Los Angeles listeners get second classical radio station

Posted on: March 29, 2011

Monday (3/28) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, Lee Margulies reports, “Classical music fans in the L.A. area will have a second radio station to listen to starting next week with the return of K-Mozart. Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters said Monday that after more than three years of struggling to attract listeners to a talk and then a ‘retro music’ format at KGIL-AM (1260), it would return the station to its previous incarnation as classical outlet KMZT beginning April 4. The programming also will be heard on KKGO-FM 105.1 HD2 and at www.KMozart.com. KUSC-FM (91.5) has been the area’s only classical station since the demise of KMZT in October 2007. In an interview Monday, Saul Levine, president of Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters (which also operates country station KKGO-FM and jazz station KKJZ-FM), said that situation was part of what motivated him to make the format change. … He declined to go into specifics but promised that KMZT’s programming would be different from KUSC’s, both in musical choices and the presentation style of the announcers.”

Posted March 29, 2011