History Exhibits

Oklahoma City Radio in 1921

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The station in the above document issued by the Department of Commerce shows the first licensed station in Oklahoma City. To my knowledge, this station would become WKY-AM 930.

Oklahoma City Radio in 1924

According to the Radio Service Bulletin, issued by the Department of Commerce, the licensed stations in Oklahoma City area were:

KFGD Chickasha Owner: Chickasha Radio and Electric, Co.
KFJF (now KOMA) Oklahoma City Owner: National Radio Manufacturing
WKY Oklahoma City Owner: WKY Radio Shop
WNAD (now WWLS) Norman Owner:University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Radio in 1927

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This FRC document (above) shows the current stations. The Chickasha station changed calls from KFGD to KOCW and was operating at 1190 kilocycles. WNAD in Norman (now WWLS-AM 640) was operating at 1250 kilocycles. KFJF (now KOMA-AM 1520) was operating at 1100 kilocycles. It is unknown what KGCB and KGFG became. Finally, WKY (now at AM 930) was broadcasting at 1040 kilocycles.

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