KOSP

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KOSP
City Ozark, Missouri
Broadcast area Springfield, Missouri
Branding 92.9 The Beat
Slogan Springfield's Hottest Hits
Frequency 92.9 MHz
First air date 1995
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 150 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 51100
Callsign meaning Ozarks SPringfield
Former callsigns KOMG (1995-2010)
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.929thebeat.com

KOSP (92.9 FM, "92.9 The Beat") is a radio station broadcasting a Rhythmic CHR format. Licensed to Ozark, Missouri, United States, it serves the Springfield area. The station is currently owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting.

Station History[edit]

The 92.9 frequency was originally the home of KOMG, which signed on with a Classic Country format in 1995. It was later known as Magic 92-9 as hot AC and then Mix 92-9. On September 13, 2010, KOMG swapped signals with sister station KOSP, which had an Adult Contemporary format billed as "Star 105.1." After the swap, KOSP was relaunched as "Star 92.9" but would later evolve to Classic Hits by 2011. On August 29, 2012 at 10AM, KOSP dropped their Classic Hits format for Rhythmic CHR as “92.9 The Beat." This puts KOSP in direct competition with KSPW, who started out as a Rhythmic when it flipped formats from AC in 2001.[1]

On October 20, 2014, KOSP began a new Morning Show called "Rich and McClain in the Morning." The slogan of the show is "Try something new," as they broadcast live from 6-10 am Monday through Friday. The show brings market vet and former morning host Dawn McClain who spent 12 years at KSPW with Richard Deaver Jr, who comes to KOSP from WPLJ in NYC where he was a member of the Todd Show in the Morning. He was the youngest full time morning on air personality in the New York City radio market. Deaver would leave the station a month later, leaving McClain solo in mornings. [2]

Station Lineup[edit]

  • Mornings: Chris and Company
  • Middays: Bailey
  • Afternoons: Jeff Andrews
  • Nights: TK
  • Fridays: "Friday Night Beats" (10PM-12Mid)
  • Saturdays: The BEAT Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "92.9 KOSP Springfield Has A Beat" from Radioinsight.com (August 29, 2012)
  2. ^ "KOSP To Debut New Morning Show" from All Access (October 20, 2014)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°58′26″N 93°25′37″W / 36.974°N 93.427°W / 36.974; -93.427