KMUS

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KMUS
City of license Sperry, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding 1380 AM Radio Las Americas
Frequency 1380 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1948
Format Spanish popular music, news
Power 7,000 watts daytime,
250 watts nighttime
Callsign meaning MUSkogee (former city of license)
Disney Character MicKey MoUSe (Radio Disney era)
Former callsigns KLUE (1987-1990)
Owner Radio Las Americas LLC

KMUS is a Spanish-language radio station which serves the Tulsa, Oklahoma market. KMUS broadcasts on 1380 kHz under ownership of Radio Las Americas LLC. Although the station can heard through much of the Tulsa area during the daytime hours, its nighttime signal is limited to just 250 watts, offering much weaker reception.

History[edit]

KMUS began broadcasting in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1948. It changed to KLUE on July 25, 1987 with a format of crossover country. Three years later, the call sign reverted to KMUS and the station aired an adult standards format before Reunion Broadcasting, LLC sold it to The Walt Disney Company in 2004. Its transmitter site and city of license was relocated to Sperry, Oklahoma, and the format changed to the company's Radio Disney offering.

Disney took KMUS, and five other stations slated to be sold, off the air on January 22, 2010.[1][2] After the first attempt to sell the station fell through, a deal to sell KMUS to Radio Las Americas LLC was announced in February 2011.[3] Radio Las Americas returned the station to the air on April 29 with a Spanish-language popular music format, along with two newscasts a day (which are audio-only versions of the newscasts on sister television station KXAP-LD).[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Disney Takes Six Stations Silent". All Access. January 28, 2010. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ Zucker, John W (January 26, 2010). "Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Radio Disney continues its selloff of medium-market stations: Tulsa's KMUS/1380". Radio-Info.com. February 18, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Arnold, Kyle (April 26, 2011). "Tulsa to get fourth Spanish-language radio station". Tulsa World. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Arnold, Kyle (April 30, 2011). "Radio Las Americas latest Spanish-language station". Tulsa World. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  6. ^ Grinter, Jeff (April 29, 2011). "New Hispanic Radio Station On The Air". KTUL.com. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 36°15′57″N 95°58′16″W / 36.26583°N 95.97111°W / 36.26583; -95.97111