KRXO (AM)

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KRXO (1270 kHz) is an AM radio station licensed to Claremore, Oklahoma, that serves the Tulsa metropolitan area. KRXO is owned by Ty and Tony Tyler, as part of their Tyler Media Group. It was previously simulcast from co-owned KRXO-FM in Oklahoma City, with NBC Sports Radio programming on late nights and weekends. KRXO programs are also broadcast on FM translator stations K300CY at 107.9 MHz and K245BZ at 96.9 MHz[2]

KRXO
Broadcast areaTulsa metropolitan area
Frequency1270 kHz
BrandingRitmo 107.9
Programming
FormatSpanish CHR
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
January 17, 1958 (1958-01-17) (as KWPR)
Former call signs
  • KWPR (1958–1983)
  • KOKN (1983–1985)
  • KWPR (1985–1990)
  • KTRT (1990–2000)
  • KRVT (2000–2014)
  • KTUZ (2014–2015)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID50215
ClassB
Power
  • 5,000 watts daytime
  • 1,000 watts nighttime
Translator(s)See § Translators
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteRitmo 107.9 Online

KRXO transmits with a directional signal at 5,000 watts in the daytime and 1,000 watts at night. The day signal is maximized to send a 13,000 watt ERP lobe up and down Interstate 44.

History

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The station originated as KWPR on January 17, 1958. The call sign was a tribute to famous Oklahoman Will Rogers. It began as a 500-watt daytimer, required to sign off at night to avoid interfering with other stations on AM 1270. In 1959, the station was acquired by BRT Broadcasting.[3]

On September 16, 2015, the then-KTUZ dropped its Spanish language format and picked up the sports talk format from sister station KRXO-FM in Oklahoma City. The station changed its call sign to KRXO on October 5, 2015.

On June 15, 2020, KRXO dropped its simulcast with KRXO-FM and changed its format from sports to Spanish CHR, branded as "Ritmo 107.9".[4]

Translators

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Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class FCC info
K227DT 93.3 FM Tulsa, Oklahoma 203072 1 m (20 ft) D LMS
K245BZ 96.9 FM Tulsa, Oklahoma 158270 2 12 m (39 ft) D LMS
K300CY 107.9 FM Tulsa, Oklahoma 157502 250 167 m (548 ft) D LMS
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References

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  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KRXO". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "OKC's Franchise Expands to Tulsa".
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 page A-210
  4. ^ Tulsa Gets Ritmo Radioinsight - June 18, 2020

36°15′55″N 95°42′37″W / 36.26528°N 95.71028°W / 36.26528; -95.71028