Ice storm knocks off stations

Last week’s ice storm caused power outages in northwest Oklahoma and in the Oklahoma City metro as well. Several area radio stations were affected as well.

Most notably, Cumulus’ KYIS (98-9 KISS FM) was knocked off the air Saturday night. The station was off the air Sunday and into Monday evening. The timing wasn’t great for the station since last week it was announced that longtime morning team “Jack and Ron” were moving to KQOB starting Dec. 4. A handful of KYIS listeners were puzzled by the outage, perhaps thinking the duo’s move and the outage were related.

KQOB (currently stunting with All-Christmas music), has had dead air since Monday, due to technical issues at its Crescent, Okla. transmitter site.

Most of the stations affected are move-in stations that target the Oklahoma City metro from sites in rural northern and western Oklahoma. KINB (105.3 The Pro), KNAH (99.7 Hank FM), KVSP (Power 103.5), KZTH (88.5 The House FM) all spent time off the air due to the storm.

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