With the sale of 930 KHJ Los Angeles to Immaculate Heart Radio set to close later this month, Liberman Broadcasting has moved its Regional Mexican “La Ranchera” format from KHJ to 96.7 KWIZ Santa Ana. The move to FM for “La Ranchera” brings an end to Spanish CHR “La Rockola 96.7” format on KWIZ. The station covers the southern portion of the Los Angeles market including most of Orange County. KHJ had been branded as “La Ranchera” for over two decades. In comparison the station’s legendary Top 40 format lasted only fifteen years. 930 KHJ is tentatively scheduled to shift to Immaculate Heart Radio’s Catholic programming on Monday, November 17
Liberman Broadcasting has filed to sell Regional Mexican “La Ranchera 930” KHJ Los Angeles to Immaculate Heart Radio. The $9,250,000 purchase will give IHR its second pending acquisition in Los Angeles following the April deal to acquire 1460 KTYM Inglewood. Like all of its stations, Immaculate Heart Radio intends to convert KHJ to non-commercial status airing its Catholic programming. Liberman has owned the former Los Angeles Top 40 powerhouse since 1989. Following the sale it will continue to own 1 AM, 5 FMs, and a TV station in the market.