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94.7 The WAVE

Los Angeles, 94.7 MHz FM
Rating: 3.8 Reviews: 19
94.7 The WAVE is a radio station customized to the unique tastes of Southern California. Show more
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94.7 The WAVE reviews

  • 3
    24.03.2022
    This was my favorite station for years, but now i heard the same play list over and over. I'm getting tired of the same songs everyday.
  • 2
    24.03.2022
    I grew up with this station and It used to play things i never heard before. You can't just play basic ass music especially since spotify will always outcompete! You gotta find hidden gems thats the whole point of a radio station in 21st century.
  • 5
    23.08.2021
    Music calms the savage beast so if anyone is stressed out and need some mellow day time music here it is one of my favorite regulars too. I have it playing up and downstairs. Guaranteed to make you feel good while listening. Who doesn't love old school jams?
  • 1
    12.08.2021
    I listened to The Wave for many, many years. It was my “go to” station. I thoroughly enjoyed the smooth jazz programs. Since the format was changed, I never listen anymore. You format is the same as many, many other station. The smooth jazz was rather unique.
  • 1
    05.08.2021
    Your nightly show host is becoming way to political in his comments. People listen to music to escape from all the craziness around them. Instead, your nightly host likes to make political comments which are in appropriate and maybe interpreted as endorsing a political side, candidate or party, this could be illegal. Please, just play the good quality music The Wave is known for and stop the political comments.
  • 5
    16.02.2021
    PLEASE PLAY SCARLETT TAYLOR’S NEW RELEASE...BLACK AND BLUE!!!!!
  • 2
    04.01.2021
    Why are you not playing the new Babyface song? What musical genius makes up your playlist?
  • 1
    03.07.2020
    Terrible turn! The wave was unique as it was before, I can't listen to this radio anymore, the smooth jazz it was played all they long was the best.
  • 5
    10.08.2018
    There's a great new jam from The Pac: Love's Holiday (Official Video)
  • 5
    05.05.2018
    I, inadvertently, gave this 5 stars. I meant to give it a 3.

Information about the radio

In February 2010, veteran Los Angeles programmer Jhani Kaye, who also programs Classic Hits-formatted sister station KRTH, took over programming of KTWV from the departed Paul Goldstein. Kaye, who previously programmed crosstown mainstream AC competitor KOST, made immediate changes to KTWV's format, increasing the amount of R&B and soft-pop vocals in the station's playlist and reducing the number of smooth jazz instrumentals played (with most of the remaining instrumentals being cover versions of pop hits), transitioning into a smooth adult contemporary direction. In addition, all references to the term "smooth jazz" were eliminated from the station's web site and on-air positioning, as the station reformatted to become more of a competitor to Kaye's former station, KOST.

As of May 28, 2010, longtime on-air personality Don Burns was no longer heard on weekday afternoons. His show had been voice-tracked from his home in the Palm Springs area. The station replaced Burns with Deborah Howell, doing the show live from the KTWV studios.[4][5] Longtime Wave air personality Keri Tombazian was also released as the station made further air staff changes.

KTWV's morning program is hosted by Pat Prescott. Between May 2010 and June 2012, Prescott co-hosted the show with Kim Amidon. Amidon, a former morning DJ at adult contemporary station KOST, replaced departing host and musician Brian McKnight in the summer of 2010. (In turn, McKnight's predecessor on The Wave's morning show was saxophonist Dave Koz, who has a successful syndicated radio show of his own.) Prescott has hosted or co-hosted the morning program since 2001.

In November 2013, the station introduced a revamped logo still utilizing the same font and branding, as well as a format tweak and a slogan change from "Southern California's Place to Unwind and Relax" to "Smooth R&B." As of June 2014, KTWV reintroduced some mainstream AC pop crossovers into the playlist and updated its website, which dropped the "Smooth R&B" tag from its logo. By February 2015, after the flip of KHHT from rhythmic oldies to urban contemporary, KTWV began adding more classic soul and current R&B songs to fill the void of KHHT's departure. At the same time, most of the mainstream AC pop crossovers were dropped. The station also adopted the new "Soul of Southern California" slogan. The moves have seen KTWV's ratings improve, putting the station among the Los Angeles market's top ten statons. As of the May 2015 Nielsen ratings period for the Los Angeles market, KTWV currently holds a 4.4 overall share of the market.

Radio contacts

Address: 5670 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: +(323) 937-WAVE (9283)
Site:
Facebook: @947thewave
Twitter: @947thewave
Instagram: @947thewave

The WAVE On-Air Studio Line: (800) 520-WAVE (9283)

Time in Los Angeles: 18:59, 07.02.2022

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