9 January 2006
Less news, less talk
The Oklahoma City market (population about one million) can probably support two stations with this format [news/talk], but three?
No, not three.
WKY radio has given up the format. In fact, they've largely given up English; the station is now broadcasting a Spanish-language music format which seems to be basically the same thing owner Citadel is running on KINB (105.3), but a few seconds out of sync. I suppose this means it's not technically a simulcast.
Coverage of Blazers hockey will presumably continue in English; I have to assume there isn't as yet any demand for hockey coverage en español. (Operative word: "yet.")
WKY, of course, was the flagship radio station of the Oklahoma Publishing Company for many years; as one observer noted on a radio message board, "I bet old man Gaylord is spinning in his grave about now."
KOKC, the #3 news-talk station, now rises to #2 although with the numbers they get, I'm still inclined to think of them as #3.Posted at 6:09 PM to Overmodulation