is a commercial radio station
located in East Los Angeles, California
, broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles
area on 97.9 FM
airs a regional mexican
music format branded as "La Raza".
, this station was known as "Super KQ", with the call sign KSKQ, and played Spanish-language hit music
. For about two decades before that, this was KNOB
, which played beautiful music and adult contemporary formats. KNOB's studios and offices were in Long Beach, California
, which was then its city of license.
In 1992, under the direction of consultant Alfredo Alonso and manager Alfredo Rodriguez KSKQ was turned into a Banda music station KLAX, simply called "La Equis," the station became the first Spanish-language station in Los Angeles to attain the number one rated highest station in the market.
In 2002, KLAX dropped the contemporary hits, probably due to co-ownership with "La Nueva" KSCA, went to the more focused regional format, and became "La Raza."
In 1997 KLAX-FM moved its city of license from Long Beach to East Los Angeles.
KBUE/KBUA/KEBN/KRQB, whose signal is not full-power and barely penetrates the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley.
Renán "El Cucuy" Almendárez Coello
, the station's morning show host, helped coordinate a demonstration held on the streets of downtown Los Angeles on March 25, 2006. The event drew an estimated 500,000 participants and was a springboard to further similar events held throughout the United States. The protestors marched in opposition to H.R. 4437
, a proposal Congressional
law that would theoretically make illegal immigration
to the U.S. more difficult. Coello received attention in various media following the original protests, including an appearance on Tom Leykis
' English-language radio talk show.