Infobox Radio Station
name = KFRN

city = Long Beach, California
area = Los Angeles, California
branding = Family Radio
slogan =
airdate = March 5, 1924 (as KFON), 1977 (as KFRN)
frequency = 1280 (kHz)
format = Christian radio
power = 1000 watts
class = B
owner = Family Stations Inc.
website = [http://www.familyradio.com/ www.familyradio.com]
callsign_meaning = K Family Radio Network

KFRN 1280 AM is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station licensed to Long Beach, California and serving the Los Angeles market, which runs programming from Family Radio. Its transmitter is located in Wilmington, California.

The station first broadcast from the Jergins Trust Building in Long Beach in 1924 as KFON. It later changed its call letters to KFOX, intending to be acquired by 20th Century Fox. But the deal evaporated, and the partnership of Nichols and Warriner operated the station until the remaining partner, Hal Nichols, died in 1952.

As KFOX, it was one of the first stations in the Los Angeles area to broadcast a country music format, featuring Tennessee Ernie Ford and Cliffie Stone in its early days. Sonderling Broadcasting bought the station from the Nichols estate and adopted a full-time country format. The station moved from its long-time facilities at 220 East Anaheim to the International Tower.

In 1977 the station was sold to the non-profit Family Stations Inc., and became KFRN.

External links

* [http://www.familyradio.com/ Family Radio]

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