The historic KAKC radio signal has now switched to conservative talk radio, in Tulsa. It's part of the iHeart Radio network and features the Premier Radio personalities that Rush Limbaugh's business partners recruited over the decades.
Oklahoma conservatives have enjoyed a long tradition of conservative political talk radio ever since Rush Limbaugh singlehandedly built the new genre in the early 1990s. Paradigm shifts have had some impact on how consumers get their information,
KAKC 970am was long known as a rock & roll station in the 1960s & 70s. It was sold to KCFO in the 1980s and eventually rebranded, dropping the former call letters. But nostalgic business investors acquired the call letters for a classic rock revival station just up the AM dial at 1300am.
Former KRMG program director, Michael DelGiorno, launch a sports radio station in the late 90s called 'The Buzz', on 1430am. That station's owners later acquired 1300am and eventually rebranded 'The Buzz' 1300am.
A few years later, DelGiorno turned the historic KVOO 1170am station into a very highly rated conservative political talk radio station.
DelGiorno eventually moved on to other media markets and Pat Campbell took over the morning slot for what turned out to be a long run in Tulsa.
Eventually Scripts Howard(KJRH tv2) owned the station, then sold it to Griffin(KOTV tv6).
When Pat Campbell retired from radio last year, the KFAQ talk format just didn't keep the ratings up.
This month a couple local AM stations flipped formats. Some local sports radio legends were passionate to build a new brand and Griffin was ready to make the change.
So, iHeart saw a clear void in listener options and decided to fill the vacuum for the massive demographic of Oklahoma conservatives. Glen Beck is back on in the mornings, live at 8am. Buck Sexton teams up with Clay Travis thru the noon hour. 2-5pm are still not announced, but from 5-7pm there will be a unique simulcast of the Lee Matthews Show, from KTOK in Oklahoma City.
Lee will feature state issues and events, including legislative coverage.
Advertisers have a targeted market for products & services and listeners have several options to listen through both radios and digital devices. the iHeart Radio app is free to download.
The station's website also facilitates listening on the website at:
♫ 1300 The Patriot | Real Talk (iheart.com)
RadioInk has more details, here.