KVSP

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KVSP
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City of license Anadarko, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City area, although the signal can be clearly heard in rural areas west of Oklahoma City.
Branding Power 103.5
Slogan "#1 For Blazin' Hip-Hop and R&B!"
Frequency 103.5 MHz
First air date 1981 as KRPT-FM (Anadarko, OK); 1994 as KVSP on 1140 AM
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 600 meters
Class C
Facility ID 2189
Callsign meaning Kevin, Velvet, & Shannon Perry (station owner's children)
Owner Perry Broadcasting
Sister stations KRMP
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.kvsp.com

KVSP (Power 103.5) is a Mainstream Urban radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and Central Oklahoma. It is owned by the locally-based Perry Broadcasting. Its studios are located at Perry Plaza II in the Eastside district of Oklahoma City and its transmitter is located in Alfalfa, Oklahoma. The tower the transmitter antenna is located on is the tallest structure in the state of Oklahoma, although Oklahoma City itself is in the "distant" area of the coverage area, according to Radio-Locator.com.[1]. This is due to the 103.5 frequency being four spaces away from the 104.1 frequency in Oklahoma City, making it difficult to properly cover the market.

History[edit]

KRPT-FM went on the air as a Country station in 1981 serving the Anadarko, OK area. The station later changed its calls to KRMP in March 2003 and became known as "Superstar Country 103.5." The station moved to southwest of Oklahoma City from Anadarko, OK in July 2004 and became KVSP "Power 103.5" with an Mainstream Urban format making it Oklahoma City's first Urban station on the FM dial since KAEZ (Now Classic rock KRXO) departed in 1985.

Meanwhile, KVSP was launched as an Urban Contemporary radio station in 1993 on 1140 AM and was called Power Jammin' 1140. It was the first African American-owned and operated station under Perry Broadcasting's ownership as the Oklahoma radio market was not serving the Black community too well at the time based on Perry's perceptions; Perry would later acquire and launch sister station KJMM in Tulsa the year after as part of the "Power Jammin' Network". For years KVSP played Hip Hop, R&B, Old School/Classic Soul and Gospel for years, and was the home of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

When KVSP relocated to the FM dial position in 2004, it was renamed Power 103.5. Upon the transition, KVSP modified its format to Mainstream Urban and began carrying the Doug Banks Morning Show. As for the 1140 AM frequency, it is now an Urban Adult Contemporary formatted station as The Touch, a division of ABC Radio, swapped call letters KVSP for KRMP (previously on 103.5), and still airs Tom Joyner in the Mornings. After Doug Banks went off the air for good, KVSP replaced the show with the Dallas-based Rickey Smiley show. KVSP currently has no competitors in the Oklahoma City market.

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Coordinates: 35°15′04″N 98°36′54″W / 35.251°N 98.615°W / 35.251; -98.615