Silence, Church Bells for Peace

A dozen local radio stations have agreed to remain silent for one minute at noon Sunday, and churches throughout the Southland will ring their bells, as part of "A Minute for Peace."

The idea, according to organizer and new age author Marianne Williamson, is to encourage people to pray for peace in Los Angeles. "It's a moment where we will look toward an internal rather than an external source of power," Williamson said Friday. People should "close their eyes for a minute and pray for peace."

Participating stations span many ethnicities and musical tastes, including black-oriented, "urban contemporary" stations KACE-FM (103.9) and KJLH-FM (102.3); Spanish-language KLVE-FM (107.5), KTNQ-AM (1020) and KALI-AM (1430), and KAZN-AM (1300), which broadcasts in Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

Also taking part will be rock/pop stations KPWR-FM (105.9), KLSX-FM (97.1), KNAC-FM (105.5) and KOST-FM (103.5), classical station KCSN-FM (88.5) and talk station KGIL-AM (1260).

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