KKGO Celebrates 55 Years
February 27, 2014 at 7:17 AM (PT)
Congratulations to MT. WILSON BROADCASTERS Country KKGO/LOS ANGELES’ SAUL LEVINE, who celebrated 55 years as the station’s sole owner on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th.
A Country station since 2007 (NET NEWS 2/23/07) , KKGO has also broadcast Classical and Jazz formats during its 55-year history, all of them helmed by LEVINE.
An article in YESTERDAY’s (2/26) LONG BEACH PRESS TELEGRAM quoted LEVINE describing the early days of KKGO. “We went on the air with a used transmitter purchased for $1,500 from a station that went dark in Massachusetts,” recalled LEVINE. Additionally, he said the station’s antenna was initially mounted on a 100-foot flagpole.