|93.7||KSPI-FM||Hot 93.7 “Stillwater’s Hit Music Channel”||Contemporary Hit Radio||Stillwater Broadcasting|
City of License: Stillwater
Power: 16 kw
Notes: After much debate, I have added this station to the site. You can pick up this station in north OKC. However, they make no impact on the metro. In 2000, the flipped from (93.7 The Spy), an alternative station that a had a cult following in Stillwater and OKC (They even showed up in the OKC book.) Since then, no one appeared to be steering the ship. An awful music mix, stale imaging and weak jocks kept Hot 93.7 from doing much.
After several years, the format evolved to something closer to Top-40/CHR,which makes sense since Stillwater is the home of Oklahoma State University.
Since 1947, the station (along with KSPI-AM) has been the Stillwater flagship station for OSU sports. They’ve broadcast pretty much everything: football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, etc. Women’s basketball airs on their country sister station (KGFY).
Here’s a story in the Oklahoma State student newspaper about the switch: Not KSPI: Radio managers explain why KSPI turned ‘Hot
The AM sister to this station is News/Sports KSPI (AM 780). This daytimer doesn’t make it anywhere near the metro. The KSPI call letters stand for Stillwater Publishing Incorporated, the stations’ first owner.
Oddly enough, Citadel revived the “Spy” moniker and format for a couple years (2002-2004) on 105.3, even hiring former KSPI Morning DJ Ferris O’Brien. O’Brien would later go on to revive “The Spy” brand as an internet station and at night on KOSU’s network of stations.
Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KSPI-FM (Hot 93.7 – Today’s Best Music – Hot Adult Contemporary – August 2000-??)
KSPI-FM (93.7 The Spy — Alternative — ??-August 2000)
KSPI-FM (93.7 Spy Rock — AOR — ??-??)
KSPI-FM (93.9 — ?? — moved to 93.7 in the 1960s)