Long-running Cumulus Media KYIS (98-9 KISS FM) morning show “Jack and Ron” announced on the air Tuesday morning (Nov. 24) that they would be moving to KQOB (Classic Rock 96.9) starting December 3.
KQOB is owned by Champlin Broadcasting (who also owns and operates KNAH, 99.7 Hank-FM) but is operated by Cumulus through a local marketing agreement.
The departure ends a 21-year stay for Jack Elliott and Ron Williams at the Hot AC outlet. The duo moved over from Oldies KOQL (Kool 102, now KTST 101.9 The Twister) in 1994. They started their morning partnership when the 101.9 frequency was Adult Contemporary KLTE (K-LITE 102).
When Elliott and Williams make the move to KQOB, the station will flip to Christmas music, Elliott said during the announcement. Whether this signals a new format for the station formerly known as BOB-FM is unknown. During the announcement, neither host referred to KQOB’s current classic rock branding or format.
But the duo expects big things.
“This station . . . is an opportunity for us to really build around Jack and Ron,” Elliott said. “It’s like we’ve got part ownership in this deal.”
Williams added listeners who enjoyed the duo “about a year-and-a-half ago, two years ago” would like the changes.
“Welcome them back,” Williams. “You’ll see what we’re talking about.”
Before teaming with Williams, Chicago-born Elliott made stops at radio stations in Illinois and Phoenix, Arizona before coming to Oklahoma City’s WKY in 1978.
Williams, an Oklahoma City native has worked in Country, Top 40, Oldies, Urban, AC and hot AC formats.
We gave our big announcement! We move to 96.9 on Dec. 3rd pic.twitter.com/dLWLnTThm2
— Jack and Ron (@JackandRonKiss) November 24, 2015