KPOP morphs into KLSD: Air America Launches

Monday, August 23, 2004, 10:25 —by Joe Crawford
This item was posted in San Diego News and Local Media, San Diego Politics category and has 6 Comments so far.

The KPOP website is still up, but the formerly sleepy pop standards AM station today morphs into Air America affiliate: KLSD — (does the “L” stand for Liberal?) at 1360 on the AM dial.

The station is owned by ClearChannel, but I suppose in a market dominated by more right wing talk, this is a financial gamble CC is willing to take.

We’ve mentioned this was coming, and I’m sure the excellent SDRadio.net has even more news about this, at the moment quite a long piece about the end of the 20 year old KPOP.

UPDATE: Local blogger The Moderate Voice chimes in.

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6 Responses to “KPOP morphs into KLSD: Air America Launches”

  1. Kevin said on Monday, August 23, 2004, 12:18

    CC seems to have rejiggered a lot of stuff. They moved Dr L to Stacy Taylor’s old spot (evenings), moved stacy taylor to KLSD and hired Mark Larson away from KCBQ to do “local talk” during Dr L’s old slot. I haven’t checked the FM side to see what’s new over there.

  2. MAS said on Monday, August 23, 2004, 14:49

    Unlike Franken and most of the Air America cast, Stacy Taylor and Lionel are both
    skilled radio broadcasters … and they are both LIBERTARIAN, not LIBERAL.

    I’ll be listening to Lionel. He’s very entertaining.

  3. Jan Pflimlin said on Thursday, August 26, 2004, 11:33

    Franken and Air America are a refreshing change to San Diego Talk Radio. Worth listening
    to.

  4. John Goepner said on Thursday, September 2, 2004, 6:51

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for bringing progressive radio to San Diego.
    I don’t understand you program line up though. Why arent you airing Unfiltered in the early am or The Majority Report late afternoon. I really appreciate the Franken Show and Randy Rhoades but am missing this other Air America programs. A response would be greatly appreciated.

    John Goepner

  5. Joe Crawford said on Thursday, September 2, 2004, 7:56

    Hi John — it looks like you’re trying to talk directly to the folks at Air America/KLSD— actually San Diego Blog just reports and talks about San Diego stuff, we are not AA/KLSD ourselves. So as much as your criticisms are valid – - visit 1360KLSD.com to give your feedback to the station.

    Thanks for visiting San Diego Blog!

  6. Sam R. Porter said on Saturday, September 25, 2004, 14:35

    Love the klsd station. Listen all might. Lionel is too dramatic and distasteful. Morning news is new much joking and useless talk. Get serious.
    Off to a good start.

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