Salem Radio Network), John and Ken (on KFI before their stint on KABC and now currently back on KFI) and Larry Elder. In the 1980s, Jackson, Grant and Viscott were also heard nationwide on ABC Radio's Talkradio network. For decades, it was also the station of the Los Angeles Dodgers and their Hall-Of-Fame broadcaster Vin Scully. Joe Pyne (December 22, 1925- March 23, 1970) was a radio and television talk show host, who pioneered the confrontational style of hosting in which the host advocates a viewpoint and argues with guests and audience members. ... Michael Jackson was a popular radio talk show host on KABC in Los Angeles. ... Dr. Toni Grant is an American psychologist and radio talk-show host. ... David Viscott, MD (May 24, 1938 - October 10, 1996), was an American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. ... Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is a conservative syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, and public speaker in the United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... KABC is the callsign of the American Broadcasting Companys three flagship broadcast stations in Los Angeles: KABC AM, 790 kHz KABC-TV, channel 7 (DTV 53) KABC-FM 95. ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... Larry Elder Laurence Allen Larry Elder (born April 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) aka the Sage from South Central is an American libertarian-minded Republican (he has sometimes referred to his views as conservatarian) radio and former TV talk show host and author whose The Larry Elder Show is... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ...


Though still a prominent Los Angeles station, during the past decade KABC's ratings share has declined; it now consistently ranks behind KFI, the other major talk station in Los Angeles.


Current locally-based personalities on KABC include Elder, Doug McIntyre, Bill O'Reilly, Peter Tilden, and Al Rantel. Doug McIntyre (born November 11, 1957) is the morning (5AM-9AM) host on Los Angeles, California talk radio station KABC 790 AM. After a four-year run hosting the overnight show Red Eye Radio, McIntyre was selected to inherit the morning drive position when veteran host Ken Minyard retired in... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... Peter Tilden is an American radio personality and the host of Americas Earliest Morning Show, an overnight program heard on KABC in Los Angeles. ... Al Rantel (born October 14, 1955) is a conservative talk show host on KABC radio, Los Angeles, California. ...

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Current Hosts

Doug McIntyre (mornings)--occasionally fills in for Bill O'Reilly Doug McIntyre (born November 11, 1957) is the morning (5AM-9AM) host on Los Angeles, California talk radio station KABC 790 AM. After a four-year run hosting the overnight show Red Eye Radio, McIntyre was selected to inherit the morning drive position when veteran host Ken Minyard retired in...


Rod Marinko (news/"McIntyre in the Morning")


Jorge Jarrin (traffic)--his father, Jaime Jarrin, broadcasts in Spanish for the Dodgers. Jaime Jarrin is the spanish language voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ...


Richard Santiago (news)


Sandy Wells (news)


Paul Harvey (news/comment twice daily) For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ...


Al Rantel (mid-mornings/early evenings) Al Rantel (born October 14, 1955) is a conservative talk show host on KABC radio, Los Angeles, California. ...


Sean Hannity Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, in New York City, New York) is an Irish American, conservative talk radio host (The Sean Hannity Show), co-host of Fox News Channels program Hannity & Colmes, host of the Fox News weekend program Hannitys America, and author of two books. ...


Larry Elder (afternoons) Larry Elder Laurence Allen Larry Elder (born April 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) aka the Sage from South Central is an American libertarian-minded Republican (he has sometimes referred to his views as conservatarian) radio and former TV talk show host and author whose The Larry Elder Show is...


Mark Levin (evenings) Mark Reed Levin (b. ...


Peter Tilden (overnights)


Moneytalk with Bob Brinker (weekends/financial) Bob Brinker is the host of the ABC talk radio show Moneytalk, which has been on the air since 1986. ...


Joe Aldeguer (weekends/financial)


Ric Edelman (weekends/financial)


Compound Stock Earnings (weekends/financial)


Leon Kaplan (weekends/automotive)


Dr. Gary Cohen (weekends/medical)


Chef Jamie Gwen (weekends/cooking)


Marc Cohen (weekends/computers)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Cohen


Leo Terrell (weekends) There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Tammy Bruce (weekends) Tammy Bruce (born August 19, 1962) is a pro-choice lesbian feminist who hosts The Tammy Bruce Show, a radio talk show broadcast on over 160 stations in the United States. ...


Rob Nelson (weekends)


Mike Walker (weekends)


Mark Isler (weekends)--occasionally fills in for Al Rantel


Nellkane Benton (community affairs)


Bob Anderson (community affairs)


Satellite Sisters (weekends) The Satellite Sisters Julie Dolan Liz Dolan Sheila Dolan Monica Dolan Lian Dolan The Satellite Sisters is a syndicated radio program heard on the ABC Radio Networks and XM Radio. ...


Alumni

Ira Fistell--who never liked computers


David Viscott (afternoons/deceased 1996) David Viscott, MD (May 24, 1938 - October 10, 1996), was an American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. ...


Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ...


Vin Scully (Dodgers)--currently broadcasting on KFWB-AM For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ...


Ross Porter (Dodgers)--currently broadcasting on KFWB-AM Ross Porter was a Los Angeles Dodgers radio broadcaster for 28 years, beginning in 1977. ...


Rick Monday (Dodgers)--currently broadcasting on KFWB-AM Robert James (Rick) Monday, Jr. ...


Don Drysdale (Dodgers/deceased 1993) Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


Jerry Doggett (Dodgers/deceased 1997) Jerry Doggett (1917/18–1997) broadcast Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games from 1956 to 1987. ...


Roger Barkley (mornings/deceased 1997) Roger Barkley (b. ...


Robert Arthur (mornings/deceased, date unknown) This is an article about Robert Arthur film producer and screenwriter. ...


Ken Minyard (mornings/retired 2006) Ken Minyard (born in 1940) is a radio personality, best remembered to be a partner on the radio with Robert Arthur. ...


Joe Pyne (overnights/deceased 1970) Joe Pyne (December 22, 1925- March 23, 1970) was a radio and television talk show host, who pioneered the confrontational style of hosting in which the host advocates a viewpoint and argues with guests and audience members. ...


Ray Briem (overnights)--last known to be on KIEV-AM Ray Briem is a radio personality who worked in Los Angeles most of his career, most notably at KABC. Category: ...


Dr. Toni Grant (afternoons/in Dallas) Dr. Toni Grant is an American psychologist and radio talk-show host. ...


Dennis Prager (mornings/currently at KIEV-AM) Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is a conservative syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, and public speaker in the United States. ...


John and Ken John Kolbylt and Ken Chiampou (returned to KFI-AM) This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Louis Lomax


Bud "The Steamer" Furillo (sports/last reported to be in Northern California)


Tom Hawkins (sports) Tom Hawkins (born 27th of July 1988 in Finley, New South Wales), the son of former Geelong Cats player Jack Hawkins, is a budding key position prospect eligible to the Geelong Cats under the father/son draft rule. ...


Dr. Susan Forward


Kelly Lange (last seen on KNBC-TV) KNBC, NBC4, is the NBC-owned and operated station in Los Angeles and the networks West Coast flagship. ...


Dan Avey (left the station 2007)


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External links

  • Talk Radio 790 KABC
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KABC
  • Radio Locator Information on KABC



 
 

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