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92.7 Jill FM-KJLL/KHJL/KAJL
City of license KJLL-FM: Fountain Valley, California
KHJL: Thousand Oaks, California
KAJL: Adelanto, California
Broadcast area KJLL-FM: Orange County, California
KHJL: Ventura-Oxnard, California
KAJL: Victor Valley, California
Branding Jill-FM
Slogan Diva on the Dial
Frequency 92.7 (MHz)
First air date KJLL-FM: 1993
KHJL: 1963
KAJL: 1959
Format Hot AC
ERP KJLL-FM: 690 watts
KHJL: 3,100 watts
KAJL: 280 watts
HAAT KJLL-FM: 293 meters
KHJL: 141 meters
KAJL: 449 meters
Class KJLL-FM: A
KHJL: A
KAJL: A
Facility ID KJLL-FM: 9304
KHJL: 21689
KAJL: 1244
Owner Amaturo Group/Joe Amaturo
Webcast Jill 92.7 Webstream
Website www.927jillfm.com

KJLL-FM is a commercial radio station in Fountain Valley, California, broadcasting to the Orange County, California area on 92.7 FM.

KHJL is a commercial radio station in Thousand Oaks, California, broadcasting primarily to the Conejo and Simi Valley areas on 92.7 FM.

KAJL is a commercial radio station in Adelanto, California, broadcasting to the Victor Valley, California area on 92.7 FM.

KJLL-FM/KHJL/KAJL air a gold-based Hot AC music format branded as "Jill-FM". The station is fully automated with voice tracking recorded by a Canadian actress.

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History

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KHJL

KHJL signed on in 1963 with the call letters KNJO, broadcasting from a studio in the Park Oaks shopping center in Thousand Oaks, California. KNJO stood for "Conejo", the valley in which the station was located. The station's claim to fame at the time was that it was the first FM radio station on the West Coast to broadcast in stereo. KNJO was a community radio station and featured local news, sports, and remote broadcasts from a variety of local events. The station was built by radio personality Sy Blonder and co-owned by Dodger baseball star Sandy Koufax and later purchased by Alan Fischler, Ed Feldman and Art Hogan; Ira Barmack (operator of KMDY Thousand Oaks [a comedy station]), political strategist/attorney Darry Srago, and finally the Amaturo Group. Studios moved to the Westlake Village North Ranch Mall, and today are located on Long Court in Thousand Oaks. Joe Amaturo and the Amaturo family purchased the station in the 1990s, and also purchased stations on the same frequency on Catalina Island and in Temecula. Eventually, they began a trimulcast, and changed the call letters of this station to KMLT when the station became Lite 92.7. The goal of the Amaturos has been to cover the entire Los Angeles/Orange County area with three stations on one frequency, 92.7 FM.

KHJL added a translator on Castro Peak at 38 watts near Malibu, California, and recently obtained a construction permit to increase the power to 45 watts.

KJLL-FM

KJLL-FM signed on in 1993 with the call letters KRCI then KLIT, (later changed to the present KJLL) originally broadcasting from Catalina Island at 3,000 watts entering a simulcast of KMLT (now KHJL). The simulcast aired a beautiful music format that later evolved into an adult contemporary music format branded as "Lite 92.7".

KLIT was later purchased by Amaturo Group and turned into a trimulcast with KELT (now KAJL), which was originally located in Riverside, California.

KLIT was moved to Fountain Valley, California with a change of transmitter location, broadcasting from a mountain southeast of Newport Beach, California at 690 watts. This provided a better signal coverage of the interior portions of Orange County, California. The call letters were changed to KJLL-FM in early 2007.

KAJL

KAJL signed on in 1959 with the call letters KHNY, originally broadcasting from Riverside, California at 6,000 watts.

The call letters were later changed to KELT adopted numerous music formats and call letters until a trimulcast with KMLT/KLIT (now KHJL/KJLL) was created airing the beautiful music format and station branding of the sister stations as "Lite 92.7".

KAJL broadcasts from the same mountain as do most Victor Valley, California radio stations. The station no longer has a listenable signal in the Riverside-San Bernardino area. In order to make the move, Amaturo Group paid 92.7 KZIQ from Ridgecrest, California to move their tower off the mountain and down into Ridgecrest, California. KZIQ's signal does not extend much past Ridgecrest, California to prevent interference with KAJL. All three of these radio stations broadcast a sat signal from Canada and could not provide emergency information in the event of a major disaster. In a recent meeting local elected officials have formed a committee consisting of a local congressional representative who has agreed to pursue the F.C.C to restore KELT's signal to its proper city of license.

Jill FM

Since the coverage area had been shifted after the moves of all 3 transmitters, and with the arrival of Jack FM on KCBS-FM, Amaturo Group dismissed the airstaff of "Lite 92.7" abandoning the music format in favor of an automated adult hits music format branded as "Jill-FM". In 2009, the station shifted to a more gold-based Hot AC format with more structure than previously.

External links

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