KOMA (FM)

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KOMA
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City of license Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City Metroplex
Branding 92.5 KOMA
Slogan "Oklahoma's Greatest Hits"
Frequency 92.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
92.5 HD-2 for CHR "Now 92.9"
92.5 HD-3 for "News-Talk 1520 KOKC"
First air date September 15, 1966 (as KXLS)
June 22, 1992 (as KOMA)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 94,000 watts
HAAT 472 meters (1,549 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 72469
Callsign meaning K OklahOMA (pronounced as "coma")
Former callsigns KXLS (1966-1973)
KKNG (1973-1992)
Owner Ty and Tony Tyler
(Tyler Media, L.L.C.)
Sister stations KMGL, KOKC, KRXO, KJKE, KTUZ, KEBC
Webcast Listen Live
Website komaradio.com

KOMA (92.5 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Locally owned by Tyler Media, the station's studios are located in Northeast Oklahoma City.

Format[edit]

KOMA broadcasts a classic hits music format featuring popular songs from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

92.5 history[edit]

92.5 was first known as KXLS in 1966. The easy listening music formatted station was owned by Bob Williams, the owner of a high-end sound store. Williams' transmitter and studio combo were located near N. 50th and Santa Fe in Oklahoma City. In the late sixties, KXLS-FM was owned by Bill Dawson's, Dawson Communications, Inc. which also owned (at that time) KMOD-FM, Tulsa, OK, KXXK-FM, Dallas, TX, and KMSC-FM, Houston, TX.

The call letters were changed once again in 1973 to KKNG while owned by Swanson Broadcasting. The easy listening format remained in place until the early 1990s. The owners at the time, Wilks Schwartz Broadcasting, determined they wanted to take the station more toward an adult contemporary format to compete with KMGL.

AM to FM transition[edit]

The KOMA call letters made the transition to 92.5 FM on June 22, 1992, after Chicago-based Diamond Broadcasting (then owner) entered a local marketing agreement with Wilks Schwartz Broadcasting.

1520 KOMA continued its simulcast of its FM sister until February, 2003, when it was decided that the 50,000 watt AM station would better serve the public as a News/Talk outlet, now known as KOKC.

HD Radio[edit]

KOMA along with sister stations KRXO and KOKC-AM broadcast on HD Radio.

Station ownership changes[edit]

In May, 1998, it was announced that KOMA and sister station, KRXO, were to be purchased by Renda Broadcasting. New digital studios in NE Oklahoma City were constructed. At 3pm on November 9, 1998, KOMA began broadcasting from the new location. The studios, ironically, once housed KOMA's rival, WKY. Danny Williams, Ronnie Kaye and Fred Hendrickson all worked in the building during the 1970s when they were disc jockeys for WKY.

After 37 years of broadcasting in Moore, KOMA's studios became vacant.

On July 15, 2012, Ty and Tony Tyler's Tyler Media entered into an agreement with Renda Broadcasting to purchase that company's Oklahoma City radio cluster (KMGL, KOMA, KRXO and KOKC) for $40 million. In accordance to limits imposed by the Federal Communications Commission on the number of radio stations a single broadcasting entity can own in a single market, Tyler sold KTLR and KKNG to WPA Radio for $1.6 million.[1][2] Tyler's purchase of KOMA and its sister stations was consummated on November 13, 2012.

Oklahoma City sister stations[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°33′36″N 97°29′08″W / 35.5601°N 97.4856°W / 35.5601; -97.4856