|1340||KGHM||1340 The Game||Sports Talk||iHeart Media|
City of License: Midwest City (originally licensed to Oklahoma City)
Power: 1 kw
Notes: This station ran as a talk format in the first decade of the 21st century. In 2005, the station began to simulcast sister news/talk KTOK in late evening/weekend hours. In late 2004, KEBC ended a brokered nightly simulcast of Urban AC KRMP (1140 The Touch).
In 2007, Clear Channel flipped to Fox Sports Radio 1340, making it the fourth all-sports station in Oklahoma City.
In 2010, the station rebranded to “1340 The Game,” taking the KGHM call letters.
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KEBC (Sports – Fox Sports Radio 1340 – 2007-2010)
KEBC (News.Talk — Information Radio 1340 KEBC [and brokered Urban simulcast of KVSP/KRMP-AM 1140)] — ??-January 8, 2007)
KEBC (Sports Talk 1340 KEBC — ?? –??)
KXXY-AM (KXXY-FM Simulcast – August 5,1985-August 23,1996)
KCNN (CNN Radio – November 3, 1984-August 5,1985)
KXXY-AM (KXXY-FM Simulcast – August 29,1983-November 3, 1984)
KOCY (All formats unknown [was top-40 from 1956?-??] – 1922-1984; KOCY was one of the first stations to broadcast 24 hours)
KGCB (Unknown — ?? to ??)
John Olson on KGCB/KOCY: “KGCB was originally owned by a church – I think in south OKC (Greater Christian Broadcasting???). It was purchased in the late 1930’s by Matthew Bonebrake – a former OPUBCO and WKY radio sales manager – who changed the call letters to KOCY. It was an ABC affiliate during the 1940’s and early 1950’s. It became Oklahoma City’s first full-time Top-40 station in the mid-1950’s. It was also the first radio station in the country to offer “News Every Hour – On the Hour”- a revolutionary idea in the 1940’s.
Bonebrake was also one of the first broadcasters in the country to install an FM station in the 1940s (KOCY-FM). It, of course, failed as did the others that went on the air in that time frame.
The original KOCY studios were in the north end of the Plaza Court Building at N.W. 12th and Classen Drive. In the mid 1960’s they moved to N.W. 28th and Oklahoma.”