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Adam Carolla rips KLSX's change in format

February 19, 2009 | 12:34 pm

Adam_c_150 KLSX morning talk show host Adam Carolla riffed on what he called the sad state of Los Angeles radio on the penultimate show Thursday for the station, which on Friday will replace its all-talk platform with a Top 40 format geared to younger listeners. As previously reported, KLSX-FM (97.1) will cease to exist in its current state at 5 p.m. Friday.

Carolla didn't mince words when discussing the changeover. “All you’re going to hear on L.A. radio now is ranchera music and Top 40,” he said.

He denounced the state of local radio, where “now you’ll hear more Justin Timberlake and Rihanna.”

Carolla also said he understood the decision by the station’s parent company, CBS Radio, to be a business one. “I don’t take this personally. I have nothing bad to say about CBS.”

Carolla also announced Thursday that he would start podcasting "The Adam Carolla Show" beginning Monday at adamcarolla.com.

The Times will file more on the station's format change this week.

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Associated Press