|1000||KTOK||NewsRadio 1000 KTOK||News/Talk||iHeartMedia|
City of License: Oklahoma City
Power: 5 kw
Notes: This station has been around since 1927. For years, it ran a full-service, middle-of-the-road music (MOR) format with lots of news, talk and sports mixed in. By the 1980s, KTOK went news and talk full-time. It was a smart move, because by the end of the decade it was entrenched as OKC’s news talk leader. In the 1970s and 1980s, KTOK was the flagship station of University of Oklahoma sports.
As time wore on, the news staff dwindled, the all-news blocks disappeared and the local programming shrunk, giving way to mostly syndicated conservative talk. But, KTOK has remained Oklahoma City’s choice for news/talk, despite competition from both WKY and KOMA (now-KOKC).
Unlike many other AM news talk stations, KTOK doesn’t have an FM presence as of 2016, except for broadcasting on sister KXXY-FM’s HD2 channel.
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KTOK (Since February 17, 1937 – Moved to present 1000 AM frequency in 1946, Monikers used: KTOK Radio 10, KTOK AM 10; Formats: Full-Service Format, MOR formats, Beautiful Music format around 1970-75)
KGFG (Format unknown; owned by the Full Gospel Church, then Faith Tabernacle – Operated at 780 AM, 1390 and 1370 AM and 1400 AM sharing time with Enid’s KCRC for a time – April 12, 1927-February 17, 1937)