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Rumors Swirl of K-DAY’s Sale and a Format Change to a Chinese Station~ Noooooooo!

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Coming ten days too late to be a punishable April Fool's joke, KPCC reports that 93.5 F.M. KDAY may be sold for $19.5 million to RBC Communication, then converted to a Chinese language radio station. For those who don't know K-DAY, it's basically the living personification of W-BALLZ, a West Coast centric showcase of old-school hip hop and a point of pride for Los Angeles radio in face of corporate-finessed formats and the resurgence of pay-for-play. The station had its start in the seventies and was the first in the country to turn to an all hip-hop format in the eighties. It went off the air in 1991 after a sale to Fred Sands, but rose from the grave in 2004, before enduring further and sporadic programming changes until a return to golden age hip-hop in August of 2009. Though MTV is already reporting that the station, which typically leans heavily towards Cali classics from the likes of WC, Cypress Hill, Cube,DJ Quik, Eazy, and Dre and features classic commercials like Snoop advertising for Cal Worthington and spots for a company called Easy-Rims-4-Rent, has already changed formats, we can confirm it's still banging Too Short as of this writing. Anyway, maybe we can get into this guy if given enough time.

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