Audacy (formerly Entercom) announced Monday that KNX Newsradio (1070 AM) will now be broadcast simultaneously on FM radio as KNX News (97.1 FM) in Los Angeles from December 6.

The 24-hour local news and traffic station replaces KNOU NOW (97.1 FM), a contemporary hit station previously known as AMP (97.1 FM) before being renamed NOW in April . Earlier, in August 2020, the station featured a brand new morning show called “The Morning Mess.”

When asked how the current staff would be affected by the change, Jeff Federman, Regional President of Audacy, said that “all KNOU staff, including all on-air talent, will be retained and will continue to be. heard on various Audacy stations across the country. . “

Listeners can listen to KNX News 97.1 FM in Southern California on air and also nationwide through the Audacy app and website.

“For over 100 years, KNX has been the station Southern California relied on for breaking news, important events and life-changing moments,” Federman said in an emailed press release.

“With spoken audio consumption at an all time high, this decision allows us to dramatically improve the existing KNX brand and create a new destination for a new generation,” the statement continued. “KNX is a powerful and trusted brand in this market, and we look forward to delivering the same award-winning content on crystal clear FM radio. “