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City of license San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding XTRA Sports 1360
Slogan "San Diego's Sports Station."
Frequency 1360 (kHz)
First air date 1922 as KFBC on 1210 kHz; 1928 as KGB; 1982 as KCNN; 1983 as KPQP; 1986 as KPOP; 2004 as KLSD
Format Sports radio
Power 5,000 watts daytime
1,000 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 34452
Callsign meaning K Liberal San Diego (refers to previous progressive talk format.)
Former callsigns KPOP, KPQP, KCNN, KGB
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KGB, KHTS, KIOZ, KMYI, KOGO, KUSS
Webcast Listen Live

KLSD is a sports station based in San Diego, California. The sports programming began on November 12, 2007. Previously, KLSD's format was progressive talk radio.

KLSD broadcasts the Los Angeles Lakers basketball, San Diego State Baseball and San Diego Chargers football. KIOZ remains the flagship station for the football team. KLSD also broadcasts USA Sports Radio Network NCAA and NFL Football games.

July 13, 2009 Jeff Dotseth rejoined Josh Rosenberg in PM drive bringing back The Drive from 3p-7p. September 8, Chris Ello was welcomed back to his new time slot of 9a-12p. The current lineup:

3a-6a Steve Czaban/Fox Sports Radio 6a-9a Dan Patrick/Fox Sports Radio 9a-12p World of Sports According to Chris Ello 12p-3p Chris Myers and Steve Hartman/Fox Sports Radio 3p-7p The Drive with Josh Rosenberg and Jeff Dotseth (live and local) 7p-10p Tony Bruno Show/Fox Sports Radio 10p-3a JT the Brick/Fox Sports Radio

The station broadcasts at 5,000 watts day; 1,000 watts night, sharing a tower with KGB-FM in the East San Diego area. In August 2005, KLSD's owners applied to the FCC to increase power to 50,000 watts day and night, sharing the six-tower KSDO array in Santee (Clear Channel Communications owns the broadcast site for KSDO). As of June 2008, this application is still pending approval. [1]


KLSD is San Diego's oldest licensed radio station, having marked its 85th anniversary in 2007.

The AM station now known as KLSD began as KFBC on July 14th, 1922, broadcasting on 833.3 kHz and sharing the time with eight other San Diego radio stations. As the AM band became standardized across the country, the station moved to 1210 kHz. The call sign was changed to KGB in 1928, and the frequency moved to its present 1360 kHz in 1942.

In the 1960s KGB was an important player in the San Diego AM Top 40 race, being one of the first markets for the Boss Radio format. In the 1970s, with its FM sister station KGB-FM, KGB became an early adopter and pioneer of what is now called the album oriented rock format. KGB-FM still plays classic rock on 101.5 MHz. The AM side of KGB returned to the top 40 format for a few years in the late 70s under the moniker "13K", with a good amount of success.

KGB AM became KCNN with an all-news format in 1982; KPQP, playing Adult Standards, in 1986; in 1997 this call was changed to KPOP, with the same adult standards format.

The station became a progressive talker under the call sign KLSD (K Liberal San Diego) in August of 2004. Most of the programming came from Air America Radio. KLSD also aired the Ed Schultz show from Jones Radio Network and Mike Malloy from Nova M Radio. Local programming included the morning show, Stacy Taylor (now on San Diego 1700 AM) and the nationally syndicated Air America host Jon Elliott. Its logo during this period was similar to that of sister station KABQ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The liberal talk format gave way to the current all-sports programming in November 2007

XTRA Sports 1360

In August 2007, format change rumbles had started in the market and reported by This stated that KLSD would soon adopt an all-sports format, possibly called "XTRA Sports." (The format and tagline was used by AM690 for many years.) Station officials at first denied the rumor.[2] On August 23, a group of fans began a website to try to convince Clear Channel to keep the current progressive talk format.[3].

About October 22nd, the station started (possibly accidentally) slipping in station identifications for the name "KHTS HD-3," to which the Air America content was rumored to be moving. Jon Elliot had also mentioned "93.3 HD-3" as a possible new home for the Air America and similar programs. This is an HD Radio channel. KHTS-FM (93.3 MHz) is also owned by Clear Channel Communications.

KLSD changed programming on Monday November 12, 2007 to sports talk and is known as XTRA Sports 1360. The first local live program, which aired at 3 p.m., was Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Hamilton left the station in 2008 when his contract was not renewed.

On January 21, 2009, KLSD began airing exclusively Fox Sports Radio programming, except for PM Drive 3p-7p. Josh Rosenberg was teamed up with Program Director, Brian Wilson, creating Josh & Brian.

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