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Media in Oklahoma City


Media in Oklahoma City

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 1
    • Daily 1.1
    • Weekly 1.2
    • Community 1.3
    • Business, legal, entertainment and other local periodicals 1.4
    • Defunct newspapers and publications 1.5
  • Television 2
    • Local broadcast stations 2.1
      • Oklahoma City-licensed 2.1.1
      • Outlying areas 2.1.2
    • Local independent cable channels 2.2
  • Radio 3
    • AM 3.1
    • FM 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Newspapers and magazines

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.




Business, legal, entertainment and other local periodicals

Defunct newspapers and publications


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);[2] 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 13 full-power and seven low-power (analog or digital) stations:

Local broadcast stations

Oklahoma City-licensed

Channel Callsign Network Subchannels Owner Website
(Virtual/RF) Channel Programming
4.1 (27) KFOR-TV NBC 4.2 Antenna TV Tribune Company [1]
5.1 (7) KOCO-TV ABC 5.2 Me-TV 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
OETA Create
Oklahoma Educational
Television Authority
14.1 (15) KTBO-TV TBN 14.2
The Church Channel
TBN Enlace USA
Smile of a Child Network
Trinity Broadcasting [5]
19.1 (19) KUOT-CD Cornerstone Television 19.2
Three Angels Broadcasting Network
Three Angels Broadcasting Network Latino
Dare To Dream Network
Paid Program
21.1 (23) KTOU-LD Home Shopping Network 21.2
SonLife Television Network
Off Air
Retro Television Network
Mako Communications [6]
25.1 (24) KOKH-TV Fox 25.2
Grit (TV network)
WeatherNation TV
Sinclair Broadcast Group [7]
30.1 (29) KTUZ-TV Telemundo N/A N/A Tyler Media Group [8]
31.1 (31) KLHO-LD TV Alabanza 31.2
Vida Vision
TV Alabanza
Aracelis Oritz Corporation [9]
34.1 (33) KOCB-TV The CW 34.2 GetTV Sinclair Broadcast Group [10]
36.1 (36) KUOK-CD Univision 36.2 KTUZ-FM Tyler Media Group [11]
43.1 (40) KAUT-TV Independent 43.2 ThisTV Tribune Company [12]
45.1 (45) KOHC-CD Azteca America 45.2
Off Air
Off Air
Sunshine State Television
Networks Inc
46.1 (46) KOCM-TV Daystar Television Network N/A N/A Word of God Fellowship, Inc. [13]
48.1 (48) KOCY-LP Estrella TV N/A N/A Tyler Media Group
52.1 (23) KSBI MyNetworkTV N/A N/A Griffin Communications
62.1 (50) KOPX-TV Ion Television 62.2
Ion Life
ION Media Networks [14]

Outlying areas

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 OETA Okla Oklahoma Educational Television Authority [15]
24.1 (34) KOMI-CD Woodward Pursuit Channel N/A N/A Omni Broadcasting Co.
27 KTEW-LD Ponca City America One N/A N/A Mable Marie Kelly
32.1 KXOK-LD Enid Pursuit Channel/
America One
N/A N/A ME3 Communications Company
35.1 (35) KUOK Woodward Univision N/A N/A Tyler Media Group [16]

Local independent cable channels

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

Most of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is served by Cox Communications for cable television and AT&T U-verse for internet protocol television. Multimedia Cablevision previously served the suburbs of the city prior to the purchase of its service area by Cox in February 2000.


As of September 2011, Oklahoma City is the 48th largest radio market in the United States, according to Arbitron.[3] The following is a list of radio stations serving the Oklahoma City area:


Frequency Callsign Nickname Format Owner Website
640 KWPN The Sports Animal Sports/Talk Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [17]
800 KQCV KQCV Christian Talk Bott Radio Network [18]
890 KTLR KTLR Religious Talk WPA Radio, LLC [19]
930 WKY La Indomable Spanish Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [20]
1000 KTOK NewsRadio 1000, KTOK Conservative Talk iHeartCommunications [21]
1140 KRMP Heart & Soul 92.1 & 1140 Urban Adult Contemporary Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [22]
1220 KTLV KTLV 1220 Urban Contemporary Gospel First Choice Broadcasting [23]
1340 KGHM All Sports Radio Sports/Talk iHeartCommunications [24]
1400 KREF The Ref Sports/Talk Fox Sports Radio [25]
1460 KZUE La Tremenda Radio Mexico Regional Mexican La Tremenda Radio Mexico, Inc [26]
1520 KOKC NewsTalk 1520 and 103.1 FM CBS News/Talk Tyler Media Group [27]
1560 KEBC AM 1560 Sports/Talk Tyler Media Group [28]


Frequency Callsign Nickname Format HD Radio Owner Website
88.1 KMSI The Oasis Religious Oasis Network [29]
88.5 KZTH The House Contemporary Christian The Love Station, Inc. [30]
88.9 KYLV K-Love Contemporary Christian Educational Media Foundation [31]
89.3 KSSO Sunlife Radio Religious Family Worship Center Church, Inc [32]
89.5 K208CG CSN Radio Religious Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc [33]
90.1 KUCO KUCO Classical University of Central Oklahoma [34]
90.5 K213EM Radio U Christian rock Community Public Radio, Inc. [35]
90.9 KOKF Air1 Contemporary Christian Educational Media Foundation [36]
91.7 KOSU KOSU Classical/NPR(daytime)/
The Spy FM (nighttime)
HD2: Classical music Oklahoma State University [37]
92.1 K221FQ Heart & Soul 92.1 & 1140 Urban Adult Contemporary, Talk (KRMP simulcast) Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [38]
92.5 KOMA KOMA Oldies HD-2: "Now 92.9", HD-3 "V103" Tyler Media Group [39]
92.9 K225BN Now 92.9 Top 40 Tyler Media Group [40]
93.3 KJKE Jake FM Classic Country Tyler Media Group [41]
93.7 KSPI-FM Hot 93.7 Top 40-Hot AC Stillwater Radio, LLC [42]
93.9 KWDW-LP Radio Salvacion Spanish Religious Jesucristo Es Mi Fortaleza Church, Inc [43]
94.1 K231BH Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [44]
94.7 KBRU 94.7 The Brew 80's Classic Rock HD-2: "98.5 El Patrón" iHeartMedia [45]
95.1 KQCV-FM Bott Radio Network Christian talk Bott Radio [46]
95.3 KHVJ-LP Stereo Restauracion El Monte Spanish Religious Iglesia De Restauraction, El Monte De Los Olivos [47]
95.7 K239BT Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [48]
96.1 KXXY-FM 96.1 KXY Country HD-2: KTOK iHeartMedia [49]
96.5 K243BJ Now 96.5 Top 40 Tyler Media Group [50]
96.9 KQOB Classic Rock 96.9 Classic Hits Chisolm Trail Broadcasting
(LMA with Citadel Broadcasting Corporation)
97.3 KKNG-FM Oklahoma Catholic Broadcasting Catholic/
WPA Radio, LLC [52]
98.1 WWLS-FM The Sports Animal Sports talk Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [53]
98.5 K253BV 98.5 El Patrón Regional Mexican iHeartMedia, Inc. [54]
98.9 KYIS Kiss-FM Hot Adult Contemporary/Adult hit music Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [55]
99.7 KNAH 99.7 Hank FM Classic Country Champlin Broadcasting, Inc [56]
100.1 K261DP The House FM Contemporary Christian Love Station, Inc [57]
100.5 KATT-FM Rock 100.5, The KATT Rock Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [58]
101.1 K266BG CSN Radio Religious Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, Inc [59]
101.5 K268BR The Gospel Station Southern Gospel (KIMY simulcast) Russell Ministries, Inc. [60]
101.9 KTST The Twister Country HD-2: New Country iHeartMedia [61]
102.3 K272FD Bott Radio Network Christian talk (KQCV-AM simulcast) Bott Radio [62]
102.7 KJYO KJ103 Contemporary Hits/Top-40 HD-2: iHeartRadio Music Festival iHeartMedia [63]
103.1 K276EX V103 Classic Hip Hop (KOMA simulcast) Tyler Media Group [64]
103.5 KVSP Power 103.5 Mainstream Urban Perry Broadcasting Company Inc. [65]
104.1 KMGL Magic 104.1, KMGL Adult Contemporary Tyler Media Group [66]
104.5 K283BW 104.5 KRXO Classic Rock Tyler Media Group [67]
104.9 KKWD Wild 1049HD Rhythmic Contemporary Hits Citadel Broadcasting Corporation [68]
105.3 KINB 105.3 The Pro Sports The Last Bastion Station Trust, LLC
105.7 KROU KGOU, Your NPR Source News/Talk (daytime)/
Jazz (nighttime)
University of Oklahoma [69]
106.3 KGOU KGOU, Your NPR Source News/Talk (daytime)/
Jazz (nighttime)
University of Oklahoma [70]
106.7 KTUZ-FM La Zeta, 106.7 Spanish Tyler Media Group [71]
107.7 KRXO-FM 107.7, The Franchise KRXO Sports HD-2: "104.5 KRXO", HD-3: "Now 96.5" Tyler Media Group [72]


  1. ^ 2011-12 DMA Ranks - Nielsen
  2. ^ U.S. Local TV Market Rankings
  3. ^ Arbitron Radio Market Rankings: Fall 2011

External links

  • Oklahoma City Media List
  • Oklahoma Newspaper List
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