|90.9||KOKF||Positive Hits, Air1||Christian Contemporary Hit Radio||Educational Media Foundation|
City of License: Edmond
Power: 7 kw
Notes: This station’s current format began in October of 1985 as one the nation’s first to program a Christian contemporary hit radio (Top-40) format. From 6AM-7PM this format continued as”Hit Music Radio 91 FM.” From 7-11PM, it played a Christian Active Rock format with several slogans including “The Real Rock of Oklahoma,” “The Alternative Edge” and finally “Hit Music on the Edge 91 FM.” Overnights featured Christian hard-core and metal music as “Night Time 91.”
On May 25, 2006 at 5 p.m., the radio station was sold to California-based Educational Media Foundation who flipped the station to the Air1 Christian “Hits”/Top-40 network.
In 2015, the station reduced its power from 100kw to 7kw, but increased its height on a new tower resulting in an improved signal. The downgrade ended an era of the station being 100kw, which it heralded with much fanfare in 1992.
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KOKF (Christian CHR/Rock — 91 FM (The Real Rock of Oklahoma, Real Rock Radio, Hit Music Radio 91 FM, The Alternative Edge, Hit Music on the Edge 91 FM) — October 31, 1985-May 25, 2006)
KOKF (KOKF Radio – Variety, Christian music – 1978-1985)
WNAD-FM (Co-owned with WNAD-AM [now WWLS-AM 640] by the University of Oklahoma — At least 1958-??)
The Station’s Inception (from original KOKF general manager James P. Dawson)
I started KOKF in 1977 and went on the air in early 1978. KOKF stood for “Kings of Kings Forever” and was named after Oklahoma Foundation for Research and Development Utilization, Inc. We played only Christian music from the start. We did not have any commericals or sponsors, the operational costs were paid by me. We operated the station for about 10 years. I wired the first transmitter, etc. myself and we went on the air at 10 watts. After we received our construction permit, a radio station in north Texas and one in northern Oklahoma went off the air and we were approved for 3,000 watts and went to a 24 hour music format.