KIRN, also known as Radio Iran, is a Persian-language radio station licensed to Simi Valley, California, and serving the Greater Los Angeles area. It is owned by Lotus Communications and broadcasts a variety of programming, including news, talk, and music.
KIRN was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ali Akbar Sadeghi. The station’s first studios were located in North Hollywood, and it broadcast on 1460 AM. In 1990, KIRN moved to its current studios in West Hills, and it changed its frequency to 670 AM.
KIRN is the only Persian-language radio station with an FCC license on US airwaves broadcasting and online 24 hours a day. The station’s programming is aimed at Persian-speaking immigrants and their families in the United States. KIRN’s news coverage focuses on Iran and the Persian-speaking world, and its talk shows feature a variety of guests, including politicians, journalists, and artists.
KIRN also airs a variety of music, including traditional Persian music, pop music, and classical music. The station’s website features a live stream of its programming, as well as news, weather, and information about Persian culture.
KIRN is a valuable resource for Persian-speaking immigrants and their families in the United States. The station provides news, information, and entertainment in Persian, and it helps to connect the Persian-speaking community in Los Angeles and beyond.