|88.9||KYLV||K-LOVE||Christian Adult Contemporary||Educational Media Foundation|
City of License: Oklahoma City
Power: 4.4 kw
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KOCC (PR 89 – Hot AC/Christian Hot AC hybrid — ?? – September 25,1998)
KOCC (K-Rock 89 – Hot AC – 1990-??)
KOCC (Jazz – November 5, 1979-1990)
KOKH (owned by Oklahoma City Public Schools — Traced back to at least 1958)
Previous Call Letter/Format Notes:
KOCC was owned by Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts in north Oklahoma City (near Edmond). It was a student run station for the school’s broadcasting majors. The station programmed at Mainstream Hot Adult Contemporary format throughout most of its existence, playing a lot of Christian music before it was sold. The “PR” in PR 89 stood for “Positive Radio.” The original call letters “KOCC” stood for Oklahoma Christian College, the school’s former name.
KOCC’s Inception (from The Oklahoman)
The station began as a carrier current broadcasting rock music from the second floor of the campus media center. KOCC could only be heard on campus until 1980 when Gary Rayburn, a 1980 KOCC supervisor, brought the station on the air by transmitting jazz in a small radius around the city. The station first began broadcasting Nov. 8, 1980, during homecoming weekend.
John Olson on KOKH (FM):
“The FM frequency of 88.9 was once held by the Oklahoma City Public School District. I don’t know the exact dates, but they operated the station under the call letters of KOKH-FM, during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The city schools were donated the transmitter from the Oklahoma Publishing Company, which had operated it as WKY-FM in the 1940’s. (I don’t know on what frequency.) (Brian’s Note: 98.9 when the FCC moved to the present FM band.)
Those are the call letters of the present Channel 25, which was also owned by the city school system from 1957 until they sold it in the late 1970’s.”