Los Angeles news radio KNX-AM (1070) owner Audacy Monday announced the launch of an FM simulcast of the region’s only 24-hour local news and traffic station.

KNX News 97.1 FM went on the air at 3 p.m., replacing contemporary hits station 97.1 Now! with the all-news format.

“For over 100 years, KNX has been the station Southern California has depended on for breaking news, important events and life changing moments,” Jeff Federman, regional president of Audacy, said in a statement. “With spoken word audio consumption at an all-time high, this move allows us to significantly upgrade the existing KNX brand and create a news destination for a new generation. KNX is a powerful and trusted brand in this market, and we look forward to delivering the same award-winning content on crystal-clear FM radio.”

The FM simulcast began with a two-minute tribute to some of the station’s biggest headlines over the last 100 years.

KNX News 97.1 FM can be heard on air, as well on the Audacy app and website.

KNX posted a 2.9% share of the Los Angeles radio audience in November, ranking 10th overall, according to Nielsen.

Philadelphia-based Audacy also owns classic rock radio KRTH-FM (101.1), rhythmic hits outlet KTWV-FM (94.7), adult hits station KCBS-FM (93.1) and alt-rock radio KROQ-FM (106.7).

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.