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You might have noticed that this website has been stuck in the dark ages for awhile. No updates, but stations keep evolving, flipping, etc.

Well, we’re back and we hope to get thing back up to date.

As of now, the AM and FM Dial pages are really out of date. We’re working on it.

Thanks!

January 14, 2002 Update

Clear Channel OKC Names Programming Head
   Clear Channel has named L.J. Smith as director of programming for its Oklahoma City cluster, Allaccess.com reports.
    Besides running the show for the company’s six stations (and LMA of WKY-AM 930), he will be the program director for News/Talk KTOK-AM 1000.
    The report reveals his duties will begin in early February.
New Morning Host At KQSR
Allaccess.com is also reporting that KZSN Wichita, Kan. program director and morning host Brad Streeter is moving into the morning slot at Adult Contemporary KQSR 94.7.
    Streeter, a native of Ponca City, is expected to sign on in Oklahoma City on February 4th. KZSN is a country station owned by Clear Channel in Wichita.

KREF Flips to All Sports

KREF Flips to All Sports
Station Live 6AM-6PM;
Sporting News Radio Fills Night Slots

KREF-AM 1400 flipped to sports/talk Tuesday morning. The station is live and local from 6AM-6PM. Sporting News Radio (formerly One-on-One Sports) fills the rest of the schedule.
The station’s signal is still poor as you get in northern parts of the metro and nonexistent at night. If no changes are made in its signal, The Ref’s impact on Oklahoma City sports talk will be — nonexistent.

6-10 a.m. First Sports with James Hale
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sports Spin with James Marshall
2-6 p.m. Sports Max with Amy Lawrence
6 p.m.-6 a.m. Sporting News Radio

KREF-AM Postpones Format Change

KREF-AM Postpones
Format Change
    KREF-AM postponed its impending format change to sports because legal counsel advised station management that the non-compete with WWLS-AM/FM had not run out, The Oklahoman reported Jan. 2.
    The station is running a continuous loop promoting the new format and the new sports shows which is now slated to begin Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6 a.m. Interestingly, the station seems to have stopped running Legal IDs at the top of the hour. Not very smart.

December 31, 2001 Update

KQSR Returns From Holiday Tunes
KQSR (Soft Rock-Less Talk 94.7 KQSR) has returned to its soft rock format after doing the Christmas tune thing again this year. KMGL (Magic 104.1) did its usual Christmas Eve/Christmas day yuletide music as well.

Others who played all Christmas music around the holiday

  • Christian CHR        KOKF (91 FM Hit Music Radio)
  • Oldies                     KOMA-AM/FM
  • News/Talk              KTOK-AM

Norman’s KREF-AM to Flip To All-Sports
Norman talk station KREF-AM 1400 (formerly KNOR) has announced that it will flip to Sports effective Jan. 2 as “The Ref.”
The station’s owner, Fox Broadcasting, formerly owned WWLS-AM 640 which is now a part of Citadel’s “Sports Animal Network” along with WWLS-FM 104.9.
The station’s signal seems to be the weakest link here. Fuzzy in the day and almost nonexistent at night (especially the farther north you go), the station will have a hard time serving much besides Norman. The station’s power is 1,000 watts in the day and 250 watts at night.
In documents obtained from fcc.gov it appears Fox Broadcasting has bought Guthrie’s KOKC-AM 1490. The station had in the past few months a Classic Country format, but has since gone silent. Fox has been granted Special Temporary Authority from the FCC to remain silent for the time being. They would likely try to use this station to cover northern parts of the metro. However, KOKC has struggled to be heard outside of Guthrie and north Edmond. It is listed as 1.000 watts.

New GM For Clear Channel OKC
Randy Bush is now the General Manager for Clear Channel Oklahoma City, replacing John Moen. With the new GM, what do you bet that there will be some format changes? We’ll see.
Speaking of John Moen, he has landed in Fredericksburg, Va. at WFLS as GM.