KOCP

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KOCP
KQIE Old School 1047 logo.jpg
CityOxnard, California
Broadcast areaOxnard-Ventura, California
Santa Barbara, California
Los Angeles, California
BrandingOld School 104.7
Slogan"Your Old School Station" (General)
"Jammin' the 805's Old School" (Secondary)
Frequency104.7 MHz
Translator(s)98.3 K252FK Culver City, CA
First air date1972; 47 years ago (1972) (as KEWE at 95.9)
FormatRhythmic oldies
ERP18,000 watts
HAAT252 meters (827 ft)
ClassB
Facility ID70563
Callsign meaningK OCtoPus (previous classic rock format)
Former callsignsKEWE (1972-1977)
KGAB (1977-1982)
KZTR (1982-1991)
KELF (1991-1995)
Former frequencies95.9 MHz (1972-2016)
OwnerGold Coast Broadcasting LLC
(Point Four LLC)
Sister stationsKCAQ, KFYV, KKZZ, KOSJ, KQAV, KQIE, KVTA, KWIE, KXFM
WebcastListen Live
Websiteoldschool1047.com

KOCP (104.7 MHz, "Old School 104.7") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Oxnard, California, broadcasting to the Oxnard-Ventura, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara, California areas. The station airs a rhythmic oldies music format and is owned by Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC. KOCP is rebroadcast on FM translator K252FK in Culver City, California at 98.3 MHz. It is partially simulcast on sister station KQIE in Redlands, California, also at 104.7 MHz.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

KEWE began broadcasting on the 95.9 MHz frequency on August 15, 1972 with an automated soft rock format.[1] Five years later, the station changed its call sign to KGAB and flipped to an album-oriented rock format known as "B96". In 1982, KGAB adopted the call letters KZTR[2] and an adult contemporary format known as "K-Star". The station flipped to classic rock in 1987 with the branding "96ZTR".[3]

In September 1988, Gold Coast Communications Corp. sold KZTR and AM sister station KCZN to Golden Bear Broadcasting Inc. for $1,967,500. This amount is comparable to the sum of the two stations' previous individual purchase prices in 1985 and 1986, respectively.[4] Three years later, on July 10, 1991, the station changed its call letters to KELF to reflect its new regional Mexican music format branded "El Elefante".[2][5]

On October 21, 1994, Gold Coast Broadcasting Co. (not to be confused with the aforementioned Gold Coast Communications) purchased KELF and KKZZ from Golden Bear Broadcasting for $1.2 million.[6] The following February, the station adopted the KOCP call letters[2] and launched a classic rock format known as "95.9 The Octopus". On August 25, 2010, KOCP flipped to classic hits, identifying as "Rewind 95.9".[7]

Old School 95.9 and Old School 104.7[edit]

On August 29, 2014, KOCP adopted a rhythmic oldies format with the branding "Old School 95.9".[8]

On July 1, 2016, KOCP swapped frequencies with sister station KCAQ, transferring from 95.9 to 104.7 FM. This move brought the rhythmic oldies back to Los Angeles for the first time due to KHHT's flip to urban contemporary in February 2015.[9] With the frequency switch, KOCP became known as "Old School 104.7".

KOCP is partially simulcast in the Inland Empire on sister station KQIE, which also broadcasts at 104.7 MHz. On October 6, 2017, KOCP began streaming online.

Transmission notes[edit]

In the San Gabriel Valley, low-power FM station KQEV-LP in Walnut is squeezed in between KOCP and KQIE's signal contours to cover its own signal contour, causing a small gap in transmission between each station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Stations in the United States and Canada" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1975. p. C-16. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History: KCAQ". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Segues" (PDF). Radio and Records. March 20, 1987. p. 69. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Golden Bear Dips Into Gold Coast Honey Pot For $2.9 Mil" (PDF). Radio and Records. September 23, 1988. p. 8. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Ross, Sean; Rosen, Craig; Stark, Phyllis (July 6, 1991). "Stern Finally A Done Deal At KLSX; Driscoll Out At Q102; NBN Drops News" (PDF). Billboard. p. 13. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. Cahners Publishing Co. November 14, 1994. p. 65. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (August 26, 2010). "More Rewinds Coming in Ventura & Virginia?". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (August 31, 2014). "KOCP Flips to Old School". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (June 30, 2016). "Gold Coast's KCAQ & KOCP To Swap Frequencies". RadioInsight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 20, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°20′55″N 119°20′16″W / 34.3486°N 119.3379°W / 34.3486; -119.3379