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. KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO, Southern California’s only station with round-the-clock news programming, will celebrate its 45th anniversary in the all-news format on April 15. 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. Before the 60s drew to a close, KNX would cover a moon landing and a Manson massacre, symbolic of the mix of prominent national and local events that were to become the fabric of KNX’s dedication to reporting major news stories.Today more than 1.5 million people turn to KNX 1070 every week for its comprehensive coverage of local, national and international news, its trademark Traffic & Weather Together on the Fives, business, sports and entertainment reports, and network programming.
Frank Mottek, host of the KNX Business Hour heard weekdays 1-2pm, business reporter and anchor. Frank has been with KNX for more than 20 years and, through his work with CBS Radio, has been involved with KNX for 32 of its 45 year history.
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