Beginning September 8, the station will air “KNX: a Century of Covering Southern California,” a history-rich, eight-part on-air series to commemorate its centennial anniversary and pay tribute to former employees who helped grow KNX 1070 News Radio into one of the nation’s premiere all-news brands. On September 10, the station’s official anniversary, KNX will reimage itself for the day using memorable jingles, sounders and sound bites from the previous 100 years.
“The history of Southern California, this county and our world have been painted by so many legendary broadcasters over the years, which is a daily reminder of the historic brand that KNX is,” said Jeff Federman, Regional President, Entercom Southern California. “I am proud to be a small part of the history of KNX and am grateful of the team here today carrying the torch that our predecessors passed to us. I look forward to celebrating 100 years of this iconic brand.”
“KNX is a historic brand, and I’m in awe of being a part of its illustrious history,” said Ken Charles, Brand Manager, KNX 1070 News Radio. “This station is a local pillar, here before the Hollywood Sign, the Santa Monica Pier and the Rose Bowl. Just as iconic as any of our local treasures, KNX is a consistent part of the fabric of Southern California, serving as a breaking news resource for our communities, first responders and the nation.”
KNX 1070 News Radio launched on September 10, 1920 when Fred Christian started 6ADZ for the customers of his Electric Supply Company to listen to. 20 months later in May 1922, the electric supply company was issued the call sign, KNX. Today, KNX is still serving the people of Southern California, reaching the largest number of weekly listeners – over 1.24 million – compared to the market’s spoken word format radio stations, according to Nielsen.