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KTOK (1000 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk information format. Licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, the station serves the Oklahoma City area. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, the station features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.[2][3] The station is also simulcast on KXXY's HD radio secondary channel. The station began as KFXR in 1927, and was owned by the Exchange Avenue Baptist Church. Its transmitter is located in Moore, Oklahoma, and studios are located at the 50 Penn Place building on the northwest side of Oklahoma City.

KTOK
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CityOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast areaOklahoma City Metroplex
BrandingNewsRadio 1000 KTOK
SloganDepend on it!
Frequency1000 kHz (also on HD Radio via KXXY-FM-HD2)
First air date1927[1]
FormatNews talk information
Power5,800 watts day
5,800 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID11925
Transmitter coordinates35°21′29″N 97°27′48″W / 35.35806°N 97.46333°W / 35.35806; -97.46333
Callsign meaningK Talk OKlahoma.
AffiliationsABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Westwood One
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKBRU, KGHM, KTST, KXXY-FM, KJYO
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial website

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ProgrammingEdit

The early morning weekday lineup includes the nationally syndicated New Jersey based This morning, America's first news with Gordon Deal, while Weekday mid morning and afternoon national Program lineups include nationally syndicated politically conservative Fox News Radio hosts Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity of the Fox News Network, and the EIB Radio Network's Rush Limbaugh.

The weekday overnight national syndicated lineup includes, The Mark Levin show with Mark Levin, Premiere Radio Networks Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory or with a fill in host when Noory is absent.

The weekend daytime lineup includes, the nationally syndicated financial talk show The Dave Ramsey Show with Dave Ramsey, along with local Programming that includes, civic events, financial, law, political, religion, home improvement, gardening, and cooking.

The weekend evening and overnight lineup (In addition to a few local programs.) includes the national syndicated programs of, The Weekend with Joe Pags on Saturday nights only, The Bill Cunningham Show with Bill Cunningham on Sunday nights only, Coast to Coast AM with a guest host on Saturday nights, and with George Napp on Sunday nights or with George Noory who hosts on the second Sunday night of each month.

KTOK is currently affiliated with Fox News Radio, and starting in April 2007, with Oklahoma City NBC-TV affiliate KFOR-TV (Oklahoma's News Channel 4.) along with sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game, in the case of local breaking news or severe weather, both stations along with their other Oklahoma City iHeartMedia, Inc. sister stations simulcast KFOR-TV's extended weather or news coverage. In the past KTOK had been affiliated with Oklahoma City ABC-TV affiliate KOCO-TV (Eye Witness 5 News.) and ABC News Radio for several years.

There are two local conservative talk show programs that still air daily on KTOK, both are hosted by KTOK on-air personality Lee Matthews: they are Matthews in the Morning, 5 AM to 8 AM, and The Drive, 5 PM to 7 PM.

KTOK also includes a mix of local and national Sports programming as well, these include, select local High School football games on Friday and Saturday nights, and select High School Basketball games. In 2002 KTOK management entered into a one year deal to air select Texas Rangers (baseball) games along side the Rangers then Triple-A Minor League affiliate the Oklahoma City RedHawks which aired on then former sister station WKY (AM) talk radio 930, Texas Rangers baseball returned to KOTK for the 2007 Major League Baseball season though 2014 with select games airing over on sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game, at the conclusion of the Oklahoma City RedHawks season, the remaining Texas Rangers games were moved over to sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game for the remainder of the Major League Baseball regular season and playoffs. Since the 2015 Major League Baseball season, KTOK entered into an agreement to carry select Los Angeles Dodgers games as an out of market affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers radio network, with sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game airing the LA Dodgers then new Triple-A baseball affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers games, again, just as it was with the Texas Rangers, at the conclusion of the Oklahoma City Dodgers Minor League Baseball regular season and playoffs, the remaining Los Angeles Dodgers games are moved over to sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game for the remainder of the Major League Baseball regular season and playoffs.

Current and Former on-air staffEdit

Show hosts:

  • Robert D. "Bob" Coker
  • Carole Arnold
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Carlton Cordell
  • John Dale
  • Ken Gaines
  • Sharon Gaines
  • Mike Hutton
  • Mike McCarville (died March 8, 2017, age 76)
  • Greg "Eggman" Moore
  • Steve Neumann
  • Pam Pryor
  • Bob Riggins
  • Billie Rodely
  • Rick Tasetano (died February 3, 2009)
  • Mark Shannon (died May 8, 2010)
  • B. J. Wexler (now the Host of the late evening OETA "KETA-TV" Movie Club on Friday & Saturday nights)
  • Jim Rupe
  • Al Eshback (now an evening weekday host of inside sports with Al Eshback on WWLS-FM The Sports Animal)

News reporters and anchors:

  • Mary Beth Henschel
  • Tim Allen
  • Jason Doyle
  • Phil Bacharach
  • Bill Bateman
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Stephanie Chase
  • Bob Durgin[4]
  • Jon Dahlander
  • Bob Davidson
  • Trey Davis
  • Jack Edens (died May 14, 1996, age 49)
  • Mike Elder
  • Carrie Hulsey
  • Steve Jones
  • Jackson Kane (died October 27, 2004)
  • Karen Fuhrmann
  • Gwin Faulconer-Lippert
  • Rand Lavonn
  • Laura Knoll
  • Ken Johnson
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Lee Matthews (weekday mornings & afternoons)
  • Karen McCoy
  • Bill Mondora
  • Reid Mullins (died August 13, 2015 age 52)
  • Derrick Nance
  • Charles Newcomb
  • Jim Palmer
  • Jim "Captain" Perdue (died February 22, 1993, age 69)
  • Jim Reagan
  • Bill Reker
  • Randy Renner (sports director, also for sister station KGHM (AM) )
  • Mike "Roadking" Rogers (traffic reporter)
  • Scott Rowland
  • Cynthia Rozmaryn
  • David Rucker

* Dawn Shelton

  • Matt Skinner
  • Linda Steele
  • Larry Stein
  • Kim Walkingstick
  • Nate Webb
  • John Williams
  • John Wright
  • Melissa Gandal
  • Randy Pyburn

Before going news-talk in the late 1970s, the station had a MOR (middle-of-the-road) music format and had added more and more talk shows, slowly replacing music for talk. Before moving to 50 Penn Place, the studio was located at Main and Virginia, west of downtown OKC. The call sign KTOK stands for the original owner's name at the time the call letters were changed. KTOK and its sister station KJYO (Better known to everyone as KJ-103.) were one originally part of INSILCO Broadcasting which eventually became Clear Channel Broadcasting aka Clear Channel Radio and now iHeartMedia, Inc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ OKCRadio.net
  2. ^ "KTOK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "KTOK Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ "Bob Durgin". Welcome to WHP580.com. WHP (AM). Archived from the original on 2009-09-06.

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