KKJZ History and Future
Originally with the call letters KLON (and later renamed KKJZ) the station has been broadcasting jazz since 1981. In December 2004, KKJZ increased transmitting power, going from 6,500 to 30,000 watts as well as an HD Radio digital signal 88.1FM.

The California State University, Long Beach Foundation has contracted with Global Jazz, Inc. to program and provide supporting services for KKJZ 88.1 FM. KKJZ Fundraising, Inc. conducts fundraising activities on behalf of the California State University, Long Beach Foundation for the benefit of KKJZ 88.1 FM.

"KKJZ 88.1 and Global Jazz are committed to the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritages of jazz and blues through engaging, inspiring and informative programming that satisfies the most dedicated jazz and blues aficionados while attracting newcomers of all ages."
KKJZ Quick Facts
  • KKJZ 88.1 has over 300,000 devoted listeners per week, most notably distinguished by their educational excellence and professional success.

  • KKJZ 88.1 is one of the top 5 most listened to jazz stations in the US and the only 24-hour jazz station in Los Angeles

  • KKJZ's generous members help fund the station though pledge drives, fundraisers and annual donations

  • KKJZ 88.1 receives vital support from Corporate contributions and sponsor underwriting
If you as individual, professional, or company would like to support KKJZ 88.1 contact us at:

Michael Levine
Director of Underwriting
(310) 478-5540

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