KXOK-LP

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KXOK-LP
City Modesto, California
Slogan "The Voice of Modesto"
Frequency 107.9 (MHz)
Format Community-based Urban Contemporary
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 25 meters
Class L1
Callsign meaning People's Station Radio[1]
Former callsigns KPSR-LP (2005-2015)
Owner Westside Project Community Center

KXOK-LP was a community-aimed Urban Contemporary LPFM radio station serving Modesto, California, broadcasting on 107.9 FM.

Originally licensed as KPSR-LP, it was Modesto's only true Urban formatted radio station playing Hip Hop, R&B, Old School, Classic soul and Gospel music, catering to the mainstream and adult audiences in the relatively demographically small African American community. (KHTN also plays Hip Hop and R&B, but it carries a Rhythmic format.) In addition it carried community affairs programs, and had planned to air local church services.

KPSR-LP filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 7, 2014, for a Special Temporary Authorization (STA) allowing it to go off the air due to difficulty with the landlord of their studio in Modesto.[2] A subsequent attempt by several local business people to revive the station as KXOK-LP, playing Oldies But Goodies music (as part of Modesto's annual "Graffiti Festival" program) was rejected by the FCC.[3]

The station's call letters were removed from the FCC database on January 11th 2015 after the station was unable to provide proof that they had not been off-air for over a year. A subsequent request to reverse the call-letter removal (and license cancellation) was rejected by the FCC on June 30, 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ It is also noted that the call letters may have alluded to local broadcast engineer Paul Shinn (as in Paul Shinn Radio) who had assisted in the early planning of the station.
  2. ^ See FCC application BLSTA-20140207AAO, granted May 2, 2014.
  3. ^ See FCC application BPL-20160113ABT, dismissed February 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "FCC Denial of Petition of Reconsideration" (PDF). June 30, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 37°37′59″N 120°59′49″W / 37.633°N 120.997°W / 37.633; -120.997