Five other FM stations were also simulcasting the programs from their AM stations, while at least three other area FM stations had their own programs, according to a Los Angeles Times radio log.Most of the FMs were only on the air from mid-afternoon to about 9 pm, while some like KFI-FM were on the air from 6 am to midnight with the simulcast of their AM stations.Anthony, decided to turn off the FM station and returned the license to the FCC.This was common at the time, when some station owners saw no money from FM and no future in FM.
It received its license to operate on March 31, 1922 and began operating on April 16, 1922, and after a succession of power increases, became one of the United States' first high-powered, "clear-channel" stations. It airs a talk radio format, with mostly local hosts and frequent news updates. He was also a founder of one of the earliest television stations in Los Angeles, KFI-TV channel 9 (now KCAL-TV) and KFI-FM, both of which were disposed of in 1951.Along with KHJ-FM, other early day FM stations in the Los Angeles region that went on the air in 1946 were the non-commercial KUSC/91.5 and KCRW/89.9. By 19, other early FM stations on the band around L. included KNX-FM at 93.1; KWIK-FM in Burbank at 94.3; KFMV-Hollywood at 94.7; KECA-FM 95.5; KRKD-FM 96.3; KVOE-FM in Santa Ana at 96.7; KKLA (owned by KFSG/1150) at 97.1; KAGH-FM in Pasadena at 98.3; KMGM (owned by the movie studio) at 98.7; KMPC-FM at 100.3; KNOB in Long Beach at 103.1 (moved to 97.9 by 1958); KFAC-FM at 104.3 (moved to 92.3 by 1955); KCLI/105.1 and KFI-FM on 105.9.(KCLI was owned by the founders of KIEV/870 in Glendale.) By 1950, KCLI was gone along with KMPC-FM.In 1931, NBC reorganized its West Coast operations, creating Orange and Blue networks for that area to replace its previous Pacific Coast network.KFI was part of the Orange group, along with KGO, Oakland; KGW, Portland, KOMO, Seattle, and KHQ, Spokane.