105.3 FM

Frequency Call Letters Moniker Format Owner
105.3 KINB 105.3 The Pro Sports Last Bastion Trust (Operated by Cumulus Media)

kinb-the-proCity of License: Kingfisher
Power: 0.930 kw
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Notes: This station officially signed on July 6, 2000 with transmitter near Kingfisher and studios in northwest Oklahoma City. It was Christian Adult Contemporary as The Light 105-Dot-3 FM. The station tried to compete in the Christian music radio market, but signal issues and strong listenership from 88.9 KYLV (K-LOVE) hastened its demise.
On April 1, 2002 at midnight, the format of WWLS-FM 104.9 moved to 105.3 after Citadel Broadcasting agreed to purchase the station.
On August 23, 2002 at 8 p.m., Citadel debuted an Alternative rock format at night on 105.3. The AM side of The Sports Animal simulcast (AM 640) remained sports 24 hours a day.
On December 25, 2002, The Spy took over the frequency full time and shed the “K” in its original name (K-Spy). On that date and January 1, 2003, The Spy was simulcast on Citadel sisters KATT 100.5, KYIS 98.9 and KKWD 97.9 and briefly on KQBL 104.9 (on Christmas Day only).
On June 25, 2004 at 4 p.m., Citadel flipped from Alternative to Regional Mexican as “La Indomable.” In 2007, the station was shifted to Citadel’s “Last Bastion Trust” as the ABC/Citadel merger had removed a grandfathering clause and put the Oklahoma City cluster of stations over its ownership limit.
On January 7, 2009, the La Indomable format moved to AM 930 WKY and ESPN Deportes settled in on 105.3. Later that year, former Spy DJ Ferris O’Brien announced that he was buying the station. At midnight on November 24, 2009, The Spy’s alternative format returned to the frequency.
The sale fell through. For a time, KINB continued to air an alternative format branded “The Spy” while O’Brien moved his “Spy” format online. The dueling “Spys” ended on March 4, 2011 when 105.3 The Martini, an adult standards station, launched.
In 2013, The Martini gave way to “105.3 The Pro,” utilizing the new CBS Sports Radio network.
The station’s signal has always been its weakness. Broadcasting from east of Okarche, it only covers the northwest part of the metro. In other areas, it’s spotty or non-existent.

Audio Archive

Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KINB (Adult Standards [105.3 The Martini] — March 4, 2011-March 12, 2013)
KINB (Alternative [105.3 The Real Spy] — December 2010-March 4, 2011)
KINB (Alternative [105.3 The Spy FM] — November 23, 2009-December 2010)
KINB (Spanish Sports [ESPN Deportes] — January 7-November 23, 2009)
KINB (Regional Mexican — La Indomable [sometimes simulcast on WKY-AM 930] — August 16, 2004-January 7, 2009)
KSYY (Regional Mexican — La Nueva 105.3/La Indomable 105.3 — June 25, 2004-August 16, 2004)
KSYY (Alternative – 105.3 The Spy, “Oklahoma’s Only True Alternative” – March 6, 2003-June 25, 2004)
WWLS-FM (Alternative – 105.3 The Spy, “Oklahoma’s Only True Alternative” – December 25, 2002-March 6, 2003)
KLGH/WWLS-FM (Alternative [Night Format only]- K-Spy 105-3 – August 23-December 24, 2002)
KLGH/WWLS-FM (Sports/Talk – WWLS The Sports Animal – April 2002-December 25, 2002)
KLGH (Christian Adult Contemporary – The Light 105-Dot-3 – October 2000-March 2002)

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