22 February 2003
The return of KOCY
Tyler Broadcasting, this radio market's most avid rim-shooter, is exhuming another set of call letters from years gone by. The new KOCY (1560) supersedes the old KWCO in Chickasha, which, once the FCC signs the papers, will be moving to Del City. KWCO-FM (105.5) remains behind, probably because there's no practical way to sandwich it between existing 105.3 and 105.7 facilities. What will be programmed on the new KOCY? Nobody's saying yet.
This is the third call to be reborn in the Oklahoma City market in recent years. KKNG, now designating Tyler's classic-country station at 93.3, used to be a beautiful-music-turned-adult-contemporary station at 92.5 (now KOMA-FM). And KEBC (1340, former home of, yes, KOCY) used to (per the slogan, anyway) stand for "Keep Every Body Country" when it was used for a country station owned by (yes!) Tyler. Plus ça change and all that.
Posted at 12:02 AM to Overmodulation
Kinna irronic huh?
KOCY in OCY lives again! This is just too neat!
Here's some interesting background info. Crap Channel "parked" the KEBC call on 1340 just to keep Ralph from having it when they dumped it on 94.7. The Tyler's were planning on GOING beautiful music with their move-in 93.3 until Crap Channel found out about it and changed 94.7 to soft A/C just to mess with them. That's why the boys got the call of KKNG. CC caused problems for themselves by forcing KKNG to go to Ralph's old format of country (litterly the same music!). It was like thowing Brer Rabbit back into the briar patch. And as you know KQSR (soft rock) lost the battle with KMGL for AC. All CC's greed did for them is cost them money in the long run. Now with the KOCY call he's got one of the best damn calls you could get here in OKC, especially if they decide to go some form of oldies. The icing on the cake is it's 1340's old call. Looks like 'ol Ralph once again got the last laugh on the corporate boys.
--- THE Insultant ---
Some markets have competition; we have pissing contests. Or that's the way it seems to me, anyway.
I would love to see some kind of 50's/60's oldies format, playing records KOMA-FM dumped years ago for mid 60's - to mid 70's hits. WSAI-AM is doing this in Cincinatti right now (and its a Clear Channel station - but run by oldtime radio pros instead of cheap-o salespeople like most CC outlets in the Southwest) and having success. I hope Tyler can grab the KEBC calls when CC gives 1340 to KTLV after the Guymon 1210 50K move-in.
I from what i am hearing 1560 might be radio disany at least that is what i was told.
Well, that's what it is. I will console myself with "It could be worse."
WHEN I WORKED AT KWCO WE HAD A SAT BOX THAT WE USED FOR REAL COUNTRY FEW WEEKS BEFORE I LEFT I TOOK OUT THAT BOX SO THEY COULD USE IT FOR 1560 THATS HOW I KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE RADIO DISANY.