KADA (AM)

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KADA
City Ada, Oklahoma
Branding 1230 The Ref
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date 1934
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 33259
Transmitter coordinates 34°47′6.00″N 96°40′44.00″W / 34.7850000°N 96.6788889°W / 34.7850000; -96.6788889
Owner The Chickasaw Nation
Sister stations KADA-FM, KCNP, KTLS-FM, KXFC, KYKC
Website kadaradio.net

KADA (1230 AM, "The Ref") is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. Licensed to Ada, Oklahoma, United States, the station (and its sister stations, KADA-FM 99.3, KYKC 100.1, KCNP 89.5, KXFC 105.5, and KTLS 106.5) are owned by The Chickasaw Nation.[1]

History[edit]

KADA was a charter member of the Oklahoma Network when it was formed in 1937.[2]

Notable programs[edit]

  • 10:15 Club, with disc jockey Dan Owen (Owens), 1950
  • Homemakers Music, with disc jockey Monte Bell, 1949–1954
  • Just for Ladies, with disc jockey Betty Hughes Nolen, 1950
  • Melody Roundup, with disc jockey Dan Owen (Owens), 1948
  • Mystery Matinee, with disc jockey George P. Miller, 1949
  • Songs of Range Capers, with disc jockey Bill Little, 1947
  • Songs of the Range, with disc jockey Monte Bell, 1949–1954[3]

Notable on-air personalities[edit]

  • Douglas Edwards - Newscaster - 1950s
  • Monte Bell, sportscaster, 1951–1954
  • Hilary Fry, newscaster, 1942
  • Frank Hawkinson, newscaster, 1939
  • Lillard Hill - newscaster, 1942
  • Weldon Stomps - newscaster, 1942.[3]
  • Berry Bell 1972-1975
  • John Williams - 1973-1976
  • Rick Cody - 1978 - 1992
  • Roger Harris 1978 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KADA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "New Okla. Network" (PDF). Radio Daily. February 9, 1937. p. 1. Retrieved 19 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Sies, Luther F. Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960. Jefferson, NC:McFarland, 2000.

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