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."