Persian Broadcasting Company “TAPESH” is a Persian television company in the United States. It has two channels: Tapesh and T2, a magazine, and a record company. It was founded by Persian TV personality Alireza Amirghassemi Tapesh TV Network is rapidly becoming the most watched Persian-language television network with more than 2.5 million viewers in North America and more than 65 million around the world. Programming consists of news and talk shows as well as soaps, music concerts, sitcoms, movies, variety shows, sports, entertainment, mini-series, drama, music videos, red carpet events and children’s programs.
Tapesh TV Network serves as one of the largest and highest rated bi-lingual television stations in the world. Tapesh TV Network offers the latest in entertainment news as well as exclusive coverage of world news, movies, celebrities, music, fashion, sports, and much more. Tapesh TV Network has been covering Hollywood red carpets and major celebrity events.
Tapesh TV Network broadcasts in North America, Europe, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Far East, and the Middle East. In fact, Tapesh TV Network is the only Persian channel in New Zealand and Australia. The statistic shows that Tapesh TV Network is the most watched Persian TV on the Internet among its competitions with a ratio of 7 to 1.
Tapesh TV Network world headquarters and production facilities are located in Los Angeles, California with satellite offices in New York, Vancouver, London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Sidney. Tapesh TV Network is constantly creating new, fresh and groundbreaking programs to have some of the world’s leading advertisers as members of its global family.
In Europe & Middle East Tapesh TV Network broadcasts through YahSat, our viewers in Australia & New Zealand can see us on UBI, in USA & Canada on galaxy19 and our Southern Californian viewers can also watch Tapesh TV Network through Time Warner Cables.
Gem Groups’s interesting and entertaining contents that are in SD (super definition) and HD (higher definition) are streamed on renowned satellite companies like Hotbird, Yahsat, Nilesat, and Galaxy. Gem Group was the first to supply its audience with HD quality programs through its free to air satellite channels. Furthermore, it has established Gem Online hence making Gem TV the number one media company in the Farsi speaking community to allow its viewers and fans to follow all programs online.
KIRN is a commercial radio station licensed to Simi Valley, California, broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area on 670 AM. KIRN airs ethnic Iranian programming.
KIRN’s studios are located at the Fallbrook Mall in West Hills.
AM670 came on the air as KWNK in 1984, owned by Valley Radio LLC. The license was as a result of the FCC changing the Clear Channel Rules in 1982, which permitted the establishment of lower power radio stations on the clear channel frequencies. KWNK at 670 AM was allocated this frequency after protracted hearings by the FCC. Valley Radio’s Consulting Engineer was Cecil Lynch who was one of the most respected engineers in the United States. KWNK served the Simi Valley and Conejo Valleys of Ventura County with 1 KW of power 24 hours. Eventually, the FCC permitted Valley Radio to increase power to 5 KW Daytime and 3 KW Nighttime.
KWNK started as a Top 40 station as ‘Top Hits 67 K.Wink’, with music from Prince, Duran Duran, etc… A couple of notable program directors during that period were Jim Conlee (former PD of TenQ/KTNQ, Los Angeles), and Steve Smith. During the summer of 1986, KWNK slowly became more of an AC station, playing music from the likes of Amy Grant, due to direct competition from Top 40 KIIS AM. Eventually, some of the talk shows that were on Sunday nights, moved full-time.