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CityPacific Grove, California
Broadcast areaMonterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, California
Branding105.1 K-Ocean
SloganThe Central Coast's Greatest Throwbacks
Frequency105.1 MHz
First air date1978[1]
FormatRhythmic Adult Contemporary
ERP1,800 watts
HAAT183 meters
Facility ID8082
Callsign meaningReference to Pacific OCeaN
Former frequencies104.9 MHz
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsKDON-FM, KION, KPRC-FM, KTOM-FM
WebcastListen Live

KOCN (105.1 FM) is a Rhythmic AC station licensed to Salinas, California. It has been owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Media and Entertainment) since 1997.[2] Its studios are in Salinas, and the transmitter is just east of Monterey.

The station was first licensed April 28, 1978.[1] In August 1995 K-Ocean 105 moved from 104.9 MHz to 105.1 MHz, shortly after its radio format moved from Westwood One soft adult contemporary to Westwood One oldies.[3] Its current format is described in its slogan as "The Central Coast's Greatest Throwbacks".

K-Ocean's former logo used until September 2014


  1. ^ a b History Cards for KOCN, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Full Biography for Roger P. Pasquier Candidate for Mayor; City of Pacific Grove
  3. ^ "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (30): 114. July 29, 1995.

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Coordinates: 36°33′07″N 121°47′20″W / 36.552°N 121.789°W / 36.552; -121.789