96.9 FM

Frequency Call Letters Moniker Format Owner
96.9 KQOB Talk Radio, The Eagle, 96-9 Conservative Talk Champlin Broadcasting

969EagleCity of License: Enid/Oklahoma City
Power: 100 kw
Website: http://www.theeagle969.com
Notes: This station moved closer to Oklahoma City and changed its call letters to KMMZ in 2000 after serving Enid for many years as KNID. This station  used ABC Networks’ “Memories”network for programming as “Memories 96.9.”
On November 13, 2002, the station flipped to an All-Christmas format as “The Bull’s Country Christmas.” It later flipped to Country as 96-9 The Bull on Christmas Day of 2002. The was the beginning of a long-standing local marketing agreement between the station’s owner, Champlin Broadcasting and Citadel Broadcasting (later Cumulus Media).
On November 3, 2003, Citadel’s country endeavor ended. The station began playing comedy sketches at 9 a.m. later playing a Celine Dion marathon (because the new format wasn’t quite ready). Around 10:45 a.m., 96-9 Bob FM was born.
Bob FM see-sawed back and forth from classic rock to classic hits. In June 2015, the Bob moniker was shelved entirely for “Classic Rock 96-9” as the station tried to take advantage of longtime rival KRXO being moved to a low-power translator.
In December 2015, the station flipped to all-Christmas as 96-9 and longtime KYIS (98-9 KISS FM) morning duo “Jack and Ron” moved over to the station. After the holiday tunes, “Fun 96-9 appeared, a rock-leaning classic hits format. (Think: Rock AC). I’ve also heard it described as “Classic Rock Hits.”
The “Fun” ended on December 30, 2017 with Sheryl Crow’s “A Change Would Do You Good” and Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me.” The station flipped to “Alice 96.9 FM” and promised “We Play Anything.” Earlier in the week, the “Jack and Ron” duo were let go from the station due to budget cuts.
On January 1, 2022, Champlin Broadcasting and Cumulus Media ended the local marketing agreement after nearly 20 years.
On January 3, 2022, after a short “free preview” of sister station KNAH (99.7 Hank-FM, 96.9 flipped to a KZLS-AM 1640 as “Talk Radio, The Eagle, 96-9,” a conservative talk outlet.
Despite its 100kw signal and covering a lot of ground, KQOB suffers from holes in its signal in the metro, especially in buildings. This is partly because the tower is northwest of Crescent.

Previous Call Letters/Formats:
KQOB (Adult/Variety Hits – Alice 96-9 FM, We Play Anything! – December 31, 2017-December 31, 2021)
KQOB (Classic Hits – FUN 96-9 –  December 26, 2015-December 30, 2017)
KQOB (Christmas – 96-9 –  December 2015)
KQOB (Classic Rock – Classic Rock 96-9 –  June 2015-December 2015)
KQOB (Classic Rock/Hits – 96-9 Bob FM –  December 2003-June 2015)
KQBL (Classic Rock/Hits – 96-9 Bob FM, All The Rock You Like, Never The Stuff You Don’t — November 3, 2003-December 2003)
KQBL (Country – 96-9 The Bull, Oklahoma’s Number One For New Country and the Legends — August 31, 2003-November 3, 2003)
KMMZ (Country – 96-9 The Bull — December 25, 2002-August 31, 2003)
KMMZ (All Christmas — The Bull’s Oklahoma Christmas – November 13, 2002-December 25, 2002)
KMMZ (Soft AC/Oldies — Memories 96.9 – November 24, 2000-November 13, 2002)
KMKZ (Soft AC/Oldies — July 12, 2000 – November 24, 2000)
KNID (Served Enid, Okla. — Mostly Country — March 14, 1977 – July 12, 2000)
KCRC-FM (Served Enid, Okla. — Beautiful Music Format in the 70s – 1967-March 14, 1977)

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