KTOK

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KTOK
KTOK newsradio1000 logo.png
CityOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast areaOklahoma City Metroplex
BrandingNewsRadio 1000 KTOK
SloganDepend on it!
Frequency1000 kHz (HD Radio via KXXY-FM-HD2)
First air date1927[1]
FormatNews talk information
Power5,800 watts day
5,800 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID11925
Transmitter coordinates35°21′29″N 97°27′48″W / 35.35806°N 97.46333°W / 35.35806; -97.46333
Callsign meaningK Talk OKlahoma.
AffiliationsABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Westwood One
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKBRU, KGHM-AM, KTST, KXXY-FM, KJYO, 98.5 El Patron
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial 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.[2][3] 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]

The early morning weekday programming lineup includes the nationally syndicated New Jersey based This Morning, America's First News with Gordon Deal, while Weekday mid morning and afternoon national Program lineups include nationally syndicated politically conservative Fox News Radio hosts Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity of the Fox News Network, and the EIB Radio Network's Rush Limbaugh.

The weekday overnight national syndicated programming lineup includes, The Mark Levin Show with Mark Levin, The Ron Burgundy and iHeartMedia Podcasts (on Wednesday nights only), The O'Reilly update, a thirty minute show hosted by Bill O'Reilly, The Buck Sexton Show with Buck Sexton, and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory or with a fill in guest host when Noory is absent.

The weekend daytime programming lineup includes, the nationally syndicated financial talk show The Dave Ramsey Show with Dave Ramsey, along with local Programming that includes, civic events, financial, law, political, religion, home improvement, gardening, and cooking.

The weekend evening and overnight programming lineup (In addition to a few local programs.) includes the national syndicated programs of, The Weekend with Joe Pags on Saturday nights only, The Bill Cunningham Show with Bill Cunningham on Sunday nights only, Coast to Coast AM with a guest host on Saturday nights, and with George Napp on Sunday nights or with George Noory (who hosts on the first Sunday night of each month).

KTOK is currently affiliated with Fox News Radio, and starting in April 2007, with Oklahoma City NBC-TV affiliate KFOR-TV (Oklahoma's News Channel 4.) along with sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game, in the case of local breaking news or severe weather, both stations along with their other Oklahoma City iHeartMedia, Inc. sister stations simulcast KFOR-TV's extended weather or news coverage. In the past KTOK had been affiliated with Oklahoma City ABC-TV affiliate KOCO-TV (Eye Witness 5 News.) and ABC News Radio for several years.

There are two local conservative talk show programs that still air daily on KTOK, both are hosted by KTOK on-air personality Lee Matthews: they are Matthews in the Morning, 5 AM to 8 AM, and The Drive, 5 PM to 7 PM. The shows were originally hosted by Lee Matthews and Jason Doyle respectfully, in early 2016 Doyle and Matthews traded their hosting duties with Matthews taking over the 5 AM to 8 AM time slot, and Doyle taking over "The Drive", Matthews would later retake hosting duties for "The Drive" following Doyle's departure.

KTOK also includes a mix of local and national Sports programming as well, these include, select local High School football games on Friday and Saturday nights. The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Financial Services Friday Night Finals, a weekly two hour show of state wide High School Football scores and highlights (can also be heard via simulcast with sister station KGHM-AM) from 10:00 to midnight on Friday nights (Runs from the first Friday of September til the second or third Friday of November) is Currently hosted by Randy Renner, Joel Reagan, and Chuck Ramsey.

Game Day Saturday, a look at College Football & Basketball games, specifically University of Oklahoma & Oklahoma State Football & Basketball (Also simulcast with sister station KGHM-AM.) every Saturday morning during the College Football & Basketball seasons and playoffs from 7:00-7:30 AM is also hosted by Randy Renner and Joel Reagan. KTOK also airs select boys and girls Oklahoma City and surrounding area High School Basketball games during the High School Basketball season and Playoffs.

In the fall of 2005 KTOK served as the flagship station for the NBA New Orleans Hornets Basketball team when they temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and became the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets for the 2005-06 season. For the 2006-07 season, the Hornets games were moved over to FM sister station KHBZ The Buzz AKA KBRU The Brew. In 2002 KTOK management entered into a one year deal to air select Texas Rangers (baseball) games alongside the Rangers then Triple-A Minor League affiliate the Oklahoma City RedHawks which aired on then former sister station WKY (AM) talk radio 930, Texas Rangers baseball returned to KTOK for the 2007 Major League Baseball season though 2014 with select games airing over on sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game. At the conclusion of the Oklahoma City RedHawks season, the remaining Texas Rangers games were moved over to sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game for the remainder of the Major League Baseball regular season and playoffs. Since the 2015 Major League Baseball season, KTOK entered into an agreement to carry select Los Angeles Dodgers games as an out of market affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers radio network, with sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game airing the LA Dodgers then new Triple-A baseball affiliate Oklahoma City Dodgers games, again, just as it was with the Texas Rangers, at the conclusion of the Oklahoma City Dodgers Minor League Baseball regular season and playoffs, the remaining Los Angeles Dodgers games are moved over to sister station KGHM (AM) 1340 The Game for the remainder of the Major League Baseball regular season and playoffs. In late fall of 2018 both KTOK and KGHM-AM's station affiliations with the Los Angeles Dodgers radio network were not renewed for the 2019 Major League Baseball season, therefore ending sixteen years of Professional Baseball airing on KTOK.

Current and Former on-air staff[edit]

Show hosts:

  • Robert D. "Bob" Coker
  • Carole Arnold
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Carlton Cordell
  • John Dale
  • Jason Doyle (host of "Doyle in the Morning", in early 2016 traded hosting duties with "Drive" host Lee Matthews, taking over hosting The Drive)
  • Ken Gaines
  • Sharon Gaines
  • Mike Hutton
  • Greg Merick (announcer and occasional host of Friday Night Finals, sometimes serves as play-by-play broadcaster for High School Football on Friday nights, can also be heard on sister station KGHM-AM)
  • Mike McCarville (afternoon drive show, retired 2005, died March 8, 2017, age 76)
  • Lee Matthews (weekday mornings & afternoons, originally hosted "The Drive" following Mark Shannon's death, later traded hosting duties with "Doyle in the Morning" host Jason Doyle in early 2016, taking over hosting "Doyle in the Morning" AKA "Matthews in the Morning", later took over again as host of "The Drive" following Doyle's departure)
  • Greg "Eggman" Moore
  • Steve Neumann
  • Pam Pryor
  • Bob Riggins
  • Billie Rodely
  • Rick Tasetano (died February 3, 2009)
  • Mark Shannon (died May 8, 2010, took over the "Afternoon drive show" AKA "The Drive" following Mike McCarville's retirement)
  • B. J. Wexler (later the Host of the late evening OETA "KETA-TV" Movie Club on Friday & Saturday nights, now retired)
  • Jim Rupe
  • Al Eshbach (now an evening weekday host of "Inside sports with Al Eshback" on WWLS-FM The Sports Animal)

News reporters and anchors:

  • Mary Beth Henschel
  • Tim Allen
  • Phil Bacharach
  • Bill Bateman
  • Megan Bishop (up to the minute, hourly weather & news update reporter)
  • Jerry Bohnen
  • Mike "the love cannon" Cannon
  • Stephanie Chase
  • Bob Durgin[4]
  • Jon Dahlander
  • Bob Davidson
  • Trey Davis
  • Jack Edens (died May 14, 1996, age 49)
  • Mike Elder
  • Brian Gan
  • Carrie Hulsey
  • Steve Jones
  • Jackson Kane (died October 27, 2004)
  • Karen Fuhrmann
  • Gwin Faulconer-Lippert
  • Rand Lavonn
  • Laura Knoll (morning news producer and general assignment reporter, now with KGOU
  • Ken Johnson
  • Beth Meyers (up to the minute, hourly weather & news update reporter)
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Karen McCoy
  • Bill Mondora
  • Reid Mullins (died August 13, 2015 age 52)
  • Derrick Nance
  • Charles Newcomb
  • Jim Palmer
  • Jim "Captain" Perdue (died February 22, 1993, age 69)
  • Jim Reagan
  • Jocelyn Scott (up to the minute, hourly weather & news update reporter)
  • Bill Reker
  • Randy Renner (sports director and host of Friday night finals, along with sister station KGHM (AM), formally a reporter at CBS affiliate KWTV-TV)
  • Mike "Road king" Rogers (traffic reporter, total Road King traffic)
  • Scott Rowland
  • Cynthia Rozmaryn
  • David Rucker

* Dawn Shelton

  • Matt Skinner
  • Linda Steele
  • Larry Stein (now works as the County Assessor for Oklahoma County as of 2019)
  • Kim Walkingstick
  • Nate Webb
  • John Williams
  • Calvin Wright (up to the minute, hourly weather & news update reporter)
  • Melissa Gandal
  • Randy Pyburn
  • John Wright
  1. ^ OKCRadio.net
  2. ^ "KTOK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "KTOK Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ "Bob Durgin". Welcome to WHP580.com. WHP (AM). Archived from the original on 2009-09-06.

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