|City of license||Henryetta, Oklahoma|
|Branding||"Big Country 99.5"|
|Owner||Journal Broadcast Group
(Sale to the E. W. Scripps Company pending)
(Journal Broadcast Corporation)
|Sister stations||KHTT KVOO-FM KBEZ KFAQ|
KXBL is a classic country radio station known as "Big Country 99.5" ("Big Country" was a slogan 1170 KFAQ used during its country music heyday). Located in Henryetta, Oklahoma, it broadcasts to the Tulsa, Oklahoma area on 99.5 FM. The station is owned by Journal Broadcast Group. Its studios are located in Midtown Tulsa and shares a transmitter with television station KTPX-TV in Mounds, Oklahoma.
In the 1970's & 1980's, the station was known as KGCG "The Green Country Giant" then later as KDLB "Double Barrel Country" (both as country stations). It later went dark, then came back on the air in 1985 as "Magic 99" (KQMJ) until 1991. After that, it became "99.5 The Storm" with calls KSTM. KSTM flipped to country in March 1993 and changed calls to KCKI as "Kick99". It changed calls in 2001 to KXBL and became "99.5 The Bull". In 2003, KXBL became a classic country station as "Big Country 99.5" its current format.
Journal Communications (KXBL's owner) and The E.W. Scripps Company (owner of NBC's local affiliate KJRH-TV) announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KXBL. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.
- "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
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- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KXBL
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