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KYAL-FM logo.jpg
City of license Muskogee, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa, Oklahoma
Branding The Sports Animal
Frequency 97.1 MHz
First air date January 19. 1984 (as KRLQ)
Format Sports
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 600 meters (1969 feet)
Class C
Facility ID 35141
Transmitter coordinates 35°15′35″N 95°25′52″W / 35.25972°N 95.43111°W / 35.25972; -95.43111
Former callsigns KRLQ (1984-1990)
KKWK (1988-1991)
KMMY (1991-2006)[1]
Affiliations Yahoo! Sports Radio
Owner KMMY, Inc.
Sister stations KBIX, KITO-FM, KYAL
Webcast Listen Live

KYAL-FM (97.1 FM, "The Sports Animal") is a radio station licensed to serve Muskogee, Oklahoma. The station is owned by KMMY, Inc. It airs a Sports radio format.[2]


As KMMY, this station was known as "Y97, Today's Hot New Country" and aired a country music format.[3] Notable on-air personalities included disk jockey Gary Walker and weather forecaster Don Woods.

The station was assigned the KYAL-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on April 3, 2006.[1] The station flipped from country music to all-sports on 2006-04-17 when the "Sports Animal" format moved from KYAL (AM) to KYAL-FM.[4] The AM station and KBIX simulcast this programming as part of the Sports Animal Network.[5] The station made the change to increase the coverage area and improve the signal as part of a drive to improve ratings.[6]


The Tulsa Sports Animal runs its own programming from 9 am-2 pm each weekday.

  • "Animal Fodder" runs from 9-11 am hosted by Kevin Ward.
  • Former Oklahoma State University football coach and NFL assistant Pat Jones appears from noon to 2 pm with long time Tulsa broadcaster KJRH's "Big" Al Jerkens on "The Middle of the Day Show" that runs from 11 am-2 pm.

The Tulsa station also airs the Oklahoma City Animal's programming including:

Yahoo! Sports Radio is broadcast when Animal programming is off air.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Hauser, Glenn (2006-10-24). "DX Listening Digest 6-158". Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  4. ^ Sittler, Dave (2006-03-28). "Satisfying a Jones for a little magic". Daily Oklahoman. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. ^ Bracht, Mel (2006-05-12). "Pat Jones a radio natural". Daily Oklahoman. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  6. ^ Haisten, Bill (2006-02-10). "Reid remains confident". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 

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