Tyler Media Group

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Tyler Media Group, also known as Tyler Broadcasting Corporation or simply Tyler Media, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a media company which owns five television stations (consisting of three Univision network affiliates, one Estrella TV affiliate and one Telemundo affiliate) and seven radio stations (six English-language and one Spanish-language). The company also operates an outdoor advertising company, Tyler Outdoor Advertising and a sign business, the Tyler Outdoor Sign Co. Ty Tyler is the president of the company and his brother Tony Tyler acts as vice president. The company is headquartered at 5101 South Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1965 by Ralph Tyler, when it purchased KEBC radio in Oklahoma City; Tyler owned the station for 14 years until 1986. Tyler re-entered the radio business in 1994 with the purchase of a station in Ada. Tyler Media entered the television industry in 2004 after it purchased Oklahoma City television station KQOK (channel 30). After the sale, Tyler Media converted the station into a Telemundo affiliate and recalled the station to KTUZ-TV after its new radio sister.

On April 16, 2009 Tyler purchased five affiliates of the Spanish-language network Univisión at an auction held by Equity Media Holdings, which was liquidating its assets that year due to bankruptcy.[1] After the sale was approved by the FCC, this created a duopoly with KTUZ-TV.[2] Equity had owned both stations at some point, KTUZ-TV was owned by Equity from sign-on until 2004 when Equity traded channel 30 to Tyler Media in exchange for KUOK.

On July 15, 2012, Tyler Media entered into an agreement with Renda Broadcasting to purchase that company's Oklahoma City radio cluster (KMGL, KOMA, KRXO and KOKC) for $40 million. In accordance to limits imposed by the Federal Communications Commission on the number of radio stations a single broadcasting entity can own in a single market, Tyler sold KTLR-AM/FM and KKNG to WPA Radio for $1.6 million.[3][4]

Stations[edit]

Television[edit]

Current[edit]

City of license/Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned from Affiliation
Shawnee, Oklahoma/Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KTUZ-TV 30 (29) 2004 Telemundo
Woodward, Oklahoma KUOK 35 (35) 2009 Univision
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KUOK-LD
(repeater of KUOK)
36 (--) 2009 Univision
KOCY-LP 48 (--) 2009 Estrella TV
Tulsa, Oklahoma KUTU-CD 25 (--) 2009 Univision

Former[edit]

City of license/Market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Owned from Affiliation
Sulphur, Oklahoma KOKT-LP
(repeater of KUOK)
20 (--) 2009–2011 Univision

Radio[edit]

AM Stations[edit]

City of license Station Current format
Del City, Oklahoma KEBC (1560 kHz.) Comedy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KOKC (1520 kHz.) News Talk

FM Stations[edit]

City of license Station Current format
Okarche, Oklahoma KTUZ-FM (106.7 MHz.) Regional Mexican
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma KRXO (107.7 MHz.) Sports
KMGL (104.1 MHz.) adult contemporary
KOMA (92.5 MHz.) Classic Hits
Newcastle, Oklahoma KJKE (93.3 MHz.) Country music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "OKC cluster expands". Television Business Report. May 19, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ Is Renda Cashing Out?, RadioInk, July 16, 2012.
  4. ^ In Oklahoma City, Tyler spins two so it can buy four from Renda (for $40M), RadioInfo, July 16, 2012.

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