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1930's Hollywood showroom

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14 Sep 2011 15:07 #20955 by balinwire
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View looking east. KFAC painted over AuBURN CORD sign.

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14 Sep 2011 16:59 #20957 by Josh Malks
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"K" is the prefix on radio stations west of the Mississippi. ("W" in the east.) So after the K the call letters stood for "Fuller Auburn Cord".

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14 Sep 2011 17:13 #20958 by balinwire
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Thanks Josh, I could have sworn it was KLAC. It must have also changed the prefix, was the AM transmitted frequency the same,570 KFAC? I think it may just go by FOX now.
http://www.am570radio.com/main.html

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14 Sep 2011 17:24 #20960 by balinwire
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It brodcasted at 1330 KHZ.

In 1945, the station's owner, E.L. Cord (the F.A.C. in the station's call letters stood for "Fuller Auburn Cord", the Auburn Cord & Duesenberg dealer in the Los Angeles area, and western region headquarters for the Auburn Automobile Co. The transmitter was located on the roof of the building), was touring the station when he saw for the first time the huge collection of discs (a full symphony might take up twelve 78 rpm discs) KFAC owned. Cord decided to make better use of this investment by switching to all-classical music. Management tested the waters on this idea by asking the audience if they wanted another nighttime program, "Lucky Lager Dance Time" (which played pop and swing tunes) to continue or if they would prefer more classical. Classical won by a slim margin.

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14 Oct 2012 02:22 #23713 by balinwire
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The original Hillcrest Motor Co. and Auburn Cord dealerships on the 200 block of North Canon Drive, on the east side of the street, 1931.

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14 Oct 2012 22:04 #23716 by johnmereness
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Actually Great cars parked out front. The foremost car is a 1931 Cadillac 355 V-8 Town Sedan - it is in pretty base model trim with rear mount spare and wood wheels. The Ford Model A's are also nice body styles as well.

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