While hundreds of KFJF listeners were visiting the new studios to “see” radio in action, Dudley Shaw was urging President Calvin Coolidge to federally regulate radio. I believe the FCC made them stop doing this late in 1960. On August 27, 2004, KOMA 1520 changed its call letters to KOKC In turn, “KOMA-FM” officially changed it’s call letters to simply “KOMA” on September 3, 2004, claiming the name that was always its heritage. We encourage comments on the blog postings as well as your emails. KOMA is Fun! The easy listening music formatted station was owned by Bob Williams, the owner of a high-end sound store. On July 15, 2012, Ty and Tony Tyler's Tyler Media entered into an agreement with Renda Broadcasting to purchase that company's Oklahoma City radio cluster (KMGL, KOMA, KRXO and KOKC) for $40 million. John owns an audio production company; works with many radio stations, production companies, and advertising agencies; and is currently the morning show host at legendary KOMA radio. And then there was music! KFJF was originating some of it’s own programming by this time and original ideas for better broadcasting were of paramount importance. Other than that, my turn ons are peanut butter and feathers and long walks through the CD section at Best Buy. Email: Kelso

Thanks for sharing the reunion.... /// mike k.

During the 50’s, television was forcing radio into a period of change.

The future radio giant took on its familiar frequency when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moved all AM radio stations 10 to 40 kilohertz up the dial. The transmitter site is off SW 4th Street in Moore.KOKC is a Class A clear channel station, broadcasting at the maximum power for commercial AM stations, 50,000 watts. The old radio shows were quickly fading into the past. At the same time, the studios were moved to the fourth floor of the Kerr Building in downtown Oklahoma City. On July 1,1984, Price Communications, Inc. purchased KOMA from the Storz Family. For the AM radio station formerly known as AM 1520 KOMA, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, In Oklahoma City, Tyler spins two so it can buy four from Renda (for $40M), Voices of Oklahoma interview with Danny Williams, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KOMA_(FM)&oldid=972614216, Classic hits radio stations in the United States, Articles needing additional references from January 2013, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 August 2020, at 01:09. Turn us on to hear your favorite songs played by personalities you know and love. Jack Elliott (born Ray Baldy) is a radio personality in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.He began his broadcast career in the early 1970s working at smaller radio stations in the suburban Chicago area where he was born. KOMA became a true ‘rock’ radio station in 1958 when it was purchased by the legendary Storz Broadcasting Co. Storz, owned by Todd Storz and Gordon McClendon, developed the “Top 40” concept of radio and the format system employed by most successful radio stations in the country. Now, THIS is the stuff! Many other tornadoes had come close to the iconic three-tower array before, but this one was its undoing. Meanwhile, the Oldies format continued on “92.5 KOMA-FM” enhanced by the availability of live news updates and bulletins. I just discovered this site after all these years. So, to say John is diverse in his musical tastes would be an understatement. The studios, ironically, once housed KOMA's rival, WKY. Her cheery smile and energetic personality brings sunshine to every hour’s weather forecast even when the forecast isn’t so bright. A few years later, Diamond purchased the FM station from Wilks Schwartz. CBS then consisted of 45 radio stations. 30300 Telegraph Rd #240 Providing KOMA listeners with fun, information, and “Oklahoma’s Greatest Hits” is the reason he gets up so early in the morning. His innovative spirit and feeling for the public was carried on by corporation president, Robert B. Storz.

Members included Robin Hood, drums; Ron Balderston, lead vocals, trumpet & organ; Larry Jackson, bass, trombone & vocals; Phil Pfister, lead guitar, organ, vocals; Paul Justyna, saxophone; Mike Srite, trumpet & organ; Bob Burns, rhythm guitar. In May of 1998, it was announced that KOMA AM/FM was to be purchased by Renda Broadcasting Corporation. In April, 2004, KOMA-FM hosted the first “KOMA Fan Jam.” Many former KOMA DJ’s returned for the event and the weekend programming was full of memorable recordings of KOMA’s broadcasts from the 60’s, serving as a tribute to the KOMA staff and listeners who made the AM station such a legend. The Fan Jam event drew a capacity crowd of over 1000 KOMA fans to the Westin Hotel in Downtown OKC who got a chance to meet their favorite 60’s DJs and dance to the oldies performed by Squatty and the Bot-tys. Innovation has always been a part of KOMA, and KOMA entered into Oklahoma City’s first LMA (Local Marketing Agreement) with Wilks Schwartz Broadcasting, owners of KKNG FM on June 22,1992 and began simulcasting KOMA on KOMA FM, 92.5. In 1964, it was determined that KOMA could better serve the public by returning to “live” programming. Then in 1952, J.T. The big signal of AM 1520, along with the superior fidelity of a Class C FM, provided a position of strength that has made KOMA a consistent leader of Oldies stations in the nation. KOMA could be heard on car radios, in homes and everywhere a kid could tune in.Often teens in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa as well as other western states would eager await sunset when the mighty 1520 would come booming through with the newest hits of the day. As a result of commission action, KFJF retained it’s power as a full-time broadcast station with a frequency of 1480 kilocycles. Throughout the 60s and 70s, KOMA was the favorite of teens all across the western U.S. With the big signal and relatively few rocknroll radio stations across The Plains, it was the main station for the hits.

When not on the air, John enjoys playing golf, traveling with the family, and spending as much time as he can with his wife, two boys, and Mr. B the dog. After graduating with a degree in journalism and advertising from Oklahoma State University, he moved to Denver to pursue a jobs in advertising, radio, and television. KOMA was owned by Storz Broadcasting, one of the pioneers of the Top 40 format that we all have such fond memories of.

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