KITS "Live 105" 105.3 FM
San Francisco, CA
Owner: Infinity Broadcasting (Viacom)

Year-End Countdowns available:
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Other Countdowns available:
Top 500 Songs of All-Time (Memorial Day 1988)
Top 300 Songs of All-Time (Memorial Day 1990)
Top 300 Songs of All-Time (Memorial Day 1991)
Top 300 Songs of All-Time (Memorial Day 1992)
Top 500 Songs of All-Time (July 1994)
Top 300 Songs of All-Time (July 1995)
Top 105.3 Songs of the 90's (Aug. 2005)
Top 500 Songs of All-Time (Memorial Day 2006)
Top 105 Artists of All Time: 1989, 1991, 2007

ADDRESS: 875 Battery Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

PHONE: (415) 402-6700

The station flipped from mainstream to alternative as LIVE 105 in October 1986 with PD Richard Sands and MD Steve Masters, who had already been playing modern rock on his night show for a while. The 1989 earthquake destroyed the Live 105 studios on 9th and Market Streets, and they were back on the air within a day or two from a van next to the transmitter on San Bruno Mountain. They soon afterwards relocated to new studios on Harrison St.

Masters left in 1995 after ten years to work for MCA label Way Cool. CBS/Infinity acquired the station from Entercom in 1997. The following year sister KOME San Jose flipped from alternative to classic rock. But many from the KOME staff migrated to LIVE 105 including PD Jay Taylor and midday talent Ally Storm. Even Howard Stern made the switch.

The station throws annual festivals such as B.F.D. every June at Shoreline Amphitheatre in
Mountain View, CA. In April 2002, former 99X Atlanta APD/MD and Radio Central programmer Sean Demery replaced Jay Taylor. Steve Masters returned in July 2002 to do a retro lunch show. In August 2000, the stations filled the night slot vacated by DJ With No Name, who went to sister KLLC for mornings. Derek Madden, MD for KLLC, became the new evening host for LIVE 105.

Top Artists

1. Nirvana
2. Green Day
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Beastie Boys
5. Radiohead
6. The Smashing Pumpkins
7. The Ramones
8. Beck
9. The Clash
10. Nine Inch Nails
11. Sublime
12. Pearl Jam
13. Linkin Park
14. The Smiths
15. Foo Fighters
16. Rage Against the Machine
17. Stone Temple Pilots
18. The Cure
19. Weezer
20. U2
21. Depeche Mode
22. Jane's Addiction
23. White Stripes
24. Offspring
25. AFI
26. The Pixies
27. Soundgarden
28. Social Distortion
29. The Killers
30. The Strokes
31. Incubus
32. Alice in Chains
33. New Order
34. Oasis
35. Tool
36. Bad Religion
37. Bob Marley
38. Queens of the Stone Age
39. Coldplay
40. System of a Down
41. Modest Mouse
42. blink-182
43. Morrissey
44. No Doubt
45. Rancid
46. Cake
47. Death Cab For Cutie
48. 311
49. Jimmy Eat World
50. Fall Out Boy
51. The Shins
52. Blur
53. Garbage
54. Bush
55. My Chemical Romance
56. Korn
57. The Police
58. Arcade Fire
59. Papa Roach
60. Gorillaz
61. Live
62. Sonic Youth
63. Cypress Hill
64. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
65. The Sex Pistols
66. Violent Femmes
67. R.E.M
68. Staind
69. Postal Service
70. Evanesence
71. Hole
72. Iggy Pop
73. Chemical Brothers
74. Muse
75. Bloc Party
76. David Bowie
77. Interpol
78. Prodigy
79. The Breeders
80. Fatboy Slim
81. Panic! at the Disco
82. Metallica
83. Franz Ferdinand
84. INXS
85. Audioslave
86. Bjork
87. Everclear
88. Talking Heads
89. A Perfect Circle
90. Moby
91. Elvis Costello
92. Pennywise
93. PJ Harvey
94. Lenny Kravitz
95. The Verve
96. Flaming Lips
97. Faith No More
98. Echo and the Bunnymen
99. Daft Punk
100. Wolfmother
101. Stone Roses
102. Velvet Revolver
103. The Cult
104. Filter
105. Deftones
106. Silversun Pickups