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For the Denton, Texas radio station that held the call sign KOAI at 106.1 FM from 1987 to 1992, see KHKS.
For the Fort Worth, Texas radio station that held the call sign KOAI at 107.5 FM from 1992 to 2006, see KMVK.
For the Van Buren, Arkansas radio station that held the call sign KOAI at 1060 AM from 2006 to 2012, see KJQS.
City Sun City West, Arizona
Broadcast area Phoenix metropolitan area
Branding 95.1 & 94.9 The Oasis
Slogan Lite & Refreshing
Frequency 95.1 MHz
Translator(s) 94.9 K235CB (Chandler)
Repeater(s) 103.9-2 KZON-HD2 (Gilbert)
First air date 1996 (as KFMR)
Format Soft adult contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
Audience share 1.2 (October 2013, Nielsen Audio[1])
ERP 41,000 watts
HAAT 849 meters
Class C
Facility ID 16770
Transmitter coordinates 34°14′5.00″N 112°22′2.00″W / 34.2347222°N 112.3672222°W / 34.2347222; -112.3672222
Callsign meaning K OAsIs
Former callsigns KFMR (1996-2005)
KVIB (2005-2014)
Owner Sun City Communications
(Riviera Broadcast Group)
Website theoasisphoenix.com

KOAI (95.1/94.9 FM "The Oasis") is a Soft adult contemporary radio station serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and licensed to Sun City West, Arizona. The station is owned by Sun City Holdings under the name of "Sun City Communications," and is part of the Great Hill Partners investment portfolio. It is licensed to and operated by Riviera Broadcast Group. Its studios are located on 7th Street in Midtown Phoenix, while its transmitter is located in Crown King, Arizona (producing a rimshot signal from 50 miles northwest of Phoenix).

KVIB was (until January 2014) the only Phoenix-area station to adopt the Hispanic rhythmic ("hurban") format, a youth-oriented radio format that plays both Spanish-language and English-language pop. The station's mix of music targets the Valley's burgeoning young Latino population, particularly long-time residents who can speak English but prefer Spanish.

On January 23, 2014, KVIB changed their format to Spanish adult contemporary, branded as "Solamente Exitos".[1]

On August 13, 2014, at noon, 95.1 flipped to Soft AC as 95.1 The Oasis, and nine days later, the station became KOAI. The first song on The Oasis was Cool Change by the Little River Band.[2][3] The station played a Christmas music format for the 2014 holiday season, the second station in Phoenix after KESZ.

On April 9, 2015, 95.1 gained an FM translator, K235CB 94.9 on South Mountain (licensed to Chandler), and also began simulcasting on the HD2 subchannel of KEXX.

In May 2015, KOAI adjusted its playlist to include more uptempo selections from the 1990s through the present time, while still retaining a gold/soft AC-lean.


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