KFI Celebrates New Tower, Return To 50kw
September 25, 2008 at 6:28 AM (PT)
TODAY is the day that CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES officially returns to its full 50,000 watt signal and tower after operating at reduced power for four years due to a fatal plane crash that toppled part of the station's tower. Afternoon hosts JOHN AND KEN will broadcast live from the tower site in LA MIRADA, CA along the 5 Freeway this afternoon, with 64 listeners chosen in a contest on hand, and morning man BILL HANDEL is scheduled to throw the switch to fire up the new tower and mark the return to 50,000 watts at 5p PT.
The station has been testing the restored signal in recent weeks; it had moved its transmitter to the old KRKD-KXTA (1150 AM) site in MONTECITO HEIGHTS while the final stages of rebuilding took place in LA MIRADA.