For the first time in 85 years on the air, San Diego’s AM600 KOGO is making a historic change in operations by becoming San Diego’s first News-Talk station to simulcast on FM radio at 95.7 F. The simulcast begins Monday, November 7, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. PST. KOGO’s new name and slogan is “FM News and Talk 95.7 and AM 600 KOGO. We are San Diego”.
“AM 600 KOGO has an incredibly strong brand in San Diego with its award winning News and Talk format. The simulcast of KOGO on 95.7 FM allows us to provide complete expanded signal coverage of KOGO’s market leading news and talk programming to better serve our local community as well as our advertisers,” said Debbie Wagner, Clear Channel San Diego President / Market Manager.
Since its launch in 1994 with the News/Talk format, KOGO has become the an important source for news and information to San Diegans. During the most recent blackout 900,000+ listeners tuned in for non-stop information.
The programming lineup at the stations includes Chip Franklin, Ladona Harvey and George Chamberlin along with national host Rush Limbaugh.
Joining the KOGO weekday lineup are Bryan Suits, a veteran of talk radio, having served in the military in Operation Desert Storm, Desert Shield and the War in Iraq; and Bob "Sully" Sullivan, a San Diego native and former local FM radio personality and creator/co-host of the nationally-syndicated "Big Biz Show".
In addition to KOGO, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in San Diego offers San Diego listeners five other stations, Star 94.1, XTRA Sports 1360 AM, Rock 105.3, 101.5 KGB, Channel 933 and the Total Traffic Network.
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