KTLR

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For the airport in Tulare County, California, assigned ICAO code KTLR, see Mefford Field.
KTLR
City of license Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City metropolitan area
Branding Community Talk AM 890
Frequency 890 kHz
First air date January 1, 1978
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts (day only)
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 35°33′59″N 97°28′28″W / 35.56639°N 97.47444°W / 35.56639; -97.47444
Callsign meaning TyLeR Broadcasting (current owner)
Owner Stanton Nelson
(WPA Radio, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website KTLR.com

KTLR (890 AM, "Community Talk 890 AM") is a radio station serving the Oklahoma City metropolitan area with a News/Talk format. The station is currently under ownership of Stanton Nelson, through licensee WPA Radio, LLC.[1][2]

Because it shares the same frequency as "clear channel" station WLS-AM in Chicago, Illinois; KTLR only operates during the daytime hours.

History[edit]

For a time, it was airing a Gospel music format before making its switch to the current format in 2007. The station's previous callsign was KBYE, established in 1945. It was one of OKC's first black formatted stations for many years. The tower, before moving to Britton Rd. and Eastern was located on the same property as Remington Park at approx. 55th and N. Eastern. The studio was located at 9th and Broadway downtown, where the Murrah Bombing site is now. Ownership for many years was by the Lynch brothers. Under Tyler ownership, the station was then known as KKNG beginning 1999-09-17. On 2000-08-30, the station changed its call sign to the current KTLR.[3]

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