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Carl Goldman

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Carl Goldman, along with his wife, Jeri repurchased KHTS AM-1220, Santa Clarita’s hometown station on October 24, 2003. Since then, they have rebuilt KHTS as a critical voice of the Valley. In 2015 the radio station moved to its new headquarters on Main Street in Old Town Newhall, in the original Newhall Hardware building. The Goldman’s added 98.1FM in 2018, as a simulcast of AM-1220.

Carl Goldman has worked in radio since 1974. His experience includes seven years at a major Los Angeles radio station, KIQQ-FM. In 1980, he and a partner started their own radio syndication business, which they sold in 1983 to the Transtar Radio Networks. Carl remained with Transtar, which later merged to become Westwood One Radio, as Vice-President of Special Features through 1990.

In 1990, Carl became the CEO of Saddleback Broadcasting, Inc., which purchased radio station KBET (AM-1220), in Santa Clarita, California. In 1995, along with his CEO duties at Saddleback, he became COO of Gold Coast and High Desert Broadcasting, operating six radio stations in Oxnard/Ventura, CA. and five radio stations in Palmdale/Lancaster, CA., of which his company, Jeri Lyn Broadcasting, Inc., still owns a minority interest. The couple sold AM-1220 to Clear Channel Communications in 1998 and repurchased it in 2003.

Carl, along with his wife Jeri and raised their two sons, Ryan and Kyle in Santa Clarita. They now have two grandchildren.

Carl was named Santa Clarita Valley “Man Of The Year” in 2008.

Carl and his wife, Jeri founded the Santa Clarita Coalition Foundation. He has served on a number of Boards and Advisory Boards, including heading up the Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition. He serves on Boards for Wish (William S. Hart School District), Action Family Foundation and Habitat for Humanity and the Executive Board for the Santa Clarita Man & Woman of the Year.

Over the year’s Carl has served on many other boards including the Executive Board of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, as Vice-President, Government Affairs. He has served on the Santa Clarita Valley Film & Tourism Committee. He has also headed the Santa Clarita Council of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross.

In March 2006, he organized a group of local representatives on a trip to Sacramento to give a voice for our Valley with State Politicians. This has now become an annual KHTS radio sponsored event that has become a unique and powerful advocacy trip with 110 community leaders participating in this annual two-day event.

For more information about the Annual Sacramento Road Trip, click here.

In 2005, Carl received the Santa Clarita Valley School Administrators Golden Apple Award.

In January, 2007, Carl received the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Individual Community Service Award. The radio station has won the Chamber’s Small Business award two separate years.

Carl and Jeri, along with Chris and Sue Hoefflin were the original founders of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, with the first annual “Evening Under the Stars” (Jeri’s idea), hosted at their then Sand Canyon Home back in 1994. The couple also created Habitat for Heroes under the umbrella of Habitat For Humanity. They spearheaded the creation of the first Veterans Village of 80+ homes built in Santa Clarita, with the first homes being occupied in 2015.

Carl was also instrumental in bringing back the Congressional Art Award in 2005, an annual event with the winning piece displayed in the Capitol in Washington DC.

Carl and Jeri donate thousands of hours each year to our Valley’s non-profits, as well as thousands of dollars in cash and auction items each year to numerous Santa Clarita charities. In addition, the radio station devotes a tremendous amount of airtime promoting the Valley’s non-profits, along with giving them daily exposure on KHTS.

The Santa Clarita Coalition was created by Carl and Jeri as an organization with a number of components. The Santa Clarita Disaster Coalition was established in 2004 to assist Santa Clarita families who have been impacted by a disaster. Santa Clarita Grocery serves as a free food bank to hundreds of less fortunate families in Santa Clarita.

In January, 2020 Carl and Jeri cruised on the Diamond Princess. Carl was one of the first Americans to come down with Covid-19. Months earlier he was impacted by Guillain Barre Syndrome as a result from a Shingles vaccine, also an mRNA vaccine, in September, 2019. He is still in recovery from the vaccine.

Carl has a Master’s Degree (MA) in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California and a BA in Mass Communications from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

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About KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220

As Santa Clarita’s only local radio station, KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 mixes in a combination of news, traffic, sports, along with your favorite adult contemporary hits by artists such as Rob Thomas, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Maroon 5. We are vibrant member of the Santa Clarita community. Our broadcast signal reaches all of the Santa Clarita Valley and parts of the high desert communities located in the Antelope Valley. We stream our talk shows over the web, reaching a potentially worldwide audience.