Pioneering Station KDAY Relaunches In L.A.

Hip-Hop radio in Los

Angeles received another entry into the market on Monday, when Styles Media officially

assumed control of KZAB and re-launched pioneering Hip-Hop station KDAY.

Styles Media ditched

KZAB’s Tropical format and will broadcast in KDAY’s original Hip-Hop

format on the FM dial at 93.5.

The first song

the new KDAY played was N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton.”

Playing “Straight Outta Compton” as the first song was a symbolic

gesture, as the station and its musical director, Greg Mack, were instrumental

in launching the careers of N.W.A.

Dr. Dre and Yella

even broadcasted their own mixshow as the “Wreckin’ Crew,”

on the 24-hour a day station in 1983, which was originally located at 1580 on

the AM dial.

"When we decided

to build a great radio company we never dreamed we'd be launching a station

in LA,” Styles Media Manager Catfish Collins said. “Our brand of

radio is local, local, local. This is a unique opportunity to serve millions

of people with a local product they can't get anywhere else."