The last Walt Disney Co.-owned radio station is officially in the hands of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which has closed on the $5 million purchase of KRDC Los Angeles (1110) and placed its religious teaching “K-Wave” programming on the AM signal.
“The acquisition of 1110 AM is the answer to many years of dreaming and praying that we might be able to expand our reach of excellent Bible-teaching programs to all of the Greater Los Angeles community and into Ventura County,” Pastor Brian Brodersen said in a release. “We believe that through continual exposure to God’s word, lives are transformed and people are restored and set on the path to flourishing. We look forward to serving the wonderful people of Los Angeles through this new opportunity.”
With 50,000 watts daytime, 20,000 watts nighttime, KRDC covers the L.A. market with a population coverage of about 15 million potential listeners. “K-Wave” is also now heard on the Pasadena, CA-licensed FM translator K256CX at 99.1 as part of the purchase agreement.
KRDC served as the Radio Disney flagship station from 2003 to 2017, and then the Radio Disney Country brand. The two networks ceased operations in early 2021 and Disney returned the station to a sports format as an ESPN Radio affiliate.
With the sale, Disney’s once-massive broadcast portfolio has been reduced to eight big-city television stations.
The “K-Wave” programming originates from KWVE San Clemente, CA (107.9), and is also carried on KSDW San Diego (88.9). The format’s reach extends north to Ventura County, south to North San Diego County, and inland to Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to further expand the listening audience for Bible teachers like Chuck Smith, Tony Evans, Greg Laurie, Mark Jobe, Alistair Begg, Skip Heitzig, and a host of other great Bible teachers, as well as provide solid biblical programming like Pastors’ Perspective, Focus on the Family, Revive our Hearts, and Family Life Today,” GM Lance Emma remarked.