KVOO-FM

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KVOO-FM
KVOO 98.5KVOO logo.jpg
City Tulsa, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Tulsa metropolitan area
Branding "98.5 KVOO"
Slogan "Today's Country Variety"
Frequency 98.5 MHz
First air date November 16, 1973
Format Country music
Power 99,000 watts
HAAT 374 meters (1227 feet)
Class C
Facility ID 68330
Transmitter coordinates 36°11′26″N 96°05′50″W / 36.19056°N 96.09722°W / 36.19056; -96.09722
Callsign meaning K Voice Of Oklahoma
Former callsigns KBJH (1973-1976)
KCFO-FM (1976-1987)
KUSO (1987-1988)
Owner E. W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings LLC)
Sister stations KHTT, KBEZ, KXBL-FM, KFAQ, KJRH-TV
Webcast Listen Live
Website kvoo.com

KVOO-FM (98.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company and it airs a country music radio format. The station picked up the heritage call sign and country format in 1988. It shared the call letters with an AM sister station that had long been known for country music in Tulsa, until the AM outlet changed to a news/talk format as KFAQ in 2002. KVOO's studios are located in Midtown Tulsa and the transmitter is in the Osage Reservation north of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

KVOO-FM is licensed by the FCC to broadcast in the HD Radio format.[1][2]

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KVOO-FM first signed on the air on November 16, 1973.[3] Its call letters were KBJH, and it aired a Christian radio format. The station was started by evangelist Billy James Hargis and his initials were part of the call sign. The station's license was held by the American Christian College, founded by Hargis.

In 1976, the call letters were changed to KCFO. The station called itself "Love 98 FM" and it played Contemporary Christian music.

Journal Communications (KVOO-FM's owner) and The E.W. Scripps Company (owner of Tulsa's NBC network affiliate KJRH-TV) announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name. The new firm would own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KVOO-FM.[4]

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