KTOK

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KTOK
City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City Metroplex
Branding NewsRadio 1000 KTOK
Slogan NewsRadio 1000 KTOK - Depend on it!
Frequency 1000 kHz 96.1-2 FM KXXY-FM HD2 (HD Radio)
First air date 1927[1]
Format News talk information
Audience share 5.2 (Wi'08, R&R[2])
Power 5,800 watts day
5,800 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 11925
Transmitter coordinates 35°21′29″N 97°27′48″W / 35.35806°N 97.46333°W / 35.35806; -97.46333
Callsign meaning K Talk OKlahoma.
Affiliations ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Westwood One
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official website

KTOK (1000 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news talk information format. Licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, the station serves the Oklahoma City area. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, the station features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.[3][4] The station is also simulcast on KXXY's HD radio secondary channel. The station began as KFXR in 1927, and was owned by the Exchange Avenue Baptist Church. Its transmitter is located in Moore, Oklahoma, and studios are located at the 50 Penn Place building on the northwest side of Oklahoma City.

Programming[edit]

Programming includes politically conservative syndicated hosts Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. Overnight programming includes Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.

KTOK is affiliated with Fox News Radio, and starting in April 2007, with KFOR-TV. KTOK had been affiliated with KOCO-TV and ABC News Radio for several years.

There are two daily local conservative talk show programs: Matthews in the Morning hosted by Lee Matthews, 5am to 8am, and The Drive with JD hosted by Jason Doyle, 5pm to 7pm.

Former on-air staff[edit]

Show hosts:

  • Carole Arnold
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Carlton Cordell
  • John Dale
  • Ken Gaines
  • Sharon Gaines
  • Mike Hutton
  • Lee Matthews
  • Mike McCarville
  • Greg "Eggman" Moore
  • Steve Neumann
  • Pam Pryor
  • Bob Riggins
  • Billie Rodely
  • Rick Tasetano (died 2/3 2009)
  • Mark Shannon (died 5/8 2010)
  • B. J. Wexler

News reporters and anchors:

  • Mary Beth Henschel
  • Tim Allen
  • Jason Doyle
  • Phil Bacharach
  • Bill Bateman
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Stephanie Chase
  • Bob Durgin[5]
  • Jon Dahlander
  • Bob Davidson
  • Trey Davis
  • Jack Edens (died May 14, 1996, age 49)
  • Mike Elder
  • Carrie Hulsey
  • Steve Jones
  • Jackson Kane (died October 27, 2004)
  • Karen Fuhrmann
  • Gwin Faulconer-Lippert
  • Rand Lavonn
  • Laura Knoll
  • Ken Johnson
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Karen McCoy
  • Bill Mondora
  • Reid Mullins
  • Derrick Nance
  • Charles Newcomb
  • Jim Palmer
  • Jim "Captain" Perdue (died February 22, 1993, age 69)
  • Jim Reagan
  • Bill Reker
  • Mike "Roadking" Rogers
  • Scott Rowland
  • Cynthia Rozmaryn
  • David Rucker

* Dawn Shelton

  • Matt Skinner
  • Linda Steele
  • Larry Stein
  • Kim Walkingstick
  • Nate Webb
  • John Williams
  • John Wright
  • Melissa Gandal

Before going news-talk in the late 1970s, the station had a MOR (middle-of-the-road) music format and had added more and more talk shows, slowly replacing music for talk. Before moving to 50 Penn Place, the studio was located at Main and Virginia, west of downtown OKC. The call sign KTOK stands for the original owner's name at the time the call letters were changed. KTOK and its sister station KJYO were one originally part of INSILCO Broadcasting, which eventually became Clear Channel.

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