KLSD changed programming on Monday November 12, 2007 to sports talk and is known as XTRA Sports 1360. The first local live program, which aired at 3 p.m., was Lee Hacksaw Hamilton.
When the station was a progressive talker the programming came from Air America Radio. KLSD also aired the Ed Schultz show from Jones Radio Network and Mike Malloy from Nova M Radio. Local programming included the morning show, Stacy Taylor (now on San Diego 1700 AM) and the nationally syndicated Air America host Jon Elliott. Jon continues to broadcast from KLSD's studios. KLSD went on the air in August 2004, and ended the run as a progressive talker on November 11. Its logo during its 3-year run was similar to sister station KABQ in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Prior to KLSD, the station was KPOP, playing adult standards music.
The station broadcasts at 5,000 watts day; 1,000 watts night, sharing a tower with KGB-FM in the East San Diego area. In August 2005, KLSD's owners applied to the FCC to increase power to 50,000 watts day and night, sharing the six-tower KSDO array in Santee (Clear Channel Communications owns the broadcast site for KSDO). As of June 2008, this application is still pending approval.
9am - 12pm Craig Elsten
12pm - 3pm World of Sports According to Chris Ello
3pm - 7pm The Drive with Josh Rosenberg, Jeff Doeseth, and Mike Costa
7pm - 11pm JT the Brick
11pm-3am Ben Maller
3am-6am Steve Czaban
On July 14th, 1922 KFBC started broadcasting on 833.3 kHz and shared the time with 8 other San Diego radio stations. As the AM band became standardized across the country, the station moved to 1210 kHz. changing to KGB in 1928, and moved to 1360 kHz in 1942. In the 1960s KGB was an important player in the San Diego AM Top 40 race, featuring the Boss Radio format. In the 1970s, with its FM sister station KGB-FM, it became an early adopter and pioneer of what is now called the album oriented rock format. Eventually adopting the moniker "13K" in the late 70s, The AM side of KGB returned to the top 40 format for a few years with a good amount of success. KGB AM became KCNN with an all-news format in 1982; KPQP, playing Adult Standards, in 1986; in 1997 this call was changed to KPOP. KGB-FM still plays classic rock on 101.5 MHz.
The year 2007 marked the 85th anniversary of San Diego's oldest licensed radio station.
About October 22nd, the station started (possibly accidentally) slipping in station identifications for the name "KHTS HD-3," to which the Air America content was rumored to be moving. Jon Elliot had also mentioned "93.3 HD-3" as a possible new home for the Air America and similar programs. This is an HD Radio channel. KHTS-FM (93.3 MHz) is also owned by Clear Channel Communications.
During their first ratings period since the format change to sports, KLSD ratings dropped below the minimum Arbitron standard of 0.3 for Winter 2008. As a comparison, the progressive radio format of KLSD last received a 1.6 for Fall 2007. This is the first time in San Diego's AM1360 history they have not met the minimum ratings threshold.