The headline does not quite do justice to the incredible span of 24/seven breaking news covered by the CBS Radio station. However, paragraphs two and three of the station’s website dispatch certainly do:
A stunned nation was still in shock following the assassination of Martin Luther King when just 11 days later on April 15, 1968, CBS-owned KNX-AM significantly increased the time it devoted to news coverage, essentially launching an all-news format that continues today.
Less than two months after the King shooting in Memphis, KNX would be covering another national tragedy — this one with indelible ties to Los Angeles — when Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was killed at the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.
FishbowlLA has turned the AM car radio dial to KNX 1070 many a time when a major story is breaking. Congrats to senior vice president and Los Angeles market manager Steve Carver, director of news programming Andy Ludlum and news director Julie Chin on today’s impressive anniversary. Here’s to 45 more years of vibrant, pulsating AM dial news coverage.