This makes me sad. I loved the format.
FM talk radio format all talked out? KLSX-FM (97.1) going top 40 Friday [UPDATED] | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times
Good news for local fans of Rihanna, bad news for older talk radio listeners in Los Angeles.
Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., boosters of urban-skewing artists such as Beyoncé, Pink and Britney Spears will have another top 40/"CHR" (contemporary hit radio) station to sing along to in their cars, as L.A.'s only "all-talk" commercial FM station now appears to be all talked out.
KLSX (97.1 Free FM) will switch formats Feb. 20 to CBS Radio's latest concept, titled AMP Radio (not to be confused with the now-defunct Amp'd Mobile, a company that heavily pushed mobile radio to cellphone users in 2006 but filed for bankruptcy protection in 2007).
A CBS Radio news release says the new station (its tagline is "all the hits") will "combine the power of its on-air position with myriad online and digital applications creating a full 360 degree audio and visual experience."
Translation? Listeners of KLSX were probably too old.