The Full Wiki

More info on KYPA

KYPA: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

City of license Los Angeles, California
Broadcast area Los Angeles area
Branding AM 1230 JBC
Frequency 1230 kHz
Format News Talk Information
ERP 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 18273
Transmitter coordinates 34°2′15.00″N 118°16′35.00″W / 34.0375°N 118.27639°W / 34.0375; -118.27639
Former callsigns KGFJ (1979-1996)
Affiliations JBC Radio
Owner Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Licensee, LLC

KYPA (AM 1230 JBC) is a Korean-language radio station in Los Angeles, California. It is owned by Multicultural Broadcasting.

The format includes various shows that serve the largest Korean population in the United States. They include talk shows, newscasts, variety shows, and popular music.

Many years ago, this station served a much different community - African-Americans. The call letters were KGFJ, and from the 1960s to around 1997, and again in the early 2000s, the programming consisted of R&B, classic soul, and gospel music. During the Los Angeles riots in 1992, KGFJ briefly adopted a talk format. During the 1960s and early 1970s, KGFJ was a well-respected and influential soul music outlet, with many top name DJs, like Larry McCormick and Russ O'Hara.

A recreated example of KGFJ's R&B programming in the late 1950s can be found on Ron Jacobs' "Cruisin' 1959" (Increase Records INCR 5-2004). This recreation features DJ Hunter Hancock and includes several classic R&B songs of that era, contemporary commercials (e.g., Champion spark plugs, the Saturday Evening Post, and others), and DJ patter.

Between the two eras of black-oriented formats, KGFJ was KYPA, "Personal Achievement Radio." The station, as well as AM 820 in Chicago, aired condensed seminar speeches and interviews with business executives.

In 2002, the current format was adopted and the KYPA call sign restored.

Many Angelenos have a hard time listening to KYPA at night due to a drastic reduction in signal strength. The station is replacing their roof-top wire antenna (possibly the last in the U.S.) with a new site in the hills northwest of Dodger Stadium using one of the six-tower array of co-owned KBLA.

External links



Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address