Media in Oklahoma City

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As of 2011, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area is the 44th-largest media market in the United States, as ranked by Nielsen Media Research, with 712,630 television households[1] (0.6% of all U.S. homes) and 1.2 million people aged 12+. The following is a summary of broadcast and print media in Oklahoma City:

Newspapers and magazines[edit]

The major daily newspaper published in Oklahoma City is The Oklahoman, which has the largest circulation of the state's newspapers. There are also a number of regional and special-interest newspapers such as the Black Chronicle, the Oklahoma Gazette and The Journal Record.

Daily[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Community[edit]

Business, legal, entertainment and other local periodicals[edit]

Defunct newspapers and publications[edit]

Digital Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Oklahoma City, the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, is the 44th largest designated market area for television in the United States (as ranked by Nielsen Media Research);[4] the DMA serves 34 counties in the northern, west-central and central portions of the state. The Oklahoma City area has 20 television stations, including 12 full-power and seven low-power (analog or digital) stations:

Local broadcast stations[edit]

Oklahoma City-licensed[edit]

Channel Callsign Network Subchannels Owner Website
(Virtual/RF) Channel Programming
4.1 (27) KFOR-TV NBC 4.2
4.3
Antenna TV
Justice Network
Tribune Media [1]
5.1 (7) KOCO-TV ABC 5.2 MeTV Hearst Television [2]
9.1 (39) KWTV-DT CBS 9.2 News 9 Now Griffin Communications [3]
13.1 (32) KETA-TV PBS 13.2
13.3
13.4
OETA Okla
OETA Create
OETA Kids
Oklahoma Educational
Television Authority
[4]
14.1 (15) KTBO-TV TBN 14.2
14.3
14.4
14.5
Hillsong Channel
JUCE TV/Smile
TBN Enlace USA
TBN Salsa
Trinity Broadcasting Network [5]
19.1 (19) KUOT-CD Cornerstone Television 19.2
19.3
19.4
19.5
IBNtv
3ABN
3ABN Latino
3ABN Proclaim!
The Edge Spectrium
21.1 (23) KTOU-LD Home Shopping Network 21.2
21.3
21.4
21.5
21.6
21.7
21.8
21.9
SonLife Television Network
HSN2
Jewelry Television
The Country Network
OnTV4U
Bounce TV
Grit
Laff
HC2 Holidings [6]
25.1 (24) KOKH-TV Fox 25.2
25.3
Charge!
Stadium
Sinclair Broadcast Group [7]
30.1 (29) KTUZ-TV Telemundo 36.1
48.1
Univision (simulcast of KUOK)
Estrella TV (simulcast of KOCY-LD)
Tyler Media Group [8]
31.1 (31) KLHO-LD TV Alabanza 31.2
31.3
31.4
Vida Vision
Off Air
TV Alabanza
Aracelis Oritz Corporation [9]
34.1 (33) KOCB-TV The CW 34.2
34.3
TBD
Comet
Sinclair Broadcast Group [10]
36.1 (36) KUOK-CD Univision N/A N/A Tyler Media Group [11]
42.1 (42) KBZC-LD Stadium 42.2
42.3
42.4
42.5
42.6
42.7
CBN News Channel
Buzzr
GetTV
QVC
QVC Plus
Shop LC
DTV America Corporation
43.1 (40) KAUT-TV Independent 43.2
43.3
This TV
Escape
Tribune Media [12]
45.1 (45) KOHC-CD Azteca America 45.2
45.3
45.4
LATV
Nuestra Vision
Off Air
Sunshine State Television
Networks Inc.
46.1 (46) KOCM-TV Daystar N/A N/A Word of God Fellowship, Inc. [13]
48.1 (48) KOCY-LP Estrella TV N/A N/A Tyler Media Group [14]
52.1 (23) KSBI MyNetworkTV 52.2
52.3
52.4
52.5
Bounce TV
Laff
Grit
Escape
Griffin Communications [15]
62.1 (50) KOPX-TV Ion Television 62.2
62.3
62.4
62.5
62.6
Qubo
Ion Life
ShopTV
QVC
HSN
Ion Media Networks [16]

Outlying areas[edit]

Areas outside the immediate Oklahoma City metropolitan area are served by mostly low-power stations, with the exceptions of two full-power stations that are an affiliate of Univision and a member station of PBS, respectively.

The six network-affiliated television stations in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area do not operate any full-power satellite stations, despite the western portions of the market being underserved by any network affiliates' signal (though NBC affiliate KFOR-TV does have low-power translators serving northwestern parts of the state, and Univision affiliate KUOK is based out of Woodward with two low-power translators, one analog and one digital, serving the immediate Oklahoma City area). Therefore, cable or satellite television is required to receive Oklahoma City television stations; in order to receive KFOR-TV, KOCO-TV, KWTV-DT, KOKH-TV, KOCB or KAUT-TV in those areas, cable television is required.

The only full-power English-language major network-affiliated television stations to serve those areas of the market located outside the Oklahoma City metro were KVIJ (channel 8; originally a CBS affiliate and later a satellite of Amarillo ABC affiliate KVII) in Sayre, which ceased operations in 1992, and ABC affiliate KGEO (channel 5) which moved from Enid to Oklahoma City in 1958, and is now the present-day KOCO-TV.

Channel Callsign City of license Network Subchannels Owner Website
(Virtual/RF) Channel Programming
12.1 (8) KWET-TV Cheyenne PBS 12.2
12.3
12.4
OETA Okla
OETA Create
OETA Kids
Oklahoma Educational
Television Authority
[17]
18.1 KTEW-LD Ponca City Retro TV 18.2
18.3
(Blank)
Azteca
Mable Marie Kelly
24.1 (34) KOMI-CD Woodward YouToo America N/A N/A Omni Broadcasting Co.
31.1 (31) KXOK-LD Enid Retro TV 31.2
31.3
(Blank)
Azteca
ME3 Communications Company
35.1 (35) KUOK Woodward Univision N/A N/A Tyler Media Group [18]
47.1 (47) K47MU-D Concho FNX N/A N/A Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes
48.1 (48) KUOC-LD Enid DrTV 48.2
48.3
48.4
SonLife Broadcasting Network
Decades
Movies!
DTV America Corporation

Local independent cable channels[edit]

Channel formerly carried on over-the-air as digital subchannel carried on OETA stations

Subscription television[edit]

The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is primarily served by Cox Communications for cable television and AT&T U-verse for internet protocol television. Cox Communications parent Cox Enterprises was awarded the cable franchise rights to Oklahoma City proper by the Oklahoma City Council in February 1979, and commenced service in the city in April 1980. Until the latter's system's dissolution in December 1983, cable service in the immediate Oklahoma City area was split between the main Cox Cable system and Pan Oklahoma Communications, a joint venture that was 80% owned by Cox Enterprises (the same equity stake it initially held with the western Oklahoma City Cox franchise) with the remaining 20% owned by seven majority stockholders and four minority stockholders based in the city. In 1984, Cox Communications acquired 10% of the remnant shares owned by the six local shareholders in Cox Cable of Oklahoma City, which expanded its service area into areas of northeastern Oklahoma City (located east of Western Avenue, the service delineation point for both systems) as well as the bordering unincorporated community of Forest Park that had previously been served by Pan Oklahoma.[5][6]

Multimedia Cablevision served as the cable provider for the city's suburbs and adjacent areas (including among others, Bethany, Edmond, Guthrie, Midwest City-Del City, Choctaw, Harrah, Moore, Nichols Hills, Norman and Yukon); Cox Communications would purchase Multimedia's suburban Oklahoma City systems from the Gannett Company (as part of a $2.7-billion acquisition of its systems in Oklahoma, Kansas and North Carolina) in July 1999, with those systems formally being taken over by Cox on February 1, 2000.[7][8] AT&T U-verse rolled out its internet protocol television service to portions of Oklahoma City, Edmond, Moore and Norman in August 2007; U-verse would expand its service into additional suburban communities (including Midwest City, Mustang, Nichols Hills, The Village, Wheatland and Yukon) by the summer of 2008.[9][10][11]

During the early 1980s, Oklahoma City was also served by two Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Services: TV-Q Movie Systems, which exclusively carried HBO and SuperStation WTBS (now TBS), and VEU, a subscription service operated by Golden West Broadcasters that transmitted over KAUT-TV during the nighttime hours; both services were discontinued within a few years of their incorporation due to channel capacity restrictions. Another MMDS service that covered Oklahoma City proper, Antenna Vision, was launched in 1990 as a 21-channel offering featuring broadcast stations, and a limited lineup of basic and premium channels from a transmitter atop the Liberty Bank Tower in downtown Oklahoma City (which had previously housed TV-Q and VEU's respective transmission facilities). Launched by Multimedia Cablevision, it made use of additional frequencies licensed to the service by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and reached a 12-mile (19 km) radius covering most of Oklahoma, northern Cleveland and eastern Canadian Counties; American Telecasting purchased Antenna Vision in 1994, folding the latter provider into its WanTV wireless cable service.[12]

Radio[edit]

As of September 2011, Oklahoma City is the 48th largest radio market in the United States, according to Arbitron.[13] The following is a list of radio stations serving the Oklahoma City area:

AM[edit]

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner Website
640 KWPN ESPN 640 Sports/Talk Cumulus Media
800 KQCV KQCV Christian Talk Bott Radio Network [19]
890 KTLR KTLR Religious Talk WPA Radio, LLC [20]
930 WKY ESPN Deportes Spanish Sports Cumulus Media [21]
1000 KTOK NewsRadio 1000, KTOK Conservative Talk iHeartMedia [22]
1140 KRMP Heart & Soul 92.1 & 1140 Urban Adult Contemporary Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [23]
1220 KTLV KTLV 1220 Urban Contemporary Gospel First Choice Broadcasting [24]
1340 KGHM All Sports Radio Sports/Talk iHeartMedia [25]
1400 KREF The Ref Sports/Talk Fox Sports Radio [26]
1460 KZUE La Tremenda Radio Mexico Regional Mexican La Tremenda Radio Mexico, Inc [27]
1520 KOKC NewsTalk 1520 KOKC CBS News/Talk Tyler Media Group [28]
1560 KEBC AM 1560 Sports/Talk Tyler Media Group [29]

FM[edit]

Frequency Callsign Nickname Format HD Radio Owner Website
88.1 KMSI The Oasis Religious Creative Educational Media Corporation, Inc. [30]
88.5 KZTH The House Contemporary Christian The Love Station, Inc. [31]
88.9 KYLV K-Love Contemporary Christian Educational Media Foundation [32]
89.3 KSSO Sunlife Radio Religious Family Worship Center Church, Inc [33]
89.5 K208CG CSN Radio Religious Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc [34]
90.1 KUCO KUCO Classical HD2: Gospel Music (KTGS)
HD3: Spanish
University of Central Oklahoma [35]
90.5 K213EM Radio U Christian rock Community Public Radio, Inc. [36]
90.9 KOKF Air1 Contemporary Christian Educational Media Foundation [37]
91.7 KOSU KOSU Classical/NPR(daytime)/
The Spy FM (nighttime)
Oklahoma State University [38]
92.1 K221FQ Heart & Soul 92.1 & 1140 Urban Adult Contemporary (KRMP simulcast) Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [39]
92.5 KOMA KOMA Oldies HD2: "The Edge 92.9"
HD3: "V103"
HD4: "KOKC"
Tyler Media Group [40]
92.9 K225BN The Edge 92.9 Alternative Rock Tyler Media Group [41]
93.3 KJKE Jake FM Classic Country Tyler Media Group [42]
93.7 KSPI-FM Hot 93.7 Top 40-Hot AC Stillwater Broadcasting, LLC [43]
93.9 KWDW-LP Radio Salvacion Spanish Religious Jesucristo Es Mi Fortaleza Church, Inc [44]
94.1 K231BH Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [45]
94.7 KBRU 94.7 The Brew 80's Classic Rock HD2: "98.5 El Patrón"
HD3: "98.5 El Patrón"
iHeartMedia [46]
95.1 KQCV-FM Bott Radio Network Christian talk Community Broadcasting, Inc. [47]
95.3 K237GE News-Talk 1520 News/Talk (KOKC (AM) simulcast) Screen Door Broadcasting, Inc. [48]
95.7 K239BT Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [49]
96.1 KXXY-FM 96.1 KXY Country HD2: "KTOK" iHeartMedia [50]
96.5 K243BJ Exitos 96.5 Spanish Oldies Tyler Media Group
96.9 KQOB Fun 96.9 Classic Hits Champlin Broadcasting, Inc.
(LMA with Cumulus Media)
[51]
97.3 KKNG-FM Oklahoma Catholic Radio Catholic/
Religious
WPA Radio LLC [52]
97.7 KCYI-LP The City 97.7 Smooth Jazz Edwards Broadcasting [53]
97.7 KRGU-LP Spanish Catholic Midwest City Knights Of Columbus Building Corporation
98.1 WWLS-FM The Sports Animal Sports talk Cumulus Media [54]
98.5 K253BV 98.5 El Patrón Regional Mexican iHeartMedia [55]
98.9 KYIS Kiss-FM Hot Adult Contemporary/Adult hit music Cumulus Media [56]
99.3 KHDD-LP Spanish Catholic Oklahoma Catholic Family Conference, Inc.
99.3 KZUC-LP UCentral Radio Hot Adult Contemporary/Adult hit music University of Central Oklahoma [57]
99.7 KNAH 99.7 Hank FM Classic Country Champlin Broadcasting, Inc [58]
100.1 K261DP The House FM Contemporary Christian The Love Station, Inc [59]
100.5 KATT-FM Rock 100.5, The KATT Rock Cumulus Media [60]
100.9 KSMJ-LP Oklahoma Catholic Radio Catholic Oklahoma Fellowship Of Catholic Men [61]]
101.1 K266BG CSN Radio Religious Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc [62]
101.3 KPCG-LP Trumpet Radio 101.3 Catholic Philadelphia Church Of God Inc. [63]
101.5 K268BR The Gospel Station Southern Gospel (KUCO simulcast) Russell Ministries, Inc. [64]
101.9 KTST The Twister Country HD2: "My Praise FM KLVV" iHeartMedia [65]
102.3 K272FD Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [66]
102.7 KJYO KJ103 Contemporary Hits/Top-40 HD2: "iHeartRadio Music Festival" iHeartMedia [67]
103.1 K276EX V103 Classic Hip Hop (KOMA simulcast) Tyler Media Group [68]
103.5 KVSP Power 103.5 Mainstream Urban Perry Broadcasting of Southwest Oklahoma, Inc. [69]
103.7 K279CR KTLR Religious Talk Tyler Media L.L.C. [70]
104.1 KMGL Magic 104.1, KMGL Adult Contemporary Tyler Media Group [71]
104.5 K283BW 104.5 KRXO Classic Rock Tyler Media Group [72]
104.9 KKWD Wild 1049 Rhythmic Contemporary Hits Cumulus Media [73]
105.3 KINB 105.3 The Pro Sports Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [74]
105.7 KROU KGOU, Your NPR Source News/Talk (daytime)/
Jazz (nighttime)
University of Oklahoma [75]
106.3 KGOU KGOU, Your NPR Source News/Talk (daytime)/
Jazz (nighttime)
University of Oklahoma [76]
106.7 KTUZ-FM La Zeta, 106.7 Spanish Tyler Media Group [77]
107.3 K297BB The Gospel Station Southern Gospel (KUCO simulcast) Russell Ministries, Inc. [78]
107.7 KRXO-FM 107.7, The Franchise KRXO Sports HD2: "104.5 KRXO"
HD3: "Exitos 96.5"
Tyler Media Group [79]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011-12 DMA Ranks - Nielsen
  2. ^ Sullins; Parsons (1992). "Roscoe Dunjee: Crusading Editor of Oklahoma's Black Dispatch, 1915-1955". Journalism Quarterly. 69. doi:10.1177/107769909206900119.
  3. ^ "Finding the Lost Ogle - 405 Magazine - December 2013 - Oklahoma City". www.405magazine.com. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  4. ^ U.S. Local TV Market Rankings
  5. ^ Nolan Clay (September 15, 1985). "Parent Company Tightens Control Over City Cable Television System". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Cable TV changes approved". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. February 22, 1983. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Jon Denton (July 28, 1999). "Cox to Buy Multimedia Cable TV". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Mel Bracht (February 1, 2000). "Cox viewers to see more local programs". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Jim Stafford (April 6, 2007). "AT&T chief sets TV debut in city". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Jim Stafford (August 7, 2007). "Neighborhoods get scoop on AT&T's U-verse service". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "AT&T's U-verse TV sees expansion". Edmond Life & Leisure. August 14, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  12. ^ Tim Chavez (May 16, 1990). "Microwave TV Service to Begin Antenna Vision Seen as Alternative to Cable". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Publishing Company. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  13. ^ Arbitron Radio Market Rankings: Fall 2011

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