AKA: KFI/KECA Radio Building, Los Angeles, CA; Morgan, Walls, and Clements Building, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts buildings

Designers: Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect)

Dates: constructed 1936

1 story

133-141 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004-4801

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KEHE Radio Building

The Hearst Newspaper Company originally occupied this radio studio for its Los Angeles station, KEHE; the call numbers stood for the initials of the Los Angeles Hearst paper, the Evening Herald Express. In 1939, Earl C. Anthony, an auto dealer and radio station owner, moved in his two stations, KFI (part of the NBC Red Network), and KECA (part of the Blue Network). KECA stood for Anthony's initials. Anthony was forced to sell one of his Los Angeles stations in 1944, following a federal decision barring one owner from owning more than one radio station in one city. Long-time tenant, KFI, utilized these studios until 1975.

Stiles O. Clements was the lead designer for this one-story, Streamline Moderne Style building; Clements was well-known for his skill in this style.

Demolished by the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2003.

PCAD id: 184