Radio

KOST FM goes holiday music, KHJ going 'Immaculate'

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KOST waited all the way until Thursday, Nov. 13 before switching over to Christmas music this year. You can get the feed at the website if you must have holiday music in your ears at this time of year. Or tune in old school on the radio at 103.5 in Los Angeles.

Tipster Doug emailed that he heard Gene Autry singing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday. "Oh, and I was in a Hallmark store the weekend of November 1 and they had Christmas music (by orders of the corporate offices, I was told.)"

Radio note: KHJ, at one time a major Top 40 station in Los Angeles, then a big country station, switches its signal at AM 930 on Nov. 17 to Immaculate Heart Radio. Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will preside at a ceremonial flip of the switch after a 12:10 mass on Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The new slogan for the old Boss Radio station will be Faith | Hope | Love.

There's an analysis of the history of KHJ at the Daily News from last week.


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