Signal Hill in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Broadcasting and Music on the Hill
Part of the “Memory Necklace”
—A Series of Historical Panels Located in the Hilltop Loop Trail —
The Hilltop Cafe site, now a pocket park called “Sunset View Park,” is part of a system of parks and walkways found on the hill. The vista point below features the “Suncatcher” art piece, comprising four black columns and a glass mosaic set in concrete pacing that depicts a portion of the solar system. The three outside columns catch the sun to mark the solar equinox and solstice, producing a shadow that strikes the central obelisk.
Signal Hill was once home to “The Jazz Knob”, FM 97.9, the first all jazz radio station in the world. Broadcasting from a small two-room outpost at the top of “The Hill” began in 1956 and continued until 1968. Station founder, Al “Sleepy”
Location. 33° 47.926′ N, 118° 9.817′ W. Marker is in Signal Hill, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Hill Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in Sunset View Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Hill Street, Signal Hill CA 90755, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Tribute to the Roughnecks” (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilltop Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oil Fires on the Hill (about 700 feet away); Japanese Farming on the Hill Early Aviation on the Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Car Climbs on the Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); "Unity Monument" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Discovery of Oil on the Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Signal Hill.
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