|92.5||KOMA||92.5 KOMA “Oklahoma’s Greatest Hits”||Classic Hits (70s-80s)||Tyler Media|
City of License: Oklahoma City
Power: 100 hkw/98 vkw
Notes: This station has a long history as one of Oklahoma City’s dominant top-40 stations in the late 50s and the 60s. Broadcasting as KOMA-AM 1520, this station flipped from “beautiful music” to “oldies”on September 23, 1988. Four years later, on June 22, 1992, they began simulcasting on the 92.5 FM frequency, later changing the call letters to KOMA-FM. Find more about KOMA-AM’s history on its AM dial listing or go to this website. http://www.komaradio.com/komainfo.aspx
The AM simulcast ended February 1, 2003 when AM 1520 flipped to news/talk two days earlier than announced because of the Columbia shuttle tragedy.
With KOMA-AM programming a different format, the FM experimented by going by KOMA (sounds like coma)-FM. As an AM powerhouse, KOMA used this as a secondary identifier. After awhile, management decided to cut the rope between the KOMA call letters and AM 1520, renaming it KOKC. 92.5 dropped the -FM suffix, becoming simply KOMA.
As with most oldies stations in the country, the word oldies became a bad word as the Boomer generation aged out of advertisers’ prized demographics. Oldies turned into Classic Hits and Greatest Hits. The station which began playing mainly 1950s and 1960s music in 1988, shifted to ’60s and ’70s and then finally to a mix of mainly ’70s and ’80s tunes. Interestingly, most of the 1980s tunes on KOMA didn’t play on the station when it was an AM top-40 station since KOMA flipped formats to country in 1980.
Before KOMA’s run on 92.5 FM, the frequency was known as a stalwart in the beautiful music arena as KKNG. The format morphed into adult contemporary as “Mix 92.5.” When Diamond Broadcasting leased the frequency in 1992 to simulcast KOMA-AM (one of the first local marketing agreements [LMA] in the country), “Mix 92.5” went out with Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Just A Song Before I Go.” The song included the line “It’s easy to get burned.”
HD2 – 92.9 The Edge – Alternative (Relayed by 92.9 K225BN)
HD3 – V103 – Urban Classic Hits (Relayed by 103.1 K276EX)
KOMA-FM Legal/Live TOH (no date, after 2005 at least)
KOMA FM WX Jingle/Sweeper/Legal (2003)
KOMA AM/FM Legal ID Jingle (2001)
OKCRadio.net Earshot (2016)
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KOMA-FM (All Oldies KOMA — Oldies – July 19, 1992-February 1, 2003)
KKNG “Mix 92.5” (Adult Contemporary – ??-July 19, 1992)
KKNG (“Easy 92FM” Beautiful Music format – dates unknown)
KXLS (Beautiful Music Format 1964-??)
KTEA (Moniker/Format and Dates Unknown)
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