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KFRC Drops Classic Hits For KCBS All News Simulcast

KFRC was home to Merv Griffin in the 40’s (swing music) and Dr. Don Rose in the 60’s (Top 40) when the station was on the AM dial at 610. The station has gone through a number of format changes over the years. CBS bought KFRC, leaving the AM dial ending up at 99.7 FM. More format changes with KFRC becoming Movin’ 99.7 playing dance music. About a year later CBS’ Free FM shock-talk format at 106.9 was dropped and 106.9 FM became the new home for KFRC playing a classic hits format. Got it so far? Try this.

If you have not already heard, Monday the KFRC on-air staff was told that they were history; KFRC would start simulcasting KCBS all news broadcasts beginning Monday, October 27.

This past season the A’s were on KFRC, it has been suggested that they helped lower the station’s ratings but were not at all the main reason for the poor numbers. Jumping around the dial and format changes did not help. Low ratings and KCBS wanting to expand its audience, younger listeners who hang out on the FM dial being a reason for the move.

KFRC’s Classic Hits have not completely disappeared; the classic hits will continue to be available as streaming audio at KFRC.com and on KFRC-HD2; however, you will not hear Dave Sholin, Celeste Perry, Sue Hall, Jay Coffey, and Ben Fong-Torres.

If this turns out to be a positive move for KCBS, will KGO and KLIV be next?

KFRC is… back

radioActually, KFRC never left it just changed formats from classic rock to a format “Featuring a combination of rhythmic hits from the 80s, 90s and today.” Now, KFRC Classic Hits is back but now down the dial.

So, what has changed? Here we go… 106.9 Free FM is now KFRC Classic Hits; MOViN 99.7 is now KMVQ, no format change; Free FM’s Adam Carolla, Opie & Anthony and Tom Leykis move to KYOU (KYCY) 1550 AM.

Bad news for those who listen to the “Free FM” personalities as 1550 is not a strong signal in the South Bay. Currently, no information when the KYOU format changes. For now, you can find streams at Free FM Los Angeles and New York.

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MOViN 99.7
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KFRC On-Air: Dave Sholin, Celeste Perry, Jay Coffey, Steve Moore, Ben Fong-Torres (Sundays)

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