Over 800 applications were submitted during the most recent filing window for AM stations to find their FM soulmate. Lance Venta over at RadioInsight.com did a great job breaking down all of them.
Of note in Oklahoma City, iHeartMedia is applying for a translator to relay heritage News/Talk KTOK. One could argue that this move is long overdue as KTOK’s night pattern limits its signal and its competitor, Tyler’s KOKC is relayed by 95.3 K237GE.
The proposed signal would be at 106.1 and would cover Edmond and northwest Oklahoma City farely well. The signal wouldn’t be heard as well in southern and eastern parts of the metro.
Regional Mexican KZUE El Reno has also applied for a translator at 97.7. The highly-directional signal would cover parts of southwest Oklahoma City and Will Rogers World Airport. I can’t tell if the coverage map looks like Frosty the Snowman’s head with a squished hat or maybe a 5-year-old’s drawing of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
KZUE currently holds a license for a translator, also at 97.7, rebroadcasting the station in El Reno.