KDOK

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"KBGE" redirects here. For the airport near Bainbridge, Georgia, assigned ICAO code KBGE, see Decatur County Industrial Air Park.
This article is about the AM radio station in Kilgore, Texas. For the FM station in Tyler, Texas formerly known as KDOK, see KTBB.
KDOK
City of license Kilgore, Texas
Broadcast area Longview-Marshall area
Branding All Hit Radio 1240
Frequency 1240 kHz
Translator(s) 101.9 K270AW (Longview)
105.3 K287AJ (Kilgore)
First air date 1936 (as KOCA)
Format Classic Hits
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 48950
Transmitter coordinates 32°25′2″N 94°51′15″W / 32.41722°N 94.85417°W / 32.41722; -94.85417Coordinates: 32°25′2″N 94°51′15″W / 32.41722°N 94.85417°W / 32.41722; -94.85417
Former callsigns KOCA (1936-1987)
KTXC (1987-1988)
KKTX (1988-1999)
KBGE (1999-2009)
Owner Chuck Conrad
(Chalk Hill Communications, LLC)
Sister stations KZQX-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website kdokradio.com

KDOK (1240 AM, "All Hit Radio") is a radio station licensed to Kilgore, Texas, USA, the station serves the Longview-Marshall area. 1240 in Kilgore, Texas is the third oldest station in East Texas behind KYZS 1490 Tyler, Texas (1930), and KFRO 1370 Longview, Texas (1935).

History[edit]

Logo used by station until simulcast of KKTX ended in May, 2009.

Licensed in 1936 as KOCA (which stood for Kilgore Oil Capital of America) had a long and rich history of serving the Kilgore community.

1240 became KTXC on February 9, 1987.

On September 15, 1988, the station changed its call sign to KKTX (to reflect it's FM sister station 96.1 KKTX-FM and to begin a simulcast with them). The simulcast would stop during local football games as KKTX and KKTX-FM ran separate games.

Then again on October 19, 1999 to KBGE.[1]

On May 7, 2009, the KKTX-FM 96.1 FM simulcast ended when the station started syndicating Scott Shannon's "The True Oldies Channel and picking up the KDOK call sign dropped by 92.1KTBB-FM in Tyler, Texas.

As of February 24, 2011, KDOK has dropped Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel and it began stunting with Michael Jackson's "Beat It" on repeat. On February 28, 2011 KDOK changed their format to classic hip hop, branded as "The Beat".

On January 31, 2013, the station was purchased by Chalk Hill Communications, LLC, who owns KZQX-FM (QX-FM). For a brief stunting period, it became "Beatles 1240" while technical changes were implemented. At noon on February 4, the new "All Hit Radio - KDOK" was launched. It is locally produced and programmed, sharing studios with KZQX-FM

KDOK Call Sign History[edit]

The original KDOK was on 1330 in Tyler, Texas and was licensed and founded by Mrs. Buford, of Buford Broadcasting, who also founded KLTV. In the 1970s 1330 dropped the KDOK call letters after years of being a top 40 format in favor of country, and changed call letters to KZAK. KZAK had legendary [according to whom?] DJs Hoss Huggins and Sans Hawkins.

After 1330 dropped the KDOK call letters they went to 1490 in Tyler (which was the original KGKB licensed in 1930).

From 1490 the KDOK call letters went to 92.1 in Tyler (the former KROZ), where they lived for 15 years as an oldies station. In 2009 92.1 dropped the KDOK call letters to simulcast sister station KTBB 600 and became KTBB-FM.

2009 is when 1240 became KDOK.

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