KOSY (AM)

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KOSY
City of license Texarkana, Arkansas
Broadcast area Texarkana
Slogan Rejoice 790 AM Musical Soul Food
Frequency 790 kHz
Format Gospel
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 7072
Transmitter coordinates 33°22′30.00″N 94°1′0.00″W / 33.3750000°N 94.0166667°W / 33.3750000; -94.0166667
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Texarkana License, LLC)
Sister stations KKYR, KMJI, KPWW, KYGL
Website http://www.kosy790.com/

KOSY (790 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Gospel format. Licensed to Texarkana, Arkansas, USA, it serves the Texarkana area. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.

The radio station was originally founded in 1951 by W. Decker Smith, MD, as an investment. It was affiliated with the CBS Radio Network. His son, James K. Smith, ran the station for many years as the general manager. The studios were established in the same building at 119 E. 6th as the Smith Clinic medical practice. Well into the 1980s, until the building was destroyed by a fire, remnants of the old medical practice remained on the upper floors including X-ray equipment and examination tables (the broadcasting studios were on the lower floors). In 1989, the younger Smith, who had suffered a heart attack and was approaching retirement, sold the station to corporate interests.

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