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KWKW is one of the oldest Spanish-language radio stations in the greater Los Angeles area. Currently, the station broadcasts on AM 1330 and has an all-sports format.



The 1330 kHz frequency is one of the oldest radio stations in the United States, licensed as KJKS on March 10, 1922.

For decades, KWKW played various forms of Spanish-language music on AM 1300. In the mid-1990s, KWKW traded dial positions with KAZN (formerly classical KFAC) and moved to 1330. The station started to focus on Mexican regional music (including mariachi and banda) and called itself "La Mexicana."

In 2004, KWKW stopped playing music and began all-sports programming in an alliance with ESPN Deportes Radio, a brand of the ESPN sports empire. The station still airs some non-sports programs on a time brokerage basis on Sunday nights.

KWKW broadcasts games of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (baseball), Los Angeles Lakers (basketball) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (soccer). They had been the Los Angeles Avengers (arena football) en español flagship station until the team folded in April of 2009, and also carried many of the games in the 2006 World Cup of soccer.

The Dodgers left KWKW, their Spanish-language broadcast home for most of its history, for KHJ effective with the 2008 season. Instead, the station carries the Los Angeles Angels and the Galaxy.[1]


The station also simulcasts on KWKU, 1220AM in Pomona, California. KWKU has broken from the simulcast on occasion, most notably in the early 2000s when it was the radio station carrier of the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. It also carries a secondary feed of a team bumped from KWKW due to conflicts.


  1. ^ Los Angeles Times, Aug. 22, 2007, page D6

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