In August 1997, Groove Radio owner Swedish Egil was fired by KACD management, and the station changed its name to "Groove 103.1", due to trademark restrictions.
Note: Between October 12-19, 1998, KACD/KBCD ran a simulcast of KIIS-FM following the former stations' acquisition by Jacor Communications (who also owned the latter station at the time).
October 19, 1998–August 2000
In August 2000, Clear Channel (which acquired Jacor in 1999) was ordered to divest some of its stations in the Los Angeles/Orange County area to comply with the FCC's ownership limits. Entravision Communications Corporation purchased KACD and KBCD and changed the format to a Spanish CHR station. The call sign "KSSC" was introduced in early 2001.
January-December 21, 2003
In January 2003, Entravision changed KSSC's programming back to English, renamed the call sign to "KDLD", and switched KDLD to a dance CHR format called "KDL 103.1".
December 25, 2003–January 17, 2009
On December 21, 2003, KDLD/KDLE dumped the dance tracks format in favor of Christmas music, after which a new format would be launched (following Entravision signing a joint sales agreement with Clear Channel Communications the previous day). Four days later, KDLD/KDLE officially launched a modern rock station by the name of "Indie 103.1", replacing the previous dance music cuts.
1 The station is managed by Entravision, but it is owned by a Mexican company. 2 These stations are operated by Entravision, but they are owned by Univision Communications. 3 XHAS license and transmitter owned by a Mexican company; Entravision wholly owns its San Diego repeater, KTCD-LP. 4 National spot radio advertising representative specializing in Spanish-language stations; co-owned with Lotus Communications Corporation. 5 Owned by Entravision, but managed by Gray Television under a Joint Sales Agreement 6 Owned by Calipatria Broadcasting Company, LLC, but managed by Entravision under a Joint Sales Agreement 7 Owned by Seal Rock Broadcasters, but operated by Entravision. 8 Owned by Entravision but operated by Radio Training Institute under a local marketing agreement
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