SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A legendary sports radio station is returning to Southern California airwaves with an updated name.
The Mighty 1090 abruptly went off the air on April 10, 2019, due to an issue between the station’s parent company and the owners of the Mexico-based radio tower that distributes the station’s signal.
But on Monday, Aug. 17, the station once known as the Mighty 1090 will be back on the 1090 AM radio dial as "The Mightier 1090.”
Bill Hagen of Mightier 1090 said in a news release, “It’s taken a tireless amount of work from a number of great people to get us to this point. It has long been our goal to give 1090 AM back to the millions of listeners of Southern California that have missed it since it went off the air almost 18 months ago and we’re doing so as The Mightier 1090!!”
The station’s lineup will consist of a show hosted by San Diego sports radio veteran Scott Kaplan, as well as nationally-syndicated programs from well-known sports hosts Rich Eisen, Scott Ferrall, and Tony Bruno.
The Mightier 1090 will officially launch at 9 a.m. on Aug. 17 with the Rich Eisen Show. The show’s time slot will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
On weekdays, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Scott Ferrall’s Coast to Coast show will be on the air.
Kaplan’s “Kaplan and Crew Show” will fill the primetime/drive-time slot of 3 p.m.-7 p.m. every weekday.
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Ferrall’s On the Bench Show will follow Kaplan’s show from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., and then the Tony Bruno/Harry Mays “Into the Night Show” will run from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
More information on The Mightier 1090’s programming can be found at www.themightier1090.com
Hagen added, “Launching a radio station from scratch during a pandemic with virtually no live sports taking place has been a daunting task to say the least, but we made it, and I am very proud of the product that we will be putting on the air.”